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  • 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

  • Air Force Vice Chief of Staff inspires next generation of cadets to serve

    LOUISVILLE, KY -- Gen. David W. Allvin, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, encouraged the military’s next generation of leaders to remain flexible and embrace innovation during a reception held at the University of Louisville April 22.Allvin, speaking to Air Force ROTC cadets from UofL and the

  • 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, New Jersey Guard aid Ecuador demining operation

    SANGOLQUí, Ecuador – Ecuadorian civil engineers recently welcomed a team of Air National Guard, active-duty Air Force and civilian personnel from U.S. Southern Command to observe, train and equip a battalion of demining soldiers.The visiting group, led by Senior Master Sgt. Matthew Wilt, transferred

  • Kentucky Air Guardsmen rescue drowning infant

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Three Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron saved the life of a drowning infant at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center March 15.According to Master Sgt. Devin Butcher, a combat controller with the 123rd STS, the team had just finished unrelated

  • Kentucky Air Guard trains in Sweden for arctic warfare

    GRUBBNäSUDDEN, Sweden – Fifteen Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard completed an arctic warfare training course during two weeks of field exercises at the Swedish Subarctic Warfare Center.The combat controllers, pararescuemen, special reconnaissance personnel, search, evasion, resistance and

  • 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

  • Kentucky Air Guard completes tornado response mission

    MAYFIELD, Ky. – Seventeen Kentucky Air National Guard Airmen completed a 10-day mission to control traffic and provide security as residents struggled to recover from a Category 5 tornado that carved a 220-mile path of destruction across five states Dec. 10-11, leveling much of this small town and