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Always ready, not just a slogan for Kentucky Soldier
January 18, 2022
— As the tornadoes that hit western Kentucky bore down on the small farms and towns, residents ducked into their bathrooms, closets or any other place they could find to ride out the massive storm. For many, their hiding spots were ripped from their foundations and left some bruised and battered. One of those residents hiding from the storm was a young Kentucky National Guardsman with the 2113th Transportation Company. He survived the storm, only to be called on a few hours later join his unit to help the many others in need...
Kentucky’s 438th MP’s head to Kosovo
January 6, 2022
— The 438th Military Police Company based out of Murray, Ky., will be heading to Kosovo for a year-long mission to provide Military Police Liaison Officer Support to Operation Joint Guardian...
December 17, 2021
— Four Kentucky Soldiers jumped into action after they heard tornadoes hit the western part of Kentucky Dec. 10...
Leaders visit Soldiers activated for help in the wake of deadly tornadoes
December 14, 2021
— Kentucky’s State Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Withers and State Chaplain (Col.) Jay Padgett the visited Soldiers at various locations impacted by recent tornados in Graves County, Ky., Dec. 14...
Guard Assists After Record Tornado in Mayfield, Ky.
December 13, 2021
— Over 300 Kentucky Air and Army National Guardsmen have been activated in support of tornado relief in various locations to include Mayfield and Dawson Springs, Ky. on December 11th, 2021. Members of the 123rd Airlift Wing’s Search and Rescue Team, the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), and the 438th Military Police Company have mobilized to the region for search and rescue missions, road clearing and law enforcement support. ...
Kentucky Guardsmen participate in leader’s course
December 9, 2021
— The two-day, course-integrated, Four Lenses training, resiliency training, and team- building event is designed to make leaders look inward to find out more about themselves, and use that information to be better leaders...
Kentucky infantry company deploys to Horn of Africa with Virginia National Guard
November 28, 2021
— Kentucky National Guard senior leaders and honored guests joined family and friends at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, Nov. 27, 2021, to honor approximately 150 Soldiers of Somerset-based Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment as they left Kentucky and entered federal active duty...
More than art
November 22, 2021
— Chaplain (Capt.) Gregory Christopher Granderson is the state support chaplain full-time and drills with the 206th Engineer Battalion, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. ...
Ky. Guard achieves COVID vaccination milestone
November 10, 2021
— More than 250 vaccines were administered to Army and Air Guardsmen over the weekend. As of Wednesday, Nov. 10, approximately 91 percent of the force have received their first vaccination, and 73 percent received their second vaccination...
Kentucky military records made available for free
November 9, 2021
— Kentucky Soldiers can get access to their records with a simple phone call to the Department of the Army Military Records...
Survivor Outreach Services Hosts Day at the Races for Gold Star Families
November 8, 2021
— Nearly 700 Gold Star Family members gathered to commemorate the tenth annual Survivor Outreach Services (S.O.S.) Day at the Races at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 7, 2021. S.O.S. hosts a Gold Star Family event on the first Sunday of November. This is the single largest event for S.O.S. in America. Gold Star Families attended from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia...
Kentucky Guard leaders break ground for new headquarters
October 26, 2021
— Kentucky Guardsmen and state leadership were on hand as ground was broken for the new Joint Force Headquarters building on Boone National Guard Center Oct. 26. The building has been twenty years in the making will be the first structure in the history of the Kentucky National Guard built solely for command and control of the KYNG...
Guardsman mechanic pursues future as a nurse
October 25, 2021
— Mobilized due to COVID-19 to augment Pikeville Medical Center staff handling non-clinical duties, Sgt. Janay McClain with the 2061st Multi-Role Bridge Company is taking her love in helping others to a new level...
Ky. Guard ramps up COVID vaccination for Troops
October 19, 2021
— More than 600 vaccines were administered to Army and Air Guardsmen over the weekend. As of Monday, Oct. 18, approximately 70 percent of the force have received their first vaccination and 58 percent have received their second vaccination...
The Kentucky National Guard welcomes its newest officers at the State Capitol
October 6, 2021
— Family members, friends and fellow Guardsmen were in attendance for the officer commissioning ceremony inside the rotunda of the State Capitol building Sept. 27. Eight officer candidates from Officer Candidate School Class 63-21 became the Kentucky National Guard’s newest second lieutenants...
First-Gen immigrant teaches Kentucky’s newest officers
October 6, 2021
— Capt. Timothy Wang was just twelve years old when he and his family immigrated from China to the United States. He and his family left so that his father could pursue higher education and start a new life in the U.S. They sold everything they had in China and left their previous lives behind. Now, Wang is an officer candidate school instructor at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) in Greenville, Ky. In his prolific military career, Wang has served as both a non-commissioned officer in the Marine Corps and as a commissioned officer in the National Guard, first in Kansas, and now in Kentucky...
Guardsmen share ideas during state conference
October 6, 2021
— Soldiers and Airmen of the Kentucky National Guard gathered at the Sloan Convention Center for the 90th National Guard Association of Kentucky (NGAKY) Conference, Oct. 2, 2021. The Guardsmen who are members of the association come together annually for professional development and to discuss career and operational updates. Each member can provide a voice from Kentucky to elected officials in Washington, D.C...
Cyber Shield is a Kentucky kind of thing
September 29, 2021
— This year, cyber professionals from the Kentucky National Guard, the Commonwealth Office of Technology, Louisville Metro Government, and law enforcement partners all joined the cyber fight...
Newly appointed first sergeant credits Kentucky National Guard for life success
September 22, 2021
— Carter recently reflected on his life and military service from a makeshift office near the U.S. Capitol grounds, where he joined more than 140 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers who volunteered to support civilian law enforcement, a mission that began in the lead up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration in January...
Kentucky Guard Soldiers take part in AXE fitness camp
September 15, 2021
— Around 30 Soldiers participated in the Kentucky National Guard’s Attack Exercise through Education or “AXE” camp, at Boone National Guard Center, Sept. 7-10, 2021. The ‘AXE’ camp is based off of the Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness program (H2F) and ran by Lt. Col. Eddie Simpson, the camp officer in charge and deputy brigade commander for the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT). The cadre in charge of leading instruction during the week are Guardsmen who are master fitness trainers for their units and/or are civilian-certified fitness personnel...
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