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Kansas Soldier Makes Marathon Team Pushing Friend to Finish
May 10, 2023
1st Lt. Nicholas Lahr, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot with the Kansas Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment, and Samuel Butalla participated in the 46th annual Lincoln Marathon, which also serves as the National Guard Marathon Team trials, May 7, 2023, in Lincoln, Nebraska. More than 200 National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from across the country competed.

National Guard Marksmanship Training Center increases lethality, a round at a time
December 10, 2021
Thirty-three teams gathered at the 51st Winston P. Wilson and 31st Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Sniper Rifle Matches hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center at the Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center, Barling, Arkansas, Dec. 4-9, 2021.

130th Field Artillery Brigade improves air threat tracking
July 7, 2021
Capt. David Sanders and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Anthony Calanni of the 130th Field Artillery Brigade, Task Force Spartan, outside an AN/TPQ-53 command and control shelter.

Kansas National Guard medics team up for advanced training
June 22, 2021
Medics with the 1077th Medical Company – Ground Ambulance, Kansas Army National Guard, assess a mannequin “casualty” as part of a culminating training exercise at the Medical Simulations Training Center at Fort Carson, Colorado, June 15, 2021. Soldiers participated in the Medic Sustainment 24-Hour training, an advanced course testing them on a variety of skills.

Kansas Guard partnership helps Soldiers earn degrees
June 7, 2021
Eric Vannoy, lead welding instructor at Salina Area Technical College, left, inspects the work of Soldiers enrolled in the Advanced Leaders Course for the 91E Allied Trade Specialist military occupational specialty qualification course at the Kansas Army National Guard’s Regional Training Site for Maintenance in Salina, Kansas, May 20, 2021. The KSARNG-SATC  partnership gives Soldiers completing the Army course the opportunity to enroll in and receive credit for college courses.

Re-missioned Kansas Guard unit thrives despite COVID curve
February 17, 2021
Lt. Col. Traci Earls, commander of the 169th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 69th Troop Command, Kansas Army National Guard, left, is briefed on a COVID-19 mitigation mission by Capt. Kelsie Knudson, West Bliss officer in charge, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Jan. 27, 2021. The unit, which had planned to deploy to Afghanistan in July 2020, was reassigned to run sustainment operations for COVID-19 mitigation procedures for Soldiers mobilizing to and demobilizing from overseas.

'First Kansas' legacy lives on through redesignation
October 21, 2020
Lt. Col. Rodney Seaba, left, commander of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, and Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Purdham, right, case the regimental colors of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd CAB, 137th Infantry Regiment Oct. 17. The ceremony was held to redesignate the 2nd CAB, 137th Infantry Regiment, “First Kansas,” as the 1st Battalion, 635th Armor Regiment, in accordance with a 2012 Army chief of staff directive.

Kansas Guard trains the trainers, takes on fitness culture
August 13, 2020
Sgt. Janina Felka-Burns, right, and Staff Sgt. Bronson Shipman, left, both master fitness trainers for the Kansas Army National Guard, show students with 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery Regiment, 130th Field Artillery Brigade, how to set up Army Combat Fitness Test Lanes. Students took part in a two-day training to become validated ACFT graders Aug. 4-5 in Salina, Kansas.

226th engineers use annual training as opportunity to build
July 29, 2020
Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Detachment 1, 226th Engineer Company out of Pittsburg, Kansas, used their skills during annual training to complete several construction projects at Forbes Field Air Force Base in Topeka for two weeks in July.

Kansas National Guard Soldiers stop to help distressed girl
June 10, 2020
Kansas National Guard members saved a young woman from attempting suicide May 25, 2020, while driving back to Lawerence, Kansas. The Soldiers were mobilized to package and distribute food as part of the Kansas National Guard COVID-19 response.