The Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Contingency Response Group qualified as the Air Guard's first unit capable of running a joint task force-port opening operation, announced unit officials, April 13, 2012. The group received US Transportation Command's official certification for this role after its impressive performance in late March 2012 during an Eagle Flag contingency-response exercise at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Here, members of the group set up a shelter during Eagle Flag, March 26, 2012.
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