Kansas Adjutant General's Department
News / Media

 

Public Affairs Office
 

News Releases

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 posting them on this Web site, Twitter and Facebook.

Media Coordination

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.

Emergency Support

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.

Publications

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.

Community Requests

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.

News Coverage

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.

Multimedia

Video and audio files of Kansas National Guard activities and events may be accessed by going to the News Release page.

Local and state emergency response agencies pass out information about emergency preparedness during Kansas Preparedness Day at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson Sept. 11.

Community leaders from the Overland Park area strap themselves in to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation in preparation for an orientation flight Aug. 24. The flight was part a Community Connection event hosted by the Kansas National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion and Johnson County Community College.

The 35th Infantry Division Jazz Band prepares to play another song prior to the Sporting KC game on Aug. 6. The Kansas National Guard also supported the team's Military Appreciation event with static displays of military equipment.

 

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Emergency Information

Click here for emergency preparedness information, safety awareness information and general information about severe weather and other potential emergencies that Kansans should be prepared for.

For information provided by Kansas Division of Emergency Management, click here.

For information provided by Kansas Homeland Security, click here.

 

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