Kansas Adjutant General's Department

4/26/2016
Contact: Public Affairs Office- Catherine Horner
Email: catherine.f.horner.nfg@mail.mil

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16-028 190th ARW to dedicate nose art honoring Patriot Guard

To honor the Patriot Guard and their commitment to fallen heroes, the 190th Air Refueling Wing, Kansas National Guard, will dedicate the nose art on a KC-135R Stratotanker on Saturday, April 30, at the Topeka Combat Air Museum, 7016 SE Forbes Avenue, Forbes Field. The dedication ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The mission of the Patriot Guard is to stand guard at funeral services of America’s fallen heroes who are killed in action, are casualties of the current war on terrorism or who are killed in any war zone. Their support is also offered to any law enforcement and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty.

The Patriot Guard began as a discussion between Terry Houck and his wife, Carol. Terry, a Vietnam veteran, approached the members of the American Legion Riders Post 136 and the Patriot Guard was established July 24, 2005, in Mulvane, Kansas.

The Patriot Guard Nose Art was conceptualized by Master Sgt. Chris Dubois who worked with the Patriot Guard and American Legion Riders Post 136 for input on the design.

Senior Airman Skylar Caldwell designed and painted the nose art with guidance from Senior Master Sgt. Mike Chandler.

The aircraft is maintained by Dubois, Senior Airman Aaron Cuadra, Staff Sgt. Justin Little and Airman 1st Class Connor Remboldt, 190th ARW crew chiefs.

The dedication ceremony will be held concurrently with the 23rd annual Celebrity Pancake Feed benefiting the Combat Air Museum from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

 

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