Kentucky National Guard

Kentucky National Guard Unit Deployed To Afghanistan

May 1, 2015

The Army National Guard says a central Kentucky unit is preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.

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.

Ky. Air Guard Sending 70 Airmen Overseas

Jul 2, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Airlift Wing are heading to the Persian Gulf region.

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.

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.

SPRINGFIELD, Ky. - Friends and family members will gather at a central Kentucky church Wednesday to say goodbye to 15 Kentucky National Guard members leaving for Afghanistan.

Dozens of Kentucky Guard Members Returning Home

Feb 28, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  - Several dozen Kentucky National Guard members will be welcomed back to the state on Tuesday in Louisville.

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's all part of an effort to help the country become agriculturally self-sufficient by developing the agricultural marketplace.

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.

CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – The United States invaded Iraq in 2003. Now eight years later, the Department of Defense is ready to finalize the military drawdown. Helping in that effort are soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard and three other states. Brenna Angel reports on what some are thinking about as they prepare for the historic mission.