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Ky. Air Guard to fly D-Day observance in France with unique aircraft
June 4, 2024
A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 123rd Airlift Wing takes off from the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., May 22, 2024, bearing the distinctive livery displayed on U.S. aircraft during World War II. The plane will fly over France on June 6 as part of observances for the 80th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces invaded Normandy to turn the tide of the war in Europe. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)

Ky. Air Guard to fly D-Day observance in France with unique aircraft
June 4, 2024
A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 123rd Airlift Wing takes off from the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., May 22, 2024, bearing the distinctive livery displayed on U.S. aircraft during World War II. The plane will fly over France on June 6 as part of observances for the 80th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces invaded Normandy to turn the tide of the war in Europe. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)

123rd Communications Flight re-designated as squadron
May 21, 2024
Lt. Col. Bryan Keating, right, 123rd Communications Squadron commander, unfurls the squadron’s new guidon as Chief Master Sgt. Brian Henry, superintendent, retires the unit’s previous colors during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 11, 2024. The event marked the unit’s re-designation from flight to squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Chloe Ochs)

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)

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)

Gregory concludes four decades of military service
November 22, 2023
Chief Master Sgt. Danny Gregory, senior enlisted leader of the 165th Airlift Squadron’s Flight Engineer Section, speaks to a group of family, friends and fellow Airmen at his retirement ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 9, 2023. Gregory retired from the 123rd Airlift Wing after more than 40 years in the military. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)

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)

Kentucky Air Guard fosters multi-capable Airmen with training for engineers
September 15, 2023
Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Civil Engineer Squadron construct defensive fighting positions during a training exercise in Shepherdsville, Ky., June 2, 2023. The purpose of the training was to promote multi-capable Airmen by training them on skills outside of their primary jobs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Horton)

Dierfeldt named top field-grade physician in Air Guard
August 31, 2023
Lt. Col. Daniel Dierfeldt, chief of aerospace medicine for the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Medical Group, has been named field-grade physician of the year for the Air National Guard. Dierfeldt was instrumental in maintaining readiness across the 123rd Airlift Wing, based in Louisville, Ky. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

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