Air National Guard
123rd Airlift Wing, 123rd Special Tatics Squadron
1101 Grade Ln, Louisville, KY 40213
The wing traces its roots to the 123rd Fighter Group and 165th Fighter Squadron, which were created on May 24, 1946, as part of a nationwide redesignation of World War II Army Air Corps units. Under War Department orders, the insignia, World War II battle credits and honors of the 359th Fighter Group and 368th Fighter Squadron were transferred to the Kentucky National Guard, and the new unit subsequently received federal recognition on Feb. 16, 1947. The “123rd” designation itself dates to the 123rd Cavalry Regiment, which can trace its lineage to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, a unit that fought in the Civil War.
The mission of the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron includes the Special Operations Aircraft mission, the Pararescue mission and the Combat Weather Mission.
Louisville Air National Guard Base is located at Louisville International Airport. You can get to Louisville International Airport by Bus – 02. Plan your route by visiting https://www.ridetarc.org/ provided by the Transit Authority.
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
Louisville Police Department (502) 574-7111
Base Operator (502) 413-4400
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In Louisville, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are very cold and wet, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 88°F and is rarely below 12°F or above 94°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 26 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 88°F and low of 71°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 30 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 28°F and high of 43°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from March 17 to August 7, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on June 6. The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from August 7 to March 17. The smallest chance of a wet day is 23% on January 14.
The overall cost of living index in Louisville, KY is 91, which is 3% higher than the Kentucky average and 9% 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 Louisville, KY are 1% lower than the Kentucky average and equal to the national average.
Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city, sits on the Ohio River along the Indiana border. Every May Churchill Downs Racetrack hosts the Kentucky Derby, a renowned horse race whose long history is explored at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Baseball is celebrated at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, where Major League bats are produced and a giant baseball “slugger” marks the entrance.
Landmarks along the Riverwalk, a flat, roughly 7-mile waterfront promenade, include the Muhammad Ali Center, a museum exploring the legendary boxer’s humanitarian values and featuring Ali memorabilia, plus films of his bouts. Part of the city’s revitalized downtown, the East Market District (aka NuLu) is lined with art galleries and chic cafes. In Cave Hill Cemetery, Victorian-era graves rest amid botanical gardens.
Louisville is also a popular gateway to the Bluegrass Region, known for thoroughbred horse farms and bourbon distilleries (many of which offer tours).
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