Kansas Army National Guard

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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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Strong partnerships help Kansas agencies respond to COVID-19

By Staff Sgt. Dakota HelvieKansas Army National Guard Public Affairs Severe storms. Tornadoes. Floods. Blizzards. Wildfires. Kansas has faced its share of these over the years.  By working through these disasters, state agencies have forged and refined the partnerships that have allowed them to face a situation affecting not just a city or a county, but the entire state, the …

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Guardsmen represent Kansas at Omaha Marathon

OMAHA, Neb. – The Kansas National Guard marathon team represented the state of Kansas by giving it their all at the Omaha Marathon Sept. 20, 2020. In total, 110 members of the National Guard participated in the time trial marathon to earn an opportunity to represent the All Guard Marathon Team for the 2021 season.Despite training through a national shutdown …

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Kansas, Armenian leaders talk military models in partnership exchange

By Maj. Margaret Ziffer105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TOPEKA, Kan. – The command team from 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment participated in a virtual State Partnership Program exchange Sept. 8-10 with students attending the Senior Leaders Course in the Republic of Armenia. The course was conducted at the Armenian Ministry of Defense’s National Defense Research University, the Armenian …

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