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Commander's Comments: Col Jason Knobbe, August 2020

  • Published
  • By Col. Jason Knobbe
  • 184th Wing

Fighting Jayhawks,


It’s been a short period between the July and August drills, but let me assure you that your fellow Guardsmen have been busy.


Here’s a brief overview of the extraordinary work that was done over the past month.


The 184th Civil Engineer Squadron worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Marion and Council Grove Reservoirs to repair campgrounds that sustained serious damage during the 2019 floods.


Completed projects include a new boat dock, around 50 new RV electrical pedestals, and new roofs on about 15 campsite shelters and one large pavilion.


Their efforts saved the parks years of delayed openings, and the completed structures will be enjoyed by Kansans for years to come.



The 184th Security Forces Squadron is wrapping up their annual training. During their training, they connected with the Kansas Highway Patrol to learn how to use SWAT team tactics while entering buildings under dangerous conditions.


Their weapons skills and lethality are truly impressive which makes me glad they’re on our team.


Finally, the 299th Network Operations Squadron and the 184th Communications Flight partnered up to get the entire wing through the CHES e-mail migration.


I know this was a difficult transition for some of you, but these two organizations provided top-notch support during the planning and implementation phases.


Our communications network is stronger and more streamlined because of their hard work.


These are perfect examples of one of my top priorities – Strength Through Connections and Partnerships.


Appreciate all you do!


Col Jason L. Knobbe

184th Civil Engineer Squadron Deployment for Training 2020 (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt McCoy)

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 – 1-800-892-526

Essential Numbers

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