Kansas Army National Guard

Kansas National Guard engineers going to Puerto Rico

Approximately 60 soldiers of the Kansas National Guard’s 242nd Engineer Company, augmented by soldiers from other engineer units, will depart Tuesday, Nov. 7, on a humanitarian mission to Puerto Rico to assist local authorities with debris removal and damage assessments in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The soldiers will be relieving a National Guard unit from another state and are …

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Task Force Spartan hosts legal seminar for deployed attorneys

By Staff Sgt. Tina Villalobos 35th Infantry Division Public Affairs CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate for Operation Spartan Shield hosted an all-day continuing legal education seminar Oct. 27. More than 30 military legal professionals from several different units throughout the area of operation attended, including Maj. Gen. Victor Braden, 35th Infantry Division commander, Kansas …

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Staff Sgt. Ferguson Presented Commander’s Coin For Exemplary Duty

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Ferguson is presented with a Commander’s Coin from Lt. Col. Willy Pegues, commander of the Kansas National Guard Training Center, Salina, Kansas, for his exemplary duty while serving as a Range Maintenance noncommisioned officer and as a dual status technician with the Kansas Training Center. Ferguson has been selected for an Army Guard and Reserve position with Recruiting. (Photo taken by …

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Chief’s “Salute to Service”

Soldiers and Airmen of the Kansas National Guard were on hand to answer questions regarding static displays of military equipment outside Arrowhead Stadium at the “Salute to Service” event prior to the KC Chiefs-Denver Broncos game Oct. 30. The Kansas National Guard also had service members on the field to honor the American flag

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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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