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  • 123rd Airlift Wing supports interoperability with Immediate Response

    More than 90 Airmen and three C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing participated in Immediate Response 2019, a multinational exercise co-led by Croatian Armed Forces, Slovenian Armed Forces and U.S. Army Europe, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, from May 9 to 22.
  • Ky. Guard medical staff share knowledge with Djiboutian hospital

    Several Soldiers and Airmen from Kentucky National Guard medical units joined together to offer their expertise to the military medical staff at the Ah-Bashir Military Hospital March 29 to April 4, 2019, as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program.
  • Plaque unveiled to honor recent Kentucky Air Guard retirees

    Thirty retired members of the Kentucky Air National Guard were honored April 13 when a plaque bearing their names was unveiled in front of the 123rd Airlift Wing’s Lt. Gen. John B. Conaway Headquarters Building in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • P-51 Mustang returns home to Kentucky Air Guard after 63 years

    A P-51 Mustang arrived back on the flight line of the Kentucky Air National Guard Base April 12, 2019, more than six decades after departing. The Mustang, serial number of 44-74202, was once assigned to the unit as a military fighter aircraft from 1953 to 1956. Now, it was returning home as a fully restored civilian warbird to fly in the 2019 Thunder Over Louisville air show.
  • Thunder air show draws hundreds of thousands to banks of the Ohio

    Hundreds of thousands of people lined the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Louisville, Ky., on April 13 for this year’s Thunder Over Louisville air show. The Kentucky Air National Guard once again served as the base of operations for more than two dozen military aircraft flying in the annual event, which has grown to become one of the largest single-day air shows in North America.
  • Thunder air show to feature demos by Ky. Air Guard, Navy F/A-18 team

    This year’s Thunder Over Louisville air show will feature two aerial demonstrations by members of the Kentucky Air National Guard, appearances by the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute demonstration team and precision aerobatics from a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration Team.
  • Ky. Air Guardsmen honored for outstanding service to community

    The Kentucky Air Guard’s Maj. Alyson Harris, Lt. Col. Tricia Adams and Lt. Col. Chris Bishop were recognized for exceptional service during the 2019 National Guard Association of Kentucky annual conference Feb. 9.
  • Army-Air Guard team earns certification in disaster-response exercise

    More than 200 Airmen and Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard have successfully completed a certification exercise here that tested their ability to respond to real-world crises involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive agents.
  • ESGR Bosslift gives employers an inside look at Kentucky Air Guard

    More than two-dozen civilian employers spent the day with members of the Kentucky Air National Guard March 15, talking to representatives from functional areas across the 123rd Airlift Wing and receiving a hands-on perspective of the unit’s mission as part of a “Bosslift” sponsored by the Kentucky Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
  • 123rd Airlift Wing earns 18th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    The Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing has earned its 18th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, a nearly unprecedented achievement that continues the wing’s record as the most decorated airlift unit in the Air National Guard and one of the most decorated wings in Air Force history.