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As members of the Chaplain Corps, we have a passion to serve, and a responsibility to integrate and align our service with the tactics, techniques, and procedures of the National Guard. That alignment enables us to fully realize our roles as servant leaders and more effectively advise our commanders.

We provide support to Airmen, Soldiers, leaders, families, and our own Corps whenever and wherever we are needed. In that respect, we are constantly reminded that our roles are fluid, and influenced more by the commitment to service than by rank.

The chaplaincy provides a safe, professional and confidential source for Soldiers, Leaders and Families in times of need and celebration.

  • Worship Services
  • Individual, Marriage, and Family Pastoral Counseling
  • Denominational Rites and Ordinances
  • Marriage Ceremonies
  • Military Funerals
  • Memorial Ceremonies and Services
  • Deployment Cycle Support
  • Spiritual Fitness Events
  • Moral and Ethics Guidance
  • Confidentiality
  • Strong Bonds Single, Married, and Family Events (Army only)
  • Resource Referral

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State Chaplain
Chaplain (COL) Julian (Jay) Padgett


CH (MAJ) Honeycutt (502) 607-1729

CH (CPT) Granderson (502) 607-1942

SPC DeMoss (Religious Affairs Specialist) (502) 607-1733

For additional support:

CH (LTC) Draper –


Strong Bonds

Kentucky National Guard Strong Bonds Weekends

Contact the State Chaplain’s office at (502) 607-1729 to register for an event or request further information.
*Childcare is available for all events.


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