An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

  • Groves awarded Legion of Merit for expert leadership of maintenance group

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- U.S. Air Force Col. Ash Groves was awarded the Legion of Merit during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base Dec. 10, recognizing his superior performance as commander of an aircraft maintenance unit.Groves, who currently serves as director of Air Staff at Joint Force

  • Ecuadorian Military Leaders Visit Kentucky Air National Guard

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Key leaders from the Ecuadorian military met with Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard on Jan. 31 to tour the 123rd Airlift Wing and learn more about its missions.They also talked with unit members about their roles in supporting U.S. military operations around the world

  • Kentucky National Guard Posthumously Honors World War II POW

    CYNTHIANA, Ky. - There can be little doubt that the spirit of U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jack Henry Owen is alive and well nearly 11 years after the former World War II bomber pilot died at the age of 92.On Nov. 13, the adjutant general of the Kentucky National Guard presented his family with a

  • Air Guard Civil Engineer team takes second place in Air Force competition

    LOUISVILLE, KY -- Two civil engineers from the Kentucky Air National Guard helped their team earn second place in the Air Force Civil Engineer Readiness Challenge, held April 24-28 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.Staff Sgts. Cathy Chasteen and Tristen Baxter, both assigned to Kentucky’s 123rd

  • Kentucky Air Guard Training Fosters Multicapable Airmen

    SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. - Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Civil Engineer Squadron completed mission-ready training to promote the development of multicapable Airmen.According to Maj. Jason Selby, commander of the squadron’s operations flight, the training focused on competencies

  • Special Warfare Operators Compete for Title as Top Pararescuemen

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Special Warfare operators across the U.S. Air Force are in Louisville this week to vie for the title of top pararescuemen during the 2023 PJ Rodeo.The biennial contest, hosted this year by the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, will see 30 pararescuemen

  • Missouri Air Guard C-130H Maintainers Learn J-model Systems

    LOUISVILLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ky. - Maintenance Airmen with the Missouri Air National Guard’s Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center traveled to Kentucky for aircraft conversion training from an old sister unit.Over the first two decades of the 21st century, the 123rd Airlift Wing and 139th

  • New York Air Guard Supports European, Pacific Exercises

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Seventeen Airmen from the New York Air Guard’s 105th Airlift Wing flew around the world from June 28 to July 6 while supporting two major Air Force exercises.The Airmen, flying two C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifters, left Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh and flew

  • 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