(LIBERIA)-- The 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard, deployed to the Horn of Africa earlier this year. The unit recently trained with soldiers from the Armed Forces of Liberia.
The battalion is comprised of soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery and from the 35th Military Police Company. The 1-161st FA is headquartered in Wichita, with subordinate units in Dodge City, Great Bend, Lenexa, Liberal, Hutchinson, Newton, Paola, Pratt and Topeka. The 35th MPs are headquartered in Topeka.
The battalion’s missions range from force protection to professional development mentoring, and sharing experiences. By joining and working together as partners, everyone wins. The partnership is destined to foster a professional standard of conducting daily duties, and to treat all people as equals.