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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The 164th Airlift Squadron recently trained with the 82nd Airborne Division at Pope Army Air Field, North Carolina, conducting personnel air drops from our C-130H Hercules. Read the story here: https://bit.ly/2Xqa0EU 82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg, N.C. Ohio National Guard Air National Guard Air Mobility Command
Members from the 179th Airlift Wing Chalk the Walk in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. #SAAM #IASK National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The 164th Airlift Squadron recently performed air drops at Pope Army Air Field, North Carolina, training with the 82nd Airborne Division conducting High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) jumps and heavy equipment drops from our C-130H Hercules.
Let's hear it for Lt. Col. Jeffrey Siwik who has officially retired! We appreciate your service and wish you well in your next adventure!
Thanks to the Mansfield City School District and everyone that came out to support our unit during our Welcome Home Ceremony. Check it out below if you missed it!
LIVE: Wing Welcome Home Ceremony
Don’t forget to tune in as we welcome home some of our deployed members this afternoon. See you at 1:00!
Join us LIVE on Facebook tomorrow to show support of our Airmen who have recently deployed!
“A Victim Advocate is somebody who is a voice to those who have lost their voice. That’s probably the best way I can describe it. We are a support system for people who have encountered a situation that has taken away their voice.” Staff Sgt. Jan Almasy helps his fellow wingmen by serving as a Victim's Advocate. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2UHzaOs
Congratulations to Campbell Miller on being selected to represent The National Guard as the Operation Homefront Military Child of the Year! Campbell is the son of our very own Col. Allison Miller, 179th Airlift Wing Commander! We want to recognize Campbell and every military child who serves right alongside their parents as we understand that without the support of our families our Airmen couldn't do what they do for our country. Thank you! #MCOY2019 #PurpleUp #MonthoftheMilitaryChild
April 10th is Siblings Day! The 179th Airlift Wing is truly a family in its own regard. Many of our members come from a legacy of military service, here are some of the tremendous siblings that serve alongside each other here at the 179th! Show us your military sibling! #siblingsday2019 #family Siblings Day Foundation
April 7th is World Health Day! The focus for the 2019 World Health Day is universal coverage, highlighting the importance of healthcare services all around the world. Check out these 179th Airlift Wing members Col James Parry, Lt Col Terry Walker and Lt Col Alan Kao who dedicate their time to providing healthcare at home and overseas. These members supported the U.S. Special Operations in Africa during Exercise Flintlock 2017 by providing medical, dental, and eye care to residents of the remote villages. Flintlock is the largest annual special operations exercise that strengthens security institutions, promotes multilateral sharing of information, and develops interoperability among partner nations in North & West Africa. #WorldHealthDay World Health Organization (WHO)
We bid farewell to Lt. Col. Jeffrey Siwik who celebrated his "fini flight" in our C-130H Hercules April 3rd. The fini flight is a time-honored military aviation tradition marking the last flight of an aircrew member's time with a unit. Congratulations and we wish you the best in your future endeavors, Sir!
Airmen from the 179th Maintenance Group get an early start on the flight line to ensure our aircraft is ready at all times!
The 179th Airlift Wing and 200th RED HORSE Squadron begin Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) by placing a teal ribbon on the 179th AW Minuteman and the 200th Horse. This years SAAM campaign theme, I Ask, champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions. Keep an eye out for more post throughout the month in support of SAAM! #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth #SAAM #SARC
Help share the wonderful story of a special project our folks at the 200th RED HORSE are working on for Mississippi's Toughest Kids Foundation
Captain Rachael Wheeler serves as a Nurse Practitioner at the 179th Airlift Wing. She helps to care for wing members at their weakest moments and maintains Airmen wellness and readiness. Read more about Captain Wheeler: https://bit.ly/2WiIb0R
The 179th Airlift Wing’s LEAD360 team, with support from SSgt Kevin Thierry, 200th RED HORSE, would like to thank Pioneer Career and Technology Center for giving us the opportunity to judge at this year’s annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. Congratulations to all the students who put their engineering and creativity skills to the test, below are just some of the great designs!
Air National Guard Innovative Readiness Training is a great way to accomplish real training with a meaningful purpose that helps the American people! Be sure to support and follow our Airmen of the 200th RED HORSE
As we celebrate our key spouses throughout the month of May, we'd like to highlight one of our amazing volunteers,… https://t.co/VIupQNESzn
RT @ANG_Recruiting: This week is #ArmedForcesWeek. The #AirNationalGuard celebrates all branches of the military and their willingness to w…
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RT @ANG_Recruiting: Today we honor the Spouses of Airmen across the globe. Your support keep us going and makes us #StrongerTogether #GoAN
RT @AirMobilityCmd: Regular maintenance. Regular air drops... all in the name of #readiness. Our crews know what it takes to be the greates…
RT @AirMobilityCmd: #C130 s have been a dependable aircraft for the Air Force for over 60 years, and it's because of the Airmen behind the…
RT @DeptofDefense: “Everybody plays a part in the overall mission.” Press ▶️ to watch the @OHNationalGuard’s @179AW train with the @82ndAB
RT @usairforce: .@179AW #Airmen know the hardest part isn't the jump, it's the preparation for the heavy drop beforehand. https://t.co/WMV2…
Some extraordinary future leaders! Congrats to Campbell Miller, son of our Wing Commander, Col. Allison Miller! Mil… https://t.co/hNh3dWd9La
RT @Op_Homefront: We are still smiling from ear to ear this morning after an incredible evening of honoring these seven amazing military ki…
RT @USNationalGuard: Watch as the @ohnationalguard's @179AW trains with the 82nd Airborne Division conducting High Altitude Low Opening (HA…
Members from the 164th Airlift Squadron recently participated in personnel air drop training with the 82nd Airborne… https://t.co/NdiZ2vesND
RT @USNationalGuard: Photos of the Day: @OHNationalGuard Airmen help build a specialized camp for children with special needs for an Innova…
RT @GoAirGuard: The women of the #AirNationalGuard have broken down barriers to become strong female leaders in the military. If you're rea…
RT @OHNationalGuard: Check out the latest digital #BuckeyeGuard online publication. It has been reformatted to be mobile-friendly so you ca…
The 179th Airlift Wing’s LEAD360 team and SSgt Kevin Thierry, 200th REDHORSE, would like to thank @PioneerCTC for g… https://t.co/YEwhaB6kHD
It’s always an honor to have @senrobportman visit the 179AW! Thank you for your continued support! https://t.co/68MwT94YhC
We were absolutely thrilled to get a live performance by this talented group of individuals! We appreciate your sup… https://t.co/q63jXWCKWI
Home Sweet Home! Proud of our Airmen and all they accomplished while deployed. Welcome home! https://t.co/pSPRPavbTd
As we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth and all that paved the way before him, we honor a man who is still making histor… https://t.co/kW12RLt0sg

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