Monthly Archives: March 2018

EANGKS President Elect to be Recognized

The next Military Relations Luncheon put on by the Topeka Chamber of Commerce will be on March 28 at the Ramada Topeka Downtown, doors open at 11 a.m., luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m.

The keynote address will be delivered by Maj. Gen. Victor Braden. He will discuss the 35ID’s recent mission as well as the challenges many veterans face during deployment and as they reintegrate back into the civilian workforce.

The Topeka area Armed Forces Personnel of the Year will also be recognized. They include: Master Sgt. Willie F. Carter, Kansas Army National Guard; Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jamie Tuttle, United States Navy; Staff Sgt. Anthony Miller, United States Marine Corps; Yeoman Third Class Chloe L. Boatman, United States Coast Guard; and Chief Master Sgt. Troy C. Abel, Kansas Air National Guard.

If you would like to attend the luncheon to hear MG Braden and/or support MSG Carter and CMSgt Abel, you can register for the luncheon at:

Uniform can be either Class A or B for uniform personnel, business casual for civilian.   Cost of the luncheon is $30 for military personnel and veterans, $40 for non-military attendee.


2018 Joint Conference hosted by 69th Troop Command

DoubleTree Hotel, 200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence

March 22-23, 2018

Theme: Kansas National Guard “One Team- Many Strengths”


This year’s conference theme is more relevant than ever, our operational environment has shifted from a nation at war for over the last 16 years to a nation reshaping its forces to meet future threats while reducing the overall Department of Defense budget. Come gain insight on the future of the Guard.

Conference Agenda:


Company Grade Officer Mixer/R Bar and Patio/610 Florida Street, Lawrence/6:00 p.m.

Partners in Patriotism (Invite Only)/ The Oread/ 1200 Oread Avenue, Lawrence/6:30 p.m.


Fun Run, Golf Tournament, Skeet Shoot, Hospitality Rooms and our

Military Family Appreciation Night


Guest Speaker:

COL (Ret) Mike Hadley, Director of Legislative Programs, National Guard Association of the United States.

MG Lee Tafanelli, The Adjutant General, Kansas

NGAKS/EANGKS: Business Sessions, 40 Exhibits, Banquet and Awards, and Professional Development Breakouts:

Retirees: Saturday March 24 0700 to 0800 JOINT RETIREE BREAKFAST – Discuss some of the latest Retiree issues.

Veterans Administration

Noon Retiree Luncheon

2100 Joint Hospitality Room open; 50/50 cash drawing and other prizes!

Spouses: Lawrence Fire Department-Safety Display/Booth Hall of Athletics-lunch & tour

Youth: Lawrence Fire Department Safety Display/ Lawrence Aquatic Center


Uniform: Unit or NGAKS/EANGKS polo’s encouraged for Saturday business, or business casual. Banquet is Civilian – Formal, Business Suit

Military – ASUs, Mess Dress


Deadline for Hotel is March 13, 2018;

Call the DoubleTree to make your reservations today.

1-785-841-7077 Block is National Guard or NGAKS

IF you have trouble getting a reservation or rate call: 785-749-8920

Room is per diem rate or $93.00!