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AG Six Honored For Guard Support

Updated: 05/29/2009 - The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and reserve presented the Attorney General with its Patriot Award.

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Wrong Body Delivered for Soldier Funeral

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The brother of Army Pvt. Henry "Rickey" Marquez said during his brother's military funeral in Kansas City Wednesday, military officials realized when they reached the cemetery that Marquez's remains were still in Hawaii and the remains in Kansas City were another soldier.

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Army Reserve to Build New Unit in Wichita

Updated: 05/27/2009 - The 451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command will be located at the Lanny J. Wallace Army Reserve Center in Wichita. The planned activation date is Sept. 16, 2011.

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Leavenworth Residents Oppose Gitmo Move

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Hundreds of Leavenworth and Lansing residents packed a Wednesday night town hall meeting hosted by Sen. Pat Roberts. They expressed concerns over a potential move of Guantanamo Bay detainees to Ft. Leavenworth.

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Defense Secretary Urges Wichita Students to Explore New Subjects

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Defense Sec. Robert Gates delivered the commencement address at Wichita East High School Wednesday night. Gates graduated from the school in 1961. He told the students to reach outside their comfort zones to explore new subjects.

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Topeka Soldier Bests Colleagues

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Spec. Travis Weaver, a Topeka West grad serving at Ft. Bragg, NC, earned the title of XVIII Airboren Corps Soldier of the Year and will compete for National Soldier of the Year honors in July.

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WWII Bomb Range Searched for Explosives

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Federal inspectors plan to scour a Wabaunsee County bombing range for unexploded bombs. The area near Alma was used to train pilots and bomber crews.

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UN Plans New Resolution on North Korea

Posted: 05/25/2009 - The UN Security Council says Sunday's nuclear test by North Korea violated their resolutions; the test brings on a wave of worldwide condemnation.

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Great Overland Station Recognizes Some of State's Most Honored

Updated: 05/25/2009 - The forty men recognized at Monday's service defended their nation throughout its history from the Civil War to the Indian Wars and Philippine Insurrection to the more recent World Wars, the Korean War and Viet Nam.

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National Guard Brig. General Honors Veterans

Updated: 05/25/2009 - Patriot Guard riders lined the path to Penwell-Gabel's Veterans Memorial where Brig. Gen. John Davoren stood to accept a wreath laid in honor of those who served during the cemetery's Memorial Day service.

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Mt. Hope Service Draws Dignitaries

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback and U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins were among speakers at Mt. Hope's Memorial Day Ceremony.

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Post 400 Marks Memorial Day at Rochester

Posted: 05/25/2009 - A ceremony at Rochester Cemetery is a Memorial Day tradition for American Legion Post 400. More than 100 people gathered Monday at the North Topeka location to take part.

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Obama Heads to Arlington for Mem. Day

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Obama, the nation's first black president, planned to continue tradition and have aides leave a wreath at the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, the 600-acre site that once was Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's estate.

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WWII Soldier Remains Returning to Kansas

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Army Pvt. Henry "Rickey'' E. Marquez of Kansas City, Kan., was killed in November 1944 while fighting with the 112th Infantry of the 28th Division in the Heurtgen Forest.

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New Road Signs Honor Nation's 'Atomic Veterans'

Posted: 05/23/2009 - In the nation's first such recognition of U.S. military veterans exposed to radiation during atomic weapons testing from 1945 to 1963, the "Atomic Veterans Memorial Highway" has been dedicated in Butler County.

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Congressman Moran Discusses GITMO

Updated: 05/22/2009 - U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, continues to speak out against the possible move of Guantanamo Bay detainees to Kansas.

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KS Nat'l Guard Joins in Memorial Day

Updated: 05/22/2009 - The Kansas National Guard is commemorating Memorial Day during several events across the state this weekend. Several members of the guard will be guest speakers at various events held to honor our troops.

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