Dirty Jobs: water and fuel systems maintenance

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Malachi Nemitz, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels system specialist, stands next to tanker truck Jan. 12, 2018. Nemitz is deployed from the 184th Intel Wing, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott)

Story by Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing

AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates — With waste water rising, base living quarters were about to be flooded until one Airman jumped into a pit of waste and began hooking up pumps to prevent the overflow.

Senior Airman Malachi Nemitz, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels system maintenance specialist, noticed the lift station had failed and jumped in to figure out why the sewage wasn’t draining properly. Continue reading

184th Headquarters Group helps Wellington kids in need

Left to right: Cathy May, family support worker, Saint Francis Community Services; Lt. Col. Deborah Balentine, director of staff, 184th Headquarters Group; Tammy Black, family support worker, Saint Francis Community Services; Senior Master Sgt. Lurina Lovegrove, superintendent, 184th Inspector General’s Office; and Gina Rusk, transportation supervisor, Saint Francis Community Services. Balentine and Lovegrove delivered donated items on behalf of the personnel assigned to the 184th Headquarters Group to Saint Francis Community Services in Wellington, Dec. 15, 2017. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy)

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

Members of the 184th Intelligence Wing’s Headquarters Group made a sizeable donation in December to Saint Francis Community Services in Wellington, Kansas.

The donations consisted primarily of clothes, backpacks, toiletries and everyday items. A gaming console, cookware and a television were also part of December’s round of donations. Continue reading

Join the fight against human trafficking

Human trafficking is a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purposes of involuntary labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud or coercion. The Department of Defense began the Combating Trafficking In Persons Program in 2014 in order to mitigate the effects of human trafficking not just in the U.S., but also abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Airman Shawna L. Keyes)

By Capt. Allison Farres, combatting trafficking in persons coordinator, 184th Intelligence Wing

As the 184th Intelligence Wing’s point of contact for combating trafficking in persons, I’d like to observe January as national Human Trafficking Awareness Month by highlighting Department of Defense policies and resources available to combat this crime. Continue reading

High school counselors, students tour 184th IW

 

High school counselors from various parts of Kansas visited the 184th Intelligence Wing at McConnell Air Force Base, Oct. 26. The visitors received mission briefings and toured facilities during the one-day event. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy)

 

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

The 184th Intelligence Wing hosted a one-day tour for high school counselors at McConnell Air Force Base, Oct. 26. The tour of the Air National Guard complex introduced the visitors to cyber, intelligence and IT related careers offered by the wing. Continue reading

Cyber Security Forum filled with Fighting Jayhawks

 

Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, adjutant general, Kansas National Guard, is the keynote speaker at the Wichita Cyber Security Forum at Wichita State University, Oct. 4. Tafanelli explained the affects of cyber security in everyday operations, both military and civilian. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy)

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

Cyber experts and business professionals gathered at Wichita State University’s Eugene M. Hughes Metroplex for the Wichita Cyber Security Forum, Oct. 4.

The forum offered “how-to” insights on reducing security risks, building strong defenses, protecting networks and recovering systems after a breach. The audience was filled with business leaders and IT personnel for small businesses, schools, government organizations and non-profit organizations. Continue reading