Task Force on Military and Veterans Affairs Meeting and Presentation

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Topeka, Kansas
October 17-19, 2011

Task Force on Military and Veterans Affairs

Attendees

Rep. Gary Banz (OK)

Rep. Pono Chong (HI)

Rep. Ty Cullen (HI)

Rep. Dan Flynn (TX)

Rep. John Grange (KS)

Rep. Melanie Meier (KS)

Rep. Tom Sloan (KS)

Rep. Dan Saddler (AK)

Michael Behm, Sr VP, Stateside Assoc (VA)

Nancy Natoli, Program Coord, REPI, DoD (DC)
Jim Reed, Group Director, NCSL (CO)

Brooke Oleen, Policy Associate, NCSL (CO)

Stanley Rasmussen, Regional Counsel/Installations/Energy/Environ

LTC Joe Knott, G-4 Sustainment & Energy, NGB

Jaime Uss, Comm Analyst, ManTech (VA)

 

 

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Monday, October 17

NCSL attendees depart Ramada Inn for Ks National Guard Museum via military transportation.

Col Neidhardt/Maj Burns will request transportation as required and be on hand as escorts. Black 15 pax (G43 0143L) and White 15 pax (G43 3665H)

Welcome and Introductions

Rep Grange (Master of Ceremonies)

Briefing/Overview of Kansas National Guard

by MG Tafanelli Download Presentation

Purpose & History of NCSL Task Force on Military Veterans’ Affairs

by Mr. Jim Reed, NCSL 

Overview of Ks House Bill 2445 and remarks on Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative

By Rep Grange

NCSL attendees depart Ks National Guard 

Tuesday, October 18

Vans depart SDB (Brig Gen Link, Col Neidhardt, Maj Burns, and MAJ Torres) enroute to Ramada Inn

NCSL attendees depart Ramada Inn for Fort Riley (tour ATEAM facility; if time permits will do a windshield tour of RSMS & MATES).

Brig Gen Link, Col Neidhardt, Maj Burns, and MAJ Torres

NOTE: Col Neidhardt/Major Burns will request transportation as required

NCSL attendees arrive ATEAM, Fort Riley

Greeted by MAJ Luke Foster

Mission Brief & Tour

Brig Gen Link, Col Neidhardt, Maj Burns and MAJ Torres

Windshield tour of RSMS and MATES

Depart Fort Riley enroute to 190 ARW, Forbes Field

Arrive Wing Dining Facility, Forbes Field

Greeted by Col Selander, 190 ARW/CV, Col Darbro, 190 OG/CC, Col Dejesus, 190 MXG/CC, Col Rogers, 190 MSG/CC, and Lt Col Green, 190 CES/CC

Tour Forbes Field

Escorted by Col Selanders and Lt Col Green

NCSL attendees depart Forbes Field for Ramada Inn via military transportation

Escorted by Brig Gen Link, Col Neidhardt, Maj Burns

NCSL Meeting and Topic Discussion (Madison Ball Room – Lower Level)

Introductions: Rep Grange, Kansas and Mr. Jim Reed, NCSL

Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative

  • Col William Clark, Herb Abel, and Troy Mattingly, Fort Riley
  • Ginny Moore, Executive Director of Kansas Land Trust
  • John Armbrust, Executive Director, Governor’s Military Council
Download Presentation

Dinner at Ramada Inn

Following dinner, additional discussion opportunity on topics of interest to the group concerning actions/programs taken within the state

Wednesday, October 19

NCSL attendees depart Ramada Inn for State Defense Building

Escorted by Col Neidhardt/Maj Burns

NOTE: Col Neidhardt/Major Burns will request transportation as required.

NCSL attendees arrive State Defense Building

Greeted by MG Tafanelli, Brig Gen Link, COL Soldan, & CSM Haworth

Depart State Defense Building by vans to Crisis City.

Escorted by  Brig Gen Link, Col Neidhardt, Maj Burns

Crisis City Briefing, Lunch and Tour

By Frank Coots

Depart Crisis City for to Smoky Hill

Escorted by Brig Gen Link, Col Neidhardt, Maj Burns

Observation Center

Greeted by Col Jordan, 184 RSG/CC, Lt Col Nash, 284 ASOS/CC, and Maj Allen, SHWR/CC

NOTE: Group will observe Close Air Support training with A-10s and ASOS personnel.

Depart Smoky Hill Weapons Range back to State Defense Building. Return route will take the group near the formerly proposed wind farm location 4 miles SE of Fort Riley.

Escorted by Brig Gen Link, Col Neidhardt, and Maj Burns

NCSL attendees depart State Defense Building for Ramada Inn.

Escorted by Col Neidhardt and Maj Burns

Arrive Ramada Inn, NCSL attendees depart Topeka to return to their respective points of origin. 

Mission Complete