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Kentucky Air National Guard members return home after aiding in D-Day celebration in France

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Members of the Kentucky Air National Guard returned to Louisville Tuesday afternoon after participating in events to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in France. The Guardsmen performed seven flyovers and helped airdrop nearly 1,000 U.S. and Allied paratroopers over the hallowed ground, as part of the ceremonies. The 123rd Airlift Wing deployed two C-130 Hercules aircraft...

Kentucky Air National Guard unit to be part of the 75th anniversary D-Day ceremony in Normandy

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing is deploying more than 30 Airmen and two C-130 Hercules aircraft to Europe on Saturday where they will be the only National Guard unit in the country that will take part in the 75th-anniversary reenactment of D-Day. 
On June 9, the Kentucky Airmen will airdrop U.S. Army paratroopers over Normandy, France, in commemoration...

Sixty Kentucky Air National Guardsmen return home safely after deployment to Persian Gulf

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today (Photos from Kentucky National Guard) It was an especially happy Fourth of July for the families of more than 60 Kentucky Air National Guard members who returned from their four-month Persian Gulf deployment on Wednesday. The Airmen, who arrived aboard Kentucky Air Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft, had been working from an undisclosed air base, flying troops and cargo across...

Mitch McConnell: Recent National Defense legislation is good for our nation’s military, and Kentucky

I take seriously Congress’ solemn responsibility to provide our nation’s servicemembers with the training, weaponry and capabilities they need to protect our country. The Senate recently passed critical legislation that authorizes these resources, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and I was proud to support it. Our nation faces numerous challenges around the world from both state actors...

Wisdom Tree Technologies awarded contracts to support Kentucky Air National Guard, U.S. Army

Wisdom Tree Technologies LLC (WTT) has been awarded a contract with the Kentucky Air National Guard (KYANG) in Louisville to provide operational management support to the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron (STS). WTT’s work with the 123rd STS will see the company take on the role of coordinating the missions and activities of the 123rd across the Continental United States, requiring a wide knowledge...

More rescue workers from Kentucky headed to Texas to assist with Harvey cleanup effort

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today More Kentuckians are heading to Texas to aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Forty-six airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard will join with 14 other members who were sent Sunday to perform rescue operations in the Friendswood area about halfway between Houston and Galveston. The additional airmen were sent Tuesday to George Bush International Airport in Houston where...

Kentucky Air National Guard in Texas to assist with Hurricane Harvey rescue and recovery efforts

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today LOUISVILLE, Ky. –  Members of the Kentucky Air National Guard are in Texas, aiding rescue and recovery efforts from catastrophic Hurricane Harvey. Fourteen Airmen are among those deployed, where they will comprise two Personnel Recovery Teams. They all have expertise in swift-water rescue, confined-space operations and emergency medical care. Equipment they brought...