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Kentucky National Guard selected as top command
October 31, 2023
— The Kentucky National Guard has been awarded the 2023 Association of the United States Army’s trophy for best National Guard command...
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 praised the men and women of the 123rd Airlift Wing for superior performance during a ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 14, 2023, to honor one of the top wings in the U.S. Air Force...
Kentucky and Puerto Rico National Guard detachments execute joint training exercise
September 22, 2023
— Airmen assigned to the Puerto Rico Air National Guard’s 156th Medical Group, Detachment 1, partnered with the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Medical Group, Detachment 1, and the Puerto Rico Army National Guard to conduct a Collective Training Exercise focused on implementing the National Guard CBRN Response Enterprise Information Management System at Camp Santiago Joint Training Center Aug. 10...
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 completed mission-ready training designed to promote the development of multi-capable Airmen...
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 Air National Guard’s Field-Grade Physician of the Year for 2022...
Flynn concludes 28 years of service to Air Force, Air National Guard
July 21, 2023
— Col. David Flynn retired from the Kentucky Air National Guard during a ceremony at the 123rd Airlift Wing in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, concluding a distinguished career that spanned more than 28 years...
Kentucky Air Guard strengthens ties with NATO allies in Air Defender
June 24, 2023
— More than 130 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard arrived in Germany in early June to participate in NATO’s largest-ever multinational air force redeployment exercise, Air Defender 23, joining with more than 10,000 personnel and hundreds of aircraft from 25 partner countries...
Hartman retires after 23 years of service
June 23, 2023
— Chief Master Sgt. Donald J. Hartman, chief enlisted manager for the 123d Force Support Squadron, retired from military service during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base May 21, 2023, ending a career spanning more than 23 years...
Kentucky Air Guardsman continues grandfather's WWII legacy
June 14, 2023
— Kentucky Air Guardsman honors grandfather's service legacy in Germany during Air Defender 23...
Kentucky Air Guard recognizes 2022 retirees
May 19, 2023
— Fifty-one retirees of the Kentucky Air National Guard were honored April 22 when a plaque bearing their names was unveiled during a ceremony at the 123rd Airlift Wing...
123rd Contingency Response Group trains on sling loads with 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade
May 16, 2023
— Airmen assigned to the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Contingency Response Group trained on hot-refueling techniques and prepared cargo for a helicopter-borne sling load carry at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., March 23, 2023. The training, conducted jointly with the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade, enhances the Air Guard unit’s ability to employ UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in domestic and wartime environments...
Andrews concludes 35 years of service to Guard, Reserves
May 16, 2023
— Chief Master Sgt. Scott Andrews retired from military service during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base April 29, 2023, concluding a career that spanned 35 years of service in the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserves...
LaMastus, Penne, Newby selected as top Airmen for 2022
March 25, 2023
— Senior Airman Elijah LaMastus, Master Sgt. Ryan Penne and Master Sgt. Jason Newby have been selected as the Kentucky Air National Guard’s Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2022...
Thompson named KYANG First Sergeant of the Year
March 25, 2023
— Master Sgt. Joshua Thompson of the 123rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has been selected as the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 2022 First Sergeant of the Year...
Congressional staff visit Kentucky National Guard
February 28, 2023
— Staff members from Kentucky’s Congressional Delegation spent the day at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, Feb. 17, 2023, meeting Soldiers and Airmen, and learning about the robust mission capabilities of the Kentucky Guard...
Kentucky Guard Airmen supporting exercise in South Pacific
February 14, 2023
— A team of contingency response Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard arrived in the Northern Mariana Islands Feb. 12, 2023, to provide cargo handling and aircraft maintenance services for Cope North, a multinational exercise designed to enhance combat readiness in the South Pacific...
Cooper draws 3-decade career to a close as commander of 123rd Medical Group
November 4, 2022
— Col. Michael A. Cooper concluded his military career with a retirement ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 11, 2022, drawing a close to 30 years of distinguished service...
Otto takes command of 123rd Medical Group
November 3, 2022
— Col. Hans F. Otto assumed command of the 123rd Medical Group during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 11, 2022, replacing Col. Michael A. Cooper, who is retiring...
Fatality search and recovery mission helps bring closure to disaster
November 1, 2022
— Never before had Airman 1st Class Brandon Porter seen the kind of destruction left by a tornado after it ripped through a candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, in December 2021, starting a fire that killed eight people...
Zollman assumes command of 123rd Maintenance Group
October 31, 2022
— Lt. Col. Jerry Zollman took charge of the 123rd Maintenance Group during a change-of-command ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 11, 2022...
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