Venerdi assumes command of 184th IW

Col. Mike Venerdi, middle, receives the 184th Intelligence Wing’s flag from Brig. Gen. David Weishaar, left, commander, Kansas Air National Guard, as a symbol of his assumption of command during a ceremony at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Sep. 8. Col. Joe Jabara, right, relinquished command moments earlier. Also pictured is Chief Master Sgt. Sid Colliatie, middle, command chief, 184th Intelligence Wing. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Alex Brun)

By Staff Sgt. Briell Zweygardt, 184th Public Affairs

Col. Mike Venerdi assumed command of the 184th Intelligence Wing during a change of command ceremony held at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Sep. 8. Continue reading

Airmen bound together by Silver Flag in Germany

Civil Engineers operate compact tract loaders, or CTLs, with concrete saw attachments to cut squares around damaged parts of a runway while training at a Silver Flag exercise at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 12. Other Civil Engineers guide the CTL operators and scoope away dust and debris during the process. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy)

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

Airmen from all over the world deployed to a location near Ramstein Air Base, Germany, where the 435th Construction and Training Squadron hosted Exercise Silver Flag, Aug. 6-17. Training instructors, known as Cadre, spent two weeks teaching the deployed students how to set up a bare base by using their career specific skills. Continue reading

Exercise Servant Guardian tests 184th IW’s disaster response

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

The 184th Intelligence Wing, Kansas Air National Guard, sent quick-reaction forces to assist local emergency responders in Cheney, Kansas, after an early morning 4.0 magnitude earthquake, June 7. Cheney is located about an hour west of Wichita and has a population of 2,165. The Kansas Air National Guard was asked to provide communication support, debris clearing, security, hazardous chemical clean-up, a mobile emergency operations center, and a mobile kitchen for the community. Continue reading