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 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.

International officers attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth paid a visit to the Kansas Capitol Aug. 12 to learn about the Kansas National Guard, state government and the state's judicial system.

Civilian and Kansas National Guard volunteers help erect displays for Remembering the Fallen, a national touring tribute to U.S. service members who have given their lives in the service of their country post-9/11. The display was at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard in Topeka the second week of June.

Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation prepare a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for a fire suppression exercise March 27.

 

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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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