2017

Kansas National Guard will support Military Appreciation Night at Sporting KC Aug. 6

The Sporting KC soccer team is hosting “Sporting Salutes,” a military appreciation night, on Aug. 6, 7 p.m., at Children’s Mercy Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, Kansas. The entire game production will be focused on showing thanks and support for all past and present U.S. service members. Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the Kansas adjutant general, and Maj. Gen. Steve …

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Kansas National Guard supports Memorial Day events across Kansas

5/23/2017 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil (785) 646-1192 www.kansastag.gov In observance of Memorial Day, the Kansas National Guard will be supporting numerous events across the state. All of the following events are scheduled for Saturday, May 27, 2017.

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Governor signs disaster declaration for late winter storm

5/8/2017 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil (785) 646-1192 www.kansastag.gov Gov. Sam Brownback signed a State of Disaster Emergency Proclamation May 3 for 29 Kansas counties affected by a severe winter storm, heavy rain and flooding April 28 and continuing.

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Purple Heart Memorial to be dedicated in Holton May 6

Holton Purple Heart Memorial ICYMI: At the corner of Fourth and Iowa, in Holton, Kansas, is Linscott Park, the home of a new memorial dedicated to the Purple Heart recipients of Jackson County. On May 6, the monument was officially unveiled. Posted by Kansas National Guard on Saturday, May 20, 2017 5/4/2017 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil …

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Community leaders take flight for Community Connect

5/1/2017 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil (785) 646-1192 www.kansastag.gov The people of Pittsburg will look to the sky May 3 as two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from Company A, 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation conduct orientation flights for a number of community leaders. The flights are part of the Kansas National Guard’s Community Connect program to increase awareness …

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Damage assessments begin as weather starts to clear

5/1/2017 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil (785) 646-1192 www.kansastag.gov As Kansans in the western third of the state begin to dig out from under heavy snow, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management will work with counties to determine the extent of damage to public infrastructure and utilities. KDEM plans to scale back 24-hour operations this evening at …

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Storms abating, but state response operations continue

5/1/2017 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil (785) 646-1192 www.kansastag.gov The State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka remained at a partial activation level overnight to assist with response operations for the blizzard in western Kansas and flooding in the southeast.

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