The Kansas National Guard has been involved in the nation’s conflicts since the state’s inception as a territory. Since 1855, the Kansas National Guard has been involved in both combat missions and civil support roles. From the jungles of the Philippines to the mountains of Afghanistan; from the mountains of Tennessee to the deserts in Djibouti, the Kansas Guard has served in many combat and peacekeeping missions.
Beginning in the 1920’s, the Kansas Guard has become increasingly involved in supporting their local communities. Through strikes, jail breaks, floods, tornadoes and even Hurricane Katrina, the Kansas Guard has provided stability, services and support to communities as they dealt with adversity.