Wichita honors local WWI hero Bleckley, Veterans Day centennial

(Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy)

By Master Sgt. Matt McCoy, 184th Public Affairs

Local residents, representatives and fans of history gathered at the Veteran’s Administration on Oct. 6 to honor a fallen Wichita native, WWI aviator, and Medal of Honor recipient, 2nd Lt. Erwin Bleckley, 100 years after he died in combat. The celebration, coined Bleckley Day, was hosted by the VA and coordinated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 112. 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