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  • C-130 Hercules Factsheet

    MissionThe C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. The C-130 operates throughout the U.S. Air Force, serving with Air Mobility Command, Air Force Special Operations
  • Community Relations

    Where can I find Base Tour information?Periodically, local groups and organizations request tours of the 123rd Airlift Wing, we try to accommodate such requests. If your organization is interested in learning more about the Kentucky Air National Guard, please fill out the Events Request form and email it to
  • History

    123rd Airlift Wing HistoryThe Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Airlift Wing is one of the most decorated units in the United States Air Force, with a proud history of global engagement and unsurpassed achievement. The wing's honors include 15 Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards, three Curtis N. "Rusty" Metcalf Trophies, three 15th Air Force Solano
  • How can I request a Base Tour?

    Periodically, local groups and organizations request tours of the 123rd Airlift Wing, we try to accommodate such requests. If your organization is interested in learning more about the Kentucky Air National Guard, please fill out the Events Request form and email it to usaf.ky.123-aw.list.pa-public-affairs@mail.mil.
  • Medical Doctors Needed

    If you are a physician...the Kentucky Air National Guard Needs You! The Air National Guard is unique among the reserve services. It serves the interests of the nation in its Federal status. In its state role, the Air National Guard responds to disasters and other emergency roles when summoned to duty by the respective governors. The Air National
  • Mini C-130

    The Kentucky Air National Guard Mini C-130 is a scale replica of its airborne big sister, the C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft flown by the men and women of the Louisville-based 123rd Airlift Wing.The Mini C-130 isn't capable of flight, but its realistic sheet-metal and steel-frame construction features working propellers, a functional cargo door, a
  • Pilot and Combat System Officer Opportunities

    The Kentucky Air National Guard flies the C-130 Hercules aircraft. We believe we have the best aircrew of the entire Air National Guard and have the awards to prove it. Each year we have the opportunity to select individuals to attend Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) and Combat Systems Officer (CSO). This opportunity is open to all individuals
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