Thanks to KySTE and other KY Associations 43 children were adopted for Operation Military Cheer 2015. The KY Society of Association Executives has participated in this service project for many years and many associations step forward to ensure that all of the children are adopted. KySTE adopted three of the 43 National Guard children. Many KY National Guard soldiers have done 2-4 tours overseas. Currently, the unemployment rate for them as they try to return to civilian jobs is hovering at approximately 30%.