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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...
Kentucky Guard Strike Teams support Kentucky Department of Corrections
May 27, 2021
— COVID-19 vaccinations are in full swing in the Commonwealth, and the Kentucky National Guard continues to play a major role in their distribution...
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...
Guardsmen support Derby in reduced capacity
May 2, 2021
— Louisville's historic Churchill Downs hosted the 147th Kentucky Derby, May 1, 2021, but for the Kentucky National Guard, this year's support and augmentation of local law enforcement were certainly different due to COVID-19 restrictions...
Cecil concludes 24-year Kentucky Air National Guard Career
May 1, 2021
— After 24 years of service to the Kentucky Air Guard, Chief Master Sgt. Shaun P. Cecil retired during a ceremony held in the maintenance hangar at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Kentucky, April 10, 2021...
A generational brotherhood found in midst of pandemic
April 30, 2021
— The usual hustle and bustle of the Army Aviation Support Facility, or AASF, and the Soldiers that run the operation on Boone National Guard Center, took a moment to slow down and spend quality time with some exceptional guests Friday, April 30, 2021. Three veteran residents, one veteran volunteer, and three health care workers from a Lexington-based long-term health care facility took a tour of the hangar and checked out the aircraft and equipment...
Kentucky First Lady and Adjutant General Visit ChalleNGe Academy
April 23, 2021
— Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear and the Kentucky Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Haldane Lamberton, met with students and faculty from the Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy (BCA) at Fort Knox, on April 23, 2021...
Kentucky Air Guard kicks off 2021 Thunder air show
April 19, 2021
— The Kentucky Air National Guard kicked off the Thunder Over Louisville air show April 17 with a nine-person parachute jump from one of the unit’s aircraft by members of its special tactics squadron...
LTC Joiner takes charge of Kentucky Training Institute
April 18, 2021
— Family, friends, and service members from across the commonwealth came together on Sunday, April 18, 2021, to witness a Change of Command ceremony, where Col. Fred W. Bates relinquished control of the 238th Training Regiment (Combat Arms) to Lt. Col. Allen Joiner, at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, KY...
Mountain Warriors Change of Command
April 18, 2021
— Hundreds of Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment attended a change of command ceremony April 18, 2021, at Harold L. Disney Training Center near Barbourville, Ky. This was their first time gathering as a battalion since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the ceremony, outgoing commander of the Mountain Warriors, Lt. Col. Jason P. Penn, relinquished command of the Infantry battalion to Maj. Jason W. Mendez...
Kentucky Air Guard to open Thunder Over Louisville air show with special tactics jump
April 16, 2021
— The Kentucky Air National Guard is slated to open the April 17 Thunder Over Louisville air show with a nine-person parachute jump from one of the unit’s aircraft by members of its special tactics squadron...
The Kentucky National Guard promotes its newest officer at the State Capitol
April 16, 2021
— In a long-standing tradition in the commonwealth, Officer Candidate John J. Brent, the sole graduate from Officer Candidate School Class 62-20, became the Kentucky National Guard’s newest 2nd Lieutenant, in the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol building...
Ky. Guard supports new site capable of 4,000 daily COVID vaccinations
April 12, 2021
— The state’s largest drive-through clinic for COVID-19 vaccinations officially opened at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky, today with the help of 35 Airmen and Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard...
Welcome Home for 70 medical professionals from year-long deployment
April 10, 2021
— Kentucky National Guard leadership joined friends and family to welcome home members of the 1163rd’s Medical Company Area Support unit from a year-long deployment in Poland at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington April 10th...
Happy Birthday, Bluegrass Marchers!
April 6, 2021
— April 6, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the 202nd Army Band. It was organized and federally recognized on April 6, 1921, in the Kentucky National Guard at Bowling Green as the Band Section, Service Company, 149th Infantry, an element of the 38th Division (later redesignated as the 38th Infantry Division)...
New Female Battalion Commander takes lead after representing the Kentucky Guard at the National Level
March 31, 2021
— Waller, commander of the 1792nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, is one of the youngest battalion commanders in Kentucky Guard history. Securing the title as an African American female has come with its challenges, but she has not let anything stop her from pursuing her ultimate self...
Kentucky Guardsmen train with search and rescue teams
March 30, 2021
— Approximately 100 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen along with several dozen members of the London-Laurel Rescue Squad and Laurel County Emergency Management cross trained on search and rescue techniques to help improve search and rescue operations March 27-30, 2021...
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