Kansas Air Guardsman receives medal for community heroism

Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, adjutant general, Kansas National Guard, presents Master Sgt. Josh Manning, information technology specialist, 177th Information Aggressor Squadron, with the certificate for the Airman’s Medal during a ceremony at McConnell Air Force Base, July 20. Manning received the award for non-combat heroic action in 2017, when he put his own life at risk to save someone from a burning vehicle. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jacob Lewis)

By Tech. Sgt. Jacob Lewis, 184th Public Affairs

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas. (July 20, 2019) – Master Sgt. Joshua Manning, information technology specialist, 177th Information Aggressor Squadron, received the Airman’s Medal on July 20, 2019, for heroism and putting his own life in danger to help save another. 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

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

Kansas Guard attends Military Appreciation Day with Kansas City Chiefs

KC Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman signs a football for a Kansas Army National Guard Soldier during Military Appreciation Day at the Chiefs training camp. (Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Justin Jacobs, 184th Public Affairs)

By Tech. Sgt. Justin Jacobs, 184th Public Affairs

August 16, 2017, members of the Kansas Army and Air National Guard were invited to the Kansas City Chiefs training camp at Missouri Western State University in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Guardsmen from units across Kansas showcased military equipment, used for state and federal missions, to the public and NFL players. Continue reading

184th Hosts Cyber Boot Camp

Members of the 184th Intelligence Wing hosted a cyber boot camp on July 27th, 2017. The boot camp focused on teaching local high school students basic concepts of cyber security. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Justin Jacobs)

By Tech. Sgt. Justin Jacobs, 184th Public Affairs

The 184th Intelligence Wing and Wichita State University partnered to host a cyber boot camp at the university’s engineering building near Jabara Airport, Wichita, July.

What is a cyber boot camp? It is a weeklong camp designed to teach local high school students about cyber security.

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