2019

Annual Preparedness Day at the State Fair is Sept. 9

The heavy rains and flooding that occurred earlier this year was a sobering reminder to many Kansans of the need to be prepared for severe weather and other emergencies. To help Kansans be prepared, local, state, and federal agencies will take part in the annual Kansas Preparedness Day at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson on Monday, Sept. 9. Kansas …

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Citizen Soldier 2023 supports commanding general’s initiatives

By Staff Sgt. Mark Nussbaumer Command Sgt. Maj. Steve Harmon, the new senior enlisted leader of the Kansas Army National Guard, unveiled his command strategies in a new campaign called Citizen Soldier 2023 in support of Brig. Gen. Anthony Mohatt’s, the commanding general of the Kansas army National Guard, lines of efforts, which are sustained readiness, soldier care, shared understanding …

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19-058 OCS Hall of Fame induction ceremony set for Aug. 24

Retired Brig. Gen. Robert E. Windham will be inducted into the Kansas National Guard Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in a ceremony set for Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Kansas Highway Patrol Academy, 2019 E. Iron Ave., Salina. Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Windham The 1 p.m. ceremony will be held in conjunction with the graduation and commissioning ceremony for …

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19-057 Miami County added to disaster declaration for Public Assistance

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management was notified that Governor Laura Kelly’s request to add Miami County for public assistance was approved.  This brings the total of counties eligible for public assistance to 70.  The Public Assistance program helps pay for restoration of public infrastructure and associated costs caused by flooding and tornado damage. “The fine infrastructure we have of …

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Memorial Day concert honors the fallen

By Capt. Lauren Orr 105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Kansas Army National Guard Public Affairs There was an atmosphere of patriotic camaraderie in Leavenworth High School the evening of May 25: kids with small American flags, many older attendees sporting shirts, vests, or hats displaying reminders of their military service. The occasion was the 35th Infantry Division Band’s Memorial Day …

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19-044 Update to disaster response: Three counties added to disaster proclamation

Brown, Ness and Osborne Counties were added to the state disaster proclamation signed by Governor Laura Kelly May 9 which brings the total to 66. Other counties currently named in the declaration are:  Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Edwards, Elk, Ellsworth, Ford, Franklin, Geary, Gray, …

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Additional counties added to disaster declaration for Public Assistance

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management was notified today that Governor Laura Kelly’s request to add the counties of Brown, Ness, Osborne, Smith, Stafford, Wallace and Wyandotte for public assistance was approved.  The Public Assistance program helps pay for restoration of public infrastructure and associated costs caused by flooding and tornado damage. “With each damage assessment, we are getting a …

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19-043 Update to disaster response: Three counties added to governor’s disaster proclamation; river levels trending downward

Atchison, Bourbon and Ford Counties were added to the state disaster proclamation signed by Governor Laura Kelly May 9 which brings the total to 63.  Counties currently named in the declaration are:  Allen, Anderson, Barber, Barton, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Edwards, Elk, Ellsworth, Franklin, Geary, Gray, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, …

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19-042 SEOC begins third week of activation for storms and floods

Two weeks after its activation, the State Emergency Operations Center remains activated 24/7 to monitor flooding affecting the state. Several states are providing response and recovery support to assist Kansas through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a multistate, mutual-aid agreement that facilitates interstate assistance for large-scale disasters. States currently supporting Kansas operations are Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, …

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