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19-066 Ribbon-cutting ceremony will open new Kansas National Guard Office at FHSU

The Kansas Army National Guard will mark the opening of a new office on the campus of Fort Hays State University with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. Attending the ceremony will be Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the adjutant general, and FHSU President Tisa Mason along with other FHSU faculty members. The new office will be staffed …

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19-065 Kansas National Guard to conduct orientation flight Oct. 23

Community leaders from Overland Park and the surrounding area will be flying out of Johnson County Community College Campus, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kansas, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 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, …

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“God, country and family” describe Guardsman’s life

By Staff Sgt. Ray SimmonsOriginally printed in the February 2000 Plains Guardian Capt. Jose “Joe” Llamas had already served his country during World War II and was eligible for retirement from the Kansas Army National Guard when he was called to duty in Vietnam in May 1968. “I have to go with my men,” he said. He was killed on Aug. …

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Command Sgt. Maj. Steve Harmon, KSNG State Command Sergeant Major

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Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ronald “Ron” James Carter


Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ronald “Ron” James Carter, Olathe, Kansas, passed away Aug. 30, 2019, at KU Medical Center. Ron was born Sept. 6, 1945, in Bell Gardens, California, to Landon Harold “Bing” and Dorothy L. Carter. In 1951, the family moved to Olathe and then to Gardner in 1958. Following graduation from Gardner High School in 1963, he …

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