Governor and Adjutant General visit families of deployed Guardsmen

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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Governor Steven L. Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear joined Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini and his wife Carol Tonini in bringing holiday greetings to the families of more than 350 deployed Kentucky National Guard troops, Dec. 19.

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).

Locations for the visits included Wellman Armory, Boone National Guard Center, Frankfort, Ky.; Kentucky National Guard Armory, 4911 Highway 801 North, Morehead, Ky.; and 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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