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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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Bitter temperatures are coming

12/15/2016 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Katie Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil (785) 646-1192 www.kansastag.gov Kansans looking forward to a weekend of holiday shopping will have to contend with varying forms of precipitation accompanied by bitterly cold temperatures.

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Winter weather is coming, so be prepared

12/6/2016 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Katie Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil (785) 646-1192 www.kansastag.gov It’s a message that most people have heard before, but it’s one that bears repeating: The time to prepare for severe winter weather is now.

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Nelson to receive command of 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Dec. 12

12/11/2015 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil (785) 646-1192 www.kansastag.gov Lt. Col. Jason Nelson will receive command of the Kansas National Guard’s 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment in a change of command ceremony Saturday, Dec. 12. The 10 a.m. ceremony will take place at the Manhattan armory, 721 Levee Drive.

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Union Pacific donates $15,000 to Kansas National Guard’s Military Emergency Relief Fund

12/18/2014 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Katie Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil (785) 646-1192 www.kansastag.gov As an expression of its support for the state’s military families during the holiday season, Union Pacific Railroad donated $15,000 to the Kansas National Guard’s Military Emergency Relief Fund. Ben Jones, Union Pacific Railroad, presented a check to Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the adjutant general, and Mary Nesbitt, Family …

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Walmart donates holiday food gift bags to Kansas National Guard

12/17/2014 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil (785) 646-1192 www.kansastag.gov Walmart and the Walmart Foundation donated holiday food gift bags to the Kansas National Guard today as a show of support for the men and women serving our state and nation.

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Kansas National Guard artillery battalion marks 135 years of service Dec. 19

12/10/2014 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil (785) 646-1192 www.kansastag.gov The Kansas National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery will celebrate its 135th birthday Friday, Dec. 19. The historic battalion is headquartered in Hiawatha with subordinate units located in Clay Center, Holton, Lenexa, Marysville, Ottawa and Paola. The battalion, which holds the lineage and honors of the 130th …

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Kansas National Guard mission to West Africa cancelled

12/8/2014 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil (785) 646-1192 www.kansastag.gov The National Guard Bureau has informed Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the adjutant general of Kansas, that due to changing mission requirements, the mission of the 891st Engineer Battalion to West Africa has been cancelled.

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Change of command for HHC, 169th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Dec. 7

12/5/2014 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil (785) 646-1192 www.kansastag.gov Capt. Hedrick Cintron will take command of the Kansas National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 169th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, during a change of command ceremony Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Olathe Armory, 1601 W Old Hwy 56, Olathe, Kansas. During the 2 p.m. ceremony, Capt. Andrew Tapley …

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