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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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Kansas engineers build state-wide readiness through facilities upgrades

By Maj. Margaret Ziffer105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Training facilities at the Smoky Hill Weapons Range, Great Plains Joint Training Center, are being enhanced with the addition of a new physical fitness field and irrigation pond, courtesy of the 242nd Engineer Company out of Coffeyville. After a last minute change in training plans, the horizontal construction engineers have wasted no …

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226th Engineers use annual training as opportunity to build

By Sgt. Brandon Jacobs105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TOPEKA, Kan. – Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Detachment 1, 226th Engineer Company out of Pittsburg used their skills during annual training to complete several construction projects at Forbes Field Air Force Base in Topeka for two weeks in July. The diversity of the projects required the full spectrum of the unit’s capabilities …

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Kansas National Guard battery recognized as best in nation with Hamilton Award

By Capt. Patrick Montandon130th Field Artillery BattalionKansas Army National Guard Battery C, 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery Regiment, 130th Field Artillery Brigade, Kansas National Guard, was named the Alexander Hamilton Award recipient for the 2019 fiscal year. This annual award recognizes the most outstanding National Guard field artillery unit in the country. This is the first time a Kansas unit …

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35th Military Police train with Kansas Highway Patrol

By Pfc. Josef Leo105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TOPEKA, KS – Soldiers of Kansas Army National Guard 35th Military Police Company, 891st Engineer Battalion, 635th Regional Support Group received training from the Kansas Highway Patrol on reasonable suspicion, probable cause and how to conduct proper vehicle searches July 16 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Topeka.The partnership between the …

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A first in Kansas Army National Guard history

By Sgt. Madison Frazier105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SALINA, Kan. – For the first time in the history of the Kansas Army National Guard, the Warrant Officer School of 1st Battalion, 235th Regiment held Phase 2 warrant officer training, culminating in an appointment ceremony for nine new warrant officers at the Kansas Regional Training Institute in Salina, June 27. Although …

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20-021 190th Air Refueling Wing salutes healthcare workers and first responders with flyover

The Kansas Air National Guard’s 190th Air Refueling Wing is scheduled to perform an Operation Kansas Strong flyover across four Kansas cities to salute healthcare workers, first responders and other frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. The flyovers will take place on Tuesday, May 19, beginning at 1 p.m. in Emporia, followed by Manhattan, Topeka and Lawrence. The detailed …

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20-019 New KSARNG recruiting billboards focus on Hispanic communities

Residents of the Dodge City and Garden City areas may notice new billboards in their communities, beginning May 5. The billboards are the result of a new marketing campaign by the Kansas Army National Guard seeking to recruit members of Hispanic communities in western Kansas. “Recruiters in the local area wanted to tailor their marketing strategies and campaigns to better …

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Atchison Hospital loans equipment for use in other medical facilities

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management has reached an agreement with Atchison Hospital and Clinics in Atchison, Kansas, for the temporary use of hospital equipment without cost that may be distributed to other medical facilities in need during the COVID-19 emergency. The equipment comes from the former Horton Community Hospital and includes hospital beds, IV pump, defibrillators, stretchers, a blood …

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