Kansas Air National Guard

Our Military Kids newsletter March 2018

Page 1 “OMK Kids Called to Serve” –  Sgt. 1st Class Don Dickey (Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery), his wife, Adrienne (Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager, 190th Air Refueling Wing), and their sons, Staff Sgt. Skylar Dickey and Senior Airman Caleb Dickey (both 190th Air Refueling Wing). Page 3 “OMK Kid Grows Up” – Col. Brett Criqui (Joint Forces Headquarters – …

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18-025 Armed Forces Appreciation Day is March 22 at the Kansas Statehouse

The men and women who serve our state in the nation’s armed forces will be honored during the annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day Thursday, March 22, at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. “No matter what branch they serve in, these people have one common mission: to protect the health and safety of the people of Kansas and our nation,” said …

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Dirty Jobs: water and fuel systems maintenance

By Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott 380th Air Expeditionary Wing AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates — With wastewater rising, base living quarters were about to be flooded until one Airman jumped into a pit of waste and began hooking up pumps to prevent the overflow. Senior Airman Malachi Nemitz, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels system maintenance …

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Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, Kansas adjutant general, hosts Inclusion, Innovation and Diversity Conference

Maj. Gen. Lee E. Tafanelli, Kansas adjutant general, held the annual Inclusion, Innovation and Diversity Conference at the Kansas National Guard Armory November 5, 2017. Joint leaders gathered to participate in discussions with Major Gary Richardson from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, and LTC Traci Earls, from Cargill, about advancing the Kansas National Guard’s efforts to creating an inclusive …

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Chief’s “Salute to Service”

Soldiers and Airmen of the Kansas National Guard were on hand to answer questions regarding static displays of military equipment outside Arrowhead Stadium at the “Salute to Service” event prior to the KC Chiefs-Denver Broncos game Oct. 30. The Kansas National Guard also had service members on the field to honor the American flag

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190th Airmen support relief efforts to Puerto Rico

Airmen of the 190th Air Refueling Wing in Topeka took off Oct. 1 on a mission to bring help to the people of Puerto Rico as they try to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. “We’ve been watching the news and seeing the disaster from Hurricane Maria that took its toll on Puerto Rico,” said Col. Jarod Frantz, …

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Adjutant general announces new state command senior enlisted leader

Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the adjutant general, announced the selection of Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams as the state command senior enlisted leader for Joint Forces Headquarters, Kansas National Guard, Topeka. Williams replaces Command Chief Master Sgt. James Brown, who is leaving the position to become the command senior enlisted leader for Joint Force Civil Support, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, …

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184th Civil Engineer Squadron makes waves in Hawaii

By Staff Sgt. Lauren Penney 184th Public Affairs Before first light on June 3, a bustle of activity took place at the 184th Civil Engineer Squadron. Bags were loaded and last minute checks were made as Airmen prepared to leave for a two-week deployment for training at Bellows Air Force Station, Hawaii. “What we’ve done at Bellows is, we’ve been …

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