Kentucky National Guard http://wuky.org en University Of Kentucky And National Guard Strengthen Ties http://wuky.org/post/university-kentucky-and-national-guard-strengthen-ties <p>The University of Kentucky entered into an official partnership with the Kentucky National Guard Wednesday. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:10:38 +0000 Josh James 42111 at http://wuky.org University Of Kentucky And National Guard Strengthen Ties Ky. Guard Allowing Benefits For Same-Sex Marriages http://wuky.org/post/ky-guard-allowing-benefits-same-sex-marriages <p class="ap-story-p">Gov. Beshear has accepted a recommendation to allow spouses of gay National Guard members to apply for federal marriage benefits. Sun, 17 Nov 2013 02:39:49 +0000 Associated Press 40669 at http://wuky.org Ky. Guard Allowing Benefits For Same-Sex Marriages Hunting Area To Close For National Guard Training http://wuky.org/post/hunting-area-close-national-guard-training <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- An eastern Kentucky public hunting area owned by the Kentucky National Guard will be closed to public access on several dates while the guard uses the site for training.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Hidden Valley Training Site in Powell County opened Saturday under statewide regulations for archery and crossbow deer hunting and is also open for small game hunting under statewide seasons. It's closed to the public at the end of archery deer season, which is Jan. 20.</span></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:12:45 +0000 Associated Press 37252 at http://wuky.org Hunting Area To Close For National Guard Training Ky. National Guard To Break Ground On Facility http://wuky.org/post/ky-national-guard-break-ground-facility <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky National Guard is set to break ground on a new $25 million Army Aviation Support facility in Frankfort.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The new hangars and offices space will replace an older facility built in 1958.</span></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:47:48 +0000 Associated Press 34371 at http://wuky.org Ky. National Guard To Break Ground On Facility Ky. National Guard To Expand Aviation Center http://wuky.org/post/ky-national-guard-expand-aviation-center <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A plan to relocate and expand hangar space to house Kentucky National Guard helicopters is meeting some resistance from neighbors.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The State Journal reports the Boone National Guard Center plans to move its Army Aviation Support Facility closer to the Capital City Airport runway and triple its size from about 39,000 square feet to about 120,000 square feet.</span></p> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 14:24:53 +0000 Associated Press 33153 at http://wuky.org Ky. National Guard To Expand Aviation Center Ky. Air Guard Acquires Planes From Tennessee http://wuky.org/post/ky-air-guard-acquires-planes-tennessee <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Air National Guard is adding to its fleet of C-130 planes as part of an ongoing realignment across the Air Force. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:17:11 +0000 Brenna Angel 18863 at http://wuky.org Ky. Air Guard Acquires Planes From Tennessee Ky. Air Guard Sending 70 Airmen Overseas http://wuky.org/post/ky-air-guard-sending-70-airmen-overseas <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard&#39;s 123rd Airlift Wing are heading to the Persian Gulf region.</p><p>The National Guard says 70 airmen and two C-130 aircraft leave Monday, including air crew members, maintenance troops and support staff. About half will remain overseas for four months, with the other half returning home in two months and being replaced by a second rotation of about 30.</p><p>The deploying airmen will operate from an undisclosed air base in southwest Asia, flying troops and cargo missions as part of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:00:49 +0000 Associated Press 16894 at http://wuky.org Ky. Air Guard Sending 70 Airmen Overseas Ky. National Guard Deploying to Afghanistan http://wuky.org/post/ky-national-guard-deploying-afghanistan <p>SPRINGFIELD, Ky. - <span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Friends and family members will gather at a central Kentucky church Wednesday to say goodbye to 15 Kentucky National Guard members leaving for Afghanistan.</span></font></span></font></span> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:35:47 +0000 Brenna Angel 16256 at http://wuky.org Ky. National Guard Deploying to Afghanistan Dozens of Kentucky Guard Members Returning Home http://wuky.org/post/dozens-kentucky-guard-members-returning-home <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky.&nbsp; - Several dozen Kentucky National Guard members will be welcomed back to the state on Tuesday in Louisville.</p><p><br />More than 60 members of the Agribusiness Development Team 3 are returning to Kentucky. The team worked to sustain relationships built between previous teams and Afghan farmers. The guard says it&#39;s all part of an effort to help the country become agriculturally self-sufficient by developing the agricultural marketplace.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:02:57 +0000 Associated Press 10539 at http://wuky.org Dozens of Kentucky Guard Members Returning Home In Depth: National Guardsmen Face Higher Unemployment Rate http://wuky.org/post/depth-national-guardsmen-face-higher-unemployment-rate <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535319818f07f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535319818f07f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535319818f07f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wuky/local-wuky-982038.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. – Across the U.S., the unemployment rate sits at 9.1 percent. In Kentucky, it's 9.6 percent. But among Kentucky's National Guard members, the amount of people without a full-time civilian job is 15-20 percent, depending on how many units are on active duty deployment. Brenna Angel reports on why it's hard for citizen soldiers to find and keep a job, and what the military is doing to help.</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:34:18 +0000 Brenna Angel 9158 at http://wuky.org In Depth: National Guardsmen Face Higher Unemployment Rate