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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 Guard Airlifts Materials for Arctic Circle Housing

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - More than 20 Kentucky Air National Guard Airmen deployed to Alaska in April to airlift 15 tons of homebuilding materials to the North Slope of Alaska to support needy communities.Maj. Nick Dobson, a pilot from Kentucky’s 165th Airlift Squadron, said the

  • 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;

  • 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