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

Bring A Friend Job Fair entices 115 guests

Staff Sgt. Kyle James (lower left) and Tech. Sgt. Justin Smith (upper left), 177th Information Aggressor Squadron, explain the mission capabilities and job opportunities to Master Sgt. Adrian Arzate and his guest at the Bring A Friend Job Fair hosted by the 184th Intelligence Wing at McConnell Air Force Base, Apr. 8. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy)

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

The 184th Intelligence Wing opened its doors to 115 potential recruits for the Bring A Friend Job Fair at McConnell Air Force Base, Apr. 8. The guests, accompanied by current and former wing members, visited display booths assembled by various squadrons within the wing. Continue reading

6 Ways the KSANG saves you money

By Staff Sgt. Lauren Penney, 184th Public Affairs

With the way the cost is for anything these days, affording life can often be a challenge. A trip to the emergency room could cost you this year’s vacation. Trying to afford college might have you scraping for any scholarship, grant or student loan you can get your hands on, while still needing to work three part-time jobs and never getting any sleep. Not to mention paying off student loans for years afterward. Maybe you want to buy a house, but it seems impossible to afford. The Kansas Air National Guard can help. Continue reading

Five beneficial careers for high school grads

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

Congratulations, seniors! You made it through high school! Now what?

Some of you may have college ambitions. Or, maybe vocational school is more appealing. Some of you may not even have a plan and you’re waiting for the right opportunity to present itself.

Good news! The Kansas Air National Guard is perfect for all of you. Continue reading

Girls Scouts, 184th IW partner for new cyber badge

 

2nd Lt. Ashley Bowen, cyber-warfare officer, 127th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, assists girls during a binary code exercise at Wichita Area Technical College, Jan. 26. Bowen helped teach a class on cyber technology as part of curriculum required for the Girl Scout’s new cyber badges. The class was designed to reinforce the concepts that the girls had been studying. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy)

 

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

A new partnership developed between Wichita-area Girl Scouts and the 184th Intelligence Wing in January. The Girl Scouts recently approved new cyber badges for young ladies to earn, and the IT professionals in the Kansas Air National Guard were excited to get involved..

“We’re one of three councils of Girl Scouts out of 112 that are piloting those badges,” said Liz Workman, CEO, Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. “We’re using the opportunity to partner with the 184th Intelligence Wing so the girls in our troops can learn a little bit more about cyber and what all that means.” Continue reading