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Kentucky Air Guard airlifts building materials for housing in the Arctic Circle
May 15, 2024
Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing unload pallets of cargo under blizzard conditions during an engine-running offload from a Kentucky C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in Deadhorse, Alaska, on April 26, 2024. The cargo consists of construction materials to build homes for civilians as part of Innovative Readiness Training, a Defense Department program that provides service members with real-world deployment experience while offering lasting benefits to civilian populations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)

Ecuador-Kentucky Guard partnership welcomes C-130 to Ecuadorian Air Force
May 6, 2024
Members of the Ecuadorian Air Force salute during a ceremony welcoming the arrival of a C-130H Hercules to the Ecuadorian Air Force in Latacunga, Ecuador, March 25, 2024. The ceremony, which included top Ecuadorian military and civilian leaders, marked a new milestone in Ecuador’s participation in the National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program, which has paired Ecuador and the Kentucky National Guard for mutual military cooperation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)

Kentucky Air Guard helps stage Thunder Over Louisville
April 22, 2024
A C-130J Super Hercules from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing deploys flares as part of an aerial demonstration during the Thunder Over Louisville air show and fireworks display in Louisville, Ky., April 20, 2024. This year’s event drew hundreds of thousands of spectators to the banks of the Ohio River and featured more than two-dozen aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Aircraft arrive at Kentucky Air National Guard for Thunder air show
April 18, 2024
Lt. Col. Jim Roy, a U.S. Air Force pilot with the 47th Fighter Wing, climbs out of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., April 18, 2024, after landing in preparation for this weekend’s Thunder Over Louisville air show. The aircraft is one of more than two-dozen military and civilian planes slated to appear at Thunder, including the Kentucky Air Guard’s C-130J Super Hercules. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)

Kentucky Air Guard supports European allies with Silver Arrow
April 4, 2024
Master Sgt. Jerome Noltemeyer of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing positions a cargo pallet for weighing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 16, 2023 in support of Silver Arrow. The program, administered by U.S. Air Forces in Europe, provides funding and mission requirements to build readiness and validate C-130 elements throughout the Force Generation deployment cycle. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Jennifer Nash)

Kentucky Air Guard assists with storm recovery
April 3, 2024
Fourteen members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Civil Engineer Squadron and 123rd Logistics Readiness Squadron clear roadways in Prospect, Ky., April 3, 2024, after multiple tornados touched down in the region. The Airmen removed multiple fallen trees that blocked access to about 100 homes. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Brandon Hall)

Four Kentucky Guard Airmen honored at NGAKY Conference
February 29, 2024
2nd Lt. Audrey Parios, right, of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Maintenance Group, receives the National Guard Association of Kentucky’s Service Award from Col. George Imorde, association president, during the organization’s annual conference in Bowling Green, Ky., Feb. 3, 2024. During the Kentucky National Guard’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Parios worked seamlessly with military and civilian counterparts to provide more than 53,000 hours of non-clinical services, freeing medical providers to execute crucial patient care. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Michael Reinersman)

Kentucky Air Guard partners to stage Thunder air show
February 29, 2024
A C-130J Super Hercules from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing performs an aerial demonstration along the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Louisville, Ky., April 22, 2023, as part of the annual Thunder Over Louisville air show. This year’s event featured more than 20 military and civilian planes, from the latest-generation fighter jets to historic warbirds. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Groves awarded Legion of Merit for expert leadership of maintenance group
February 9, 2024
Col. Ash Groves, left, director of Air Staff at Joint Force Headquarters, Kentucky National Guard, receives the Legion of Merit from Brig. Gen. David Mounkes, the Kentucky National Guard’s assistant adjutant general for Air, during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Dec. 10, 2024. Groves earned the honor for superior performance as commander of the Kentucky Air Guard’s 123rd Maintenance Group from Dec. 1, 2018 to Aug.1, 2022. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Ecuadorian military leaders visit Kentucky Air Guard
February 2, 2024
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Elija Lamastus, right, a medic assigned the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Medical Group Detachment 1, demonstrates the use of a combat application tourniquet  to Ecuadorian Navy Adm. Jaime Patricio Vela Erazo, chief of staff of the Ecuadorian military, at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 31, 2024. Vela Erazo is one of several Ecuadorian military leaders visiting this week to exchange information with the Kentucky National Guard as part of the State Partnership Program, a National Guard Bureau effort that pairs Guard units with foreign allies to foster enhanced understanding across all aspects of civil and military affairs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Hall, Motamedi, Wilding selected as Kentucky Air Guard’s Airmen of the Year
January 31, 2024
Senior Airman Ethan Hall is the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 2023 Airman of the Year. He will be honored Feb. 10, 2024, during the Airman’s Gala, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)

Foote selected as KYANG’s First Sergeant of the Year
January 31, 2024
Master Sgt. Megan Foote of the 123rd Logistics Readiness Squadron is the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 2023 First Sergeant of the Year. She will be honored Feb. 10, 2024, during the Airman’s Gala, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)

Kentucky contingency response Airmen train with Puerto Rico security forces to enhance multi-capable mindset
January 30, 2024
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyrone Alexander, a security forces journeyman with the 123rd Contingency Response Group, Kentucky Air National Guard, aims his weapon during air base ground defense training at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Carolina, Puerto Rico, Sept. 21, 2023. During the training, Airmen reinforced air base ground defense skills utilized during contingency response operations in contested environments by practicing radio communications, warning and operation orders, vehicle searches, vehicle take-downs, close-quarter battle, and small team tactics. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Rafael D. Rosa)

Kentucky Guard honors late pilot held prisoner during World War II
December 22, 2023
A ceremony to present a posthumous Prisoner of War Medal to the family of U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jack Henry Owen was held at this historic home in Cynthiana, Ky., Nov. 13, 2023. The structure, erected in 1858 and now operated as a bed and breakfast, was Owen’s home until his death in 2013. Owen, who served in the Kentucky Air National Guard for more than 24 years, rising to become assistant adjutant general for Air, was piloting a B-17 Flying Fortress over Hamburg, Germany, on July 25, 1943, when the aircraft was shot down, and he remained a POW for the duration of World War II. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Air Guard Civil Engineer team takes second place in Air Force competition
December 18, 2023
A team of Airmen representing the Air National Guard took second place in the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Readiness Challenge held April 24-28, 2023, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. One component of the team, a group of Airmen specializing in water and fuel systems maintenance, included two members from the Kentucky Air Guard’s 123rd Civil Engineer Squadron: Staff Sgt. Tristen Baxter, far left, and Staff Sgt. Cathy Chasteen, second from left. (U.S. Air Force photo by Francois Wood)

Survivor’s Day at the Races honors 700 Gold Star Family members at Churchill Downs
November 16, 2023
A parachutists skydives into Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 5, 2023, with a U.S. flag as part of Survivor’s Day at the Races, an annual event to honor family members who've lost loved ones in military service to the United States. Hosted with assistance from the Kentucky National Guard, the event drew more than 700 family members from 18 states. (U.S. Air National Guard photo bay Dale Greer)

Kentucky Air Guard’s Special Tactics plays key role for Resolute Sentinel in Peru
November 15, 2023
U.S. Air Force operators assigned to the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron conduct a casualty evacuation training scenario with the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group, Peru’s Defensa y Operaciones Especiales and other Special Operations Forces assets during exercise Resolute Sentinel 23 in Peru, July 20, 2023. Resolute Sentinel improves readiness of U.S. and partner nation military and interagency personnel through joint defense interoperability training, engineering projects and knowledge exchanges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Chris Hibben)

Kentucky National Guard selected as top command
October 31, 2023
A C-130-J Super Hercules aircraft awaits the next sortie on the flight line of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 14, 2023. The Louisville-based 123rd Airlift Wing was just awarded its 20th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award — a record among C-130 airlift units. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

Gov. Beshear honors Ky. Air Guard as 123rd Airlift Wing earns 20th Outstanding Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award
October 16, 2023
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, right, presents the Kentucky Governor’s Outstanding Unit award to Brig Gen. David Mounkes, Kentucky’s assistant adjutant general for Air, during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 14, 2023. The ceremony, which highlighted the unit’s accomplishments over the last four years, concluded with the presentation of the wing’s 20th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Horton)

Kentucky and Puerto Rico National Guard detachments execute joint training exercise
September 22, 2023
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 123rd Medical Group, Detachment 1, lay out an inflatable tent during a collective training exercise at Camp Santiago Joint Training Center, Salinas, Puerto Rico, Aug. 10, 2023. The exercise allowed service members assigned to the 156th Medical Group, 123rd Medical Group and the Puerto Rico Army National Guard to exchange knowledge and implement the National Guard CBRN Response Enterprise Information Management System, which assists with accelerating data collection from search and extraction teams in emergency events. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Rafael D. Rosa)

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