184th Intelligence Wing changes name, keeps mission

Produced by the Kansas Adjutant General’s Department, Public Affairs Office

The Kansas Air National Guard’s 184th Intelligence Wing, Wichita, will officially change its name Aug. 1 to the 184th Wing.

The wing’s missions and capabilities include cyber operations, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, command and control operations, as well as the requisite mission support and medical services associated with those operations.

“This is an exciting change for us. Intelligence Wing doesn’t fully encompass the diverse missions that are conducted here at the 184th,” said Col. Michael Venerdi, 184th Wing commander. “This name change better embodies the vast roles and responsibilities that our Airmen conduct in defense of our nation and support to our state.”

Recently, the wing has provided disaster response support for the California wildfire, hurricane response, flooding in Nebraska and Kansas and supported worldwide military operations.

“Our strength as a wing shows through the missions we have participated in,” said Venerdi. “I am honored to be leading such a great team and look forward to being a part of the Fighting Jayhawk’s future accomplishments.”

The unit’s rich history dates back to the 1940s, when the unit was activated as an observation squadron. Through the years, the unit became a training group and later a tactical group. Since 1995, the unit has transitioned from the 184th Bomb Wing to an Air Refueling Wing, Intelligence Wing and now the 184th Wing.

Over the last 78 years, the 184th Wing has served in multiple capacities in every major conflict since World War II. The Airmen celebrate the past accomplishments and look forward to continuing the wing’s versatile role in the Air Force and the Kansas National Guard.

For questions, please contact the 184th Wing’s Public Affairs Office at 316-759-7561.

Note: Ceremonies and celebration of the wing’s name change will take place in Reflections of Freedom Air Park at McConnell Air Force Base, Sept. 7. Current members, family and former members with an ID for base access are invited.

The celebrations will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.