Kansas Army National Guard

20-019 New KSARNG recruiting billboards focus on Hispanic communities

Residents of the Dodge City and Garden City areas may notice new billboards in their communities, beginning May 5. The billboards are the result of a new marketing campaign by the Kansas Army National Guard seeking to recruit members of Hispanic communities in western Kansas. “Recruiters in the local area wanted to tailor their marketing strategies and campaigns to better …

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Blessing of the Guard

By Lt. Col. Gleb Gluhovsky Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation I came to the United States as a refugee from the Soviet Union in 1991 and became an American citizen in 1995. In 1999, I decided to join the Kansas Army National Guard to show my appreciation for the newly found American freedom. In a span of …

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20-012 Kansas National Guard to assist Barber County firefighters

Governor Laura Kelly has issued a disaster declaration for wildland fires burning approximately 20-25 miles southwest of Medicine Lodge in Barber County. The declaration authorizes the use of state resources and personnel to assist with response and recovery operations in affected counties that meet certain criteria. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka …

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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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Janis reenlists

Creating partnerships across states! Capt. Michael Billings of the Kansas Training Center in Salina, Kansas, recites the oath for reenlistment to Spc. Bradley Janis of the South Dakota National Guard. Janis is a student at the 2nd Battalion, 235th Regiment. He reenlisted on 23 Jan. 23, 2020, for a 6-year commitment.

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635th Armor Regiment and 137th Infantry Regiment accepting scholarship applications

The Scholarship Committee of the 635th Armor Regiment and 137th Infantry Regiment Scholarship fund has announced the availability of four $500 education scholarships. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship grants to direct descendants, legally adopted children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of those that served honorably, to assist the recipients in attending accredited schools of higher learning. Applications will …

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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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19-071 Nov 2 activation ceremony set for KSARNG medical company

The 169th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Kansas Army National Guard, will host an activation ceremony for the 117th Medical Company, Area Support on Saturday, Nov. 2. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the Heartland Preparedness Center, 2808 North New York St., Wichita. “This is the first unit of its kind in the state of Kansas,” said Maj. Judee Cordell, …

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19-072 Kansas National Guard Hall of Fame induction set for Nov. 3

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. 3. The ceremony will take place at Nickell Armory, 2722 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS beginning at 2 p.m.  This year’s inductees are the late Capt. James A. Naismith, the late …

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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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