Kansas Army National Guard

19-058 OCS Hall of Fame induction ceremony set for Aug. 24

Retired Brig. Gen. Robert E. Windham will be inducted into the Kansas National Guard Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in a ceremony set for Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Kansas Highway Patrol Academy, 2019 E. Iron Ave., Salina. The 1 p.m. ceremony will be held in conjunction with the graduation and commissioning ceremony for Officer Candidate School Class 63, …

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Guard opens the doors of opportunity

By Pfc. Victoria Williams 105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The Kansas National Guard Heartland Preparedness Center in Wichita opened its doors to local high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students April 11. Display tables set up by local colleges, service members and law enforcement lined the walls of the armory. Some of the colleges that were represented included Wichita …

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Memorial Day concert honors the fallen

By Capt. Lauren Orr 105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Kansas Army National Guard Public Affairs There was an atmosphere of patriotic camaraderie in Leavenworth High School the evening of May 25: kids with small American flags, many older attendees sporting shirts, vests, or hats displaying reminders of their military service. The occasion was the 35th Infantry Division Band’s Memorial Day …

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Reinvigorated Guardsmen reenlist

By Maj. Benjamin Gruver No one wants bad things to happen, especially in their own communities. However, for two Kansas National Guardsmen, the devastation of recent floods was a rejuvenating experience. Torrential rains and thunderstorms hit Kansas in late May, and flooding became an imminent danger for several communities downstream from levees and dams that were close to overflowing. With …

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Kansas Army National Guard engineers support 116th CBCT

By Capt. Robert Taylor Idaho Army National Guard Two companies from the Kansas Army National Guard’s 891st Engineer Battalion are currently completing a rotation at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, to prepare to conduct future real-world missions during unit deployments. The 242nd Engineer Company, based in Coffeyville, and the 772nd Engineer Mobility Augmentation Company, based in Pittsburgh, are …

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Kansas Army National Guard medic serves Jefferson County, country

By Capt. Robert Taylor Idaho Army National Guard If Kansas Army National Guard Sgt. Christopher Rectenwald is at work, he’s likely saving someone’s life or standing by ready to do so. As a civilian, he works as a paramedic for the Jefferson County Ambulance Service, located about an hour outside of Kansas City. As a member of the Kansas Army …

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Kansas Army National Guard helicopters deploy for potential wildland fire assistance

Due to a high threat index for wildland fires over the next several days, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management has asked the Kansas Army National Guard to deploy six UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to several locations within the state to assist local fire departments, as needed. The helicopters are equipped with collapsible 660-gallon buckets used to draw water from …

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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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