SPP Archive

  • Story by Maj. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs DJIBOUTI CITY, DJIBOUTI – Kentucky National Guard senior leadership travelled overseas in June to help celebrate Djibouti’s 40th independence day anniversary and to recognize two years of partnership between the organizations. To view all photos from this trip, Please visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/kyngpao/albums OR scroll to the bottom for the links to each engagement. Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Adams III, Kentucky National Guard’s Land Component commander, and State Command Sgt. Major David Munden visited Djibouti June 23-28 to participate in several military to military engagements and help honor the country during the annual […]

    Kentucky celebrates two year state partnership with Djibouti

    Story by Maj. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs DJIBOUTI CITY, DJIBOUTI – Kentucky National Guard senior leadership travelled overseas in June to help celebrate Djibouti’s 40th independence day anniversary and to recognize two years of partnership between the organizations. To view all photos from this trip, Please visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/kyngpao/albums OR scroll to the bottom for the links to each engagement. Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Adams III, Kentucky National Guard’s Land Component commander, and State Command Sgt. Major David Munden visited Djibouti June 23-28 to participate in several military to military engagements and help honor the country during the annual […]

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  • MJO Story by Maj. Dale Greer, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Five members of the Ecuadorian Air Force spent the past week touring the Kentucky Air National Guard Base to learn more about the challenge of moving an airlift wing from a decommissioned base to a new facility. The Ecuadorian Air Force’s 11th Airlift Wing, a mixed-aircraft unit with C-130 assets, is slated to relocate to a new commercial airport in Quito, much as Kentucky’s 123rd Airlift Wing did in 1995 when it moved to a brand-new site at Louisville International Airport. “The theme of their visit is […]

    Ecuadorian Air Force team visits Kentucky Air Guard in preparation for move to a new base

    MJO Story by Maj. Dale Greer, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Five members of the Ecuadorian Air Force spent the past week touring the Kentucky Air National Guard Base to learn more about the challenge of moving an airlift wing from a decommissioned base to a new facility. The Ecuadorian Air Force’s 11th Airlift Wing, a mixed-aircraft unit with C-130 assets, is slated to relocate to a new commercial airport in Quito, much as Kentucky’s 123rd Airlift Wing did in 1995 when it moved to a brand-new site at Louisville International Airport. “The theme of their visit is […]

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  • ACH By Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Ketterer, Kentucky Air National Guard     ALBANY, Ky. (September 23, 2010)– Kentucky Air National Guardsmen hosted an underwater search and rescue exchange with Ecuadorian military members and their National Police Sept. 17 at Dale Hollow Lake in Albany, Ky. The event was part of the State Partnership Program – a cooperative that allows Bluegrass guardsmen to interface and learn from their Ecuadorian counterparts. “The State Partnership Program is widespread across the Guard because of the continuity and longevity of relationships our Guardsmen can provide,” said Maj. Matt Groves, Kentucky National Guard State […]

    State Partnership Program benefits with Help of 123rd Special Tactics

    ACH By Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Ketterer, Kentucky Air National Guard     ALBANY, Ky. (September 23, 2010)– Kentucky Air National Guardsmen hosted an underwater search and rescue exchange with Ecuadorian military members and their National Police Sept. 17 at Dale Hollow Lake in Albany, Ky. The event was part of the State Partnership Program – a cooperative that allows Bluegrass guardsmen to interface and learn from their Ecuadorian counterparts. “The State Partnership Program is widespread across the Guard because of the continuity and longevity of relationships our Guardsmen can provide,” said Maj. Matt Groves, Kentucky National Guard State […]

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  • FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 18, 2010) – Five officers from around the world visited the headquarters of the Kentucky National Guard to learn more about the National Guard’s role in the American military, Feb. 18. Officers from Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Portugal, and Slovenia, who are attending the U.S. Army Armor Captain’s Career Course at nearby Ft. Knox, took time to learn about the National Guard’s unique place in the American armed forces.  After receiving a briefing on the National Guard from Air Force Maj. Matthew Groves, the officers were greeted by the Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini. “We are […]

    Foreign officers visit the Kentucky National Guard headquarters

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 18, 2010) – Five officers from around the world visited the headquarters of the Kentucky National Guard to learn more about the National Guard’s role in the American military, Feb. 18. Officers from Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Portugal, and Slovenia, who are attending the U.S. Army Armor Captain’s Career Course at nearby Ft. Knox, took time to learn about the National Guard’s unique place in the American armed forces.  After receiving a briefing on the National Guard from Air Force Maj. Matthew Groves, the officers were greeted by the Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini. “We are […]

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  • Brig. Gen. Michael Dornbush welcomes a group of Ecuadoran Army officers who are visiting Kentucky through the National Guard’s State Partnership Program to learn new methods of work together with law enforcement agencies in Ecuador, August 25. The National Guard State Partnership Program pairs up U.S. states with nations around the world to improve international relations and cooperation through familiarization visits, military training opportunities, and civil-military liaison events. This visit will focus on helping the Ecuadoran Army better integrate military working dogs into their civil, military and law enforcement operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler, 133rd Mobile […]

    Ecuadoran Army Officers visit Kentucky

    Brig. Gen. Michael Dornbush welcomes a group of Ecuadoran Army officers who are visiting Kentucky through the National Guard’s State Partnership Program to learn new methods of work together with law enforcement agencies in Ecuador, August 25. The National Guard State Partnership Program pairs up U.S. states with nations around the world to improve international relations and cooperation through familiarization visits, military training opportunities, and civil-military liaison events. This visit will focus on helping the Ecuadoran Army better integrate military working dogs into their civil, military and law enforcement operations. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler, 133rd Mobile […]

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