Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group perform an isochronal inspection of a C-130H Hercules on Feb. 14, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Senior Airman Hunter Mitchell installs the safety wire of a high pressure fuel filter on a C-130H Hercules during an isochronal inspection on Feb. 14, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Senior Airman Zach Yates removes the low pressure fuel filter of a C-130H Hercules engine during an isochronal inspection on Feb. 14, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Senior Airman Spencer Magers inspects the rear exit port of a C-130H Hercules during an isochronal inspection on Feb. 14, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Tech. Sgt. Brandon Reed inspects the landing gear of a C-130H Hercules during an isochronal inspection on Feb. 14, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Staff Sgt. Anthony Balsley from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio changes filters on an engine of a C-130H Hercules while Master Sgt. Chris Antram conducts a borescope inspection during an isochronal inspection Feb. 10, 2017. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett\Released)
Members from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio perform an isochronal inspection of a C-130H Hercules Feb. 10, 2017. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett\Released)
179th Airlift Wing Maintenance members prep the fleet of C-130H Hercules as a blanket of snow descends on them Feb. 9, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett/Released)
179th Airlift Wing Maintenance members prep the fleet of C-130H Hercules as a blanket of snow decends on them Feb. 9, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett/Released)
179th Airlift Wing Maintenance members work on the engine of a C-130H Hercules as the sun rises, Feb. 21, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett/Released)
179th Airlift Wing Maintenance members prep the fleet of C-130H Hercules as a blanket of snow descends on them Feb. 9, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett/Released)
179th Airlift Wing Maintenance members work on the engine of a C-130H Hercules as the sun rises, Feb. 21, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett/Released)
179th Airlift Wing Maintenance members prep the fleet of C-130H Hercules as a blanket of snow descends on them Feb. 9, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett/Released)
Ohio Air National Guardsman Master Sgt. Robert Snyder operates the de-icing truck as snow falls on a C-130H Hercules at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2016. De-icing trucks and special heaters hooked up to the four prop engines enable the C-130H to prepare to fly despite the weather. The Ohio Air National Guard unit is always on mission to respond with highly qualified citizen-airmen to execute federal, state and community missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Members of the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group inspect the landing gear retraction system of a C-130H Hercules by using a jacking manifold to raise the aircraft off the ground Dec. 29, 2016, on the flightline at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Megan Shepherd/Released)
Master Sgt. Michael Meyer checks on the tires of a C-130H Hercules at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, during routine morning maintenance on Dec. 28, 2016. The Ohio Air National Guard unit has a 40 year history of flying airlift missions since it received the first C-130B model in the winter of 1976. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Members of the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group work on the C-130H Hercules in the early morning at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, as part of normal training operations, Oct. 26, 2016. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to state and federal missions with a trusted team of Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Master Sgt. Zac Michalski and Tech. Sgt. Mark Dulworth change a tire of a C-130H Hercules on the flightline Nov. 2, 2016, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The Ohio Air National Guard unit is always on mission to respond with highly qualified citizen airmen to execute Federal, State and community missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Megan Shepherd\Released)
Airmen from the 179th Maintenance Group work on the C-130H Hercules on the flightline Nov. 2, 2016, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The Ohio Air National Guard unit is always on mission to respond with highly qualified citizen airmen to execute Federal, State and community missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Megan Shepherd\Released)
The sun rises over the flightline at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, casting its morning glow on the C-130H Hercules on Dec. 28, 2016. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Megan Shepherd/Released)

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Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Financial Management Flight, recently returned from Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 179th FM worked alongside their active duty counterparts as part of their annual training away from their home station, which strengthens readiness and gives members opportunities to learn and practice skills they cannot always perform at their home unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Airman Megan Shepherd/Released)
Airmen from the 179th Financial Management Flight train alongside their active duty counterparts at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 26, 2018. Annual training away from home station strengthens readiness and gives members opportunities to learn and practice skills they can`t perform at their home unit. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Airman 1st Class Marc Wilson/Released.)
Bioenvironmental engineering technicians from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, joined their counterparts in Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to train together and learn from one another during the 179th Annual Training this June, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Airman Megan Shepherd)
Fired up for this weekend!? Start your engines! Aircraft, Cars, Trucks and Cycles will all be fired up for this! Come out and support the 2018 Mansfield Lahm Airport Day!
Airmen from the 179th Medical Group train alongside their active duty counterparts at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, June 21, 2018. Annual training away from home station strengthens readiness and gives members opportunities to work with medical professionals of different fields and experience. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Shepherd/Released)
Airmen from the 179th Medical Group train alongside their active duty counterparts at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, June 21, 2018. Annual training away from home station strengthens readiness and gives members opportunities to work with medical professionals of different fields and experience. (U.S. Air National Guard Video by Airman First Class Marc Wilson /Released)
We hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Thanks to the Columbus Clippers honoring our military heroes and recognizing our female military members. Col. Allison Miller brought the heat with the ceremonial first pitch at yesterday's game!
Professional Military Education is an important step in every Airman's development! Special shout out for graduating with Academic Honors from Airman Leadership School at I.G. Brown Training and Education Center to Senior Airman Emily Weekes, 178th Wing Aerospace Medical Technician and to Senior Airman Greg Butler 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group Ammunitions Specialist. Way to represent Ohio National Guard!
Have a safe and Happy Independence Day!
We're proud of where we've been and excited for where we're going. Here's to 70 years of excellence in all we do! Thank You all for your unwavering support!
The Mansfield Senior High TYgers Football program participates in the 179th Airlift Wing's "Herc Challenge" held at Arlin Field, Mansfield Senior High School, Mansfield, Ohio, June 27, 2018. The recruiting event is designed to motivate participants while making them aware of the benefits the Air National Guard Recruiting can offer them right in their own back yard. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Mansfield Senior High TYgers Football conquered the "Herc Challenge" at Arlin Field, Mansfield Senior High School
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We had a great time sharing what we do with our kids during our "Take your kid to work" event! Even Fox News Instagram shared one of our images to millions of viewers! Thank you to all of you who support us and our mission!
Thank you to Mrs. Quency L. Henson of PACE Profession of Arms Center of Excellence for helping to increase the human capital of the Ohio National Guard. It's training like this that makes our people stronger, Better People → Better Airmen → Better Air Force → Better National Defense!
Check out the Mansfield News Journal article about the "Herc Challenge"! Mansfield Senior High School Tygers Football players were put to the test in a recruiting event at Arlin Field where they could prove they are Herc strong! Read the story: goo.gl/N5vVTN
Great news for the C-130H Hercules and happy to see our aircraft featured in the article! #FoxNews
What happens if an aircraft is on fire and water is limited?Ohio National Guard Firefighters in the Air National Guard have to be ready! Check out our recent training at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena, Michigan United States Air Force The National Guard Firefighting U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Congratulations to Senior Airman Case for earning the Distinguished Graduate Award. Way to represent the 179th!
In order to remain Always Ready, we have to train...and then we train again. Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, conduct Ability to Survive and Operate, or ATSO training course, June 5, 2018, held at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Michigan. The Airmen don Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) gear used by U.S. military personnel in a toxic environment during a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) strike. Rotating through stations, Airmen train how to correctly put on MOPP gear and help others put it on, medical Self-Aid Buddy Care, correct decontamination procedures and how to give a detailed report to security personnel about any suspicious people or activities. Check out all of these ATSO images on our Flickr! https://flic.kr/s/aHsmdzMJ2S United States Air Force Air National Guard Recruiting The National Guard Ohio National Guard Airman Magazine
RT @OHNationalGuard: Hard at work, Airmen with the 200th RED HORSE can do it all! From welding, electrical, concrete and carpentry, these h…
RT @OHNationalGuard: "We don’t do anything without each other so we thought, let’s do this together.” For twins Lakota and Raven Hull, serv…
RT @GuardMagazine: Senior Airman Tim Johnson and senior Airman Hunter Mitchell, both aircraft maintainers with the @OHNationalGuard's @179A
RT @AirMobilityCmd: It's a 24/7 mission getting those Hercs in the air. We wouldn't be successful without the guys on the ground who are ch…
Airmen from the 179th Medical Group train alongside their active duty counterparts at Landstuhl Regional Medical Ce… https://t.co/ewUCZPSNXD
Airmen from the 179th Medical Group train alongside their active duty counterparts at @LRMC_Landstuhl , Germany, Ju… https://t.co/NYIlDlqKdp
RT @AirMobilityCmd: So much innovation is going into this workhorse. C-130 upgrades include new propeller technology, radios, glass cockpit…
Massive overhaul to keep Air Force C-130 flying for 80 years into 2030s https://t.co/mAUYkyAPdf #FoxNews
RT @AirmanMagazine: Airmen from the @179AW, Mansfield, Ohio, trained in MOPP gear June 5, 2018. MOPP gear protects them from a toxic envir…
RT @AirNatlGuard: The 179th Airlift Wing conducts a five ship formation flight using five of their eight C-130H Hercules to conduct coordin…
RT @OHNationalGuard: With a thrilling flyover by a #C130 from the @179AW https://t.co/XQDiAeffbR
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RT @121ARW: To honor the National Day of Prayer Maj. Andrew Cohen, the wing chaplain with the @179AW spoke to Airmen at Rickenbacker Air Na…
RT @AirmanMagazine: The @179AW conducted a five ship formation flight with five of their C-130H Hercules, April 26, 2018. The flight provid…
@910AW Thanks @910AW! We agree, doesn’t get much better than that! #hercstrong
Whoa! Look at all those birds flying! What an amazing sight to see. For more photos: https://t.co/t2RFLn9B87 I… https://t.co/vQQ9PMA4sU

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