Don't miss the Smoky Hill Open House!

The Smoky Hill Weapons Range is opening its gates to the public for an open house on Aug. 3. Experience the sights and sounds of the largest bomb range in the Air National Guard, as we pack your day full of aerial gunnery demonstrations by fighter and bomber aircraft!

See how the Air Force practices their skills during this all day event!

  • Free admission
  • Food, refreshments, and memorabilia will be available for purchase
  • Bring your lawn chair
  • Ear protection will be provided

Date: Aug. 3

Time: Gates open at 8 a.m.

          Demonstrations 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Smoky Hill Weapons Range, 8429 W. Farrelly Rd., Salina, KS 67401 (See flyer for map/directions)

See the flyer for more details.

This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Our Mission

The world has changed, and the Kansas Air National Guard has changed to meet the challenge.

Welcome to the 184th Intelligence Wing at McConnell Air Force Base, the very first intelligence wing in the Air National Guard. We provide 24/7 support to troops around the world and we do it with part-time Guard members.

The Air National Guard is unique because we carry out multiple overarching missions. These include our federal mission, state mission and global mission.

 

 

Federal Mission - Serving a Nation at War

We provide information operations and network security for the entire Air National Guard, as well as real-time imagery analysis, vulnerability assessments, air control, and a joint forces training range.

 

State Mission - Supporting Civil Authority

The 184th responds to natural and manmade disasters in 19 counties throughout Kansas. We also assist other states during times of disaster, be it hurricanes, wildfires or floods. We provide communications, security, medical, civil engineering, chaplain, and chemical/biological expertise to the affected communities.

 

Global Mission - Partnership for Peace

Through the Partnership for Peace with Armenia, Kansas assists former Soviet-bloc nations in their transition to democracy by providing military-to-military contacts.

 

Click here to learn more about the groups and squadrons within the 184th Intelligence Wing.

 

 

 

 

Stay Informed

The Jayhawk Flyer is the official news outlet for the 184th Intelligence Wing. There, you'll find the most up-to-date news about the unit including articles, photos and videos. The Jayhawk Flyer staff brings you commentaries, features and information that covers global, federal, state and local missions, as well as the training that our Air Guardsmen conduct to prepare for such missions.

Click the banner below to visit the Jayhawk Flyer.

 

Stay Connected

In addition to the Jayhawk Flyer, we keep our Air Guardsmen, families and fans informed through our social media outlets and our wing's app. Find us on Facebook at 184th Intelligence Wing, Twitter @KSANG_184th_IW, and download our free app in your favorite app store by searching for 184th Intelligence Wing.

These platforms are designed to keep you knowledgeable on upcoming events, current news and information, and things happening throughout the Air National Guard. The app offers recruiting information, important phone numbers, a news feed, a calendar of events, family readiness, Air Force guidance, and a fitness tracker.

  

How to Enlist

The first step in joining the 184th Intelligence Wing is to contact a recruiter. You can reach them at 316-759-7424 or stop by their office at 2626 S. Rock Rd., Wichita, Kansas, 67210. Or, you can click here to fill out a contact form.

If you've never served in the military before, you must be between the ages of 17 and 39, pass a pre-screening interview, then participate in a written and physical exam to start. Qualified individuals will then go through a skill selection process, swear an Oath of Enlistment, attend a drill weekend, attend Basic Military Training and attend tech school.

If you have previous military experience the process may be a little different. For example, prior service recruits may be exempt from basic training and tech school. Please ask your recruiter for details.

 

Getting Started

You can start the recruiting process between the ages of 17 and 39 years of age. Once you're qualified, having passed the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), the physical, and have picked out a job, you can enlist. Once enlisted, you'll work with us one weekend a month (and get paid) until you attend basic training. Seniors in high school can start the qualification process if they're 17 and have parental consent.

Part-time Work

Keep your regular full-time job or college schedule. The Air Guard offers you a part-time job that requires you to work only one weekend and a few weeks a year for a minimum period of 6 years. Guardsmen work 7:00AM to 4:00PM on drill weekends, and a brand new Airman can expect to earn about $200.00 for only two days of work. You must attend Basic Military Training (BMT) at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas for 8-1/2 weeks followed by a technical schools for your career field.

 

Critical Job Openings

The 184th Intelligence Wing has job openings that are in high demand, not only in our unit but also in the Department of Defense and in the civilian sector. Career opportunities include Geospatial Intelligence Analyst, Digital Network Intelligence Analyst, Cyber Systems Operations Specialist, Cyber Transport Systems Specialist, and Tactical Air Control Party. These exciting jobs put you on the front line of global operations. Click here to learn more about these five in-demand career fields.


Available Jobs

Cyber-warfare, Intelligence and Information Technology make up the bulk of the available careers in the 184th Intelligence Wing. We also have jobs in ground radar systems, satellite wideband communications, and network security. We have a wide variety of civil engineering positions for those interested in construction carrier fields, and law enforcement, medical and administrative positions are also available.

Full-time Benefits

The Kansas Air National Guard offers part-time jobs that will give you excellent health and education benefits, as well as opportunities you didn't know existed. Health insurance provided through TRICARE Reserve Select gives you and your family full-time coverage at competitive monthly rates, currently under $50.00 for individuals and $200.00 for families. Other benefits include tax-free shopping on any military installation, $400,000 term life insurance and extensive paid training.

 

Need More Info?

Joining the Kansas Air National Guard can be one of the biggest decisions of your life, it can also be one of the most rewarding. We want you and your loved ones to be as informed as possible, so you know you're making the right decision. For that purpose, we've put together a 16-page brochure that further explains the recruiting process, a basic training overview, more information about benefits, college tuition assistance, and even more job opportunities. Click here to download our free brochure.

 

 

 

Community Outreach

Air National Guardsmen have deep connections to their communities, and the 184th Intelligence Wing is strongly connected to the Greater Wichita Area. Many of our Guardsmen were born and raised in Kansas which strengthens the ties to our state. It's an honor to serve our communities.

Examples of our community support include interacting with local high schools, nonprofit organizations, chambers of commerce and other civic influencers. We partner with colleges such as Wichita State University, Kansas State University, Kansas University, Friends University, Butler Community College, and Southwestern Community College, just to name a few. Many of our Airmen are members of local councils, committees and associations.

The 184th Intelligence Wing is always looking for ways to support the local community. As part of its ongoing efforts, the unit offers the following support programs.

Base Tours and Unit Mission Briefs

If your organization is interested in learning more about the 184th Intelligence Wing then we'd be happy to show you around. We employ some of the best Air National Guardsmen in the United States who carry out vital missions that impact world-wide operations. Missions include cyberspace operations, network enterprise security, network and base intrusion, and battlespace air control. Support functions include civil engineering, base security, food services and medical. Our Airmen give us a lot to brag about! Restrictions apply to base tours and coordination is required.

 

 

Information Technology and Security-Based Classes

The 184th IW is a cyber-based military unit that employs a wide spectrum of experienced IT and cyber-security professionals and students. Let us build a class tailored to your needs.

ASVAB Interpretation / Find Your Interest

This program will help students find a civilian career based on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, as well as the online Find Your Interest program. Combining the results of both tests helps students find a career that matches their aptitude and their interests. The ASVAB must be completed prior to our assistance.

4 Lenses Training

Learn how to interact with different temperaments based on the Meyers-Briggs personality inventory and training. This class is recommended for high school juniors, seniors and staff members. Although the 184th IW can facilitate the class, the requesting school must provide testing material found at Shipley.com. Thirty people are required; class length is approximately three hours.

Community Based Projects

Many members of the 184th IW hold full-time jobs in the construction industry. Others just want to help where they can whether its building playgrounds, community clean-up efforts or delivering food to shelters. Air Guardsmen are committed to service and adhere to strict safety practices. Stipulations apply and not all projects will be selected.

Career Fairs

The recruiters assigned to the 184th IW attend career fairs throughout the year. Please contact us if your school or business is hosting a career fair.

Honor Guard Events

The 184th IW’s Honor Guard provides various ceremonial flag presentations for community events including sports games, civic celebrations and holiday observances.

Contact the wing's executive officer at 316-759-7004 for more information about any of these opportunities.

 


 

 

Local Information

Recruiting - 316-759-7424

Mailing Address:
52960 Jayhawk Dr.
McConnell AFB, KS 67221

Wichita Area Code – 316
Comm. Prefix – 759-XXXX
DSN Prefix – 743-XXXX
McConnell Operator – 6100
Weather Line – 1-800-892-5264

Points of Contact

184th Command Post – 759-7070
184th Force Support Sq. – 759-7431
184th Comptroller Flight – 759-7068
184th Sec. Forces Sq. – 759-7445
184th Medical Group - 759-7380
184th Public Affairs – 759-7561
Family Support Office – 759-7092
Director of Psych. Health – 759-8901
Sexual Assault Helpline – 759-7011
22nd Medical Group – 759-6300

Update your ID - 759-7431

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