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Only two days left for the Kentucky State Fair. Stop by the South Wing, Column B16, to visit the Kentucky Air National Guard booth!
Please welcome Lt. Col. Kevin Krauss, Lt. Col. Kevin Howard and Maj. Joshua Elwell as they assume new responsibilities as commanders of three units at the 123rd Airlift Wing.
PHOTO GALLERY: President Donald Trump and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin arrived at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., aboard Air Force One today. Trump was in town to speak at an AMVETS convention and attend a fundraiser for Bevin’s re-election campaign. Kentucky National Guard Air National Guard Air National Guard Director
Congratulations, Brig. Gen. Wilkinson! Air Force Special Operations Command Air Force Special Tactics Kentucky National Guard
PHOTO GALLERY: Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Wilkinson became the commonwealth’s new assistant adjutant general for Air during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky. Aug. 11. Air Force Special Operations Command Air Force Special Tactics Kentucky National Guard
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PHOTO GALLERY: The director of the Air National Guard, Lt. Gen. Scott L. Rice, presented the Distinguished Service Medal to Brig. Gen. Warren H. Hurst, Kentucky’s assistant adjutant for Air, during a ceremony at the Kentucky National Guard Base Saturday. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Lt. Col. Dale Greer) Air National Guard Air National Guard Director Kentucky National Guard
PHOTO GALLERY: Lt. Gen. Scott L. Rice, director of the Air National Guard, met with Airmen from the 123rd Airlift Wing and toured the Kentucky Air National Guard Base during a visit here Saturday. Rice held a town hall meeting to answer questions and discuss issues currently affecting the Air Guard, including C-130 aircraft modernization, expansion of the Active Guard and Reserve program, and potential drawdowns in the medical service corps. Rice also visited numerous duty sections to learn more about the wing’s unique mission sets. In addition to providing tactical C-130 airlift and aircraft maintenance, the wing is home to the only contingency response group in the Air National Guard; a special tactics squadron with combat control, pararescue and special reconnaissance Airmen; two Critical Care Air Transport Teams; an Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight; a fatality search and recovery team; and a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package. A full third of the wing was deployed around the world in 2018, supporting combat operations from multiple theaters. The wing also has been heavily engaged in disaster response, deploying nearly 200 personnel for hurricane rescue and recovery operations in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean in 2017 and 2018. Air National Guard Air National Guard Director Kentucky National Guard
PHOTO GALLERY: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein toured the Kentucky Air National Guard Base Saturday, meeting with Airmen and learning about the unique mission sets of the 123rd Airlift Wing. In addition to providing tactical C-130 airlift and aircraft maintenance, the wing is home to the only contingency response group in the Air National Guard; a special tactics squadron with combat control, pararescue and special reconnaissance Airmen; two Critical Care Air Transport Teams; an Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight; a fatality search and recovery team; and a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package. Goldfein was on base to present the Distinguished Flying Cross to a Kentucky Air Guard pilot whose decisive action during a 2016 training flight lead to the successful recovery of a C-130 aircraft following a catastrophic mechanical failure. Lt. Col. John “J.T.” Hourigan’s expert airmanship saved the lives of six crew members and a $30 million aircraft. Air National Guard Air National Guard Director Kentucky National Guard #CSAF #Airmen #USAF #AirForce
PHOTO GALLERY: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lt. Col. J.T Hourigan during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville yesterday. Well done, J.T.! Air National Guard Director Air National Guard Kentucky National Guard #CSAF, #Airmen, #USAF, #AirForce
Lt. Col. J.T. Hourigan, a pilot in the 123rd Airlift Wing, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville yesterday. Hourigan earned the medal for preventing a catastrophic, in-flight mishap that would have resulted in the loss of aircraft and crew if not for his decisive action. Congratulations, J.T.! Air National Guard Director Air National Guard Kentucky National Guard #CSAF, #Airmen, #USAF, #AirForce
HAPPENING NOW: Lt. Gen. Scott L. Rice (right), director of the Air National Guard, meets Callie, the only search-and-rescue dog in the Department of Defense, and her handler, Master Sgt. Rudy Parsons, a pararescueman in the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, during a visit to the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky. Aug. 10, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Dale Greer) Air National Guard Director
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Photo Gallery: See Callie, the only search and rescue dog in the Department of Defense, parachute, rappel and search rubble piles as part of her training with the Kentucky Air Guard's 123rd Special Tactics Squadron and Master Sgt. Rudy Parsons. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton) Air National Guard Air National Guard Director United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Air Force Special Tactics Airman Magazine
You’ve seen the video, now read the article and view our photo gallery! The Kentucky Air Guard introduces Callie, the only search and rescue dog in the Department of Defense. United States Air Force Air National Guard Air Force Special Operations Command Air Force Special Tactics Air National Guard Director Airman Magazine Modern Dog magazine Bark Magazine Dogster
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“It’s no overstatement to say that brilliant ideas combined with trailblazing Airmen makes today’s Air Force the mo… https://t.co/qsDWN2Den5
An F-22 Raptor aircraft assigned to the 3rd Wing approaches for landing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during R… https://t.co/EMKHnjC6p0
A C-130H from the 302nd Airlift Wing, equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, flies over fires near… https://t.co/9BPVXNFual
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A C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord flies over the Seattle skyline after completing a training exe… https://t.co/4IodNs1bId
#DYK The T-33A Shooting Star at Moody AFB's air park was developed from the single-seat F-80 fighter by lengthening… https://t.co/XXY3pAHDzu
A C-17 Globemaster III returns to @TeamCharleston after evacuating to Ellsworth AFB. Ellsworth has a support agree… https://t.co/vtHhp1ETVC
RT @DeptofDefense: #OTD in 1949, the DOD was formed, unifying the military under the secretary of defense. Our thanks to everyone who serve…
Starting off the week with some air power! . An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing takes off from Joint Base Elme… https://t.co/cjvCe6fSOk
RT @HQ_AFMC: “We need out-of-the-box thinkers to succeed in our mission of developing the base of the future,” said Brig. Gen. Patrice Mel…
“With accelerating disruptive technologies...rewriting Air Power for all nations, not just the U.S., continuing our… https://t.co/WDD6LsQGkr
#Resilience: The story of the Peck family’s and their battle with breast cancer. #TotalForce @ScottAFB https://t.co/PYGgSOQwcu
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Difficult, but not impossible. @GenCQBrownJr addresses the challenges the Air Force faces going forward. https://t.co/kF4FdxN5S6