Kansas Army National Guard

Mission first, people always: Puerto Rican engineers depart theater early to support families following Hurricane Maria

By Capt. Margaret Ziffer, 35th Infantry Division CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Soldiers of the 215th Engineer Company (Vertical), Puerto Rico National Guard, are on their way home after a transfer of authority ceremony conducted with the Army Reserve’s 306th Engineer Company (Vertical) from Farmingdale, New York, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Oct. 16, 2017. The transfer of authority was moved up …

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Exercise Angel Strike: Kuwaiti Land Forces and U.S. Field Artillery Build Interoperability

By Staff Sgt. Tina Villalobos | 35th Infantry Division | October 24, 2017 CAMP BEUHRING, Kuwait – Officers of the Fires and Effects Coordination Cell for the 75th Field Artillery Brigade and commanding officers of 23rd Multi-launch Rocket System Field Artillery Battalion, Kuwaiti Land Forces (KLF), observed as Soldiers from the Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery conducted …

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Soldiers learn new GCSS system

Kansas Army National Guard Soldiers received training on Global Combat Support System-Army, a web-based, real-time Standard Army Management Information Systems that is replacing the previous such multiple platforms. When the system was distributed to Kansas in late 2016, the focus was to get the full-time force trained first. Since then, the state has recognized the need to organize classes to …

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New system will integrate Army pay, personnel and talent management

Beginning in August of next year, Kansas Army National Guardsmen will have a new tool to help them with their personnel records. The Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army, set to go online in August 2018, will integrate personnel, pay and talent management capabilities into a single system available to all U.S. active-duty and reserve component Soldiers. The Army …

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Adjutant general announces new state command senior enlisted leader

Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the adjutant general, announced the selection of Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams as the state command senior enlisted leader for Joint Forces Headquarters, Kansas National Guard, Topeka. Williams replaces Command Chief Master Sgt. James Brown, who is leaving the position to become the command senior enlisted leader for Joint Force Civil Support, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, …

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Kansas National Guard entering into educational partnership with Salina Area Technical College

The Kansas National Guard’s Regional Training Institute and Salina Area Technical College are entering into an agreement that will allow Kansas Guardsmen to earn dual credits toward a technical associate degree. Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the adjutant general, and Brig. Gen. Anthony Mohatt, commander of the Kansas Army National Guard, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with officials from Salina …

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Command of 235th Regiment changes hands Sept. 16 in Salina

Lt. Col. Thomas Powers will receive command of the 235th Regiment from Col. Carla Hale in a change of command ceremony Saturday, Sept. 16, at the 235th Regiment parade field, 1901 Sutherland Road, Salina. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. Hale has commanded the unit since September 2015. In a follow on ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Ricky Matticks will …

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Kanas National Guard to unveil live fire range in Salina Sept. 15

The Kansas National Guard Training Center in Salina will host a grand opening ceremony Sept. 15 for two new live-fire ranges that will provide additional firearms training space for Guardsmen and law enforcement agencies. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the Kansas Training Center Live Fire Range Complex at the Great Plains Joint Training Center southwest of Salina. …

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Deployed Kansas Guardsmen safe as Hurricane Irma approaches

Soldiers of the Kansas National Guard’s 35th Military Police Company posted a message on their Facebook page to let family and friends know they are safe and well, despite being in the path of Hurricane Irma as it approaches Cuba, where the unit is deployed. “Right now, the current trajectory of Hurricane Irma has her passing to our north. This …

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Kansas Guardsmen, British soldiers train with Armenian firefighters

By Sgt. Zach Sheely Public Affairs Office “This has been the best experience of my life,” said Staff Sgt. Clinton Mumbower, the medical readiness noncommissioned officer with the 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery. Mumbower was part of a joint multinational team of medical and hazardous materials experts from the Kansas National Guard and British Army who participated in a training …

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