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  • 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

  • Aircraft arrive at Kentucky Air Guard Base for Thunder air show

    LOUISVILLE, KY -- Military aircraft began arriving at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base here today for this weekend’s Thunder Over Louisville air show, including the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team.The two-ship team will be among the highlights of this year’s air show, to be held on the

  • Kentucky Air Guardsmen featured in national ad campaign

    LOUISVILLE, KY -- Three Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard are being highlighted in a new national ad campaign funded by the National Guard Bureau.The campaign, titled “Serve Your Way,” was created by GSD&M, a marketing and advertising company, and features video commercials, radio spots