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Kansas National Guard hosts annual fitness, marksmanship competitions

To be of service to their state and nation, members of the Kansas National Guard are required to keep themselves physically fit. They also have to demonstrate a proficiency with military handguns and rifles. Soldiers and Airmen of the Kansas National Guard will be testing those physical and marksmanship skills Sept. 16-17 during the Army Physical Fitness Training competition and …

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Command of 235th Regiment changes hands Sept. 16 in Salina

Lt. Col. Thomas Powers will receive command of the 235th Regiment from Col. Carla Hale in a change of command ceremony Saturday, Sept. 16, at the 235th Regiment parade field, 1901 Sutherland Road, Salina. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. Hale has commanded the unit since September 2015. In a follow on ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Ricky Matticks will …

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Kanas National Guard to unveil live fire range in Salina Sept. 15

The Kansas National Guard Training Center in Salina will host a grand opening ceremony Sept. 15 for two new live-fire ranges that will provide additional firearms training space for Guardsmen and law enforcement agencies. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the Kansas Training Center Live Fire Range Complex at the Great Plains Joint Training Center southwest of Salina. …

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Deployed Kansas Guardsmen safe as Hurricane Irma approaches

Soldiers of the Kansas National Guard’s 35th Military Police Company posted a message on their Facebook page to let family and friends know they are safe and well, despite being in the path of Hurricane Irma as it approaches Cuba, where the unit is deployed. “Right now, the current trajectory of Hurricane Irma has her passing to our north. This …

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Aug. 18 departure ceremony set for Kansas National Guard artillery battery

Soldiers of Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard, will be honored at a departure ceremony Friday, Aug. 18. The ceremony will take place at St. James Academy, 24505 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. “This is a great opportunity …

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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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