National Guard News

Departure ceremony set for deploying soldiers of the 169th CSSB

Soldiers and families of the Kansas National Guard’s 169th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade will be honored in a departure ceremony Saturday, Oct. 20. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. in the multipurpose room of the Dr. Thomas Burke’s Technical Education Center, Kansas City Kansas Community College, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. A social hour will begin at 8 …

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19-068 Adjutant General’s Army Physical Fitness Competition set for Oct. 20

The Adjutant General’s Department will host its annual Army Physical Fitness Competition Sunday, Oct. 20, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Officer Candidate School, 1901 Sutherland Road in Salina. This is the last such competition before the Army transitions to the Army Combat Fitness Test, which, in addition to push-ups and a two-mile run, will incorporate a three-repetition dead-weight lift, …

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Retired 1st Sgt. Roy T. “Tom” Hess

Roy T. Hess (Tom), 77, passed peacefully October 4, 2019, at St. Joseph Hospital – Wichita. He was born June 18, 1942, at St. Francis Hospital – Wichita, the son of Webster Neal Hess and Nellie (Peggy) Perilla (McDannald). Tom graduated Caldwell High School, Class of 1960.  Following graduation, he attended and graduated Cowley County Community College.  Tom joined the …

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19-065 Kansas National Guard to conduct orientation flight Oct. 23

Community leaders from Overland Park and the surrounding area will be flying out of Johnson County Community College Campus, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kansas, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, aboard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters flown by the Kansas National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation. The flights are part of the Kansas National Guard’s Community Connect program to increase awareness of the Guard, …

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Burl Thomas Johnson

Burl Thomas Johnson Age 84, retired United States Army veteran, passed away Sept. 11, 2019. Burl was a very outgoing man who never met a stranger. He was a loyal and kind man who easily became a father figure to the people around him. He was a very wonderful husband, devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather who was very loved …

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Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ronald “Ron” James Carter

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ronald “Ron” James Carter, Olathe, Kansas, passed away Aug. 30, 2019, at KU Medical Center. Ron was born Sept. 6, 1945, in Bell Gardens, California, to Landon Harold “Bing” and Dorothy L. Carter. In 1951, the family moved to Olathe and then to Gardner in 1958. Following graduation from Gardner High School in 1963, he …

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Retirements Sept. 2019

Kansas Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Victor Joseph Braden, HQ (-) 35th In Div, LawrenceCol. Divish Tony Dale, ARNG Staff Ele, JFHQ KS-LC, WamegoCol. Murdock Roger Dean, ARNG Staff Ele, JFHQ KS-LC, MeridenCol. Radmer Charles Randolph, Det 1 Co B 35th In Div, WestmorelandLt. Col. Johnnie Edward Gallegos, Co A (-) 35th In Div, LenexaMaj. Jon Frederic Christiansen, HQ (-) …

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Citizen Soldier 2023 supports commanding general’s initiatives

By Staff Sgt. Mark Nussbaumer Command Sgt. Maj. Steve Harmon, the new senior enlisted leader of the Kansas Army National Guard, unveiled his command strategies in a new campaign called Citizen Soldier 2023 in support of Brig. Gen. Anthony Mohatt’s, the commanding general of the Kansas army National Guard, lines of efforts, which are sustained readiness, soldier care, shared understanding …

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1st Sgt. Michael Galley and Sgt. 1st Class Scott Winter Retires

Sgt. 1st Class Scott Winter, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was recognized Aug. 23 during the monthly retirement ceremony on Fort Riley. Winter served 23 years in both active duty status and as a member of the Kansas Army National Guard. The retirement ceremony is dedicated to thanking 1st Inf. Div. and …

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