Jayhawk Flyer

The official news outlet of the 184th Wing


  • News Release: Smoky Hill ANG Range Open House

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Kansas Air National Guard will host an open house at the Smoky Hill Air National Guard Range, Aug. 5, 2023. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors will see aerial gunnery demonstrations by U.S. Air Force fighters, bombers, and other aircraft.Military equipment

  • Test to Failure: Exercise Jayhawk Talon Pushes 184th Wing to Limits

    Airmen assigned to the 184th Wing recently experienced a new way of preparing for future conflicts. The training was designed to purposefully test them until they failed.“Test to Failure is a mandate from Air Combat Command, Inspector General to plan for and execute an exercise with some substantial

  • 142nd Wing Cyber Exercise puts Mission Readiness to the test

    A cyber exercise called Ready Redhawk was conducted from February 27 through March 16 at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon. The three-week exercise tested the 142nd Wing’s ability to meet mission requirements in a technologically degraded environment. Additionally, the exercise served to

  • Smart Assumes Command of the 184th Wing at McConnell Air Force Base

     Col. Steve Smart assumed command of the Kansas Air National Guard’s 184th Wing during a change of command ceremony at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, Mar. 4, 2023.The official party included Brig. Gen. Chris Ioder, commander of the Kansas Air National Guard; Col. Jason Knobbe, outgoing commander,

  • Enlistment in Kansas ANG Leads Airman to U.S. Citizenship

    “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United