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Bee Rife Osborne: Kentucky National Guard’s First Military Aviator
May 27, 2021
— On May 18, 1918, the first American-built airplane took to the skis over the Romorantin Aerodrome outside of Paris, France, at its controls was a native of Woodford County, Kentucky, Captain Bee Rife Osborne. The significance of this historic first flight of an American aircraft piloted by an American officer was an indication to her allies and enemies that American was truly and completely commented to the war effort, with men, material and industry...
Marksbury overcomes obstacles to compete with Army’s best
May 27, 2021
— Kentucky Army National Guard Spc. Jerry S. Marksbury III, from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment, represented the National Guard at Fort Benning, Georgia, during the 2021 Best Ranger Competition, April 16-18, 2021...
Kentucky Guardsmen Return Home from Nation’s Capital
May 27, 2021
— Serving in the United States National Guard requires a level of flexibility that’s unique to military service. From balancing civilian careers, everyday life, and military duties, the life of a Guardsman can go from routine to active at a moment’s notice. This was the reality for Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard who were mobilized to support Operation Capitol Response at our nation’s capital...
Adoption Program helps Guard members help children
May 24, 2021
— The Kentucky National Guard Adoption Assistance program is dedicated to assisting National Guard service members lessen the financial burden of adoption by reimbursing some of the costs...
Kentucky earns runner-up at 2021 Region III Best Warrior Competition
May 14, 2021
— During the 2021 Best Warrior Competition, held at Fort McClellan, Alabama, Spc. Michel, an infantryman assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment, made a lasting impression on the judges and earned 1st Runner-Up for Region III BWC Soldier of the Year...
Kentucky National Guard mission extended in Washington D.C.
March 15, 2021
— The Kentucky National Guard has agreed to extend the mission in support of the U.S. Capitol Police and the Washington D.C. National Guard through May 23, 2021. Approximately 70 volunteer Guardsmen will continue to provide support to the National Capitol Region, while Kentucky's footprint will be reduced from the 150 personnel that are there now...
Kentucky Trainers mobilize, aid Tennessee Guard
March 3, 2021
— Two trainers from the 238th Regional Training Institute, Kentucky Army National Guard went to Arnold Air Force Base to help train members of the 181st Field Artillery Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard, for their upcoming deployment Jan. 10-28, 2021...
Long-term health care receives Guard support during pandemic
November 20, 2020
— Adding to a historical year, the Kentucky Guard continues to rescue our communities in need. This time, Airmen and Soldiers are joining hands with several understaffed long-term health care facilities to protect the lives of residents at these locations...
Diverse skill sets hold key to success for 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade staff at warfighter
October 15, 2020
— The 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade worked alongside multiple active duty and National Guard units at the XVIII Airborne Corps (ABC) Warfighter Exercise (WFX) 21-1, conducted Oct. 1-15, at Fort Bragg, N.C...
Kentucky Guard members participate in joint force HIRAIN mission
August 17, 2020
— Two M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher crews from 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery successfully completed the joint force HIMARS rapid infiltration (HI RAIN) mission as a coordinated effort with the 123rd Airlift Wing in Louisville, Kentucky, Aug. 6, 2020...
Withers Becomes Tenth State Sergeant Major
August 15, 2020
— Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Withers became Kentucky’s tenth state command sergeant major during an assumption of responsibility ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 16. He takes over for Command Sgt. Maj. David Munden who retires this month...
Kentucky Guardsmen support Thunder Over Louisville
April 21, 2019
— The mission of the Kentucky National Guard was nothing new, supplement Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) to provide additional security and traffic control and man the cannons on the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge, but perhaps the circumstances were different with such a large attendance expected...
Building future leaders one student at a time
October 1, 2017
— Most people are not born a leader, its skills you develop, but you have to be exposed to the opportunities to be a leader and that is why the RYLA program is offered...
1103rd Law and Order Detachment provides support to military bases in Germany
June 11, 2017
— Commanded by Capt. Dave Howe, the 1103rd MPs received notification four months ago that their assistance was needed at four military bases in Stuttgart, Germany: Patch Barracks, Panzer Barracks, Robinson Barracks and Kelley Barracks...
Kentucky Air National Guard Airman assists Army ROTC in Djibouti
March 4, 2017
— In the role of chaperone, Air Force Master Sgt. Brittany Ingram from the 123rd Airlift Wing, Louisville, Kentucky, was able to accompany a group of these college-age cadets to the Republic of Djibouti in the horn of Africa over the summer...
KY Guardsmen Compete for Top Gun Story by Sgt. Brandy Mort, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Kentucky Army National Guard
July 31, 2016
— The 238th Regional Training Institute’s team consisted of Maj. Timothy Mitchell, brigade supply officer and Staff Sgt. Shahid Iqbal, supply sergeant. This year was Mitchell’s first year, Iqbal’s second...
Kentucky Guard, Emergency Management partner for earthquake readiness
June 16, 2016
— "CAPSTONE-14 offers Kentucky and our neighboring states the opportunity to build upon the existing partnerships and opportunities to identify unified real-world solutions for emergency response to a catastrophic event of this magnitude," said Michael Dossett, KYEM Director...
Kentucky Medics Prepare for the worst
June 16, 2016
— Placing a chest tube or shocking a patient with an Automated External Defibrillator is something most Army medics hope to never use, but recently medics assigned to the Kentucky CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), got to do exactly that in a real-life emergency trauma simulation...
Kentucky signal soldiers put 24-hour response package to test
March 10, 2014
— In a true test of interoperability, the Kentucky soldiers flew to Florida, thanks to the Illinois Air National Guard and Kentucky Air Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing, to validate their equipment and skills for Task Force 46, a Michigan National Guard command...
HOA deployment is home to this Soldier
November 9, 2012
— Pfc. Ismaila Pam, a Automated Logistical Supply Specialist from the 2138th Forward Support Company (FSC) of Louisville, Ky., was born in Mauritania, Africa, and grew up in Senegal. ...
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