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  • Wing completes historic Red Flag exercise

    The Kentucky Air National Guard made history this summer when 31 of its members deployed to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, to provide the expeditionary group command for a multinational training exercise called Cooperative Cope Thunder 06-03. The exercise, also known as Red Flag Alaska, marked the first time that a Guard unit had taken such a
  • Chaplain praised during deployment to UAE

    It may have been his first deployment to Southwest Asia, but Lt. Col. Tom Curry'soutstanding performance made the mission seem like old hat. During a 67-day deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, the Kentucky Air Guard's top chaplain earned accolades from seemingly everyone in his chain of command -- including the chairman of the
  • Kentucky Airmen complete Coronet Oak mission

    More than 120 members of the Kentucky Air Guard's 123rd Airlift Wing deployed to Muniz Air National Guard Base here this summer to support Operation Coronet Oak, a mission that provides vital airlift capabilities throughout the Southern Command Area of Responsibility.By ensuring the readiness of aircraft and resupplying U.S. government and military
  • Colonels receive Bronze Stars for combat service

    Two Kentucky Air Guard colonels have been awarded the Bronze Star for combat service in Afghanistan. Col. Mark Kraus, 123rd Airlift Wing commander, and Col. Steven P. Bullard, Kentucky Joint Force Headquarters director of joint doctrine and training, were recognized for their leadership in the face of the enemy during a ceremony held on base July
  • Wing recalls 'Pueblo Crisis' activation in 1960s

    More than 100 veterans, civilians and wing members gathered in the base Annex June 24 to observe Kentucky National Guard Day and mark the 40th anniversary of the Kentucky Air Guard's deployment in support of the "Pueblo Crisis."The historic Pueblo Crisis began on Jan. 23, 1968, when the USS Pueblo, a spy ship, was captured by the Democratic
  • Adams named top ANG optometrist

    Capt. Tricia Adams has been named the 2007 Air National Guard Optometry Officer of the Year for her outstanding achievements in the Kentucky Air Guard's 123rd Medical Group. In 2007, Captain Adams was the sole optometrist serving the base population, providing visual screenings and occupational health examinations for all personnel. She also
  • Wing takes 'triple crown' of inspections

    The 123rd Airlift Wing scored a triple crown of sorts in June when it completed three higher-headquarters inspections by logging prestigious "excellent" ratings in each. The wing successfully completed an Air Mobility Command Inspector General Unit Compliance Inspection, a U.S. Air Force Health Services Inspection and a Logistics Standardization
  • 123rd Aerial Port Squadron deactivated by order of NGB

    More than 100 Kentucky Air Guardsmen gathered in the Base Annex April 19 to witness the deactivation of the 123rd Aerial Port Squadron, a once-crucial unit established nearly 20 years ago to provide essential cargo services when the KyANG mission transitioned from reconnaissance to airlift in the late 1980s. The unit was eliminated at the direction
  • Panel recommends big changes to Air Guard

    An independent commission has recommended changes for the National Guard and the five other reserve components to reflect their transformation from a strategic reserve to an operational force. "At the core of these changes is the explicit recognition of the evolution of the reserve components from a purely strategic force, with lengthy mobilization
  • AMC welcomes tanker pick

    The commander of Air Mobility Command hailed the Air Force's recent aerial tanker source selection announcement as an important first step toward ensuring America maintains its global reach capability. Air Force officials announced Feb. 29 that Northrop Grumman Corporation was selected to build the new tanker, designated the KC-45. The new tanker