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Commander's Comments: Andover Tornado

  • Published
  • 184th Wing

Jayhawks,

We want to thank you for your poise and strength as we witnessed the destruction from Friday’s tornado in Andover. You were ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Our fellow Kansans know they can rely on the 184th Wing when called upon.

We also want to thank you for your patience during the recall process. As you know, there are legal procedures we must follow before the Air National Guard can assist our civic partners. By standing ready, but remaining steadfast, you allowed first responders and local authorities the time and space needed to accurately evaluate the situation.

This allowed our civic partners in Butler County and Andover to effectively execute their emergency response plans. We admire the leadership of Butler County and Andover officials, and the quick reaction of first responders who assisted our families, friends, coworkers, and neighbors.

Our hearts go out to the residents of Andover who were affected, and to their loved ones who witnessed the storm from afar. Many of our unit members live in Andover, making the 184th Wing part of the community. It was a difficult weekend for all of us, but we’re confident in the strength, courage, and servanthood that define the character of Kansans.

As Andover recovers and rebuilds, the 184th Wing’s Fighting Jayhawks will be prepared, equipped, and willing to help in any way we can.

 

The 184th Wing Command Staff,

JASON L. KNOBBE, Col
Commander

STEVEN J. SMART, Col
Vice Commander

RANDI A. HILL, CMSgt
Command Chief

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