Kansas Air National Guard

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21-002 Kansas National Guardsmen will support presidential inauguration

Following a request for support from the District of Columbia National Guard, Gov. Laura Kelly has authorized the deployment of approximately 300 Kansas Guardsmen to Washington D.C. in support of next week’s presidential inauguration.  “The presidential inauguration is a collaborative event, requiring extraordinary support from many federal and state agencies,” Kelly said. “The National Guard has supported presidential inaugurations since …

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Annual competition tests marksmanship skills

SALINA, Kan. – The Adjutant General’s Combat Marksmanship Championship Match, or TAG Match, is an annual opportunity for Kansas National Guardsman to practice weapons safety and improve their marksmanship skills in a competitive environment. It was hosted this year at the Kansas Regional Training Center in Salina Sept. 25-27.Sixty-five participants from the Kansas Air and Army National Guard and local …

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Strong partnerships help Kansas agencies respond to COVID-19

By Staff Sgt. Dakota HelvieKansas Army National Guard Public Affairs Severe storms. Tornadoes. Floods. Blizzards. Wildfires. Kansas has faced its share of these over the years.  By working through these disasters, state agencies have forged and refined the partnerships that have allowed them to face a situation affecting not just a city or a county, but the entire state, the …

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Guardsmen represent Kansas at Omaha Marathon

OMAHA, Neb. – The Kansas National Guard marathon team represented the state of Kansas by giving it their all at the Omaha Marathon Sept. 20, 2020. In total, 110 members of the National Guard participated in the time trial marathon to earn an opportunity to represent the All Guard Marathon Team for the 2021 season.Despite training through a national shutdown …

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Father, daughter share an early Father’s Day in Kuwait

Kansas National Guard members Master Sgt. David Carron, 169th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and his daughter, Tech. Sgt. April Carron, 184th Wing, had the opportunity to come together for an early Father’s Day celebration in Kuwait on June 15, 2020. Tech. Sgt. April Carron (left) and her father, Master Sgt. David Carron, got to spend a few hours together in …

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Kansas National Guard becomes a family tradition

It’s not unusual for young men to follow their fathers into the family business. That’s what Sgt. 1st Class David C. Miller did in 1990 when he joined the Kansas Army National Guard. To get a better picture of that decision, we must back up to the military history of Miller’s father, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert G. Miller. Robert …

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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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20-011 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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19-073 Kansas National Guard supports Veterans Day events across Kansas

Soldiers and Airmen of the Kansas National Guard will be supporting a number of Veterans Day events across the state.Events scheduled for Nov. 6Emporia – Command Sgt. Maj. Steve Harmon will visit classes at Sacred Heart Catholic School, 102 Cottonwood St.Events scheduled for Nov. 7Overland Park – Soldiers of Detachment 3, 731st Composite Truck Company will have a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected …

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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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