Boone National Guard Center
63rd Theater Aviation Brigade
100 Minuteman Pkwy, Frankfort, KY 40601
Boone National Guard Center is located in Frankfort, Kentucky and serves as the Joint Force Headquarters of the Kentucky National Guard. The major unit of Boone National Guard Center is the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade of the United States Army. They are an element of the Kentucky Army National Guard but some units of the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade are also part of the New York Army National Guard. The Boone National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility is a 125,000 sq ft net zero-ready hangar for the Army’s Black Hawk helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The facility includes spaces for administration, operations, control, classrooms, training, fitness, equipment distribution and maintenance support. The over-sized, 7-bay hangar provides ample space for the maintenance of Black Hawks and fixed-wing aircraft.
The closest airport is Blue Grass Airport located approximately 36 miles from base.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Kentucky school, a child must be at least 5 years old before or on August 1st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (800) 372-2973
Kentucky Humane Society (502) 272-1070
Frankfort Police Department (502) 875-8523
Base Operator (502) 607-1600
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In Frankfort, the summers are warm and humid; the winters are short, very cold, and wet; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 26°F to 86°F and is rarely below 9°F or above 93°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 26 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 86°F and low of 68°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 30 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 26°F and high of 42°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from March 16 to August 21, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 41% on May 13. The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from August 21 to March 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 23% on January 13.
The overall cost of living index in Frankfort, KY is 89, which is equal to the Kentucky average and 11% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Frankfort, KY are 2% higher than the Kentucky average and 2% higher than the national average.
Frankfort is the capital city of Kentucky, located in the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky. It is approximately an hours drive from Louisville, KY. The city is bisected by the Kentucky River, which makes an s-turn as it passes through the center of town. The river valley widens at this point, which creates four distinct parts of town. The valley within the city limits contains Downtown and South Frankfort districts, which lie opposite one another on the river. A small neighborhood with its own distinct identity, Bellepoint, is located on the west bank of the river to the north of Benson Creek, opposite the river from the “downtown” district. The suburban areas on either side of the valley are respectively referred to as the “West Side” and “East Side” (or “West Frankfort” and “East Frankfort”).
Josephine Sculpture Park provides community arts education and creative experiences. Salato Wildlife Center is a seasonal venue hosting indoor and outdoor natural history exhibits, programs, as well as fishing and hiking. Cove Spring Park is a large area of wetlands, streams, and forest with hiking trails, picnic facilities and an archery range.
For more information about fun things to do around Frankfort, visit https://visitfrankfort.com/.
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