National Guard News

Heather Angela King

Heather Angela King, 54, Wichita, unexpectedly passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at a Wichita hospital. Heather was born March 4, 1966, in Hays, Kansas, the daughter of John and Connie (Meis) Willett. She grew up in Topeka and graduated from Washburn Rural High School. She worked in communications for the 190th Air National Guard for 13 years earning the …

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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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Blessing of the Guard

By Lt. Col. Gleb Gluhovsky Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation I came to the United States as a refugee from the Soviet Union in 1991 and became an American citizen in 1995. In 1999, I decided to join the Kansas Army National Guard to show my appreciation for the newly found American freedom. In a span of …

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Retired Master Sgt. Michael H. Guyett

Retired Master Sgt. Michael H. Guyett, 64, of Princeton, Kansas, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020, at AdventHealth Ottawa. Private family graveside service will be held at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Due to the current restrictions associated with COVID-19 a celebration of Michael’s life will be held later. Michael was born Dec. 23, 1955, in Ottawa, the son of Herbert F. …

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Ronald “Ron” E. Fox

Ronald “Ron” E. Fox, 75, of Wamego, Kansas, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, Kansas. He had been a long-time resident of the community and is deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. Ron was born on Dec. 28, 1944, in Pawnee City, Nebraska, the son of Don and Rita Fox. …

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Prentice Logan Jane

Prentice Logan Jayne, 71, Vietnam veteran, retired National Guard artillery specialist, father and grandfather passed away March 31, 2020, in Wichita, Kansas. Prentice is survived by his, sons: Travis (Leslie) of Wichita, and Richard (Shelia) of Kingman, brother Kelly Jayne, sister Lahoma Wiens, grandchildren: Dallas, Zach, Parker and Gunner Jayne, many nieces and nephews and beloved companion “Bear.” Prentice was …

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20-012 Kansas National Guard to assist Barber County firefighters

Governor Laura Kelly has issued a disaster declaration for wildland fires burning approximately 20-25 miles southwest of Medicine Lodge in Barber County. The declaration authorizes the use of state resources and personnel to assist with response and recovery operations in affected counties that meet certain criteria. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka …

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20-011 Kansas National Guard supports state efforts to combat COVID-19 virus

The current global situation involving the COVID-19 virus is at the forefront of the news, and the Kansas National Guard is doing its part to support the communities of Kansas. “The National Guard is a unique military component with both a state and federal mission,” Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the adjutant general and director of the Kansas Division of Emergency …

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