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Kansas Air National Guard's 184th Intelligence Wing Welcomed Home Airmen of the 134th Air Control Squadron at McConnell AFB on 22 May 2009

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  • 184th Intelligence Wing

Approximately 60 Kansas Air National Guardsmen of the 134th Air Control Squadron, 184th Intelligence Wing, Wichita, were welcomed home from their five month deployment to Iraq during a ceremony at McConnell Air Force Base on May 22.

Escorted by American Legion Riders, buses carried the airmen from the plane to the 184th Intelligence Wing's "Jayhawk Roost" Dining Facility.  There the street outside was lined with more ALR motorcycles and over 150 families and friends.  Cheers of joy filled the air as the 134th members stepped off the buses.

In attendance to welcome the troops back were the Adjutant General of Kansas, Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting and the 184th Intelligence Wing Commander, Col. Mike Foster.

"I'm honored to have these Airmen in the Kansas National Guard," said Bunting.  "They have served their country well and it's great to have them home for this important holiday weekend."

"It is great to have our Wing members back in Kansas," said Foster.  "I am proud of their commitment to faithfully serve our country and thankful for their family, friends' and employers' continued support."

While in Iraq, the 134th ACS provided tactical support of air operations planning from the Control Response Center at Joint Base Balad.  In that capacity they were responsible for controlling all flight traffic into the theater of operation, and even played a key role in keeping the skies secure during the 2009 Iraqi provincial elections.

For specific media requests, please contact 184th Wing Public Affairs Representative - Capt Deborah Balentine at (316)759-7004.

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