2018

18-074 Update to Eureka tornado emergency response

The State Emergency Operations Center continues to coordinate recovery operations in Eureka. There will be a Town Hall meeting held tonight (June 29) at 7 p.m. at the Matt Samuels Building. The Multi Agency Resource Center will be providing recovery resources for people affected by the tornado on Saturday, June 30 from 1 to 8 p.m.  The center will be …

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18-072 Eureka tornado update

The State Emergency Operations Center continues to coordinate response to Eureka after an E-3 tornado struck the city on June 26. Recovery operations will cease from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. to ensure the safety of those working in the area.  Security will remain on-site overnight. Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the director of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management and …

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18-064 Kansas National Guard to conduct security exercise June 20

People driving past the Kansas National Guard complex on Topeka Blvd. in Topeka may notice some unusual activity the morning of Wednesday, June 20. However, there will be no need for alarm. Security personnel from the Kansas National Guard will be working with soldiers of the 35th Military Police Company and local law enforcement officers to conduct a security exercise …

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35th Infantry Division Band announces summer concert series

The 35th Infantry Division Band, the official band of the Kansas National Guard, has announced its summer concert series. The free public summer concert series will be presented in a number of communities across the state. Audience attendance for past concerts has averaged from 400-500 people per concert. The Marching Band will be presenting the National Anthem July 4 at …

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Kansas Guardsmen to be honored in deployment ceremony June 14

Soldiers of the Kansas National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment will be honored in a departure ceremony Thursday, June 14. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.  Doors open at 9 a.m.  The public is welcome to attend. The 1-108th is headquartered in Topeka with elements also stationed in Salina. These Soldiers will …

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Marriage Enrichment Weekend Aug 10-12

Whether you’ve celebrated one anniversary or 20, as an Army couple you can anticipate more excitement – and expect more challenges – than the average civilian couple.  Long separations, the stress of military life, deployments, and reintegrating as a couple once your loved one comes home can subject Army marriages to extreme hardship. The marriage enrichment event is designed to …

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Applications open for 2018 Teen Camp

The 2018 Teen Camp is July 9-13 at Rock Springs 4H Center near Junction City. Space for this camp is limited so don’t wait to get your applications in! Application deadline is June 25. Click HERE to see information and application (PDF format)

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Jennings wins EANGKS Outstanding Guardsman

By Staff Sgt. Mark Nussbaumer Public Affairs Office Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Jennings has earned the Enlisted Association National Guard of Kansas Outstanding Guardsman award on May 4. He was presented the award in front of his unit and family by Troy Able, a representative of the EANGKS. The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Kansas Awards Program is …

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18-053 Kansas National Guard soldiers to be honored during Run for the Fallen

Kansas National Guard soldiers who died while serving during the War on Terror will be recognized April 7 to June 5 during the America’s Run for the Fallen (http://runforthefallen.org/) America’s Run for the Fallen is a nationwide relay foot run in tribute to every military service member who has died while serving or as a result of serving during the …

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18-052 Kansas Air National Guard change of command set for May 6

Brig. Gen. David Weishaar will be installed as assistant adjutant general – Air and commander of the Kansas Air National Guard during a change of command ceremony on Sunday, May 6. He succeeds Brig. Gen. Jay Selanders, who is retiring after 34 years of military service. The change of command ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the 190th Air …

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