Archive: March, 2023

Kentucky's H2F conducts first ever Performance Course aimed at helping recruiters
March 28, 2023
Recruiters race to the finish during H2F Performance Course

LaMastus, Penne, Newby selected as top Airmen for 2022
March 25, 2023
Senior Airman Elijah LaMastus has been selected as the Kentucky Air National Guard’s Outstanding Airman of the Year for 2022. He will be honored during a banquet to be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center on March 25, 2023. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Thompson named KYANG First Sergeant of the Year
March 25, 2023
Master Sgt. Joshua Thompson of the 123rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has been selected as the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 2022 First Sergeant of the Year. Thompson amassed more than 500 hours as an instructor at Maintenance University, leading 325 service members through 12 days of training events and increasing the squadron’s overall aircraft proficiency. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Grugel oversaw STS growth, retires after 31 years
March 24, 2023
Retired Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Wilkinson, left, former assistant adjutant general for Air in the Kentucky National Guard, presents a Kentucky Distinguished Service Medal to Chief Master Sgt. Karl Grugel, senior enlisted leader for the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron,  during Grugel’s retirement ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Dec. 10, 2022. Grugel served the Air Force and Air National Guard for 31 years. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Clayton Wear)

Contingency Response Group renames squadrons
March 23, 2023
Maj. Andrew Kochman, left, commander of the 123rd Contingency Response Squadron, and Lt. Col. Kevin Krauss, right, commander of the 123rd Contingency Response Support Squadron, unfurl new squadron guidons Oct. 15, 2022, during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., as Col. Ryan Adams, commander of the 123rd Contingency Response Group looks on. The units received new names to better reflect their mission sets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Clayton Wear)

Honor Guard certifies new Soldiers
March 22, 2023
Soldiers from around the commonwealth were educated, graded and assessed in the ways of the Kentucky National Guard Honor Guard March 20-26.

Time capsule left by decorated Kentucky Guard MP unit found in Fort McCoy barracks nearly two decades after unit left for Operation Iraqi Freedom
March 20, 2023
Soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard’s 617th Military Police Company are shown ikn November 2004 at Fort McCoy, Wis. The unit, before they were deployed to Iraq, were mobilized at Fort McCoy and had left a time capsule in a barracks at McCoy that was discovered in late 2022 by contractors working on Fort McCoy barracks. The company placed the makeshift time capsule in the walls of the barracks thinking they’d come back to it after their deployment completed in 2005 but they forgot about it. The 617th completed their mobilization at Fort McCoy from October to November 2004 and then their demobilization a year later. The unit also is one of the most decorated combat National Guard military police units after completing that deployment. (Contributed photo)

Infantry Battalion completes mission with reintegration program
March 20, 2023
YRRP has promoted the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and their communities, by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle.

Kentucky’s Civil Response Team Hosts Multi-agency Exercise
March 17, 2023
During their search, they had to assess victims, test the air quality and investigate suspicions packages.

Kentucky Guardsman takes charge of active-duty division
March 9, 2023
Brig. Gen. Bryan M. Howay speaks during the Spring 2023 Commander's Forum at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Feb. 23, 2023.

Warrant officer applicants attend new National Guard course
March 8, 2023
Army Warrant Officer Tucker Huff (center) talks to warrant officer applicants during the Warrant Officer Candidate Accession Program (WOCAP) at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky. on Oct. 15, 2022. Huff recently graduated Warrant Officer Candidate School and is giving advice to Soldiers applying to become warrant officers. (U.S. Army photo by Andy Dickson)

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