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

Director of the ANG visits 184th IW

Lt. Gen. Scott Rice (right), director of the Air National Guard, and Col. Dave Weishaar, commander, 184th Intelligence Wing, visit with Kansas Air National Guardsmen at Smoky Hill Weapons Range, Kansas, Fab. 2. The visit was part of Rice’s tour of the 184th Intelligence Wing which is located at McConnell Air Force Base, about 95 miles south of Smoky Hill. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy)

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

The 184th Intelligence Wing welcomed Lt. Gen. Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard, to McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Feb. 2-3. He was joined by Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Anderson, command chief master sergeant of the ANG.

During his visit, he toured nearly every section assigned to the unit. 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