123rd CRG stands up cargo hub, Local unit supports Ebola fight
More than 80 Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group stood up a cargo hub in Dakar, Senegal Oct. 5 that will funnel humanitar-ian supplies and equipment into West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to fight Ebola.
The epidemic has claimed more than 3,500 lives, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The majority of Kentucky Airmen arrived Oct. 4, joining a 13-member assessment team that had been in place since Sept. 28. They’re operating an intermediate staging base to support Joint Task Force Port Opening operations at Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport, said Air Force Col. David Mounkes, commander of the 123rd Contingency Response Group, based in Louisville. Read More...
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Authors At Your Library: Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson, the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mystery series, discusses and signs Wait for Signs on October 22nd in the Barr Memorial Library at Noon. Johnson's series is the basis for Longmire, the hit A&E television original drama. Read more for additional information. This event is free and open to the public. Read More...
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