Kansas National Guard conducts civil disturbance training

Photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

Army Staff Sgt. Glenn Carter, black shirt, disturbance training instructor, 35th Military Police Company, plays the role of a rioter during civil disturbance training at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, Topeka, Sept. 18. National Guardsmen use techniques and tactics they learned during the training to thwart his violent advances.

Adrenaline was high on both sides of the line…so high that for some, hands trembled and knees shook as the rush overtook their bodies. The heat of the day added to the tension that eventually reached a boiling point. Continue reading

STARBASE Wichita

Story By Senior Airman Lauren Penney

STARBASE is a Department of Defense sponsored program that first originated in Michigan in 1991. In 1993, the program came to Kansas, which now has five STARBASE locations—Wichita, Topeka, Kansas City, Salina and Manhattan. Now, there are at least 58 sites in 31 states, including Puerto Rico. Continue reading

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

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Col. Vonda Wigal, commander, 184th Medical Group

The 184th Medical Group participated in a humanitarian outreach civic action trip to Armenia in August. Thirty-six members participated in the medical training trip, lodging in hospital rooms and working side-by-side with Armenian medical professionals. The total force team consisted of various medical specialties from the 184th, and we were privileged to have three British Army 6th Battalion combat medics join us for the trip. This was a unique trip for the medical group as the organization typically conducts its annual training at established U.S. military treatment facilities. Continue reading