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Audio: Legislation creating a Department of Defense given final approval by Missouri House

Missouri and Massachusetts are the only two states that don’t have a Department of Defense, but that would change under a proposal given final approval today (Thursday) by the Missouri House in Jefferson City. St. Charles State Representative Adam Schnelting, who serves in the Missouri Army National Guard, is sponsoring the proposed constitutional amendment.   […]

Missouri Veterans Commission website

Missouri Veterans Commission elects Commission Chair and Vice-Chair

The Missouri Veterans Commission welcomed three new Commissioners and elected a Commission Chair and Vice-Chair during the March 26, 2021 meeting. Randy Alewel, Kelly McClelland, and Steve Maples were appointed to the Commission by Governor Mike Parson on February 4, 2021, and recently confirmed by the Missouri State Senate. During the March 26 meeting, Kelly […]

Mike Parson Sworn in as Missouri's 57th Governor

Michael Parson sworn in to full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri

Governor Michael L. Parson was sworn in to a full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri at the 2021 Bicentennial Inauguration.  Governor Parson’s career in public service began with six years in the United States Army and over 22 years in law enforcement, including serving as Sheriff of Polk County from 1993-2005. […]

Brig. Gen. Eaves

Missouri names new Assistant Adjutant General for Air Guard

Missouri’s Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Levon Cumpton, announced July 11, Brig. Gen. Ken Eaves will oversee the Show-Me State’s Citizen-Airmen. In a ceremony at the Missouri National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters here, Col. Ken Eaves was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. Eaves officially assumed the role of Assistant Missouri National Guard Adjutant General […]

Troops from Sedalia

General Lengyel shares Thanksgiving breakfast with deployed Troops from Sedalia

U.S. National Guard Bureau Chief, Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, and U.S. Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Kepner, the senior enlisted advisor to Lengyel, shared a Thanksgiving breakfast with U.S. Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade, headquartered in Sedalia, Missouri, who are currently deployed to the […]

Aviation Unit Receives Combat Patch

Aviation unit from Sedalia, Missouri receives combat patch

More than 40 U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers received their shoulder sleeve insignia for former wartime service, or combat patch, during a ceremony held in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter hangar at Camp Taji Military Complex, Iraq, Sept. 11, 2018. The Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Sedalia, Missouri, arrived […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Mercer and Grundy Counties assigned new graduates of Missouri Highway Patrol Academy

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 26 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on June 29, 2018. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. in the Academy gymnasium. The public is invited. The 105th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on January […]

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 […]

Captain Scott McCollum

Missouri Army Guardsman from Keytesville receives General MacArthur Leadership Award

 A Missouri Army National Guard officer recently received the General MacArthur Leadership Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon, in Washington. Capt. Scott M. McCollum was one of six Army National Guard company grade officers in the country to receive the award, which is named after Gen. Douglas MacArthur. McCollum was the company commander of […]