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2019 Kansas Veteran’s Memorial Bass Tournament

Free-No entry fee

The 15th Annual Kansas Veteran’s Memorial Bass Tournament in memory of all fallen Kansas service men and women will be Saturday, April 27 at the Coffey County Lake near Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, Burlington, Kansas.

This tournament is to celebrate the freedom and pursuit of happiness that we enjoy as Americans. So join us in recognizing the fallen heroes of Kansas that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our American Freedom.

Schedule of Events-April 27

6 to 8:30 a.m.-Check-in and pre-tournament announcements

30 minutes after sunrise until 8:30 a.m., Tournament begins

12 p.m., Tournament end/weigh in/lunch and awards ceremony begin

Download 2019 KS Veteran’s Memorial Bass Tournament Flyer

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

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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!

 

KOREAN WAR VETERANS REMEMBRANCE

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

Lunch is free, just RSVP to:
shelisweeney@hotmail.com /785.213.9053 or
rhoddrl2@gmail.com /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
• USAA

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:

https://topekakscoc.wliinc28.com/events/MRC-Biannual-Luncheon-841/details

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.

 

EANGKS Legislative Call to Action **H.B. 2559 – Vehicle Tax Exemption for Drill Status Guardsmen

Burris in the House Veterans and Military Committee introduced a bill to amend K.S.A. 79-5107(e)(1)(C) to extend the motor vehicle tax exemption to every member, in good standing, of both the Kansas Army and Air National Guard and the Kansas unit of the reserve forces of the United States. Download House Bill 2559 here which was introduced. Chairman Osterman brought the committee to order and very quickly allowed for bill introductions. Rep Burris introduced and described the effect of the bill. There were no objections to the bill. Chairman Osterman accepted it for distribution to the House Clerk. The bill has gone through the House Clerk and is back to the Veterans and Military Committee for consideration and debate. Rep Burris’s guess is that the bill will be “worked” in committee the week after next.

What we need is our members to look up legislators via https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/ and contact their representatives in supporting H.B. 2559 that is currently in the House Veterans and Military Committee. You may even ask them if they are willing to co-sponsor the bill. This is especially critical for those whose legislators are on either the House Veterans and Military Committee or the House Taxation Committee as that will be the committee it will go through after the veterans committee and could have a hang up.

Below are all the legislators in Manhattan/Topeka/Wichita area for both Committees:

House Veterans and Military Committee

Rep Les Osterman – Wichita

Rep Jesse Burris – Mulvane

Rep Leo Delperdang – Wichita

Rep Dianna Dierks – Salina

Rep Tom Phillips – Manhattan

Rep Lonnie Clark – Junction City

Rep Virgil Weigel – Topeka

Rep Jim Gartner – Topeka

House Taxation Committee

Rep Tom Sawyer – Wichita

Rep Tom Phillips – Manhattan

Rep Jim Gartner – Topeka

Rep John Alcala – Topeka

Rep Daniel Hawkins – Wichita

Rep KC Ohaebosim – Wichita

Rep Kristey Williams – Augusta

Rep Ken Corbet

It would be great if everyone looked up their state House Representative in support of H.B. 2559 especially if their representative is in the House Veterans and Military Committee. Two of special concern are to contact Rep Tom Phillips and Rep Jim Gartner if they are your legislator as they are on BOTH the House Veterans and Military Committee and the House Taxation Committee. If anyone has any questions have them feel free to contact me.

 

Steve Peyton

legislative@eangks.org

EANGKS

 

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