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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)

Kentucky infantry wins national award for readiness
November 28, 2023
The MG Robert G. Moorhead National Guard and Army Reserve Breakfast at the AUSA 2023 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. (Carol Guzy for AUSA)

Honoring a legacy: a tribute to LTC Jeff Cole
November 20, 2023
LTC Jeffrey D Cole National Guard Armory, Middlesboro, Kentucky, Nov. 17, 2023.

Kentucky National Guard MP promoted to Sgt. Maj. through mentorship
November 14, 2023
Army 1st Sgt. Naarah Stallard (left) receives congratulations from Command Sgt. Maj. John D. Sallee, the retired sergeant major for the 198th Military Police Battalion at her promotion ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky on October 15, 2023. Stallard was pinned to sergeant major by Sallee at the ceremony. (U.S. Army National Guard photo courtesy of Command Sgt. Maj. Naarah Stallard)

Kentucky National Guard selects the Best Warriors of 2024
November 8, 2023
Soldiers who competed in Kentucky's Best Warrior Competition received trophies during a ceremony held in Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky, November 5, 2023. From left: Spc. Jackie Zheng, Soldier of the Year; Command Sgt. Maj. Benzie Timberlake, 75th Troop Command; Sgt. Jerry Marksbury III, NCO of the Year Runner-Up; Sgt. Robert Buck, NCO of the Year; Command Sgt. Maj. Aaron Lester, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade; and Spc. Stephen Shelton, Soldier of the Year Runner-Up.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Cody Stagner)

Adoption benefits through Kentucky's Military Family Assistance Trust (MFAST)
October 16, 2023

National Guard Armory named after NCO who served decades to the Guard
September 25, 2023
The wife of 1st Sgt. Ottis W. Capps, Sherry [left] and their two sons, Jeff and Jason, unveil the new bronze plaque at the Harlan National Guard Armory in Harlan, Kentucky on Sept. 21, 2023. The National Guard armory was named after 1st Sgt. Ottis W. Capps who served as the Alpha Company, 1-149th Infantry full-time support for over 30 years and was a cornerstone of the Harlan National Guard community during his career. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Andy Dickson)

Departure Ceremony for Kentucky Guardsmen deploying to Southwest Asia
August 14, 2023
Col. Steve Mattingly speaks to Soldiers with the 138th Field Artillery Brigade during a departure ceremony in Lexington, Ky., Aug. 13, 2023. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 1st. Sgt. Scott Raymond)

KYARNG Judge Advocates complete Basic Trial Advocacy Course
July 5, 2023
Eight Kentucky Army National Guard Judge Advocate Generals (JAG) recently completed the Basic Trial Advocacy Course (BTAC) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia from May 7-15, 2023. The course, hosted by the Trial Counsel Assistance Program (TCAP), marked the National Guard's first training session at TCAP.

Army National Guard company evaluated in regional field feeding competition
June 15, 2023
U.S. Army Spc. Adam Bwesi of India Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion, 75th Troop Command, adds ingredients to a pot in a containerized kitchen during the Regional Philip A. Connelly Field Feeding Competition at the Harlold L. Disney Training Center in Artemus, Kentucky on June 14, 2023. Bwesi and the rest of India Company are competing against nine other states and territories National Guard field feeding units in the southeast United States for a chance to compete nationally against the other regions of the National Guard. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Andy Dickson)

202nd Band Performs at State Capitol
June 13, 2023
Five Soldiers assigned to the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 202nd Army Band performed at the Kentucky State Capitol rotunda in Frankfort, Kentucky, on June 10th, 2023. The 202nd supported the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Act by performing a variety of music prior to the ceremony and after its completion. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Danielle Sturgill)

Kentucky Military Police take training to the ‘Show Me State’
May 29, 2023
The 198th Military Police Battalion, and its subordinate units, conducted their annual training at the home of the United States Army Military Police Schools (USAMPS) May 12-26.

Firefighters respond to unique call
May 15, 2023
All four responded to the downed JN4 Jenny that crash landed on the training center.

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