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Kansas Guard expands wildland firefighting capabilities
September 25, 2020
Chris Hanson, right, district fire management officer with the Kansas Forest Service, monitors a controlled burn with a Kansas National Guard student during the Wildland Firefighting Red Card Certification Course at the Great Plains Regional Training Center in Salina Sept. 17, 2020.

Kansas, Armenian military leaders join in SPP exchange
September 23, 2020
The command team from 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, including Lt. Col. Rodney Seaba, battalion commander, center left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Purdham, battalion command sergeant major, center right, joined Sgt. 1st Class Gabriel Bailey, International Affairs Operations noncommissioned officer, left, and Maj. Marci Solander, Kansas National Guard State Partnership Program director, right, in a virtual SPP exchange Sept. 8-10 with students attending the Senior Leaders Course in the Republic of Armenia. The course was conducted at the Armenian Ministry of Defense’s National Defense Research University, the Armenian equivalent of the U.S. Army War College.

Kansas National Guard battery recognized as best in nation
September 14, 2020
Battery C, 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery Regiment, 130th Field Artillery Brigade Artillery, Kansas Army National Guard out of Newton, Kansas, conducts an emergency fire mission while en route to the next training area at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, September 2019. This mission is conducted as part of field artillery table certification.

Air National Guard welcomes 13th command chief
August 27, 2020
Chief Master Sgt. Maurice Williams is the new command chief master sergeant of the Air National Guard. He is shown during an Aug. 9, 2017, panel discussion with the Air National Guard's 2016 Outstanding Airmen of the Year at the ANG Readiness Center on Joint Base Andrews, Md.

Kansas Guard transports COVID-19 test samples across state
August 10, 2020
Kansas Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Raymond Owes and Spc. Adrian Turner, both with the 997th Brigade Support Battalion, taking a box of COVID-19 test samples to their vehicle in Troy, Kansas, July 27, 2020. Kansas National Guard teams have been transporting COVID-19 samples from across the state to the state health department lab since March.

Kansas National Guard packages 4 million meals and counting
July 6, 2020
Members of the Kansas National Guard pack, weigh, seal and box food bags n Leawood, Kansas, June 25, 2020, to meet the growing food demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The food is distributed at food pantries throughout Kansas.

Guard helps feed Kansans in need
July 6, 2020
The Kansas National Guard and volunteers hand out boxes of fresh produce and dry goods at a food pantry in Effingham, Kansas, June 22, 2020. The food pantry is held once a month at different locations to meet the growing food demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kansas National Guard serves up millions of meals
May 28, 2020
Spc. Dondi Jones, Company A, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, measures out food in a boxed-meal assembly line operation in Leawood, Kansas, May 1, 2020. Kansas National Guard Soldiers, through The Outreach Program, packaged more than 2 million meals to be distributed to food banks across Kansas.

Kansas National Guard helps extend the life of N95 masks
May 11, 2020
Christian Cook, a contractor with TRAX International, uses a handheld Smoke Pencil to test the Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System™for broken seals in Topeka, Kansas, May 3, 2020. The system can decontaminate used N95 respirator masks so they can be reused.

Kansas Guard helps limit COVID-19 spread at nursing homes
May 8, 2020
Airman 1st Class Traevonne Greene, 190th Air Refueling Wing, Kansas Air National Guard health service technician, sprays a non-toxic test solution into the hood of Latasha Benfer, medication aide for Homestead of Topeka, to test the N95 protective masks’ ability to filter airborne particles during a fit test demonstration at Homestead of Topeka in Topeka, Kansas, May 6, 2020.

Kansas National Guard stands up Joint Task Force
May 4, 2020
Maj. James Marshall, health services human resource officer, Kansas Medical Detachment, prepares for an interview with Guard media to discuss the Joint Task Force in Topeka, Kansas, April 30, 2020.

National Guard helps feed Kansas in hard times
April 27, 2020
Soldiers and Airmen of the Kansas National Guard help pack food at Harvesters in Topeka, Kansas, April 22, 2020. The food will be shipped to families across the state.

Kansas National Guard helps battle wildfires
March 26, 2020
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment, lowers to fill a bucket with water from a pond during an integrated wildland firefighting exercise with the Kansas Forest Service and the Kansas National Guard at the Smokey Hill Range in Salina, Kansas, Sept. 19, 2019.