Exercise Servant Guardian tests 184th IW’s disaster response

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

The 184th Intelligence Wing, Kansas Air National Guard, sent quick-reaction forces to assist local emergency responders in Cheney, Kansas, after an early morning 4.0 magnitude earthquake, June 7. Cheney is located about an hour west of Wichita and has a population of 2,165. The Kansas Air National Guard was asked to provide communication support, debris clearing, security, hazardous chemical clean-up, a mobile emergency operations center, and a mobile kitchen for the community. Continue reading

Josephine Jacobs: Base Military Spouse of the Year

Josephine and her husband, Tech. Sgt. Louis Jacobs III, air and space ground equipment specialist, 134th Air Control Squadron. Photo provided by Josephine Jacobs.

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

When talking with Josephine Jacobs, it doesn’t take long to recognize her passion for educating military families. Her involvement with the 184th Airman and Family Readiness Office at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, is centered on developing educational workshops for military members and their spouses. Continue reading

Weishaar assumes command of KSANG

Brig. Gen. David Weishaar (middle) receives the Kansas Air National Guard guide on symbolizing his assumption of command during a change of command ceremony at Forbes Field Air National Guard Base, Topeka, on May 6. Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli (left), adjutant general, Kansas National Guard; Brig. Gen. Jay Selanders (right), outgoing commander; and Chief Master Sgt. William Stacey, command chief, Kansas Air National Guard, were members of the official party. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Alex Brun)

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

Brig. Gen David Weishaar assumed command of the Kansas Air National Guard, and became the assistant adjutant general for air, during a change of command ceremony held at Forbes Field Air National Guard Base, Topeka, on May 6. Weishaar replaced outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Jay Selanders. Continue reading

184th LRS servant-leader rallies help for coworker’s family


Staff Sgt. Brent Andra, vehicle maintenance mechanic, 184th Logisitcs Readiness Squadron, repairs and maintiains engine components on one of the vehicles assigned to the 184th Intelligence Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Apr. 26. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy)

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

“That’s just what Andra does,” said Chief Master Sgt. Jim Helms, superintendent, Vehicle Management, and the senior enlisted person in the 184th Logistics Readiness Squadron. “He’s that guy that’s going to be there first; he’s going to stay there until he’s the last one there. He’s going to do what he’s supposed to do and he doesn’t give it a second thought. That’s his character.” Continue reading