Tag: National Guard

56th Connelly Award goes to Kentucky
June 13, 2024
I Company joined other food service professionals from every branch of the military who were also receiving awards for being the top of their branch's food service units. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st. Class Benjamin Crane)

Kentucky guardsmen support 250th anniversary parade
June 10, 2024
Soldiers with the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Brigade, pose for a photo with the Sons of the American Revolution at the Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg, Kentucky on June 8, 2024. The 103rd BSB supported the 250th anniversary of the settlement of Harrodsburg by participating in posting the colors, marching in the parade, and providing a static display of military vehicles. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Dickson)

Director of Operations promoted to Colonel
June 5, 2024
Kentucky Army National Guard Col. John Harvey was promoted during a ceremony in front of his family, friends, and colleagues inside the Wellman Auditorium at the Boone National Guard Center on May 24, 2024. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Destini Keene)

Building Renaming Ceremony Honors CW5 (Ret.) Joe Wilkins
May 28, 2024
Frances Wilkins, widow of Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joe Wilkins, holds the plaque for the building renaming in remembrance of Joe Wilkins at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center (WHFRTC) in Greenville, Kentucky on May 24, 2024. Joe Wilkins was one of the three full-time employees who made WHFRTC a major state training site. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Andy Dickson)

Kentucky Alpha competes in 53rd Winston P. Wilson Small Arms Championship
May 10, 2024
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Adam Brown receives the Chief's 50 badge for marksmanship excellence during the Winston P. Wilson Championship hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center in Camp Robinson, Arkansas, from April 27-May 3, 2024. The WPW competition showcases the adaptiveness, resilience, and lethality of our forces, affirming the readiness of National Guard citizen-Soldiers to meet the nation’s challenges. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Destini Keene)

Kentucky National Guard Supports 150th Kentucky Derby
May 6, 2024
Soldiers of the 940th Military Police Company, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade guard the winner’s trophy at the 150th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, May 4, 2024. The Kentucky Army National Guard carries a long tradition of escorting the winner’s cup dating back decades. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sergeant Caleb Sooter)

Kentucky, Tennessee emerge victorious at 2024 Region III Best Warrior
April 30, 2024
Nineteen competitors from 10 states and territories competed for the titles of Soldier and NCO of the Year for Region III.

Kentucky Guardsman’s child picked to have Easter egg represented in DC
April 26, 2024
Eli Willingham, son of Sgt. 1st Class Vincent Willingham, readiness Non-commissioned officer for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1792nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, poses with the egg he submitted to the White House for First Lady's Egg Roll design contest that was later picked to be displayed in the White House East Colonnade

Kentucky Guardsmen, Ecuador's special forces unite in urban warfare exchange
April 10, 2024
Ecuadorian Army Col. Gustavo Iturralde, commander of Ecuador's 9th Special Forces Brigade, talks with Kentucky Army National Guard in Latacunga, Ecuador, March 18, 2024.

Enduring state partnership strengthens leader development through exchange
April 10, 2024
Kentucky Army National Guard officer candidates mix with Ecuadorian Army, Navy, and Air Force cadets for a group photo at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky, Feb. 24-28, 2024.

Army Lt. Col. Todd Reed was honored during a retirement ceremony
March 7, 2024
Army Lt. Col. Todd Reed was honored during a retirement ceremony at the Wellman Armory auditorium on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort March 1, 2024. He has served in the military for 37 years.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st. Class Benjamin Crane)

Military children recognized at Kentucky General Assembly
February 29, 2024
Approximately 80 children of Kentucky military service members were recognized by the Kentucky General Assembly for Kentucky Military Kids Day at the State Capitol and Capitol Annex in Frankfort, Kentucky on Feb. 27, 2024. Children of servicemembers from almost all branches were first introduced to the House Committee for Veterans, Military, and Public Protection (VMAPP).  They also participated in demonstrations from the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, scavenger hunts in the Capitol, and ended with serving as a page to their senator or representative from their home counties in a legislative session.  (Kentucky National Guard photos by Andy Dickson)

Retired Guardsman donates missing KY National Guard magazines
February 16, 2024
Retired Army Col. Tom Little looks through old issues of the Kentucky Guardsman at a local restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky on Jan. 17, 2024. Little, former commander of the 133rd Mobile Public Affairs detachment, donated almost 40 issues from his personal collection to the Kentucky National Guard to help preserve it's history. (Kentucky National Guard photo by Andy Dickson)

Bridging Two Worlds: Kentucky ESGR hosts civic leaders to improve lives of citizen-Soldiers
January 10, 2024
Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Haldane Lamberton speaks with local business owners at the Wellman Auditorium on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Kentucky on Dec. 14, 2023.

Legion Brigade welcomes first female commander
January 5, 2024
Col. J.B. Richmond relinquished command of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade to incoming Commander, Col. Brandye Williams during a ceremony held on December 2, 2023 at the Richmond, Ky. armory. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Joy Himmelsbach)

Kentucky’s Adoption Assistance Program expands growing Guard family
January 4, 2024
The Meredith Family

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)

Kentucky Guard Recruiters awarded for hard work
December 19, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Heather York, this year’s Directors 54/Recruiter of the Year received her Meritorious Service Medal during the Mission Maker award ceremony held at the Galt House hotel Dec. 16, 2023. As Kentucky’s selection for Directors 54, she went on to compete in the regional competition. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Crane)

Drerup recognized by Supreme Allied Commander Europe for leadership
December 8, 2023
Capt. Sarah Drerup receives the Supreme Allied Commander Europe's Recognition Award

Kentucky Guard combat medic trains with MREP exercise
December 6, 2023
U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Peter Fleming (left) talks with service members of the United Kingdom's 7th Rifle Regiment during Operation Baltic Fist in Tapa, Estonia between June 27 and July 17, 2023. Operation Baltic Fist is part of the Department of Defense's Military Reserves Exchange Program in which U.S. reserve forces train with joint NATO partners to share tactics and procedures in different joint environments. (U.S. Army National Guard photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Peter Fleming)

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