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  • Kentucky Guard Hosts Ecuadorian Military for Leader Engagement

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Senior Kentucky National Guard leaders welcomed military personnel from the Armed Forces of Ecuador in a State Partnership Program exchange Jan. 30-Feb. 1.Eight senior officials representing Ecuador’s Army, Navy, and Air Force heard and saw what the Kentucky National Guard was

  • Alaska National Guard Rapidly Deploys for Exercise ORCA 23

    NOME, Alaska – About 530 miles northwest of Anchorage, two survey team members from the Alaska National Guard’s 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team monitor handheld detectors scanning for radiation and nerve, blister and blood agents as they prepare to enter a notional biological

  • Indiana Air Guard Supports Joint Homeland Defense Exercise

    MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING CENTER, Ind. - Airmen from the 181st Intelligence Wing and emergency response partners from the military, civilian and private sectors practiced emergency support operations in the four-day Homeland Defender exercise.Homeland Defender is a recurring multi-agency,

  • New York's 105th Airlift Wing Plays Key Role in Air Defender

    STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, NEW YORK - Fifty Airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing are taking part in the largest NATO air forces deployment exercise ever held.Air Defender 2023, organized by the German Bundeswehr, involves 10,000 military personnel

  • Kentucky Guardsmen Awarded New State Ribbon for State Partnership Program

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen received a new joint state ribbon recognizing service with the State Partnership Program in a ceremony at the Boone National Guard Center April 13.As of the ceremony, 34 Soldiers and Airmen qualified for the ribbon. Those present were

  • Kentucky National Guard, SPP Partner Ecuador Conduct Seminar

    QUITO, Ecuador - Kentucky National Guard members participated in a senior enlisted leader seminar with 21 members of the Armed Forces of Ecuador March 20–24.The engagement, the first of its kind in the almost 30-year partnership between the KYNG and Ecuadorian military under the State Partnership

  • Pennsylvania Air Guard Hosts Lithuanian Air Force Leaders

    HORSHAM, Pa. - Strategic planning, capability sharing and future cooperation were the focus when leaders of the Lithuanian Air Force and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 111th Attack Wing met at Biddle Air National Guard Base March 20.Col. Antanas Matutis, Lithuanian Air Force commander,  and

  • Kentucky Civil Response team Hosts Multi-agency Exercise

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – If there were ever an incident at Churchill Downs requiring the specially trained chemical unit of the National Guard, thanks to training done this week, they’d be ready.About 20 Soldiers from the 75th Troop Command’s 41st Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, National

  • Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Guard’s footprint on domestic and international events continued in 2022, highlighting its transformation from a Cold War strategic reserve to the combat reserve of the Army and the Air Force. “People don’t realize just how large the National Guard is,” said Army Gen.

  • Fatality Search and Recovery Mission Helps Bring Closure

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Never before had Airman 1st Class Brandon Porter seen the destruction left by a tornado after it ripped through a candle factory in Mayfield in December, starting a fire that killed eight people.As a member of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s Fatality Search and Recovery Team, it