Thanksgiving safety message from the commander

Jayhawks,

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is upon us and this is a time that family and friends come together to recognize the blessings that we have received throughout the years. In addition, this is also one of the busiest travel times of the year. Crowded roadways and potentially adverse weather have made this long weekend one of the most dangerous in terms of motor vehicle mishaps. Increased deer activity and intoxicated driving are the leading contributors for fatal mishaps during this holiday weekend. When operating a motor vehicle take time and develop a plan if you decide to consume alcoholic beverages. Continue reading

Bird’s Eye View – Commander’s Comments June 2017

Col. David Weishaar, wing commander, 184th Intelligence Wing

I’d like to begin this article just like every article I write by telling you what a privilege it is to be the commander of the 184th Intelligence Wing—the home of the Fighting Jayhawks! We are an exceptional team. We are members of the world’s greatest military. As members of the Air Force, we have values and standards that are well defined and we are expected to live by them each and every day. We are accountable for our decisions and actions. 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

Bird’s Eye View – Commander’s Comments January 2017

Col. Chris Snyder, commander, 184th Cyber Operations Group

Col. Chris Snyder, commander,
184th Cyber Operations Group

Jayhawks,

Happy New Year! Have you referred anybody to our recruiting office in 2017?

Why lead off my comments for the New Year so bluntly? Quite simply, recruiting should be everybody’s #1 goal this year. If you read last month’s update from the Nation Guard Bureau Director of Personnel, Brig. Gen. Cashman, you saw some pretty sobering facts regarding the potential recruiting pool for candidates to serve in the United States military. Continue reading