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  • Hokanson: Individual Readiness Makes National Guard Always Ready, Always There

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The physical and mental readiness of each Guard member enables the National Guard to keep its promise to America to stand Always Ready, Always There, the component’s most senior general officer said  Sunday. “Your health and resilience – both physical and mental – is vital to

  • National Guard Assists with Flood Rescue in Kentucky

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia National Guard deployed aircraft and troops to Eastern Kentucky to help search for and rescue victims of the severe flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall.Two Kentucky National Guard medevac crews from DET 1 C/2-238th AVN - Wildcat DUSTOFF

  • National Guard Defends the Cyber Front

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Guard is the nation’s oldest military service, yet uniquely adaptable to a relatively new warfighting domain: cyberwarfare.“The cyber skills that many members of the National Guard bring to the fight are unique within the Department of Defense and can be brought to bear

  • Malawi Defense Force JAG visits Kentucky National Guard

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard’s legal team hosted Brig. Gen. Dan Kuwali of the Malawi Defense Force for a two-day visit that included a tour of the Kentucky State Capitol and presentations to Guard members Apr. 21-22.Kuwali, the chief of legal services and judge advocate

  • Kentucky Guard provides security, directs traffic at Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky., -- Almost 160,000 spectators were back at Churchill Downs for the running of the 148th Kentucky Derby May 7. Kentucky National Guardsmen from the 223rd Military Police Company and 123rd Airlift Wing helped ensure the event was safe and enjoyable for the first 100% capacity Derby

  • Kentucky Guard hosts senior leader engagement with Ecuador

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky National Guard leaders welcomed Ecuadorian military and political leaders last month for the most significant Ecuadorian delegation visit to the United States in over a decade.“The event was an incredible success,” said Lt. Col. Daniel Cooper, the Kentucky National Guard

  • Guard incorporates women, peace and security initiatives

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Guard is playing a key role in integrating a Department of Defense initiative to reinforce the importance of equal gender participation in all aspects of global peace and security.The 2020 Women, Peace and Security Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan stresses

  • Air National Guard, Active Air Force train in arctic weather

    CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — Nearly 30 Airmen assigned to the 123rd Contingency Response Group (CRG) returned to Camp Ripley for a second round of cold weather training December 13-17.The Kentucky Air National Guard unit, part of the 123rd Airlift Wing, specializes in opening airfields in remote areas.Last

  • Year in Review: National Guard delivered at home and abroad

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When a series of tornadoes slashed across parts of eight Midwest states late in the evening of Dec. 10, Spc. Zach Neisz sprang into action. He grabbed an ax, flashlight and medical kit and drove to Dawson Springs, Kentucky, to help any way he could.“I couldn’t sit back and not do

  • Kentucky National Guard assisting with tornado response

    MAYFIELD, KY. – More than 300 members of the Kentucky National Guard are helping respond in the aftermath of devastating tornadoes that swept through the commonwealth over the weekend, killing dozens of people.Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency and said at least 70 people died in the