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  • 182nd AW Leads C-130 Hercules Operations at Air Defender 23

    WUNSTORF AIR BASE, Germany – The Illinois Air National Guard’s 182nd Airlift Wing is leading C-130 Hercules aircraft operations at the largest NATO multinational air forces redeployment exercise in history.Air Defender 2023 began June 12 and continues through June 23. The exercise integrates U.S.

  • 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

  • 123rd Special Tactics facilitates aircraft operations on Wyoming highways

    RIVERTON, WY. -- Nineteen Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron made history near here April 30 and May 2 when they facilitated the landing of aircraft on two Wyoming highways for the first time as part of Exercise Agile Chariot.The exercise featured MC-130J

  • Kentucky Guard Airmen Support South Pacific Exercise

    SAN JOSE, Northern Mariana Islands - A Kentucky Air National Guard team arrived Feb. 12 to handle cargo and aircraft maintenance for Cope North, a multinational exercise to enhance combat readiness in the South Pacific.The Airmen from the 123rd Contingency Response Group arrived Feb. 12. They will

  • Airmen From 3 States Repair LC-130 Stranded at South Pole

    AMUNDSON-SCOTT SOUTH POLE, Antarctica - National Guard Airmen from New York, Pennsylvania and Kentucky braved subzero temperatures at the bottom of the world to repair an LC-130 “Skibird.”The plane was stranded at Amundson-Scott South Pole Station following a routine supply mission when a cable

  • Kentucky Air Guard Provides Training for Ecuadorian Air Force

    LATACUNGA, Ecuador – Three members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Maintenance Group visited Latacunga, Ecuador, May 3 to 8 to provide aircraft maintenance training to the Ecuadorian Air Force as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. The Kentucky Air Guardsmen visited

  • Kentucky Air National Guard Rescues Flood Victims

    HAZARD, Ky. – Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron rescued 19 stranded residents and two dogs after historic flooding that claimed at least 28 lives in Eastern Kentucky.The Airmen, assisted by Callie, the only certified search-and-rescue canine in the U.S.

  • 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