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Retired Sgt. Maj. Joseph T. “Jody” Muller Sr.

Retired Sgt. Maj. Joseph T. “Jody” Muller Sr., 83, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Brookdale of Topeka. He was born Sept. 17, 1935, at St. Marys, the son of Frank and Catherine Bennett Muller. Shortly after, his family moved to Delia, moving back to St. Marys when he was in the eighth grade. He graduated from Immaculate Conception …

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Retired 1st Sgt. Richard Paul “Pappy” Johnson

Retired 1st Sgt. Richard Paul “Pappy” Johnson, 83, died on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City. He was born July 21, 1935, on the family farm near Fellsburg, the son of Clarence “Shorty” and Ruth ( Lindsay) Johnson. He married Carol Sparke in 1957. He later married Betty Schlereth Davidson Nov. 2, 1985, at …

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190th’s own named Food Network champion

By Staff Sgt. Emily Amyotte 190th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Family, food and friendly competition–that’s what Master Sgt. Lucretia Cross, 190th Civil Engineer Squadron operations manager, holds near and dear to her heart and what brought her the opportunity to compete on Food Network’s Family Food Showdown. Cross’ family owns and operates a Topeka-based southern-style food truck, Snoutherns, with …

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Chaplain deploys to the Land WAAAAY Down Under

By Tech. Sgt. Jake Meyer 190th Public Affairs A simple email can set you on an unexpected journey. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Kevin Hopkins, 190th Air Refueling Wing chaplain, received an email saying the Air Force was in need of a chaplain to deploy in support of Operation Deep Freeze in McMurdo, Antarctica. He responded and soon found himself traveling to …

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Kansas National Guard cyber warriors partner with other states, industry at Cyber Shield 19

By Staff Sgt. George Davis, Ohio National Guard Spc. Blake Phelps, Indiana National Guard CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – Our nation, states, communities, corporations and institutions are under attack every day; but instead of bombs and bullets, our adversaries are using binary ones and zeros. The Kansas National Guard is always there for its citizens, whether it’s feeding cattle from a …

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Retired Master Sgt. Markus Kalman Madacs

Retired Master Sgt. Markus Kalman Madacs, 52, passed away March 22, 2019. He was born March 18, 1967, in Landstuhl, Germany, to Kalman and Waltrud Madacs. He migrated to the United States at the age of 5. He graduated from Abilene High School in 1982 and enlisted in the Kansas Army National Guard. Madacs was the first sergeant in Battery C, …

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Panel addresses college credits for military training

The Army University Total Force Integration Division and the Kansas Army National Guard supported a Kansas Board of Regents Credit for Military Learning Construction Focused Faculty Panel course and occupational review on April 4. More than 15 community and technical colleges, and Wichita State University faculty and staff were presented Programs of Instruction by Army and Air Force personnel encompassing …

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Kansas Army National Guard helicopters deploy for potential wildland fire assistance

Due to a high threat index for wildland fires over the next several days, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management has asked the Kansas Army National Guard to deploy six UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to several locations within the state to assist local fire departments, as needed. The helicopters are equipped with collapsible 660-gallon buckets used to draw water from …

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Retired Col. Richard “Dick” Moore, Jr.

Retired Col. Richard “Dick” Moore, Jr., went home to his Lord and Savior Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Meadowlark Scenic (former Autumn Hills) in Manhattan, Kansas. Born in Elkhart, Indiana, Dec. 4, 1930, he was the son of the late Richard H. and Helen Lehman Moore. Upon graduating from Elkhart High School as part of the class of 1948, he …

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