Kansas Army National Guard

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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Kansas takes on fitness culture, prepares for Oct. 1

By Maj. Margaret Ziffer105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SALINA, Kan. – Sixteen Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery Regiment, 130th Field Artillery Brigade trained to become the Kansas Army National Guard’s newest validated graders for the Army Combat Fitness Test Aug. 4-5 at the Great Plains Joint Training Center in Salina.In addition to educating and certifying the students on …

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Kansas engineers build state-wide readiness through facilities upgrades

By Maj. Margaret Ziffer105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Training facilities at the Smoky Hill Weapons Range, Great Plains Joint Training Center, are being enhanced with the addition of a new physical fitness field and irrigation pond, courtesy of the 242nd Engineer Company out of Coffeyville. After a last minute change in training plans, the horizontal construction engineers have wasted no …

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226th Engineers use annual training as opportunity to build

By Sgt. Brandon Jacobs105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TOPEKA, Kan. – Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Detachment 1, 226th Engineer Company out of Pittsburg used their skills during annual training to complete several construction projects at Forbes Field Air Force Base in Topeka for two weeks in July. The diversity of the projects required the full spectrum of the unit’s capabilities …

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Kansas National Guard battery recognized as best in nation with Hamilton Award

By Capt. Patrick Montandon130th Field Artillery BattalionKansas Army National Guard Battery C, 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery Regiment, 130th Field Artillery Brigade, Kansas National Guard, was named the Alexander Hamilton Award recipient for the 2019 fiscal year. This annual award recognizes the most outstanding National Guard field artillery unit in the country. This is the first time a Kansas unit …

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35th Military Police train with Kansas Highway Patrol

By Pfc. Josef Leo105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TOPEKA, KS – Soldiers of Kansas Army National Guard 35th Military Police Company, 891st Engineer Battalion, 635th Regional Support Group received training from the Kansas Highway Patrol on reasonable suspicion, probable cause and how to conduct proper vehicle searches July 16 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Topeka.The partnership between the …

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Father, daughter share an early Father’s Day in Kuwait

Kansas National Guard members Master Sgt. David Carron, 169th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and his daughter, Tech. Sgt. April Carron, 184th Wing, had the opportunity to come together for an early Father’s Day celebration in Kuwait on June 15, 2020. Tech. Sgt. April Carron (left) and her father, Master Sgt. David Carron, got to spend a few hours together in …

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