Kansas Army National Guard

Our Military Kids newsletter March 2018

Page 1 “OMK Kids Called to Serve” –  Sgt. 1st Class Don Dickey (Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery), his wife, Adrienne (Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager, 190th Air Refueling Wing), and their sons, Staff Sgt. Skylar Dickey and Senior Airman Caleb Dickey (both 190th Air Refueling Wing). Page 3 “OMK Kid Grows Up” – Col. Brett Criqui (Joint Forces Headquarters – …

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2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment hosts Family Day

By 1st Lt. Lauren Orr 105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment More than 1,000 family and friends took part in this year’s 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment Family Day at Fort Riley. The March 24 event was designed to allow family members the opportunity to see their Soldier working and experience what their specific job entails in an effort …

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William E. Abrams

William E. Abrams, 72, of Salina, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018. He was born Nov. 18, 1945, in Wichita, to William and Virginia (Gabelman) Abrams. He married Janet R. Buchenau, May 2, 2003. Bill was a former member of Co B 2-635th Armor After graduating Salina Central High School, Bill joined the United States Army in Sept. 1965 and …

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Promotions announced

Private 2nd Class — Karla P Alvaradovalencia, 170th Maint Co; Brandin Doyle Bell, Hhc 891st Engr Bn; Jarod Allen Boll, 170th Maint Co; Zachery Taylor Bringhurst, 997th Bde Spt Bn; Aaron Dale Buckles, Co B Rear, 1st Bn, 108th Av; Brandon David Bunting, HHC, 169th CSSB; Aaron Jacob Chenhall, 35th Military Police Co; Austyn Tyler Collins, Det 2, 731st Trans …

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Making Dreams Come True: Kansas Army National Grants a Wish

By Staff Sgt. Mark Nussbaumer Public Affairs Office Seth Cummings, a junior from Topeka West High School, was recently offered the chance to do something few people his age get to do: “pull the tail” on a Paladin M10946 155mm howitzer. Pulling the tail involves hooking a rope to the firing mechanism on the gun after the weapon is primed …

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18-035 SEOC activated due to potential for wildland fires

Due to the high potential for wildland fires in the central and western regions of Kansas, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka to an enhanced steady state level 3 status at 10 a.m. There are currently no fires reported. According to the National Weather Service, record high temperatures near 90 and a …

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18-024 Kansas National Guard to conduct orientation flight March 28

Community leaders from Topeka and the surrounding area will be flying out of Highland Community College, 606 W Main Street, Highland, on Wednesday, March 28, aboard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters flown by the Kansas National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation. The flights are part of the Kansas National Guard’s Community Connect program to increase awareness of the Guard, its people …

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18-034 The fires are out, but fire danger remains high

A temporary break in the weather has given emergency responders across the state a brief respite from the recent wave of wildland fires that burned more than 17,310 acres in multiple counties March 14-18. Gov. Jeff Colyer M.D. issued a Declaration of Disaster Emergency at 1:40 p.m. on March 14. Initially, the declaration was for Rice County, but was amended …

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