Kansas Army National Guard

Kansas National Guard battery recognized as best in nation with Hamilton Award

By Capt. Patrick Montandon130th Field Artillery BattalionKansas Army National Guard Battery C, 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery Regiment, 130th Field Artillery Brigade, Kansas National Guard, was named the Alexander Hamilton Award recipient for the 2019 fiscal year. This annual award recognizes the most outstanding National Guard field artillery unit in the country. This is the first time a Kansas unit …

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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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20-019 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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