Airmen bound together by Silver Flag in Germany

Civil Engineers operate compact tract loaders, or CTLs, with concrete saw attachments to cut squares around damaged parts of a runway while training at a Silver Flag exercise at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 12. Other Civil Engineers guide the CTL operators and scoope away dust and debris during the process. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy)

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

Airmen from all over the world deployed to a location near Ramstein Air Base, Germany, where the 435th Construction and Training Squadron hosted Exercise Silver Flag, Aug. 6-17. Training instructors, known as Cadre, spent two weeks teaching the deployed students how to set up a bare base by using their career specific skills. Continue reading

Exercise Servant Guardian tests 184th IW’s disaster response

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

The 184th Intelligence Wing, Kansas Air National Guard, sent quick-reaction forces to assist local emergency responders in Cheney, Kansas, after an early morning 4.0 magnitude earthquake, June 7. Cheney is located about an hour west of Wichita and has a population of 2,165. The Kansas Air National Guard was asked to provide communication support, debris clearing, security, hazardous chemical clean-up, a mobile emergency operations center, and a mobile kitchen for the community. Continue reading

Josephine Jacobs: Base Military Spouse of the Year

Josephine and her husband, Tech. Sgt. Louis Jacobs III, air and space ground equipment specialist, 134th Air Control Squadron. Photo provided by Josephine Jacobs.

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

When talking with Josephine Jacobs, it doesn’t take long to recognize her passion for educating military families. Her involvement with the 184th Airman and Family Readiness Office at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, is centered on developing educational workshops for military members and their spouses. Continue reading

Weishaar assumes command of KSANG

Brig. Gen. David Weishaar (middle) receives the Kansas Air National Guard guide on symbolizing his assumption of command during a change of command ceremony at Forbes Field Air National Guard Base, Topeka, on May 6. Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli (left), adjutant general, Kansas National Guard; Brig. Gen. Jay Selanders (right), outgoing commander; and Chief Master Sgt. William Stacey, command chief, Kansas Air National Guard, were members of the official party. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Alex Brun)

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

Brig. Gen David Weishaar assumed command of the Kansas Air National Guard, and became the assistant adjutant general for air, during a change of command ceremony held at Forbes Field Air National Guard Base, Topeka, on May 6. Weishaar replaced outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Jay Selanders. Continue reading