KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD WORKS ON ARMENIAN RELATIONSHIP

KTKA.com
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July 31 2009

The Kansas National Guard is working on building a relationship
with Armenia.

Major General Tod Bunting just finished touring Armenia. The Adjutant
General recently returned and talked about his trip and working with
the country.

He also displayed several artifacts from the trip.

While there, members of the National Guard worked with Armenian police,
talked about agricultural issues, and how Kansas and Armenia handle
emergencies.

"The biggest amount of training we've done on the civilian side
has been in emergency management, because Armenians had one of
the worst disasters in a long time in 1988 with the earthquake,"
says Bunting. "That's why they're the only country besides the United
States to have an expeditiary medical system, so they have a portable
means to take medical to the scene."

The partnership between the Kansas National Guard and Armenia dates
back to 2006.