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35th Infantry Division, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

 

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Share the vision. 35th Infantry Division staff discuss current and future operations during a recent staff update brief at Leavenworth, Kan., on 14 July. The division staff routinely performs staff update briefs to synchronize operations and training across the division.

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The Kansas Army National Guard marriage enrichment weekend is August 10-12, 2018 in Manhattan, Kansas. The event is designed to strengthen relationships, inspire hope, and rekindle the spark in marriages. Lodging, breakfast, and lunch will be provided. Childcare will be provided for children 12 years and younger.

Register through the Strong Bonds website:

https://strongbonds-prod.jointservicessupport.org/events/details/7d75ace8-ac00-a076-959c-11e76bc694d6

For more information please contact the Chaplain Office at 785-646-0171.

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Maj. Gen. Victor Braden 35th Inf.Div. commanding general and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Van, US Army Central G3, met to discuss the way forward for the Division at Leavenworth, Kan., on July 12. Brig. Gen. Van previously served as the 35th Inf. Div. deputy commanding general during the division’s deployment in the Middle East.

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Big announcement today!

Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service.

Read the full article below:
https://www.army.mil/article/208189/army_combat_fitness_test_set_to_become_new_pt_test_of_record_in_late_2020

Maj. Gen. Victor J. Braden, 35th Infantry Division commanding general, gives a presentation on lessons learned from the 35th's recent rotation in the Middle East during an after-hours social event at the 2018 Kansas Army National Guard Leaders Conference in Salina, Kan., on July 7. Leaders from across the state participated in the conference to learn about the future shaping of the Guard as well a have an opportunity to network and learn from peers.

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Soldiers from the 35th Infantry Division got the chance to educate local educators on a few static displays during the Black Hawk Experience program on June 20. These local civic leaders from the Kansas City, Kansas-area, flew with pilots and crew members of HHC 1-108TH AVN (ASLT) as part of the Black Hawk Experience program hosted by the Kansas Army National Guard Recruiting Battalion at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Technical Educational Center. Soldiers from the 35th

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Congratulations to Lt. Col. Joseph Pehlman on his more than 30 years of service in the U.S. Army and Kansas National Guard! At the retirement ceremony held in Leavenworth, KS, Pehlman was joined by his wife, daughters and other friends and family members.
After being presented with several certificates and the U.S. flag, Lt. Col. Pehlman presented his wife with roses to show his appreciation of her support throughout his years of service.

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The 35th Inf. Div. would like to congratulate Lt. Col. Eric Ford on his retirement after serving more than 30 years in the Kansas National Guard. Also in attendance for the ceremony were his wife, daughter and mother. His sons were unable to attend.
After receiving his awards and a number of certificates, Ford presented his wife, Lorna, with roses for her support and dedication throughout his career and deployments. She was also presented with the spouse's certificate by Col. Christopher Mickan, 35th Inf. Div. Chief of Staff.
Thank you, Lt. Col. Ford, for your years of dedication and sacrifice for the Kansas National Guard and the division. Santa Fe!

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On their campaign to build readiness for the 35th ID, Maj. Gen. Victor Braden, division commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Tim Newton, division command sergeant major, presented a Task Force Spartan - OSS observation, insights, and lessons learned briefing to the Office of Attorney General in Topeka, KS. After the presentation, Mr. Greg Simms an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves representative presented an ESGR employer support of the guard statement, which Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt signed. The statement of support is a commitment by the Attorney General to support the Guard as an employer.

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Congratulations to Col. Thomas Barnett on his recent retirement from the Kansas National Guard after 33 years of service to his country! In attendance were his wife and numerous friends and family members.
Col. Barnett was presented with several awards and certificates by Brig. Gen. John Rueger, 35th Inf. Div. Deputy Commanding General. Barnett's wife received the spouse's certificate and roses for her support of Barnett's service and deployments.
Thank you for your service, Col. Barnett. You will be missed!
Santa Fe!

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Maj Gen. Braden, division commander, participated in a leadership panel on Fort Leavenworth, KS., Jun 7, where he gave insight on the task of being the division commander during our recent mobilization to Southwest Asia. Among the participants were Maj. Gen. Mark Anderson, TRADOC deputy commanding general, Brig. Gen. Troy Galloway, DCG-ARNG CAC, CW4 Brian Brooks, COARNG and CSM James Megoloff, ARARNG CSM.

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Please join us in congratulating our latest retirees from the 35th Infantry Division! Brig. Gen. John Rueger presided over the retirement ceremonies June 3, 2018 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. With over 90 years of combined service, Lt. Col. Joseph Pehlman, Lt. Col. Eric Ford and Col. Tom Barnett will be truly missed in the National Guard and the division. Thank you each for your years of service, sacrifice and expertise. Santa Fe!

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Maj. Gen. Victor Braden traveled to Lexington, MO. on Sat., June 2, for the yearly training brief with various 35th Infantry Division staff members to communicate his desires to move the division forward.

“The intent for Division Headquarters is to build readiness for whatever our nation needs us to do,” Braden stated.

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Perfection? Attention to detail? Exceed the standard? Do you have what it takes to be the best? Are you interested in being part of a special team that honors the Army and Army Air Corps Veterans of Kansas? Military Funeral Honors is looking for Soldiers (E1-E5) in the Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita areas. If you are interested or have questions, call SFC Churchill at 785-230-6200 today!

Maj. Gen. Victor Braden and Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Newton uncased the division colors at the unit's Yellow Ribbon event May 5th, signifying the official return of the division headquarters from their overseas deployment. Since the 35th Inf. Div. headquarters has deployed all together only two other times in history - during World Wars I and II - this is only the third time in history this event has taken place.

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35th Inf. Div. Commanding General Victor Braden accepts the Seven Seals award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve on behalf of the unit during the 35th's Yellow Ribbon ceremony that took place May 5-6. The Seven Seals award is presented in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes the ESGR mission.

Kansas ESGR; Missouri ESGR

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The 35th Infantry Division transfers authority of Task Force Spartan - OSS to the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard

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The 35th Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Victor Braden and Division Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Newton received their end of tour award from the U.S. Army Central commander Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett March 7 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Braden then recognized the rest of the command team, Deputy Commanding General Brig. Gen. John Rueger, Deputy Commanding General Jeff Van, and Chief of Staff Timothy Bush for their leadership and contributions to the division and to Task Force Spartan - OSS. Santa Fe!

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After nine months in theater in support of Task Force Spartan - OSS, the 35th Inf. Div. will conduct a Transfer of Authority ceremony and hand control of the mission over to the 28th Infantry Division Mar. 8. The ceremony will be broadcast live right here on the 35th's page at 0900 Kuwait time. Since that will be 12 a.m. central, the video will remain posted and available for viewing even after the live stream is over. Santa Fe!

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Sgt. Atticus Dyer, 35th Inf. Div. chaplain's assistant, is presented a division coin from Maj. Gen. Victor Braden, 35th Inf. Div. commanding general, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 28, 2018. Dyer was nominated to receive the coin for his hard work and dedication as the commander's health protection council (CHPC) editor for the division monthly wellness bulletin.

Santa Fe!

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As the Task Force Spartan - OSS division headquarters prepares to change hands, 35th Inf. Div. commanding general Maj. Gen. Victor Braden provided Soldiers from the incoming 28th Infantry Division a brief about current political, social, and operational conditions in the Middle East and opened up the floor to facilitate questions. After the 35th departs, the 28th will be the third division headquarters to take on the Task Force Spartan Mission.

Kansas National Guard | Missouri National Guard | Pennsylvania National Guard | U.S. Army Central

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Maj. Gen. Victor Braden, 35th Inf. Div. commanding general, presents Tyler Krantz and the USO staff with a certificate of appreciation for services provided to the Task Force Spartan - OSS Soldiers throughout the division's deployment in the Middle East at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 28, 2018.

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35th Inf. Div. Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Victor Braden, presents a plaque to Col. Steven Berger, Area Support Group - Kuwait commander, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 28, 2018. The plaque and a division coin are presented in appreciation for the ASG-KU support to the Task Force Spartan - OSS Soldiers while deployed throughout the region for Operation Spartan Shield.

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“To be Soldier ready is to be a leader,” said Sgt. First Class Sokly Lach, Bravo Company first sergeant.. “Soldiers need constantly train to prepare themselves for their next promotion or leadership position. Instill your work ethic the same as you would train your Soldiers.”

Read more on why the 35th stresses the importance of maintaining individual Soldier readiness even while in a deployed environment.
https://dvidshub.net/r/viqxz7

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With the end of the deployment right around the corner, Maj. Gen. Victor Braden, commanding general of the 35th Inf. Div., took a moment to recognize the personal security detachment and the secretary of the general staff sections for their hard work over the course of the deployment.

Santa Fe!

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