The ‘kill chain’: How Wichitans fight in combat from here

By Roy Wenzl, posted with permission by Wichita Eagle.

Maj. Janell Blaufuss poses for a picture near her office for the 184th Intelligence Wing of the Kansas National Guard on Wednesday. She led 425 combat missions while sitting at a computer at McConnell Air Force Base, where she provided real-time video intel using drones for troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Feb. 15, 2017) Fernando Salazar The Wichita Eagle

Maj. Janell Blaufuss poses for a picture near her office for the 184th Intelligence Wing of the Kansas National Guard on Wednesday. She led 425 combat missions while sitting at a computer at McConnell Air Force Base, where she provided real-time video intel using drones for troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Feb. 15, 2017) Fernando Salazar The Wichita Eagle

From 2009 to 2012, while never leaving Wichita, in a secret room at McConnell Air Force Base, Maj. Janell Blaufuss took part in 425 combat missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places she won’t name.

She protected U.S. Marines and U.S. Army soldiers.

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Staff Sgt. Moses Tum highlighted in the DoD National African American History Month Profiles

 

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Staff Sgt. Moses Tum, Jan. 12, 2017.

Kansas Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Moses K. Tum is a finance management technician for the Comptroller Flight, 184th Intelligence Wing, Kansas Air National Guard, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Tum provides customer service for military and civilian personnel.

He also interprets and supplements financial directives, prepares, verifies, computes, processes, and audits pay transactions for military and civilian personnel. Additionally, he processes, verifies, and audits travel claims, estimates travel costs, determines fund availability, and performs followup on outstanding orders for travelers. Continue reading