Archive: December, 2021

Kentucky Air Guard logs many firsts in Sentry Storm
December 31, 2021
Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group prepare to hook a sling load to a U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk during a large-scale exercise in Logan, W.Va.., on July 20, 2021. The training took place during a week-long exercise named Sentry Storm 2021 that included multiple units including Air and Army National Guard, U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve, U.S. Navy, and Civil Air Patrol. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Vincent Santos)

Kentucky Air Guard Security Forces strengthen skills in Colorado
December 31, 2021
Airman 1st Class Emmanuel Collins, a fireteam member in the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron, takes up a defensive posture during a field training exercise at Fort Carson, Colo., May 19, 2021. More than 30 Airmen from the unit travelled here to strengthen their specialized skills during nine days of field exercises at several different ranges. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)

Kentucky Air Guardsmen featured in national ad campaign
December 31, 2021
A member of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron is filmed by members of GSD&M, a marketing and advertising company, at FRP LaGrange Quarry, in La Grange, Ky., on April 14, 2021. The production shoot is part of a national ad campaign funded by the National Guard Bureau to advertise the Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Horton)

Key Leaders visit troops in western Kentucky
December 29, 2021
Kentucky Army National Guard's Sgt. Ryan Aud updates Brig. Gen. Brian Wertzler on traffic control points in Mayfield, Ky. on December 28th, 2021. Aud is a squad leader with the 1123rd Sapper Company and has been conducting traffic control points and health and welfare checks in support of tornado relief (U.S. Army photo by Andy Dickson).

Kentucky Air Guard supports tornado recovery effort in Mayfield
December 23, 2021
Airman 1st Class Jayden Guthrie of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Security Forces Squadron directs traffic in Mayfield, Ky., Dec. 18, 2021. Guthrie and 16 other security forces Airmen mobilized from Louisville, Ky., to augment the Mayfield Police Department following a Category 5 tornado that leveled much of the town. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Clayton Wear)

Santa’s helpers
December 17, 2021
Sgt. 1st Class Gina Vaile-Nelson, Sgt. Jessica Jenkins, Staff Sgt. Billie Jacobs, Staff Sgt. Rachel Pete raised over $2,500 for Kentucky’s First Lady, Britainy Beshear's Western Kentucky Toy Drive. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st class Benjamin Crane)

"We Just Went" - Kentucky Guardsman jumps into action to help neighbors
December 14, 2021
Neisz who lives in Dawson Springs spent the first 27 hours after the storm aiding local law enforcement, helping extract people from their home.

Leaders visit Soldiers activated for help in the wake of deadly tornadoes
December 14, 2021
During the two-hour visit, leadership traveled to the Mayfield Consumer Products facility, better known as the candle factory site.

Kentucky Aviator recognized for four decades of service
December 14, 2021
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Dave Mattox celebrates 40 years of service to his country

Guard Assists After Record Tornado in Mayfield, Ky.
December 13, 2021
Kentucky state flag rescued from the ruble of the courthouse in Mayfield, Ky.

Kentucky Guardsmen participate in leader’s course
December 9, 2021
The two-day course integrated Four Lenses training, resiliency training and team building events with the goal of making the leaders look inward to find out more about themselves and how they can use that information to be a better leader.

Kentucky Soldiers awarded for their work during pandemic
December 6, 2021
Sayre Christian Village resident Paul Frederick and Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Rezac, 63rd TAB, smile as Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Hal Lamberton presents Fredrick and Soldiers with a military coin for appreciation following a ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility hanger on Boone National Guard Center Dec. 2. The Soldiers are awarded the honors because of the assistance they provided during the pandemic. (US Army National Guard Photo by Mrs. Jesse Elbouab)

Kentucky’s 123rd Airlift Wing named top mobility flying unit in Air National Guard
December 5, 2021
Col. Bruce Bancroft, commander of the 123rd Airlift Wing, speaks to hundreds of Air Guardsmen during a ceremony celebrating the wing’s fifth Curtis N. “Rusty” Metcalf Trophy at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Dec. 5, 2021. Bestowed annually by the National Guard Association of the United States, the trophy recognizes the airlift or air refueling unit that demonstrates the highest standards of mission accomplishment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Horton)

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