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  • Kentucky Guard helps hospitals stretched thin by pandemic

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Since Aug. 31, Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have augmented hospital staff across the commonwealth, performing non-clinical tasks during a COVID-19 pandemic surge. Guardsmen arrived at The Medical Center at Bowling Green not knowing what tasks they might be asked

  • Kentucky Guard ramps up COVID vaccinations for troops

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky National Guard commenced Operation Fortified Guardian this month, vaccinating hundreds of Army and Air National Guard members with the COVID-19 vaccine.More than 600 vaccines were administered to Army and Air Guardsmen the weekend of Oct. 15-17. As of Oct. 18,

  • Kentucky Guard engineers conduct Djibouti SPP training

    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – Kentucky National Guard engineers with the 577th Sapper Company and 123rd Airlift Wing traveled more than 15,000 miles to train with the Djiboutian military demining company as part of the State Partnership Program (SPP) Aug.19–29.For over 25 years, the National Guard has

  • 133rd Contingency Response Flight trains with peers

    ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The saying "train like you fight" is something the Airmen from the 133rd Contingency Response Flight (CRF) live by. Within 36 hours of notification of a simulated hurricane, they were on the ground in St. Croix conducting airbase operations to support a larger natural

  • KYNG supports site capable of 4,000 daily COVID vaccinations

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The largest drive-through clinic for COVID-19 vaccinations in Kentucky officially opened at Cardinal Stadium April 12 with the help of 35 Kentucky National Guard Airmen and Soldiers.The clinic, which offers 28 lanes of service, will operate six days a week through May 29 and is

  • Kentucky National Guard trains with search and rescue teams

    LONDON, Ky. – Approximately 100 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen trained on search and rescue techniques with several dozen members of the London-Laurel Rescue Squad and Laurel County Emergency Management March 27-30.The simulated situations took place in hilly wooded areas near the

  • Guardsmen excel in All Army Marksmanship Championships

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Army and Air National Guardsmen from across the country traveled to Fort Benning to participate in the 2021 U.S. Army "All Army" Small Arms Championships March 14-20.The week-long competition brought together teams from the U.S. Army, the National Guard, the U.S. Army Reserves

  • 123rd Airlift Wing members receive COVID-19 vaccinations

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As health officials across the country continue to report record infections from COVID-19, more options for vaccine inoculation are rolling out across the commonwealth, including at the 123rd Airlift Wing.The wing began vaccinating medical personnel and front-line workers – Airmen

  • Kentucky National Guard assisting with primary election

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – More than 200 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will assist at polling locations around the state for the June 23 primary election as part of the state’s COVID-19 response.Guard members will set up and clean poll locations and assist with traffic, parking and crowd control

  • KY Guard members balance civilian jobs, COVID-19 mission

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – More than 800 Soldiers and Airmen in the Kentucky National Guard are helping numerous agencies in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Many have left their civilian jobs to step up and fill the gap to aid their fellow citizens who have found themselves in need during the COVID-19