2020

Pitt State cadets explore Kansas National Guard career opportunities

By Maj. Margaret Ziffer105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT RILEY, Kan. – Cadets from Pittsburg State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps travelled to Fort Riley Jan. 7 to explore potential career opportunities with the help of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 635th Armor Regiment. Cadets from Pittsburg State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps listen to a Soldier from …

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Kansas hero receives Purple Heart

By Capt. Lauren Orr105th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentKansas Army National Guard HIAWATHA, Kan. – Members of the Kansas National Guard gathered at the Hiawatha armory to honor retired Spc. Daniel Horner during a Purple Heart presentation ceremony Nov. 8. Horner was injured while serving as a gunner in a combat logistics patrol June 30, 2007. His unit was travelling on …

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Kansas Guard annual promotion board benefits candidates, evaluators

By Staff Sgt. Ian Safford105th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentKansas Army National Guard WICHITA, Kan. – The annual Enlisted Promotion System board, comprised of volunteer Kansas Army National Guard noncommissioned officers, convened at the Heartland Preparedness Center in Wichita Oct. 23-25. The purpose of the board was to evaluate the competencies, leadership potential, adherence to standards, past performance and evaluations of …

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Foreign military attachés visit Kansas National Guard

By Maj. Margaret Ziffer105th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentKansas Army National Guard TOPEKA, Kan. – Thirty-two foreign military attachés accredited by the U.S. and posted in Washington, D.C. visited the Kansas National Guard at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard in Topeka, Kansas, Oct. 27.The visit was part of an orientation program coordinated by the Office of the Deputy Chief …

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“First Kansas” legacy lives on through re-designation

By 105th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentKansas Army National Guard FORT RILEY, Kan. – The Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, “First Kansas,” redesignated as the 1st Battalion, 635th Armor Regiment during a virtual ceremony Oct. 17. The change was made in accordance with a 2012 Army Chief of Staff directive.“Today marks the time in history …

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Annual competition tests marksmanship skills

SALINA, Kan. – The Adjutant General’s Combat Marksmanship Championship Match, or TAG Match, is an annual opportunity for Kansas National Guardsman to practice weapons safety and improve their marksmanship skills in a competitive environment. It was hosted this year at the Kansas Regional Training Center in Salina Sept. 25-27.Sixty-five participants from the Kansas Air and Army National Guard and local …

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Guardsmen represent Kansas at Omaha Marathon

OMAHA, Neb. – The Kansas National Guard marathon team represented the state of Kansas by giving it their all at the Omaha Marathon Sept. 20, 2020. In total, 110 members of the National Guard participated in the time trial marathon to earn an opportunity to represent the All Guard Marathon Team for the 2021 season.Despite training through a national shutdown …

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Kansas, Armenian leaders talk military models in partnership exchange

By Maj. Margaret Ziffer105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TOPEKA, Kan. – The command team from 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment participated in a virtual State Partnership Program exchange Sept. 8-10 with students attending the Senior Leaders Course in the Republic of Armenia. The course was conducted at the Armenian Ministry of Defense’s National Defense Research University, the Armenian …

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Governor proclaims September as Kansas Preparedness Month

Championship basketball coach Bobby Knight once said “I don’t believe in luck, I believe in preparation.” Sound advice for anyone – and everyone when it comes to being prepared for tornadoes, floods, wildland fires, blizzards or any of the other natural or man-made disasters Kansans face each year. To remind Kansans to be prepared, Gov. Laura Kelly has signed a …

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Kansas takes on fitness culture, prepares for Oct. 1

By Maj. Margaret Ziffer105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SALINA, Kan. – Sixteen Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery Regiment, 130th Field Artillery Brigade trained to become the Kansas Army National Guard’s newest validated graders for the Army Combat Fitness Test Aug. 4-5 at the Great Plains Joint Training Center in Salina.In addition to educating and certifying the students on …

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