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80 Years Ago, National Guard Units Played Key Role in D-Day Landings
June 5, 2024
The build-up of Omaha Beach. Reinforcements of men and equipment moving inland. Photo courtesy of Center of Military History.

Kentucky Air Guard to Fly at D-Day Observance in France
June 4, 2024
A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 123rd Airlift Wing takes off from the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., May 22, 2024, bearing the distinctive livery displayed on U.S. aircraft during World War II. The plane will fly over France June 6 as part of observances for the 80th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces invaded Normandy to turn the tide of the war in Europe.

Cal Guard's 40th ID honors WWII veteran on 105th birthday
April 28, 2020
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sam Sachs watches a parade from his front porch  during a celebration in honor of his 105th birthday in Lakewood, California, April 26, 2020. Sachs was an officer with the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, and landed his glider on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day.