Author Archives: Greg Gilroy

2019 Kansas National Guard Joint Conference

The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Kansas (EANGKS) proudly invites you and your family to the Kansas National Guard 2019 Joint Conference, Four Points by Sheraton, Manhattan, Kan., 26-27 April.

Join us for exceptional guest speakers, great breakout sessions, networking, golf tournament, spouse & youth programs and more!

Full conference agenda and registration 2019 Conference or www.NGAKS.org

“Proud to Serve the Heartland” is hosted by the 235th Regional Training Institute, 235th Regiment and includes the following registration(s):

Friday:

Golf: Stagg Hill.  Register for Golf here
Skeet shoot: Ravenwood Lodge.  Registration for Clay Shoot
Fun Run: Four Points by Sheraton. 
Hospitality Suites: Four Points by Sheraton
Military Family Appreciation Night at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
Local Food, Local Entertainment, and Fun for Everyone

Saturday:

NGAKS / EANGKS Business Sessions
Awards Luncheon
Corporate Partner Exhibits
Professional Development Breakouts
Retiree Breakfast and Lunch Program
Spouse Events – Tour of Kansas State University to Include Sports Facilities
Youth Programs – to include “Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum”
Hospitality Night Childcare (ages 0-6)

Uniform: Unit or NGAKS / EANGKS Polos are Encouraged for Saturday is Business or Business Casual

Deadline for the Four Points by Sheraton is April 5, 2019

Call: 785-539-5311 ask for the “National Guard” Block, Room Rate is $91 per night

 

National Guard National Guard Plate Application

It is being reported that some retirees are having trouble getting Kansas National Guard plate for their vehicle. If you have experienced problems with getting your Guard tags in the past we suggest print this page and take it with you when you renew your tags. If you any trouble you can ask them to contact the person below.

Download Kansas National Guard Application TR-129 here

****************************

This was/is Kansas Department of Revenue, Vehicles Division, instructions to Counties regarding retired National Guard National Guard Application TR-129:

The TR-129 is submitted with initial application for National Guard License Plate by both active serving and retired members, Part I and II must be completed. If retired, just Part 1 of the TR129 and a copy of his military identification card will suffice. Those with a TR-129 submitted and marked “Retired” may have a National Guard Retired designation added to their customer record. Active guard members must complete the TR-129 Part I annually to retain their plate.

 

Martha Herridge
Public service Administrator
Kansas Department of Revenue
Vehicles Division
Phone: 785-296-4887
Fax: 844-371-4747
Martha.Herridge@ks.gov/Caution-www.ksrevenue.org

Zibell Building
300 SW 29th St
PO Box 2505
Topeka, Ks 66615

2019 Military Appreciation Day – Time UPDATE !

URGENT!  TIME IS PUSHED UP TO 0900 for House Session on March 21!

Hello Korean War Veterans and families, Please share far and wide, to any interested.

On March 21, 2019, which is Military Appreciation Day at the Statehouse in Topeka, resolution will be introduced and read into the journal honoring Korean War veterans.

This will be in the House of Representatives.

Attached is an invite with details. Please share RSVPs for any who plan to attend, so we can collect close to 8:30 am and go together to the House gallery and watch.

Thank you.

For more information or RSVP contact

Sheli Sweeney

785.213.9053

Military Officers Association of America, Kansas chapter.

Korean War Resolution 3-21-19

2019 Military Appreciation Day will be March 21, 2019.

Booths set up on 2nd floor 

Visit MOAA booth for coffee and donuts

1100 House convenes.  Korean War Veterans resolution to be introduced. 

Sit in gallery on 4th floor to observe, bring Korean War Veterans that are known.

Invite all veterans to attend.

Annual State Hill Day Announcement

Good Morning, 

EANGKS and NGAKS will be hosting their annual State Hill Day on February 18, 2019 at the Kansas State Capitol.  This year we will be continuing momentum on continuing funding State Tuition Assistance (STA) for both Air and Army Kansas National Guard service members.  Includes a $300K increase to last year due to Soldiers/Airmen returning from deployment, more Soldiers and Airmen from increased recruiting as a result of the program, and increased cost of tuition brings the total program cost to ~3M for FY20. This is the big ticket item, there are a few other focuses that the TAG’s office is also working on that we can support.

We need your help on February 18 to encourage our elected official to support this effort.  The recruitment, retention and quality of life of our Guard members will significantly enhanced if this is achieved.      

Come join us for this momentous opportunity–make a difference for our current and future Kansas National Guard members! 

A confirmed agenda for the day will be available later this week.   

Thank you for your time

 

Steve Peyton
Legislative Chair
Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Kansas
Phone: (316) 304-1225

 

Retiree News !

Hello KNG Retirees, attached is the November 2018 edition of the Retiree news.  THERE ARE EVENT DATES LISTED FOR EVENTS ON TRICARE, so check it out.  Please share with any military retirees you wish.

Download NGAKS Retiree Rag – November 2018

If you have comments or suggestions,

SFC (Ret) Delbert Edwards in the EANGKS Retiree Representative.  Please feel free to contact him at retireeaffairs@EANGKS.org

LTC (Ret) Ray Rhodd is the NGAKS Retiree Representative.  Please feel free to contact him at rhoddrl2@gmail.com or 785.640.8751.

 

Thank you for your service, please share or post wherever you wish.

KANSAS VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS LEGISLATIVE MEETING

KANSAS VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS LEGISLATIVE MEETING

VSOs, Veterans, Advocates Invited

1 DECEMBER 2018  0900 – NOON 

Washburn University Morgan Hall, Rm 202

Purpose: To provide a forum for veteran service organizations (VSO) to discuss issues affecting veterans (past, present, and future), and to develop three to five common issues and recommendations that can be supported by multiple VSOs in coordination with State and Congressional legislators.

A G E N D A

⚐Introductions

⚐VSOs share legislative initiatives

⚐State of the State from Kansas legislators (invited)

⚐Initiatives identified for support

⚐VSO Hill Day discussion

Next Steps – Adjourn

RSVP or questions to Shelisweeney@hotmail.com or 785.213.9053

VETERANS COUNT!!

PLEASE PARTICIPATE AND BRING YOUR ORGANIZATION’S LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES FOR 2019 KANSAS LEGISLATURE!

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS:  MEETING WILL BE AT WASHBURN UNIVERSITY, 1700 WASHBURN. YOU CAN ENTER THE CAMPUS FROM THE 17TH STREET SIDE, MORGAN HALL IS FACING 17TH ST, BETWEEN COLLEGE AVE AND BOSWELL AVE.  MAP IS AT https://washburn.edu/about/files/campus-map.pdf

Parking will be available on the East side of Morgan. People can use reserved spaces since they are unused on weekends. ENTER through the main North front entrance (which is closest to the room) or the East entrance. If using the East entrance follow the hall way the West side of the building and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor. Room 202 is near the front of the building on the East side of the overlook to the first floor. If entering through the main entrance they should take the stairs on the West side to the second floor and proceed the room on the East side of the overlook.

IF YOU WISH, YOU CAN SEND YOUR INITIATIVES/POLICY PLATFORM FOR 2019 AHEAD OF TIME TO SHELISWEENEY@HOTMAIL.COM, AND WE WILL BRING COPIES TO THE MEETING.

DOWNLOAD VSO Meeting 2018 Invitational Flyer here

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVOCACY FOR VETERANS AND FAMILIES!

 

WWII Veterans Appreciation

If you have family members or friends of the family that are WWII veterans, please invite them to join us!

WWII Veterans Appreciation

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Join us at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, home of the “35th Infantry Division Hall of Fame” (125 SE Airport Drive, Topeka, KS 66619)

The 35th Division Association is providing a free meal for all WWII Veterans. Family and guests are $10 each for a catered meal by BARTz BarnBQ.

Please RSVP by Aug. 30 to the 35th Division Association (PO Box 5004, Topeka KS 66605), call or text 785.969.7548 or email 35divassn@gmail.com.  (Send no money!  Pay at the door)

Download the flyer here = WW II Veteran Appreciation

Heroes on the Water

There is still time to register for this event.

Heroes on the Water – Kansas Chapter is hosting a kayaking and fishing event on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clinton Lake, Clinton Lake Marina, 1329 E 800 Road, Lawrence, KS 66049.

This event is FREE to Veterans (all military branches), First Responders and family members of both. It is a great way to spend the day with your family and your only expense will be getting to the lake.

Everything you will need to enjoy a day of kayaking and fishing will be provided to include kayaks, life jackets, fishing gear, bait, fishing license, food, drinks, and sunscreen. Lunch will be served and snacks and drinks will be provided during the day.

Registration information needs to be completed for each individual that will be participating in the event. If you are bringing five family members – each member should be registered individually.

Register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ks-chapter-how-clinton-lake-aug-11-2018-tickets-47183342648

For more information on Heroes on the Water – Kansas Chapter visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HOWKansasChapter

Email questions regarding event to: kansaschapter@heroesonthewater.org

1 2 3 4