Active shooter exercise catches Airmen off “Guard”

Master Sgt. Brandon Murray and Tech. Sgt. Al Daniels prepare to invade the 18th Comptroller Flight. (Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Penney)

Master Sgt. Brandon Murray and Tech. Sgt. Al Daniels prepare to invade the 184th Comptroller Flight. (Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Penney)

By Staff Sgt. Lauren Penney, 184th Public Affairs

The sound of gun shots rang out in Building 65, McConnell Air Force Base, during the morning hours on April 13.

POP! “You’re dead!”

POP! POP! “You’re dead!” Continue reading

Wichita celebrates Week of Heroes

Airmen assigned to the 184th Security Forces Squadron interact with children while displaying their law enforcement and training equipment during the Week of Heroes at the Museum of World Treasures in downtown Wichita, March 22, 2017. The Week of Heroes is an event sponsored by local organizations to honor and thank military members, law enforcement and first responders. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Lauren Penney, 184th Public Affairs)

Airmen assigned to the 184th Security Forces Squadron interact with children while displaying  equipment during the Week of Heroes at the Museum of World Treasures in downtown Wichita, March 22, 2017. The Week of Heroes is an event sponsored by local organizations to honor and thank military members, law enforcement and first responders. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Lauren Penney, 184th Public Affairs)

By Senior Airman Lauren Penney, 184th Public Affairs

Local military personnel, law enforcement and first responders gathered March 20-24 at the Museum of World Treasures in Wichita for the Week of Heroes to visit with attendees, provide demonstrations, give talks and more. The week-long celebration focuses on celebrating the heroes that protect the community. Continue reading

Commander’s Comments – Col. Tim Smith

Col. Tim Smith, commander, 184th Regional Support Group, is a Drill Status Guardsman with three large squadrons under his charge. As a private citizen, Smith is a senior certification engineer at Bombardier Learjet in Wichita. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Lauren Penney, 184th Public Affairs)

Col. Tim Smith, commander, 184th Regional Support Group, is a Drill Status Guardsman with three large squadrons under his charge. As a private citizen, Smith is a senior certification engineer at Bombardier Learjet in Wichita. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Lauren Penney, 184th Public Affairs)

By Col. Tim Smith, commander, 184th Regional Support Group

Here we go rolling into the spring season and we are already half way through the 2017 fiscal calendar. Let it be known that a time accelerator is issued to you when you assume command. I think the wing commander initiates the time warp when you are handed the guide-on during the change of command ceremony. It seems like I just walked away from that cushy Inspector General’s office in building 48 with a view of the Wichita skyline only yesterday. Fact is, I actually embarked upon this “suddenly not so new” position eighteen months ago! Continue reading

184th Security Forces Squadron support at inauguration

184th Security Forces Squadron personnel prepare gear and bag tags for their departure, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Jan. 17. The Airmen provided security support for the inauguration of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States. (Air National Guard Photo by Senior Airman Lauren Penney)

184th Security Forces Squadron personnel prepare gear and bag tags for their departure, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Jan. 17. The Airmen provided security support for the inauguration of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States. (Air National Guard Photo by Senior Airman Lauren Penney)

By Senior Airman Lauren, 184th IW Public Affairs

Early morning on Jan. 20, the 184th Security Forces Squadron was poised and ready to provide security support for the inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States. Continue reading