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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)

Goal

Our number one goal is to tell the 179th Airlift Wing story to our internal and external audiences. The 179th Mission is "Always Ready, Always There" and it is our goal to share how our extraordinary citizen airmen meet that mission.

Chief of Public Affairs

Public Affairs Office
1947 Harrington Memorial Rd
Mansfield Ohio, 44903
419-520-6420


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Mission

The Public Affairs Office is responsible for telling the 179th Airlift Wing story to its various publics. The office serves as the official communications channel through which the base disseminates information both internally and externally. Public Affairs fulfills the Air Forces obligation to keep the American people and the Air Force informed, and helps to establish the conditions that lead to the confidence in the 179th Airlift Wing and its readiness to conduct operations in peacetime, conflict and war.

The office has five major functions: 
(1) external media relations, 
(2) internal communications, 
(3) production of official base publications for on-base audiences, 
(4) production of official base web page for both on-base and off-base     audiences 
(5) marketing and communications support for base initiatives. 

The office distributes news and feature stories about base programs, activities, events, and its members through a variety of channels to include the base newsletter, press releases, hometown news releases and the internet. The 179th Public Affairs Office is equipped with a variety of skilled professionals that are focused on getting the 179th story out.

Community Relations

The 179th Airlift Wing is very active in its local community. Members of the unit work and live in the local areas and believe in being responsible stewards of the community.

For more information contact us:
email:  179th Public Affairs office 
call:     419-520-6420

Flyover Requests

The U.S. Air Force is the approval authority for all flyover requests

To submit a request for a flyover please use the U.S. Air Force Aerial Events  website

Once you receive your flyover authorization number, please email or call the 179th Public Affairs Office.

  • Phone:419-520-6420
  • Email: usaf.oh.179-aw.mbx.public-affairs@mail.mil



Non-Aviation Requests

Please submit your request 90 Days Prior to your event (last minute requests will be considered)

To Request any of the following:

  • Speakers
  • Volunteers to participate
  • Color Guard
  • Honor Guard
  • Equipment Display
  • Parade participation


    Please fill out request form: 
    DD Form 2536
  • Must be filled out by the Requesting Organization not the military member
  • Clearly state what you are requesting in block 1.
  • If you are requesting a specific individual or unit, please document the name in block 20

    Email the completed form to:  
  • usaf.oh.179-aw.mbx.public-affairs@mail.mil

      

Fee free to call 179th Public Affairs at 419-520-6420 with any questions

Honor and Color Guard


The 179th Airlift Wing has a very active color/honor guard. The unit can provide color guards, honor guards and military equipment for military funerals and patriotic events in your community.



The 179th Airlift Wing supports more than70 funerals and events annually with their color guard.

If you are interested in having the 179th Airlift Wing Honor Guard perform at your event, please Contact Us.

To request Honor Guard or Color Guard presence during your event, please fill out and submit:

Fill out DD FM 2536:
DD FM 2536

Submit to:
Honor Guard/Color Guard Manager

Base Tours

Request a tour: Contact Us
Tours are available April - October 

Learn what the Air National Guard and 179th Airlift Wing does for you and your community.

See different careers that the Air National Guard has to offer.

Take time to build relationships with local civic leaders and military troops.

Enjoy an opportunity to see top quality military members showcase their roles, missions, and points of pride.

 

Tours are available to:

- General public; schools, employers, family members, public clubs

- Vocational: middle and high schools

- Distinguished visitors: elected officials, civic leaders, ranking officers

 

To request a tour, please fill out request form:

 

Tour Request Form

Hometown News Release


Congratulations!

Hometown News Releases celebrates your accomplishments.
The Hometown News Service was designed to showcase the worldwide accomplishments and activities of Airmen and present a positive image of Air Force people through print and electronic news releases. There are numerous occasions that merit a hometown news release: 

Military or Civilian: 
» Graduation from schools
» Promotion 
» Awards and decorations 
» Re-enlistments 
» Retirements
» Receipt of college degree 
» Suggestion awards of $50 or more 
» Participation in a national news event 


Click this link to go to the Hometown News Service.
Open the form.
Choose your PAO at Mansfield, Lahm Airport
Fill out all the necessary information and add any attachments or photos.
Check mark the privacy act statement 
Then submit the form.
If you have any questions contact your Public Affairs Team

 

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Public Liaison

If Dissatified with the response received from the Requester Service Center, you may contact the Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Office
1800 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330-1800
Phone: (703) 696-6487
Fax: (703) 696-4421
(Please do not send FOIA request to this office)