Governor and First Lady bring holiday greetings

MEDIA ADVISORY

Governor and First Lady bring holiday greetings to Families of Deployed Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen

December 18, 2009
CONTACT:  Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht, 502-607-1556, cell 502-352-8008

WHO:  Governor Steven L. Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear, Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini, Carol Tonini
WHAT:  Holiday visit with the families of Kentucky National Guard Soldiers and Airmen
WHEN:   Saturday, December 19, 2009
WHERE:  Frankfort, Morehead and Louisville (see below itinerary)

Frankfort, Ky. — Governor Steven L. Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear will join Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini and his wife Carol Tonini this Saturday in bringing holiday greetings to the families of more than 350 deployed Kentucky National Guard troops.

Units represented during the visits with the First Family include 299th and 301st Chemical Companies (Iraq); 20th Special Forces Group, Task Force Cyclone and the Agribusiness Development Team (Afghanistan); Bravo Co., 2nd Battalion, 147th Aviation and Charlie Co. 169th MEDEVAC (Medical Evacuation), 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade (Kosovo); and the 123rd Airlift Wing (Germany).

Times and locations of the visits are as follows:
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: Wellman Armory, Boone National Guard Center, Frankfort, Ky.
11 a.m. – noon: Kentucky National Guard Armory, 4911 Highway 801 North, Morehead, Ky.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Kentucky Air National Guard Base, 1101 Grade Lane, Louisville, Ky.

More than 12,000 Kentucky National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen have deployed since September 11, 2001.  For additional information on the Kentucky Guard visit www.dma.ky.gov.

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