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Kentucky University opens doors for Guardsmen
September 27, 2023
Kentucky’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Hal Lamberton, was joined by Northern Kentucky University's Interim President Bonita Brown, in signing the Memorandum of Understanding at the University Center building on NKU's campus Sept. 27, 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)

Kentucky and Puerto Rico National Guard detachments execute joint training exercise
September 22, 2023
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 123rd Medical Group, Detachment 1, assemble an inflatable tent during a collective training exercise at Camp Santiago Joint Training Center, Salinas, Puerto Rico, Aug. 10, 2023. The exercise allowed service members assigned to the 156th Medical Group, 123rd Medical Group and the Puerto Rico Army National Guard to exchange knowledge and implement the National Guard CBRN Response Enterprise Information Management System, which assists with accelerating data collection from search and extraction teams in emergency events. (U.S. Air National Guard courtesy photo by Lt. Col. Geoffrey S Ball)

Profile: Keeper of the shop Alice: 26 years of service with AAFES
September 21, 2023
Wilson managed the store for almost 8 years and will be retiring from AAFES with the closing of the store.

KYNG Elevates Aviation Day at Capital City Airport
September 17, 2023
Children sit in the back of a UH-60 Black Hawk at the 2023 Frankfort Aviation Day in Frankfort, Kentucky, Sept. 16, 2023. The Black Hawk is one of the primary aircraft used by the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade in tactical and humanitarian operations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Caleb Sooter)

END OF AN ERA: Boone Center shoppette set to close after 24 years
September 15, 2023
The store had opened in 1999 and will be closing its doors for good Sept. 15, 2023.

Kentucky Air Guard fosters multi-capable Airmen with training for engineers
September 15, 2023
Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Civil Engineer Squadron utilize defensive fighting positions during a training exercise in Shepherdsville, Ky., June 2, 2023. The purpose of the training was to promote multi-capable Airmen by training them on skills outside of their primary jobs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Horton)

More than 100 attend Kentucky National Guard Youth Camp
September 12, 2023
Kentucky National Guard Youth Camp at Lake Cumberland 4-H Education Center in Nancy, Kentucky, July 30, 2023.

Air Force Special Warfare operators compete for title as top pararescuemen
September 7, 2023
A U.S. Air Force pararescueman executes an urban high-angle ropes scenario to reach a simulated injured service member, render medical care, and lower him to safety during the 2023 PJ Rodeo competition in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 6, 2023. The biennial event, which tests the capabilities of pararescue Airmen across the service, was hosted by the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer)

New captain leads top artillery battery
September 7, 2023
Army Capt. Graciela Arias Tharp, commander of Charlie Battery of the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, loads a round into the weapon system prior to firing it downrange during their annual training.

Dierfeldt named top field-grade physician in Air Guard
August 31, 2023
Lt. Col. Daniel Dierfeldt, chief of aerospace medicine for the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Medical Group, has been named field-grade physician of the year for the Air National Guard. Dierfeldt was instrumental in maintaining readiness across the 123rd Airlift Wing, based in Louisville, Ky. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

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)

Transforming Lives: Kentucky Youth ChalleNGe Program empowers the next generation
August 10, 2023
Cadets visited the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky on May 8, 2023 where they got the opportunity to ride in a Blackhawk helicopter.

Kentucky Guard completes 120-county initiative
August 8, 2023
1st Sgt. Jason Rhodes, County Outreach non-commissioned officer in charge, speaks to leaders in Oldham County July 27, during the final installment of a statewide initiative gauging interoperability of state resources to respond to emergencies. (U.S. Army National Guard photos by 1st Sgt. Scott Raymond)

Guardsman assumes command, embarking on new active-duty leadership role
August 8, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Bryan M. Howay takes command of First Army Division East from Maj. Gen. Mark H. Landes during a ceremony held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, June 14, 2023.

Kentucky National Guard honors U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers in armory renaming
August 3, 2023
U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers is recognized in a ceremony in Monticello, Kentucky, July 24, 2023.

More than flying: One Kentucky officer's story
July 31, 2023
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Cassandra Frederick, platoon leader and UH-60 Black Hawk pilot assigned to Bravo Company, 2/147th Assault Helicopter Battalion, inspects the rotors of a UH-60 Black Hawk on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., July 27, 2023

Kentucky Infantry officer promoted to brigadier general, receives first salute from his son
July 27, 2023
Brig. Gen. Joseph D. Lear speaks to friends and family during a ceremony in Frankfort, Ky., July 26, 2023

Flynn concludes 28 years of service to Air Force, Air National Guard
July 21, 2023
Col. David Flynn, outgoing director of air operations for Joint Force Headquarters—Kentucky, speaks during his retirement ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., May 20, 2023. Flynn is retiring after 28 years of military service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Horton)

Field Artillery participate in XCTC
July 15, 2023
A round gets fired off out of the M109 Paladin as part of the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Brigade's training events during their Exportable Combat Training Capabilities exercise June 16-30.

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