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  • Ky. Air Guard to fly D-Day observance in France with unique aircraft

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A crew of Kentucky Air National Guardsmen departed here for France last week aboard an aircraft emblazoned with distinctive World War II “Invasion Stripes” to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day.The aircraft, an U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 123rd Airlift

  • Kentucky Air Guard helps stage Thunder Over Louisville

    LOUISVILLE, KY -- Spectators lined the banks of the Ohio River here April 20 for the annual Thunder Over Louisville air show, made possible with support from the Kentucky Air National Guard.This year’s event featured more than two-dozen rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, including appearances by the

  • Kentucky Air Guard supports European allies with Silver Arrow

    LOUISVILLE, KY -- Fifty-three members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing supported their European allies Oct. 25 to Nov. 17 as part of the Silver Arrow program, headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.“Silver Arrow assigns real-world missions across Europe to Guard and

  • NGB recognizes Kentucky Air Guard for public affairs excellence

    LOUISVILLE, KY -- The Kentucky Air Guard public affairs team has again won top awards in the Air National Guard Media Contest, the National Guard Bureau announced Feb. 28.Tech Sgt. Joshua Horton took third place in the photojournalism category for his coverage of civil engineer field training;

  • Kentucky Air Guard strengthens ties with NATO allies in Air Defender

    WUNSTORF AIR BASE, Germany -- More than 130 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard arrived here in early June to participate in NATO’s largest-ever multinational air force redeployment exercise, joining with more than 10,000 personnel and hundreds of aircraft from 25 partner countries.Air

  • Kentucky Air Guardsman continues grandfather's WWII legacy

    WUNSTORF AIR BASE, Germany -- Standing on the Wunstorf Air Base flight line, Maj. Matthew Skeens, a 123rd Airlift Wing logistics readiness officer, scans the horizon to soak in the moment.Nearly 75 years ago his grandfather, U.S. Air Force pilot Kenneth Skeens, flew above that same flight line

  • 148th Fighter Wing hosts Advanced EOD Conventional Course at Camp Ripley

    CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard gathered at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota for a home-grown training event designed to test and validate conventional ordnance techniques while developing personal skills and

  • Kentucky Guard provides security, directs traffic at Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky., -- Almost 160,000 spectators were back at Churchill Downs for the running of the 148th Kentucky Derby May 7. Kentucky National Guardsmen from the 223rd Military Police Company and 123rd Airlift Wing helped ensure the event was safe and enjoyable for the first 100% capacity Derby

  • Thunder air show draws large crowds for 75th Air Force celebration

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AFNS) -- Hundreds of thousands of spectators lined the banks of the Ohio River April 23 for the annual Thunder Over Louisville air show, which marked its return with more than 30 aircraft to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Air Force.Featured performers included the U.S. Air