Kansas Air National Guard

190th’s own named Food Network champion

By Staff Sgt. Emily Amyotte 190th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Family, food and friendly competition–that’s what Master Sgt. Lucretia Cross, 190th Civil Engineer Squadron operations manager, holds near and dear to her heart and what brought her the opportunity to compete on Food Network’s Family Food Showdown. Cross’ family owns and operates a Topeka-based southern-style food truck, Snoutherns, with …

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Chaplain deploys to the Land WAAAAY Down Under

By Tech. Sgt. Jake Meyer 190th Public Affairs A simple email can set you on an unexpected journey. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Kevin Hopkins, 190th Air Refueling Wing chaplain, received an email saying the Air Force was in need of a chaplain to deploy in support of Operation Deep Freeze in McMurdo, Antarctica. He responded and soon found himself traveling to …

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184th Intelligence Wing activates UPAD to support Nebraska flood relief efforts

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy 184th Public Affairs The 184th Intelligence Wing, Kansas Air National Guard, activated seven Airmen March 23 to provide stateside emergency assistance to Nebraska for flooding response. The recent bomb cyclone – technically called explosive cyclogenesis — that swept through the Midwest caused more than $1 billion of flood damage to Nebraska’s Missouri River Basin and …

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Military Appreciation Day set for March 21 at the Kansas Statehouse

The Kansas National Guard will showcase its Soldiers, Airmen and their equipment at the annual Military Appreciation Day at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka Thursday, March 21. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. and will include informational booths in the Capitol rotunda and outside static equipment displays that highlight the missions and capabilities of the Kansas …

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Kansas National Guard 2019 Joint Conference set for April 26-27 in Manhattan

The National Guard Association of Kansas invites you and your family to the Kansas National Guard 2019 Joint Conference, April 26-27 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Manhattan, Kansas. Join us for exceptional guest speakers, great breakout sessions, networking, golf tournament, spouse & youth programs and more! Full conference agenda and registration www.NGAKS.org or www.EANGKS.org To see information flyer, …

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Airman’s innovative training simulator saves time, promotes safety

By Airman Emily Amyotte 190th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs With a high deployment tempo and limited aircraft, finding an available aircraft for boom operators to practice tying down cargo was almost always a problem. Master Sgt. Nathan Neidhardt, aircrew training NCOIC, 190th Operations Group, solved this problem by creating a fully-functioning cargo loading training simulator which checks all the …

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Kansas leadership team reviews Air Force graduates

Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, Kansas adjutant general, and Chief Master Sgt. Maurice Williams, Kansas National Guard command senior enlisted leader, made history when they became the first National Guard joint reviewing team for an Air Force Basic Military Training graduation at Lackland Air Force Base on Sept. 28, 2018. Tafanelli, whose son Nicholas was among the graduates, was contacted by …

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Kansas National Guard supports Veterans Day events

Soldiers and units of the Kansas National Guard will be supporting a number of Veterans Day events across the state. Events scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7 Kansas City, Missouri — Lt. Col. Brian Budden, commander of the 190th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron, will be the guest speaker for a Veterans Day ceremony at the Federal Aviation Administration office, 901 …

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Blended Retirement System Opt-in window closes Dec. 31

Because fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act provided a change to the military force with a change in the retirement plan, current eligible members of the National Guard have a choice to make. The change in the retirement system provides a portable retirement plan with the Thrift Savings Plan. Soldiers have been able to sign up to use the …

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Kansas National Guard Hall of Fame induction set for Nov. 4

The Kansas National Guard will be adding three new names to its roster of distinguished Guardsmen during an induction ceremony for the Kansas National Guard Hall of Fame Nov. 4. The ceremony will take place at Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, beginning at 2 p.m. This year’s inductees are retired Col. Wayne L. Cline, the late retired Col. James E. …

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