Air Guard commanders, chiefs learn to interact with media

Story By Master Sgt. Matthew McCoy

Commanders and chief master sergeants assigned to the 184th Intelligence Wing attended a four-hour class designed to familiarize them with expectations and responsibilities while interacting with the media at McConnell Air Force Base, March 22. The class was presented by the Adjutant General’s Public Affairs Department, 184th IW Public Affairs and included a two-person panel by local media. Continue reading

Finding a way ahead by looking back

In 1950, when the 127th Fighter Squadron replaced the F-51 Mustangs with its first jet airplanes, the F-84 Thunderjets, the Airmen thought a stable mission was in store for them. However, when they deployed to the Euro-pean Theatre in support of the Korean Conflict, they were ordered to leave the jets in France because of the shortage of F-84s caused by the war. The squadron returned to flying the propellor-driven F-51s in 1952, which they flew for two years until they received jets once again, this time flying the F-80 Shooting Stars. From that point forward, conversions and instability have been engrained into the history of the Fighting Jayhawks. File photo

In 1950, when the 127th Fighter Squadron replaced the F-51 Mustangs with its first jet airplanes, the F-84 Thunderjets, the Airmen thought a stable mission was in store for them. However, when they deployed to the European Theatre in support of the Korean Conflict, they were ordered to leave the jets in France because of the shortage of F-84s caused by the war. The squadron returned to flying the propellor-driven F-51s in 1952, which they flew for two years until they received jets once again, this time flying the F-80 Shooting Stars. From that point forward, conversions and instability have been engrained into the history of the Fighting Jayhawks. File photo

Story by Capt. Daniel Radford, 184th Historian Office

As we approach the 75th anniversary of the 184 Intelligence Wing, let’s take a look at the history of the wing and its transition phases. Although the 184th’s story is not as long as that of the Army, Navy, or the Marine Corps, it is rich and varied, shaped by the Airmen who came before us.