National Guard News

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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Charles L. Branch

Charles L. Branch, 78, of Willis, Kansas, passed away on Nov. 1, 2018, at Mission Village Living Center in Horton. A graveside service, with military honors, was held Nov. 6 at the Horton City Cemetery with Dan Maltby, officiating. Charles was born in Arkansas City, Kansas, to Kenneth Merle Branch and Fay Alsip Branch on April 11, 1940.  He married …

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184th Intelligence Wing activates UPAD to support Nebraska flood relief efforts

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy 184th Public Affairs The 184th Intelligence Wing, Kansas Air National Guard, activated seven Airmen March 23 to provide stateside emergency assistance to Nebraska for flooding response. The recent bomb cyclone – technically called explosive cyclogenesis — that swept through the Midwest caused more than $1 billion of flood damage to Nebraska’s Missouri River Basin and …

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