Kansas Army National Guard

Kansas receives request for hurricane support to North Carolina

The Kansas National Guard’s Joint Operations Center has received a tasking call from the North Carolina National Guard seeking support for an Emergency Management Assistance Compact request. Four Kansas Army National Guard and eight Kansas Air National Guard nurses will provide support to North Carolina Public Health at local shelters in the Brunswick, North Carolina, area. The mission duration will …

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69th Troop Command welcomes incoming commander

By 1st Lt. Lauren Orr 105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Col. Dave Johnson relinquished command of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 69th Troop Command to Lt. Col. Michelle Hannah during a change of command ceremony Sept. 8 at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard in Topeka. During the ceremony, Brig. Gen. Anthony Mohatt, commander of the Kansas Army National …

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SPIES Training 2018

SPIES Training Officers from Ellsworth Correctional Facility teamed up with the pilots and crew members of HHC 1-108TH AVN (ASLT) to conduct Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction System (SPIES) training in Salina, on June 7. Posted by Kansas National Guard on Thursday, July 12, 2018 Officers from Ellsworth Correctional Facility teamed up with the pilots and crew members of HHC 1-108TH AVN …

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Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Corps

By Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michael Smith Command Chief Warrant Officer I hope everyone has had a safe and enjoyable summer thus far. I would also like to wish happy birthday to the Warrant Officer Cohort. 100 Years! We will be celebrating our centennial on July 14 at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard in Topeka. Events will include …

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Keep moving forward

By Command Chief Master Sgt. Maurice L. Williams State Command Senior Enlisted Leader There’s one thing about being a leader that is a must: you have to keep moving forward. Otherwise, you soon find yourself behind the people you’re supposed to lead. This is true not just in a physical sense. If you are going to be a leader in …

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Kansas National Guard makes investments in education

By Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli The Adjutant General Benjamin Franklin wrote “An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.” This is a fact that the leaders of our state and nation have long recognized. This is why way back in 1944 the U.S. Congress passed the Serviceman’s Readjustment Act, aka the GI Bill, which included stipends to cover college or …

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18-075 Kansas National Guard to haul pallets of water to Natoma

The city of Natoma in Osborne County declared a local state of disaster due to a boil water advisory issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on June 27.  KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Due to the situation in Natoma, six pallets of the …

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35th Infantry Division Band announces summer concert series

The 35th Infantry Division Band, the official band of the Kansas National Guard, has announced its summer concert series. The free public summer concert series will be presented in a number of communities across the state. Audience attendance for past concerts has averaged from 400-500 people per concert. The Marching Band will be presenting the National Anthem July 4 at …

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Kansas Guardsmen to be honored in deployment ceremony June 14

Soldiers of the Kansas National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment will be honored in a departure ceremony Thursday, June 14. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.  Doors open at 9 a.m.  The public is welcome to attend. The 1-108th is headquartered in Topeka with elements also stationed in Salina. These Soldiers will …

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Applications open for 2018 Teen Camp

The 2018 Teen Camp is July 9-13 at Rock Springs 4H Center near Junction City. Space for this camp is limited so don’t wait to get your applications in! Application deadline is June 25. Click HERE to see information and application (PDF format)

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