Kansas Army National Guard

Local Kansas Guardsmen visit National Training Center

A select few Kansas National Guard Soldiers from the Recruit Sustainment Battalion were invited to visit the U.S. Army’s National Training Center in the desert of California June 3. The Soldiers invited to attend were: Spc. Hector R. Perez Cortes, Salina; Pfc. Colby Casaus, Holcomb; Pfc. Brian Coughlin, St. George; Pfc. Matthew Dickerson, Topeka; Pfc. Fernando Fernandez, Wichita; Pfc. Jaison …

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Capt. Andrew Webster, commander of Company G, 1st Battalion, 111th Aviation, accepts a Kansas flag from Gov. Sam Brownback. The flag, which had flown over the Kansas statehouse, will go with the unit on its deployment to the Middle East in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. (Photo by Sgt. Zach Sheely, Public Affairs Office)

Family and friends give aviation Soldiers a warm send off

By Sgt. Zach Sheely Public Affairs Office Family, friends, and colleagues gathered at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Topeka April 21 to honor Soldiers of Company G, 1st Battalion, 111th Aviation, Kansas National Guard. The Topeka-based helicopter unit is deploying in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. military intervention against the Islamic State …

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To the sound of thunderous applause from family and friends, Soldiers of Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery file in to their seats for their April 14 deployment ceremony at Holton High School. The Guardsmen will deploy to Kuwait for a year-long mission in support of Operation Spartan Shield. (Photo by Steve Larson, Public Affairs Office)

Holton community turns out to say goodbye to their Soldiers

  By Steve Larson Public Affairs Office The high school gymnasium in Holton, Kansas, was packed the morning of April 14 as the community came together to bid farewell to Soldiers of Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery as they prepared to deploy for a year-long mission to Kuwait.

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35th Infantry Soldiers at at ease suring ceremony

35th Division deploys for Operation Spartan Shield

  By Sgt. Zach Sheely Public Affairs Office The 35th Infantry Division will be chiseling out another chapter on the tablet of its rich, 100-year history this year, as the division deploys to Persian Gulf and the Levant Region in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

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Burned countryside

KDEM, National Guard recount the “Battle of the Blaze”

  By Sgt. Zach Sheely Public Affairs Office When people think of emergencies in Kansas, floods and tornadoes may come to mind. However, that may be changing after a series of fires blackened more than 1,000 square miles of Northwest, Southwest and Central Kansas – all within a matter of 10 days in March.

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2-137 Equips Tactical Vehicles with Duke System

Story by Spc. Justin Humphreys, 102d Public Affairs Detachment FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Soldiers with 2d Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, Kansas Army National Guard installed counter remote controlled improvised explosive devices systems, known as a “Duke”, on their tactical vehicles May 22, 2017 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.

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Purple Heart Memorial to be dedicated in Holton May 6

Holton Purple Heart Memorial ICYMI: At the corner of Fourth and Iowa, in Holton, Kansas, is Linscott Park, the home of a new memorial dedicated to the Purple Heart recipients of Jackson County. On May 6, the monument was officially unveiled. Posted by Kansas National Guard on Saturday, May 20, 2017 5/4/2017 Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil …

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