Sgt. Jeston L. Perryman

Springfield, Missouri native Sgt. Jeston L. Perryman finds unique experiences in the Army

Growing up in Springfield, Missouri, Sgt. Jeston L. Perryman never envisioned being a skilled operator of foreign military-grade weapon systems. Even after enlisting as a small arms artillery repairman in the U.S. Army, he imagined he would primarily troubleshoot malfunctions of infantry weapons and towed artillery. Perryman’s assumptions would be correct – in a typical […]

Missouri Guard forges university partnership for cybersecurity training

Missouri Guard forges university partnership for training

 Several leaders with the Missouri National Guard met with the leadership of the Warrensburg-based University of Central Missouri (UCM) on Oct. 3 to formalize a unique partnership at the university’s Missouri Innovation Campus, a satellite location in Lee’s Summit, near Kansas City, Missouri. Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, the Adjutant General of Missouri, and UCM President […]

Missouri National Guard Relief Efforts in Virgin Islands

Missouri Army National Guard to support Virgin Islands relief effort

The Missouri Army National Guard has sent helicopters and crews to the Virgin Islands to assist with hurricane response efforts. Gov. Eric Greitens, the state’s commander-in-chief, signed an executive order mobilizing Guard forces to the islands, in accordance with an emergency management assistance compact, or EMAC. The Guard sent four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and […]

Aircrew returns home as two more head to Texas

National Guard aircrew from St. Joseph returns home as two more head to Texas

An aircrew from the 180th Airlift Squadron returned home Sept. 1, 2017, from providing airlift support in Texas in response to relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey. Part of their mission included transporting six pallets of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supplies including blankets and Meals, Ready to Eat (MREs). They transported some 36,000 lbs of […]