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  • Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Kentucky National Guard’s Capt. Shannon Price has received the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for the Army National Guard. Price is with the 2123rd Transportation Company. She represented Kentucky in Washington, D.C., at the Pentagon on June 7. “This was a big surprise. I’m honored to be selected. My focus has always been to train my Soldiers effectively and do what’s right for them and the organization,” said Price. “I appreciate the support from my leadership in the nomination.” “Capt. Price’s principles and values are directly in line with the […]

    2123rd Transportation Company Commander a MacArthur Award Winner

    Story by Stacy Floden, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Kentucky National Guard’s Capt. Shannon Price has received the 2017 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for the Army National Guard. Price is with the 2123rd Transportation Company. She represented Kentucky in Washington, D.C., at the Pentagon on June 7. “This was a big surprise. I’m honored to be selected. My focus has always been to train my Soldiers effectively and do what’s right for them and the organization,” said Price. “I appreciate the support from my leadership in the nomination.” “Capt. Price’s principles and values are directly in line with the […]

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  • Courtesy Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – As part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), Kentucky National Guard Chaplain Col. Yong K. Cho, state command chaplain and Chaplain Lt. Col. Bill Draper, senior state support chaplain, visited Djibouti, Africa, in May during Ramadan. The trip marks a first for the Guard Chaplaincy Corps yet Cho hopes it will not be the last.  “We are grateful to the AFRICOM chaplain office, CJTF-HOA religious affairs team and our Kentucky State Partnership program director and senior leaders for the opportunity to visit Djibouti during their holy season of Ramadan.” […]

    Kentucky Guard Chaplains and Djibouti religious leaders strengthen their partnership

    Courtesy Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – As part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), Kentucky National Guard Chaplain Col. Yong K. Cho, state command chaplain and Chaplain Lt. Col. Bill Draper, senior state support chaplain, visited Djibouti, Africa, in May during Ramadan. The trip marks a first for the Guard Chaplaincy Corps yet Cho hopes it will not be the last.  “We are grateful to the AFRICOM chaplain office, CJTF-HOA religious affairs team and our Kentucky State Partnership program director and senior leaders for the opportunity to visit Djibouti during their holy season of Ramadan.” […]

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  • By Lt. Col. Dale Greer, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs NOTE: The media are invited to cover the clinic. Media day will be Monday, June 18, starting at 9 a.m. at Lee County High School in Beattyville, Kentucky. The school is located at 599 Lee Avenue. Reporters will receive an overview of the program, a tour of the clinical areas, and the opportunity to interview program managers and patients. Reporters who wish to attend MUST notify Lt. Col. Dale Greer in advance via email at dale.greer@mac.com, or text at (502) 387-1887 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Air National Guard is […]

    No-cost health care offered in Eastern Ky. by Kentucky Air Guard, Navy Reserve and Kentucky Department for Local Government

    By Lt. Col. Dale Greer, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs NOTE: The media are invited to cover the clinic. Media day will be Monday, June 18, starting at 9 a.m. at Lee County High School in Beattyville, Kentucky. The school is located at 599 Lee Avenue. Reporters will receive an overview of the program, a tour of the clinical areas, and the opportunity to interview program managers and patients. Reporters who wish to attend MUST notify Lt. Col. Dale Greer in advance via email at dale.greer@mac.com, or text at (502) 387-1887 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Air National Guard is […]

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  • By Spc. John Stephens, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Edinburgh, In. – Employers from around the Commonwealth arrived at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana on UH-60 Blackhawks to take part in the Employee Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Boss Lift, June 8, 2018. To see all the photos of this event, please click HERE. The Kentucky ESGR program provides the opportunity for civilian employers to interact with Kentucky National Guardsmen during their annual training. “We appreciate that you share your employees with us,” said ESGR State Chair, Phil Miller. “The main takeaway is these people are Citizen-Soldiers. This small […]

    Employers observe a day in the life of a Guardsman

    By Spc. John Stephens, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Edinburgh, In. – Employers from around the Commonwealth arrived at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana on UH-60 Blackhawks to take part in the Employee Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Boss Lift, June 8, 2018. To see all the photos of this event, please click HERE. The Kentucky ESGR program provides the opportunity for civilian employers to interact with Kentucky National Guardsmen during their annual training. “We appreciate that you share your employees with us,” said ESGR State Chair, Phil Miller. “The main takeaway is these people are Citizen-Soldiers. This small […]

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  • Story and Photos by 1st Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment NEWPORT, Ky. — Surviving family members of fallen U.S. military service men and women set sail for a riverboat ride on the Ohio River, Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Newport. These families, known as Gold Star families, are recognized by Survivors Outreach Services’ (SOS) for their sacrifice and in remembrance of their troops. To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. Organized by National Guard and Active Duty SOS coordinators, family members from 10 states enjoyed a ride on the Ohio River and a meal […]

    Five Years Stronger – Gold Star Families gather for annual recognition

    Story and Photos by 1st Lt. Michael Reinersman, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment NEWPORT, Ky. — Surviving family members of fallen U.S. military service men and women set sail for a riverboat ride on the Ohio River, Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Newport. These families, known as Gold Star families, are recognized by Survivors Outreach Services’ (SOS) for their sacrifice and in remembrance of their troops. To see all photos from this event, please click HERE. Organized by National Guard and Active Duty SOS coordinators, family members from 10 states enjoyed a ride on the Ohio River and a meal […]

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  • By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard This year and next, marks the 50th Anniversary of the activation of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s call-up and seventeen months of federal service in support of the Pueblo Crisis. On January 23, 1968, the United States Naval Ship Pueblo (AGER-2), a technical research ship (Naval Intelligence) was boarded and captured by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, off the coast of North Korea, in what has become known as the “Pueblo Incident” or alternatively as the “Pueblo Crisis.”  This incident precipitated the recall to federal service of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd […]

    Kentucky Airmen respond to Pueblo Crisis

    By John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard This year and next, marks the 50th Anniversary of the activation of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s call-up and seventeen months of federal service in support of the Pueblo Crisis. On January 23, 1968, the United States Naval Ship Pueblo (AGER-2), a technical research ship (Naval Intelligence) was boarded and captured by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, off the coast of North Korea, in what has become known as the “Pueblo Incident” or alternatively as the “Pueblo Crisis.”  This incident precipitated the recall to federal service of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd […]

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  • Story and Photos by Senior Airman Scott Jackson, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI — U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti Ambassador Larry André and his wife opened their home May 21 and 22 to host two Iftars the evening breaking of the fast celebrated by Muslims during the month of Ramadan. Click here for original article and accompanying photos Meaning “burning heat” in English, Ramadan is a holy month in the Islamic calendar. During the month, Muslims are called to fast from sun up to sun down. To eat before the dawn is partaking in […]

    Chaplains provide support to Djiboutian Iftar Feast

    Story and Photos by Senior Airman Scott Jackson, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI — U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti Ambassador Larry André and his wife opened their home May 21 and 22 to host two Iftars the evening breaking of the fast celebrated by Muslims during the month of Ramadan. Click here for original article and accompanying photos Meaning “burning heat” in English, Ramadan is a holy month in the Islamic calendar. During the month, Muslims are called to fast from sun up to sun down. To eat before the dawn is partaking in […]

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  • By Sgt. 1st Class Michael Embury, Kentucky National Guard Marathon Team LINCOLN, Neb. – 160 marathoners from the nations Army and Air National Guard representing 45 states and two U.S. territories beat the heat and competed in the 41st Annual Lincoln National Guard Marathon May 6 in Lincoln, Neb. Led through inspiration to honor a fellow team member the Kentucky National Guard Marathon Team succeeded on all levels in the recent National Guard Marathon Championships. In December (2017) Sgt. Angela Sullivan, a member of the 201st Engineer Battalion and the Kentucky National Guard Marathon Team for 3 years, was diagnosed […]

    Kentucky Guardsmen run marathon, honor Soldier

    By Sgt. 1st Class Michael Embury, Kentucky National Guard Marathon Team LINCOLN, Neb. – 160 marathoners from the nations Army and Air National Guard representing 45 states and two U.S. territories beat the heat and competed in the 41st Annual Lincoln National Guard Marathon May 6 in Lincoln, Neb. Led through inspiration to honor a fellow team member the Kentucky National Guard Marathon Team succeeded on all levels in the recent National Guard Marathon Championships. In December (2017) Sgt. Angela Sullivan, a member of the 201st Engineer Battalion and the Kentucky National Guard Marathon Team for 3 years, was diagnosed […]

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