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18-023 635th Regional Support Group will be welcomed home March 15

Soldiers of the 635th Regional Support Group, Kansas National Guard, will be welcomed home in a brief ceremony Thursday, March 15. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in Hangar 680, Forbes Field, Gary Ormsby Drive and “J” Street, Topeka. “These soldiers performed their mission just as expected – with professionalism, dedication and pride,” said Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the …

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Retired Sgt. Maj. Richard L. Kelley

Retired Sgt. Maj. Richard L. Kelley, age 69, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He is survived by his family. Wife, children, grandsons, step-sons, step-grandsons, sister, brother and nephews. He was veteran of the United States Marine Corps and retired from the Army Reserves. He served in Vietnam, Desert …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Richard G. Longberg

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Richard Gale “Ben” Longberg, 91 died peacefully March 3. He was born Sept. 9, 1926 on the family farm in Soldier, KS, and graduated from Sabetha High School in 1944. He married Shirley Leta Fiske on Jan. 14, 1950. They raised their children in Sabetha, KS and later moved to Wichita to be closer to their …

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18-022 SEOC returns to normal operations following wildfire response

Since March 4, emergency responders in multiple Kansas counties battled more than 50 wildfires that burned more than 27,000 acres. Gov. Jeff Colyer, M.D., issued a State of Disaster Emergency proclamation for Barber, Clark, Ellis, Greenwood, Harper, Kingman, Logan, Reno, Smith, Stevens and Wabaunsee Counties. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka on …

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18-021 KSARNG Black Hawks receive additional firefighting missions

As wildfires continue to crop up across the state, two Kansas Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, which had been at work in Greenwood County, have been pulled back to Salina to prepare for a possible deployment to Hamilton County on the Colorado border. Two additional Black Hawks are currently in Wabaunsee County to assist firefighting operations near I-70 …

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