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Guard opens the doors of opportunity

By Pfc. Victoria Williams 105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment The Kansas National Guard Heartland Preparedness Center in Wichita opened its doors to local high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students April 11. Display tables set up by local colleges, service members and law enforcement lined the walls of the armory. Some of the colleges that were represented included Wichita …

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Memorial Day concert honors the fallen

By Capt. Lauren Orr 105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Kansas Army National Guard Public Affairs There was an atmosphere of patriotic camaraderie in Leavenworth High School the evening of May 25: kids with small American flags, many older attendees sporting shirts, vests, or hats displaying reminders of their military service. The occasion was the 35th Infantry Division Band’s Memorial Day …

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Reinvigorated Guardsmen reenlist

By Maj. Benjamin Gruver No one wants bad things to happen, especially in their own communities. However, for two Kansas National Guardsmen, the devastation of recent floods was a rejuvenating experience. Torrential rains and thunderstorms hit Kansas in late May, and flooding became an imminent danger for several communities downstream from levees and dams that were close to overflowing. With …

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19-044 Update to disaster response: Three counties added to disaster proclamation

Brown, Ness and Osborne Counties were added to the state disaster proclamation signed by Governor Laura Kelly May 9 which brings the total to 66. Other counties currently named in the declaration are:  Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Edwards, Elk, Ellsworth, Ford, Franklin, Geary, Gray, …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Richard C. “Dick” Polgreen

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Richard C. “Dick” Polgreen, 79, of Junction City, Kansas, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Geary Community Hospital. Richard was born Jan. 26, 1940, in Albany, New York. He was the oldest child of Waldron and Frances Polgreen. He attended high school in Schoharie, New York. Richard’s father was killed in World War II on …

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