Kansas Army National Guard

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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19-065 Kansas National Guard to conduct orientation flight Oct. 23

Community leaders from Overland Park and the surrounding area will be flying out of Johnson County Community College Campus, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kansas, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, aboard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters flown by the Kansas National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation. The flights are part of the Kansas National Guard’s Community Connect program to increase awareness of the Guard, …

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Citizen Soldier 2023 supports commanding general’s initiatives

By Staff Sgt. Mark Nussbaumer Command Sgt. Maj. Steve Harmon, the new senior enlisted leader of the Kansas Army National Guard, unveiled his command strategies in a new campaign called Citizen Soldier 2023 in support of Brig. Gen. Anthony Mohatt’s, the commanding general of the Kansas army National Guard, lines of efforts, which are sustained readiness, soldier care, shared understanding …

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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. Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Windham The 1 p.m. ceremony will be held in conjunction with the graduation and commissioning ceremony for …

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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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