Kansas Adjutant General's Department
1/31/2012
Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner
Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil

(785) 646-1192
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American Legion Riders show their support.
American Legion Riders show their support.

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Two little dolls

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Marching in
Marching in

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Soldiers of the 170th Maintenance Company, Kansas National Guard
Soldiers of the 170th Maintenance Company, Kansas National Guard

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In formation
In formation

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Lt. Gov. Jeffrey Colyer, M.D., addresses the troops, families and friends.
Lt. Gov. Jeffrey Colyer, M.D., addresses the troops, families and friends.

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U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran expresses his thanks to the soldiers of the 170th for their service.
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran expresses his thanks to the soldiers of the 170th for their service.

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Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, M.D., presents a Kansas flag to Capt. Scott Weber, commander of the 170th Maintenance Company. The flag will be flown over the unit's headquarters in Kuwait.
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, M.D., presents a Kansas flag to Capt. Scott Weber, commander of the 170th Maintenance Company. The flag will be flown over the unit's headquarters in Kuwait.

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Capt. Scott Weber, commander of the 170th Maintenance Company, bids farewell on behalf of his troops.
Capt. Scott Weber, commander of the 170th Maintenance Company, bids farewell on behalf of his troops.

 
12-005 Departure ceremony to be held for Soldiers of the 170th Maintenance Company
 

Approximately 80 Kansas National Guardsmen of the 170th Maintenance Company will be honored in a departure ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Hangar 600, 2720 Arnold Ave., in Salina. The ceremony starts at 10 a.m. and the public is invited to attend. The unit is deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

"I have every confidence that these soldiers will perform their mission with the disciplined professionalism and pride that has become the hallmark of our Kansas National Guard soldiers and airmen," said Maj. Gen. (KS) Lee Tafanelli, the adjutant general. "We wish them well, God-speed and look forward to the day we welcome them home."

"The soldiers of the 170th Support Maintenance Company have been preparing for this deployment for several months," said Capt. Scott Weber, commander of the 170th Maintenance Company. "As we move into the final stages of our mobilization training the troops are engaged, motivated and diligent. They are a prime example of what a well maintain and disciplined unit should be.

"These soldiers will represent their communities, state and country with loyalty, honor and respect," said Weber. "The 170th has not deployed since Desert Storm and I am honored to embark on this mission with each and every one of them, while we place down another milestone for the 170th."

The soldiers of the 170th will be sent to Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Hattiesburg, Miss., where they will receive additional training before deploying overseas.

While deployed, the unit will operate a security detail mission for VIPs, American citizens and contractors in Kuwait, as well as participate in base security, as required.

The 170th Maintenance Company is a subordinate unit of the 287th Special Troop Battalion, Hays. They are headquartered in Norton, Kan., with a subordinate unit in Colby, Kan.

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