The Kansas National Guard consists of the Kansas Army National Guard and the Kansas Air National Guard, the latter established on Sept 18, 1947. The Kansas National Guard has been involved in the nation's conflicts since the state's inception as a territory.
Watch the video to the right for a recap of the many achievements and ongoing missions of the Kansas Army and Air National Guard.
Mission of the Kansas National Guard
The Adjutant General administers the joint federal-state program that is the Kansas Army and Air National Guard. Approximately 7,500 Guardsmen currently serve the state of Kansas. Military equipment for the Kansas Guard is furnished by the U.S. Department of Defense through the National Guard Bureau. Federal control is exercised over military strength and mobilization of the Kansas Guard. Federal personnel are employed in both administrative and maintenance jobs in armories and maintenance shops.
The Kansas Army National Guard is made of the Joint Forces Headquarters, Topeka; 35th Infantry Division, Fort Leavenworth; 69th Troop Command, Topeka; 287th Sustainment Brigade, Wichita; 635th Regional Support Group, Hutchinson; and 235th Regiment, Salina and their subordinate units.
The Kansas Air National Guard is organized into two groups: the 184th Intelligence Wing based at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita and the 190th Air Refueling Wing at Forbes Field in Topeka.