The Public Affairs Office prepares and submits news releases on the activities of the Kansas National Guard, Kansas Division of Emergency management and Kansas Homeland Security to approximately 350 news organizations in Kansas, in addition to psoting them on this Web site, Twitter and Facebook.
The Public Affairs Office is the point of contact for information requests about the Kansas National Guard, Kansas Division of Emergency Management and Kansas Homeland Security, as well as arranging interviews with military and civilian personnel of these departments. The Public Affairs Office is also the lead state agency for news information during disaster emergencies.
The Public Affairs Staff can provide public information support to local emergency management staff in times of disaster. This includes use of the Public Information/ Geographic Information Vehicle.
The Public Affairs Office produces the Plains Guardian, the official newspaper of the Adjutant General's Department. The PAO also produces the agency's Annual Report, as well as brochures, training materials and other publications, as needed.
Public Affairs Office Staff
Meet the staff of the Public Affairs Office.
Maj. Gen. John E. Davoren (left) relinquishes command of the 35th Infantry Division by symbolically handing over the unit colors to Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli (right), the adjutant general of Kansas, in a ceremony Nov. 2, at the Fort Leavenworth main parade field. During the 1 p.m. ceremony Maj. Gen. Michael D. Navrkal took command.
The Public Affairs Office receives requests for community assistance and submits them to the appropriate channels for approval. These requests may include guest speakers, static displays, military fly-overs, color guards, cannon salutes and other support.
The Public Affairs Office provides news story coverage, video and still photography support for events related to the Kansas National Guard, Kansas Division of Emergency Management and Kansas Homeland Security.
The Public Affairs Office has three full-time civilian staff and two full-time military staff members. There are additional full time military and M-Day (traditional) public affairs staff at Joint Forces Headquarters, 190th Air Refueling Wing, 184th Intelligence Wing and 35th Infantry Division.
Video and audio files of Kansas National Guard activities and events may be accessed by going to the News Release page.