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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  (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

For more information on Heroes on the Water – Kansas Chapter visit their Facebook page at

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June 23, 2018
Museum of the Kansas National Guard
125 SE Airport Forbes Field
Topeka, KS

Hello Korean War Veteran, You are invited to join fellow veterans, friends and patriots to honor Korean war Veterans at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, 125 SE Airport Dr, Topeka, KS on June 23, 2018 at 9am.

Bring family and friends if you wish, to share the remembrance.
Also, bring any items of remembrance to share.

Lunch is free but need an RSVP. Contact me for questions or suggestions!

Sheli Sweeney, MOAA, VFW

Note: Our Special Guest Speaker, LTC Jung, is not able to participate, and sends his regrets.

ALL Veterans and Families Welcome

*0900 Coffee & Rolls
*1000-1215 Program:
*Overview of the War
*Veterans Share
*MIA/POW/KIA Remembered

Lunch is free, just RSVP to: /785.213.9053 or /785.640.8751

Sponsored by:
• VFW Post 1650
• Military Order of the Purple Heart-KS-5
• MOAA Kaw Valley Chapter
• Museum of the Kansas National Guard


On March 3, 2018, at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, NGAKS and the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Kansas will sponsor a Retiree Briefing for all Kansas National Guard Retired/Separated members who wished to attend. It will be a great time to see old friends, make new friends and learn about military retirement.

NGAKS and EANGKS leadership will attend and offer information as will representatives on other topics like Tricare, Prescriptions, Dental, Hospice and Nursing Home Care; Federal Long-Term Care Insurance programming; VA health benefits and eligibility; Assistance from the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs including Kansas Military cemeteries, markers, nursing homes; Military ID cards, military records and inheritance and gift taxes; KPERS; Armed Forces Vacation Club and Space-A Travel 190th ARW (Forbes) & McConnell AFB and more!

The highlight of the event will be a briefing by the Adjutant General s Office on the State of the Kansas Guard, Command Structure & Commanders, Units and Unit Locations, Staff Office Locations & Contacts, Future Plans for the Kansas Guard.

The NGAKS and EANGKS Continuity Committee members are planning the event, and will sponsor a luncheon. If you and/or your spouse would like to attend, please RSVP to Sheli Sweeney at or Ray Rhodd at .

WHERE:   MUSEUM OF THE KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD, 125 SE Airport Drive, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS

WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9 am to Noon, with lunch to follow

LUNCH:      No charge for lunch, but must make a reservation!

Sponsored by NGAKS, EANGKS and Museum of the Kansas National Guard

RSVP to Sheli Sweeney at , 785.213.9053 or Ray Rhodd at , 785.640.8751


Veterans Service Organization Summit

Dear VSO, veterans, families, organizations and staff are invited to attend and participate at the Veterans Service Organization Summit on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 9:00am  at The Museum of the Kansas National Guard, 125 SE Airport Drive, Forbes Field, Topeka, Kansas. 

Please share this note with as many groups and organizations as you are able.  

The event is to share legislative and policy initiatives to foster cooperation and move issues forward together, whenever possible.  Bring your initiatives and ideas with you to share, and invite any other VSOs or interested groups you are aware of.  

 Thank you for your support of Kansas veterans, service members and families!

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Dine at Jason’s Deli and Support the Museum

The Museum of the Kansas National Guard invites you to dine with us and raise funds to help preserve the history of the Kansas National Guard

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Between 1700 & 2100 hours

Jason’s Deli
6121 SW 12th Street
Topeka, Kansas

Flyers must be presented by guests in electronic or paper format when ordering to participate 25% of every dollar spent by guests presenting this flyer will be donated to the KSNG Museum

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EANGKS Supports TAG Shooting Competition

EANGKS President Max Miller, President Elect Troy Abel and Vice President-Army Chris Hargis and Area Chair Dave Wichman attended the TAG Shooting Competition at the Smoky Hill Range, Salina, KS, on 16 September 2017. USAA and EANGKS co-sponsored providing meals to all competitors and support staff free of charge. 150+ Soldiers and Airmen participated in the event.

Senior Leaders Briefed at ATAG Conference

SFC Dave Wichman, EANGKS, and Col (Ret) Tony DeJesus, NGAKS, both volunteered to work the EANGKS / NGAUS table at the ATAG annual briefing to the commanders and NCO’s of the KS Army National Guard.

They were invited to speak at the Saturday working Luncheon! The attendees were briefed on the recent improvements on the GI bill, why professional organizations are important, free tuition, and Grass Roots membership!