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A first in Kansas Army National Guard history

By Sgt. Madison Frazier105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SALINA, Kan. – For the first time in the history of the Kansas Army National Guard, the Warrant Officer School of 1st Battalion, 235th Regiment held Phase 2 warrant officer training, culminating in an appointment ceremony for nine new warrant officers at the Kansas Regional Training Institute in Salina, June 27. Although …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Dave Pike

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Dave Pike died after a brief but complicated hospital stay at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on June 16, 2020, in Lawrence, Kansas. He was 71. He had an earlier brush with death in 2014 when hospitalized for six weeks with multiple illnesses including lymphoma, or, as he liked to say “The Big C.” Dave wasn’t ready to …

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Retired Col. Ernest Peck

Headstones at Arlington National Cemetery

Retired Col. Ernest Peck was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Jewell, Kansas, and died June 16, 2020 in Manhattan, Kansas, aged 90 years. Ernie was raised by his grandmother and aunt at 14th and Poyntz in Manhattan, graduating from Manhattan High School in 1947. He started his college education at Kansas State University that year and attended classes until 1951 …

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Sgt. Shawn Lay

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His end of watch on Earth occurred on June 7, thus began his over watch in heaven. Sgt. Shawn Lay was born May 30, 1974, to Mark and Mary “Cameron” (Cecil) Lay. He grew up in San Bernardino, California, and moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1993 where he began a new journey. In 2010, he attended Advanced Individual Training to …

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Hot Topic: State Tuition Assistance Statement of Understanding

The FIRST STEP for using Kansas State Tuition Assistance is applying on the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) website. The linked Statement of Understanding is the SECOND STEP in the application process. The website to apply for State Tuition Assistance can also be found on the State Tuition Assistance flyer. You MUST apply on the KBOR website prior to submitting …

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