184th Medical Group builds bonds in Armenia

Staff Sgt. Ryan Ghaffari, flight operational medical technician, 184th Medical Group, checks a patient’s eyes in Gavar, Armenia, Aug. 9. Ghaffari was one of 35 members from the 184th Intelligence Wing who supported the humanitarian civic outreach mission. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria Ruiz)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Ghaffari, flight operational medical technician, 184th Medical Group, checks a patient’s eyes in Gavar, Armenia, Aug. 9. Ghaffari was one of 35 members from the 184th Intelligence Wing who supported the humanitarian civic outreach mission. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Maria Ruiz)

By Tech. Sgt. Maria Ruiz, 184th Intelligence Wing Public Affairs

Thirty-five members of the 184th Intelligence Wing, primarily from the 184th Medical Group, supported a humanitarian civic outreach mission in Armenia in August. The purpose of the two-week mission was to train U.S. and British forces in their medical specialty fields.

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Pokémon Go leads to security concern

Airman 1st Class Orlando Saenz, services specialist, 184th Force Support Squadron, searches for a Pokémon in the airpark at McConnell Air Force Base July 27. The new game uses GPS and camera to allow players to catch Pokémon in the surrounding area.

Airman 1st Class Orlando Saenz, services specialist, 184th Force Support Squadron, searches for a Pokémon in the airpark at McConnell Air Force Base July 27. The new game uses GPS and camera to allow players to catch Pokémon in the surrounding area.

Story By Airman Alex Brun

July 6 was a highly anticipated day for Pokémon enthusiasts across the country with the release of the game Pokémon Go. The new game uses a Smartphone GPS and camera to allow players to catch Pokémon in the surrounding area. Continue reading

Bird’s Eye View – Commander’s Comments August 2016

Col. Michael Venerdi, commander, 184th Intelligence Group

Col. Michael Venerdi, commander, 184th Intelligence Group

As you read this, our wing will be putting the finishing touches on the Sept. 10 celebration of its 75th anniversary. This event will reunite Jayhawks past, present and with some luck, future. Recognizing wing, squadron and individual accolades that have been collected over our history is important, but perhaps more important is the “why.” In my opinion, it stems from one word—Pride. Continue reading

134th ACS participates in national exercise “Cascadia Rising”

Members with the 134th Air Control Squadron participate in exercise Cascadia Rising Olympia, Wash. June 2016. The exercise tested the capabilities of the Joint Information Site Communication Center.

Members with the 134th Air Control Squadron participate in exercise Cascadia Rising Olympia, Wash. June 2016. The exercise tested the capabilities of the Joint Information Site Communication Center.

Off the coast of Oregon and Washington sits the Cascadia Subduction Zone that stretches 600 miles from northern California to British Columbia. Scientists have predicted that the CSZ could erupt at any moment and when it does, it will be the nation’s largest calamity ever.

“When the Cascadia Subduction Zone does rupture, it will result in a catastrophe like nothing we have ever seen,” said Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, commander, Washington National Guard. “It’s expected to be the worst natural disaster ever in the United States.” Continue reading