Plains Guardian

Annual TAG Army APFT Fitness Challenge set for Aug. 11

The 235th Regional Training Institute in Salina will be hosting the 22nd annual Adjutant General’s Army Physical Fitness Test Fitness Challenge Saturday, Aug. 11.  Competitors may participate as individuals or as four-person teams. There is no entry fee and civilian participants are welcome. For information, click HERE or contact Lt. Col. Shy Warner 785-646-6604 or Sgt. 1st Class David Medina  …

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Marriage Enrichment Weekend Aug 10-12

Whether you’ve celebrated one anniversary or 20, as an Army couple you can anticipate more excitement – and expect more challenges – than the average civilian couple.  Long separations, the stress of military life, deployments, and reintegrating as a couple once your loved one comes home can subject Army marriages to extreme hardship. The marriage enrichment event is designed to …

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JROTC cadets get a taste of military life

By Spc. Samantha J. Whitehead 105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Every good chef knows the way to enhance a fine dining experience is to whet the appetite with a small taste of what is to come. Cadets from the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Lee’s Summit, Missouri, high school had their appetites for military life whetted March …

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Kansas Guard engineers train in preparation for National Training Center rotation

By Spc. Samantha J. Whitehead 105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Two platoons of combat engineers spent April 7 atop a hill at a demolition range at Fort Riley, reading exacting step-by-step instructions out of  training manuals and setting up thousands of pounds of equipment, all in preparation for one short radio message: “Fire in the hole!” Soldiers assigned to the …

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Jennings wins EANGKS Outstanding Guardsman

By Staff Sgt. Mark Nussbaumer Public Affairs Office Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Jennings has earned the Enlisted Association National Guard of Kansas Outstanding Guardsman award on May 4. He was presented the award in front of his unit and family by Troy Able, a representative of the EANGKS. The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Kansas Awards Program is …

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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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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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Governor signs Severe Weather Awareness proclamation March 1

March 1, 2018 — Gov. Jeff Colyer signed a proclamation today marking the week of March 5-9 as “Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas. The proclamation highlights the need for awareness of approaching severe weather and the value of emergency preparedness.  Although there were 60 documented tornadoes in the state last year, no deaths were attributed to those events and …

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