Kansas Army National Guard

Serendipitous donation kick-starts Kansas Guard unit’s fundraising efforts

By Maj. Margaret Ziffer105th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentKansas Army National Guard HIAWATHA, Kan. – The headquarters for the Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery Brigade sits about 15 miles south of the Nebraska-Kansas border in the town of Hiawatha. Like many small towns in Kansas, Hiawatha has retained a distinct historic feel, with many original buildings and …

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Kansas team places first for National Guard maintenance award

By Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Milnes105th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentKansas Army National Guard HAYS, Kan. – The Kansas Army National Guard’s Field Maintenance Shop 1 in Hays placed first at the National Guard Bureau in the Tables of Distribution and Allowances category for the 2020 Army Award for Maintenance Excellence after facing months of challenges and preparation. The AAME program …

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Kansas Guard recruiter recognized by senior Army leadership

By Maj. Margaret Ziffer105th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentKansas Army National Guard The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command selected Sgt. Di Nong, a recruiter in the Wichita area for the Kansas Army National Guard’s Recruiting and Retention Command, as the January 2021 Hero of the Month. Gen. Paul Funk, TRADOC commander, established the recognition as a way to reward …

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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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Pitt State cadets explore Kansas National Guard career opportunities

By Maj. Margaret Ziffer105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORT RILEY, Kan. – Cadets from Pittsburg State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps travelled to Fort Riley Jan. 7 to explore potential career opportunities with the help of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 635th Armor Regiment. Cadets from Pittsburg State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps listen to a Soldier from …

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Kansas hero receives Purple Heart

By Capt. Lauren Orr105th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentKansas Army National Guard HIAWATHA, Kan. – Members of the Kansas National Guard gathered at the Hiawatha armory to honor retired Spc. Daniel Horner during a Purple Heart presentation ceremony Nov. 8. Horner was injured while serving as a gunner in a combat logistics patrol June 30, 2007. His unit was travelling on …

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Kansas Guard annual promotion board benefits candidates, evaluators

By Staff Sgt. Ian Safford105th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentKansas Army National Guard WICHITA, Kan. – The annual Enlisted Promotion System board, comprised of volunteer Kansas Army National Guard noncommissioned officers, convened at the Heartland Preparedness Center in Wichita Oct. 23-25. The purpose of the board was to evaluate the competencies, leadership potential, adherence to standards, past performance and evaluations of …

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Foreign military attachés visit Kansas National Guard

By Maj. Margaret Ziffer105th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentKansas Army National Guard TOPEKA, Kan. – Thirty-two foreign military attachés accredited by the U.S. and posted in Washington, D.C. visited the Kansas National Guard at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard in Topeka, Kansas, Oct. 27.The visit was part of an orientation program coordinated by the Office of the Deputy Chief …

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“First Kansas” legacy lives on through re-designation

By 105th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentKansas Army National Guard FORT RILEY, Kan. – The Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, “First Kansas,” redesignated as the 1st Battalion, 635th Armor Regiment during a virtual ceremony Oct. 17. The change was made in accordance with a 2012 Army Chief of Staff directive.“Today marks the time in history …

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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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