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  • Coyote Heritage ~ January 2015

    A beautiful photo of four B-57s shown on a late day approach to their new home, Forbes Field, August, 1967. This photo shows the unusual structure of the wings, similar to the World War II British Mosquito. The Mosquito had the distinction of having an almost entirely wooden construction; it was also the fastest prop driven fighter of the war. The
  • Coyote Heritage ~ July 1, 1979

    July 1, 1979, marks the first of many years of alert duty for the 190th and its aircrew.  In those days, alert duty consisted of 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The operations building at the time housed the alert crew behind locked doors.  They were to be ready to launch on very short notice at any time.Meals, sleep, recreation and all other daily
  • Guard members flock to 190th case-lot sale

    Parking was a commodity at the Joint Forces Headquarters' Nickell Memorial Amory Aug. 6-7 as Kansas Army and Air National Guard members and their families strolled into the building's gym for an Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Defense Commissary Agency case-lot sale.The 90-degree weather outside and mid-80s temperature inside didn't appear
  • 190th hosts "Back to School Brigade"

    Four hundred thirty-two children of Kansas Army and Air National Guard members will need fewer school supplies this fall thanks to 190th Air Refueling Wing and Operation Homefront.The 190th Family Readiness Group sponsored the "Back to School Brigade" along with the nonprofit Operation Homefront Aug. 7 - 8 at the Joint Force Headquarters' Nickell
  • Norling receives free car from Cars 4 Heroes

    Cars 4 Heroes, a not-for-profit organization that provides free basic transportation to disadvantaged individuals and veterans, provided Master Sgt. Jeffery Norling with a 2004 Suzuki sedan after his family lost their house and two of their three vehicles in the tornado that struck Reading, Kansas, on May 21."It's very humbling," said Norling about
  • Ten rules to live your life by

    Sometimes, a few lessons learned in life can really help a person cope with stress and become successful with what they do. Here are 10 of the rules and expressions that I live by. Most of these I've heard from others. Only a couple are my originally my own.1. Always learn something new. Your brain is like a muscle, use it or lose it. 2. If your
  • 'Tough' Coyotes raise money for wounded warriors

    How tough are you? Are you sit on the black auto upholstery in August tough? Or, are you Special Forces tough?A small, tough group of 10 Coyotes joined other Kansas National Guard members and traveled to Beaver Creek, Colorado, this June to test themselves against the Tough Mudder, a race designed to test particpants' toughness and
  • A survivor's tale of the Reading tornado

    The May 21 tornado that hit Reading, Kansas, destroyed the home of 190th Air Refueling wing member and Kansas state trooper Master Sgt. Jeffrey Norling. A trained storm spotter, Norling and his son were monitoring the storm outside of town when he saw the tornado rip through the town. His wife and youngest daughter survived the tornado by taking
  • Coyotes complete Bataan Memorial Death March

    The day started at 0430. That was the report time to White Sands Missile Range Base, New Mexico, on March 27th. This was a day of remembrance - a day to honor those American men who in 1942 were captured by Japanese forces and forced to march through treacherous terrain of the Philippines to the prisoner of war camp, Camp O'Donnell. American and
  • Coyote Heritage ~ April 2011

    Only a couple of months earlier, the 190th had returned from the port city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea to a welcome from over an estimated 10,000 people at Forbes Field. The men, women and jets from the 190th had played a key role during the buildup to the Gulf War and had been assigned key missions during the course of the war. The
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