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  • Staff Article, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Click here for more photos from the event WASHINGTON, DC — The Kentucky National Guard’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini, was recognized as the ChalleNGe Champion at the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe’s eighth annual gala in Washington, DC for Kentucky’s dedication and success with the two Commonwealth ChalleNGe programs. Tonini spearheaded the initiative to create and launch a second youth challeNGe academy in Harlan County , Kentucky that opened in the summer of 2012. The gala at the nation’s capitol featured celebrities, members of Congress, Governors, senior National Guard and military members, […]

    Kentucky’s Adjutant General Receives Prestigious Youth ChalleNGe Award for Kentucky’s Successful Programs

    Staff Article, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Click here for more photos from the event WASHINGTON, DC — The Kentucky National Guard’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini, was recognized as the ChalleNGe Champion at the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe’s eighth annual gala in Washington, DC for Kentucky’s dedication and success with the two Commonwealth ChalleNGe programs. Tonini spearheaded the initiative to create and launch a second youth challeNGe academy in Harlan County , Kentucky that opened in the summer of 2012. The gala at the nation’s capitol featured celebrities, members of Congress, Governors, senior National Guard and military members, […]

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  • Story and photos by Capt. Andi Hahn, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office FRANKFORT, Ky.—The Kentucky National Guard’s eight-month journey commemorating the 200th anniversary of Kentucky’s involvement in the War of 1812 and strong partnership with Canada came to an end during Canada week in Kentucky Feb. 10-14. The week began with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Kentucky State War Memorial where fallen Kentucky Soldiers were honored at the Frankfort Cemetery, Feb. 9.  Guest speakers included the Adjutant General of Kentucky Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, Consulate General of Canada Dr. Roy Norton and Mayor of Frankfort William May. “History […]

    ‘Oh Canada’ Week in Kentucky

    Story and photos by Capt. Andi Hahn, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office FRANKFORT, Ky.—The Kentucky National Guard’s eight-month journey commemorating the 200th anniversary of Kentucky’s involvement in the War of 1812 and strong partnership with Canada came to an end during Canada week in Kentucky Feb. 10-14. The week began with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Kentucky State War Memorial where fallen Kentucky Soldiers were honored at the Frankfort Cemetery, Feb. 9.  Guest speakers included the Adjutant General of Kentucky Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, Consulate General of Canada Dr. Roy Norton and Mayor of Frankfort William May. “History […]

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  • Story and photos by Capt. Andi Hahn, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office FRANKFORT, Ky.–Kentucky National Guardsmen Chief Warrant Officer Ryan T. Thompson, aviation maintenance technician with C Company, 1st Battalion,  376th Security and Support Aviation, was named Kentucky National Guard’s Warrant Officer of the Year at a ceremony held at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., Jan 17. The warrant officer of the year nominees are a selection of warrants from each major command in the Kentucky Guard and according to State Command Chief Warrant Officer James W. Simms, they are the best of the best. “Our warrants are […]

    Thompson named Kentucky National Guard Warrant Officer of the Year

    Story and photos by Capt. Andi Hahn, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office FRANKFORT, Ky.–Kentucky National Guardsmen Chief Warrant Officer Ryan T. Thompson, aviation maintenance technician with C Company, 1st Battalion,  376th Security and Support Aviation, was named Kentucky National Guard’s Warrant Officer of the Year at a ceremony held at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., Jan 17. The warrant officer of the year nominees are a selection of warrants from each major command in the Kentucky Guard and according to State Command Chief Warrant Officer James W. Simms, they are the best of the best. “Our warrants are […]

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  • By Capt. Andi Hahn, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office Click HERE for more  pictures from the bicentennial event on our flickr site! MONROE, Mich.—Re-enactors depicting the War of 1812, select Kentucky Guardsmen and Canadian dignitaries met to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the River Raisin in Monroe, Mich., Jan. 19. Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, State Command Sgt. Maj. Greg Armstrong, Capt. Jake McKinney and KYNG historian John Trowbridge were invited to take part in the bicentennial celebration and honor the service and sacrifices of the Kentucky Militia. Seven years in the making […]

    Fight as Kentuckians, Remember the Raisin

    By Capt. Andi Hahn, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office Click HERE for more  pictures from the bicentennial event on our flickr site! MONROE, Mich.—Re-enactors depicting the War of 1812, select Kentucky Guardsmen and Canadian dignitaries met to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the River Raisin in Monroe, Mich., Jan. 19. Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, State Command Sgt. Maj. Greg Armstrong, Capt. Jake McKinney and KYNG historian John Trowbridge were invited to take part in the bicentennial celebration and honor the service and sacrifices of the Kentucky Militia. Seven years in the making […]

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  • By Capt. Andi Hahn, Public Affairs Office To view all the photos from this event, please click HERE. FRANKFORT, Ky.—Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and wife Jane, joined Kentucky Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini and wife Carol, to visit with families and troops from the Kentucky National Guard as part of an annual Christmas tradition Dec 1. Beshear and Tonini spent the morning at a Christmas breakfast with members of the 138th Fires Brigade and their Families in Lexington, Ky. Soldiers currently stationed in the Horn of Africa joined the festivities via a Skype connection broadcast into the unit’s […]

    Christmas in the Commonwealth

    By Capt. Andi Hahn, Public Affairs Office To view all the photos from this event, please click HERE. FRANKFORT, Ky.—Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and wife Jane, joined Kentucky Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini and wife Carol, to visit with families and troops from the Kentucky National Guard as part of an annual Christmas tradition Dec 1. Beshear and Tonini spent the morning at a Christmas breakfast with members of the 138th Fires Brigade and their Families in Lexington, Ky. Soldiers currently stationed in the Horn of Africa joined the festivities via a Skype connection broadcast into the unit’s […]

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  • Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Click here for more photos of this event. FRANKFORT, Ky. – Four brand new lieutenants were commissioned before a crowd of family, friends and fellow Soldiers in a ceremony conducted at the Boone National Guard Center on April 3, 2012. The graduates – each a product of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Winter Accelerated Officer Candidate School – included 2nd Lt. John M. Carolan, 2nd Lt. Tyler C. Curran, 2nd Lt. Holdun M. Reed and 2nd Lt. David S. Terracino. Maj. Gen. Ed Tonini, adjutant general for Kentucky, spoke highly of the recruits and […]

    Family and friends hail new Kentucky Army National Guard lieutenants

    Story by David Altom, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Click here for more photos of this event. FRANKFORT, Ky. – Four brand new lieutenants were commissioned before a crowd of family, friends and fellow Soldiers in a ceremony conducted at the Boone National Guard Center on April 3, 2012. The graduates – each a product of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Winter Accelerated Officer Candidate School – included 2nd Lt. John M. Carolan, 2nd Lt. Tyler C. Curran, 2nd Lt. Holdun M. Reed and 2nd Lt. David S. Terracino. Maj. Gen. Ed Tonini, adjutant general for Kentucky, spoke highly of the recruits and […]

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  • Story and Photos by Capt. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs To see all the photos of the event, please click HERE for our official Flickr page. MIDWAY, Ky. — More than 60 members of the Kentucky National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team 4 were honored during a farewell ceremony today at the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church in Midway, Ky. “This mission for the Guard is unique because of the assets we have in our ranks,” said Maj. Walt Leaumont, Executive Officer for the ADT. “Our Soldiers and Airmen work full-time civilian jobs that give them the skill-set necessary […]

    Kentucky Guard Agribusiness Development Team 4 mobilizes for Afghanistan

    Story and Photos by Capt. Stephen Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs To see all the photos of the event, please click HERE for our official Flickr page. MIDWAY, Ky. — More than 60 members of the Kentucky National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team 4 were honored during a farewell ceremony today at the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church in Midway, Ky. “This mission for the Guard is unique because of the assets we have in our ranks,” said Maj. Walt Leaumont, Executive Officer for the ADT. “Our Soldiers and Airmen work full-time civilian jobs that give them the skill-set necessary […]

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  • Story and photos by Capt. Stephen D. Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs [flickr video=6555432291 secret=fc017c5384 w=400 h=225] (The above video shows the 201st Engineer Battalion being honored on the floor of Rupp Arena during the UK vs. Loyola Game Dec. 22, when Gov. Steve Beshear and Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini presented the Valorous Unit Award in honor of the unit’s actions in Afghanistan in 2008. Video by Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs) LEXINGTON, Ky.– Governor Steve Beshear joined Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini and thousands of University of Kentucky basketball fans in […]

    Gov. Beshear honors Kentucky Guard Soldiers for wartime service during UK game half-time ceremony

    Story and photos by Capt. Stephen D. Martin, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs [flickr video=6555432291 secret=fc017c5384 w=400 h=225] (The above video shows the 201st Engineer Battalion being honored on the floor of Rupp Arena during the UK vs. Loyola Game Dec. 22, when Gov. Steve Beshear and Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini presented the Valorous Unit Award in honor of the unit’s actions in Afghanistan in 2008. Video by Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs) LEXINGTON, Ky.– Governor Steve Beshear joined Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini and thousands of University of Kentucky basketball fans in […]

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  • Story by Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht, Director Pubic Affairs, Kentucky National Guard Frankfort, Ky (Dec 13, 2011)–Governor Steve Beshear appointed  Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini as the Kentucky’s Adjutant General during a private swearing-in ceremony in Frankfort’s Capitol rotunda at midnight, Monday. This is Tonini’s second appointment as the Commanding General of the Kentucky National Guard. Tonini is the Commonwealth’s 51st Adjutant. In accordance with KRS 036.020 (Adjutant General – Appointment), “The Governor, immediately on his induction into office, shall appoint the adjutant general who shall have served honorably, or be serving, as a commissioned officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.” This equated […]

    Tonini re-appointed as Kentucky’s Adjutant General on the National Guard’s 375th Birthday

    Story by Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht, Director Pubic Affairs, Kentucky National Guard Frankfort, Ky (Dec 13, 2011)–Governor Steve Beshear appointed  Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini as the Kentucky’s Adjutant General during a private swearing-in ceremony in Frankfort’s Capitol rotunda at midnight, Monday. This is Tonini’s second appointment as the Commanding General of the Kentucky National Guard. Tonini is the Commonwealth’s 51st Adjutant. In accordance with KRS 036.020 (Adjutant General – Appointment), “The Governor, immediately on his induction into office, shall appoint the adjutant general who shall have served honorably, or be serving, as a commissioned officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.” This equated […]

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  • Story by Maj. Shawn Keller, Kentucky National Guard State Partnership Program Click here to view more photos FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky National Guard State Partnership Program hosted a team of Army aviators and maintainers from the Republic of Ecuador at the Army Aviation Support Facility on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky.  The group consisted of six pilots, two maintenance and logistics personnel and one Ecuador civilian translator. They were accompanied by Air Force Lt. Col. Peter Jacob from the U.S. Military Group, Ecuador. The Ecuadorian visitors were given an in-depth look at the Kentucky National Guard’s aviation operations […]

    Kentucky Guard aviation Soldiers share knowledge with Ecuadorian Army Air Group

    Story by Maj. Shawn Keller, Kentucky National Guard State Partnership Program Click here to view more photos FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky National Guard State Partnership Program hosted a team of Army aviators and maintainers from the Republic of Ecuador at the Army Aviation Support Facility on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky.  The group consisted of six pilots, two maintenance and logistics personnel and one Ecuador civilian translator. They were accompanied by Air Force Lt. Col. Peter Jacob from the U.S. Military Group, Ecuador. The Ecuadorian visitors were given an in-depth look at the Kentucky National Guard’s aviation operations […]

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