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  • C-130J aircraft prepped for debut at Kentucky Air Guard

    PORT HUENEME, Calif. – Maintainers are putting the finishing touches on two new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft that will join the Kentucky Air National Guard fleet in Louisville this weekend.Artwork being applied to the aircraft includes the Air National Guard emblem, the U.S. flag, a decal denoting

  • Maryland, Kentucky Guard partner to build homes for vets

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Members of the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, and the 123rd Airlift Wing, Kentucky Air National Guard, helped build homes for Cherokee veterans in Tahlequah as part of the Defense Department's Innovative Readiness Training program, or IRT."These homes will be a change in

  • Last C-130H rolls down the stretch at Kentucky Air Guard

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The last C-130H aircraft assigned to the 123rd Airlift Wing departed the Kentucky Air National Guard Base here today for its new home at the Delaware Air Guard.On site to see it off were dozens of maintainers, aircrew and a former crew chief for the aircraft, which is named after

  • Kentucky Air Guard helps fight COVID at Louisville hospitals

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – More than 40 members of the Kentucky Air National Guard reported to Baptist Hospital East Sept. 14 to provide logistical support for medical staff fighting a rising tide of critically ill COVID patients.They're among 310 Kentucky Army and Air National Guardsmen who were activated

  • Kentucky Air Guard plays key role in Afghan evacuation

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – More than 40 Kentucky Air National Guard members have played a key role in the reception of evacuees arriving from Afghanistan since Aug. 22.The Airmen, all from the Louisville-based 123rd Contingency Response Group, deployed to Wisconsin Aug. 21 and began supporting airfield

  • Airlift Wing dedicates new $8.9 million facility for response forces

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The 123rd Airlift Wing dedicated an $8.9 million building here Friday to house units that respond to contingencies and disasters around the world.The two-story, 28,000-square-foot Response Forces Facility, located on the grounds of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base, will serve

  • Kentucky Airmen sharpen maintenance skills in Puerto Rico

    CAROLINA, Puerto Rico – More than 130 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard completed a week of intensive aircraft maintenance training at Muñiz Air National Guard Base June 12-18, honing proficiencies in a joint field environment.The annual event, called Maintenance University, featured

  • WVNG's 167th hosts 123rd Airmen for predeployment training

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – The West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing hosted seven air transportation specialists from the 123rd Airlift Wing, Kentucky National Guard, for predeployment training July 9-16.The training consisted of planning and palletizing cargo, multiple cargo loading

  • 123rd CRG completes TRANSCOM training mission with Army

    VOLK FIELD, Wis. – More than 100 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group and 50 Army Soldiers with the 690th Rapid Port Opening Element participated in Operation Lone Oak, a Transportation Command Turbo Distribution exercise June 7-12.The exercise tested the

  • Kentucky Air Guard member earns Airman's Medal for heroism

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A special operations Airman in the Kentucky Air National Guard was awarded the Airman's Medal for risking his life to save others while responding to a car crash near Louisville. The Airman, Master Sgt. Daniel Keller, displayed the highest levels of heroic selflessness, said Brig.