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Kentucky Guardsman Completes Ranger School on First Go 
December 7, 2023
Kentucky Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Dustin McKie-Miller's girlfriend, Army Capt. Carly Schroeder, puts the Ranger Tab patch on his arm after his graduation from Ranger School at Fort Moore, Georgia, Aug. 18, 2023. McKie-Miller aced every challenge of the Ranger training on his first attempt and finished the course in 62 days, the shortest time possible.

44th IBCT Builds ‘Generational Readiness’ in JRTC Rotation
June 20, 2023
Spc. Christopher Strawn, with G Company, 250th Brigade Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, participates in a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Johnson, Louisiana. About 3,000 Soldiers from the 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team participated in the rotation May 29-June 11, 2023, with another 2,500 from Army Guard units in a dozen states and Puerto Rico.

Kentucky Army Guard, SPP Partner Ecuador Exchange Knowledge
June 30, 2022
Kentucky Army National Guard and Ecuadorian enlisted instructors pose for a photo at the rappel tower at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., June 29, 2022. Ecuadorian enlisted service members visited the 238th RTI to exchange instructor techniques and procedures as part of the State Partnership Program.

Kentucky Army Guard Veteran Awarded Bronze Star with Valor
June 13, 2022
The framed certificate for Kentucky National Guard Sgt. John Burlew, awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor June 10, 2022, for his actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2002.

Army National Guard aviators train underwater
April 25, 2022
Kentucky Army National Guard Soldiers with the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade take part in dunker qualification at Ft. Campbell, Ky., Apr. 6-7, 2022. The training prepares helicopter pilots and crew members to escape from a submerged helicopter.

Kentucky Soldiers conduct riot control training in Germany
February 14, 2022
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Kentucky National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Brigade, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 29th Infantry Division, reacts to a Molotov cocktail during fire phobia training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 11, 2022. Fire phobia training is conducted during mission rehearsal exercises before deployment.

Virginia Guard task force begins federal active duty for Africa mission
November 29, 2021
State and federal elected officials and senior military leaders join families, friends and fellow Soldiers to mark the official start of federal active duty for Task Force Red Dragon Nov. 27, 2021, at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. More than 1,000 Virginia and Kentucky Army National Guard Soldiers are mobilizing as Task Force Red Dragon to provide security in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa.

Kentucky Air Guard augments hospital workers battling COVID
September 16, 2021
Airman 1st Class Audrey Parios, a C-130 crew chief in the Kentucky Air National Guard, reports to Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 14, 2021, to provide logistical support to medical staff struggling to keep pace with the rising number of critically ill COVID patients. She is one of 310 Kentucky Army and Air National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who were activated by Gov. Andy Beshear to provide non-clinical support to 21 hospitals across the commonwealth.

116th IBCT trains on new squad designated marksman rifle
August 2, 2021
Virginia and Kentucky National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct a live-fire range with the M110A1 squad designated marksman rifle during a new equipment training and fielding July 14, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The Soldiers zeroed the new rifles before firing at targets up to 800 yards away.

41st Civil Support Team conducts annual WMD training
May 11, 2021
Kentucky National Guard Soldiers with the 41st Civil Support Team scan each other for radioactive readings or potential biohazards exposure before returning to the command team March 15, 2021, during an evaluation exercise.

Idaho, West Virginia Guardsmen shine at Ranger competition
April 23, 2021
Idaho Army National Guardsman Capt. John Bomsta and his teammate, Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Smith from the West Virginia Army National Guard, finish as the National Guard’s top team April 18, 2021, at the U.S. Army’s Best Ranger Competition and 10th out of 51 U.S. Army teams.

Diverse skills key to success for 149th MEB at warfighter
October 26, 2020
Members of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) took part in the XVIII Airborne Corps Warfighter Exercise 21-1 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Oct. 1-15. The exercise provided the 149th MEB the opportunity to integrate and train with its active-duty counterparts.