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A C-130H Hercules passes over Airmen and their families as they participate in a variety of activities as part of a "Family Day" event, Sept. 14, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing Airman and Family Readiness Program hosted the event with support from multiple community organizations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Col. Darren Hamilton, 164th Operations Group Commander assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, flies the C-130H Hercules during an Aeromedical Evacuation Exercise as a part of the Silver Arrow Mission in collaboration with the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13-14, 2019, from Ramstein Air Base to Naval Station Rota, Spain. Silver Arrow provides an augmenting force to increase tactical airlift capacity to U.S. Air Forces in Europe while improving the interoperability with NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, conduct an Aeromedical Evacuation Exercise as a part of the Silver Arrow Mission in collaboration with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Sept. 13-14, 2019, from Ramstein Air Base to Naval Station Rota, Spain. Silver Arrow provides an augmenting force to increase tactical airlift capacity to U.S. Air Forces in Europe while improving the interoperability with NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, conduct an Aeromedical Evacuation Exercise as a part of the Silver Arrow Mission in collaboration with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Sept. 13-14, 2019, from Ramstein Air Base to Naval Station Rota, Spain. Silver Arrow provides an augmenting force to increase tactical airlift capacity to U.S. Air Forces in Europe while improving the interoperability with NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
A C-130H Hercules assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, performs Sept. 1, 2019, at the Cleveland National Air Show, Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland National Air Show is one of the oldest and most established annual air shows in the country. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
A C-130H Hercules assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, performs Sept. 1, 2019, at the Cleveland National Air Show, Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland National Air Show is one of the oldest and most established annual air shows in the country. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
A C-130H Hercules assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, performs Sept. 1, 2019, at the Cleveland National Air Show, Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland National Air Show is one of the oldest and most established annual air shows in the country. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
A U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules is photographed through a lens ball on the flight line Sept. 13, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
A C-130H2 from the 179th Airlift Wing recieves a new paint job July 31, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. This C-130H2 Hercules is designated as the commanders aircraft, given distinctive color markings. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Shepherd)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, Mansfield, Ohio, conduct aircraft maintenance on the C-130H Hercules May 15, 2019. Maintainers conduct regular inspections of the aircraft in order to maintain mission readiness with ready Airmen and ready aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, Mansfield, Ohio, conduct maintenance on the engines of a C-130H Hercules May 15, 2019. 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 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Lt Col. Jeffrey C. Siwik, chief pilot from the 164th Airlift Squadron, celebrates his "fini flight" with the 179th Airlift Wing April 3, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The fini flight is a time-honored military aviation tradition marking the last flight of an aicrew member's time with a unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, Mansfield, Ohio, conduct aircraft maintenance on the C-130H Hercules May 15, 2019. Maintainers conduct regular inspections of the aircraft in order to maintain mission readiness with ready Airmen and ready aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
A C-130H Hercules sits on the flightline March 09, 2019 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 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, wash a C-130H Hercules, Mar. 14, 2019. The aircraft known as the "Jolly Roger" returned last week from flying over 500 hours in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Staff Sgt. Greggory Stanley, a maintainer at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, hooks chains from anchors in the concrete while working on the landing gear of a C-130H Hercules, Jan. 25, 2019. The C-130 is from the 136th Airlift Wing, Texas Air National Guard, stationed at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, return to their home station in a C-130H Hercules, Mar. 7, 2019. Deployed aircrews completed over 49,000 bundles dropped, 16,500 passengers safely delivered and 3200 hours flown in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Lt. Col. Robert "Zippy" Dunlap is greeted by fellow airmen, friends and family as he finishes his final flight on the C-130H Hercules at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Dec. 13, 2018. The long standing tradition amongst parting aircrew on their final flight is to spray them with water and champagne in celebration of their flying service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Tech. Sgt. Joseph C. Sabo, Maintainer from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, cleans the windows on the C-130H Hercules August 30, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Maintainers perform routine operations on the aircraft to ensure mission readiness at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group perform daily operations on the C-130H Hercules on the flightline August 16, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Airmen perform daily aircraft maintenance in order to ensure mission readiness at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Amn Alexis Wade)
Senior Airman Brandon M. Acks, Crew Chief assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, refills the C-130H Hercules with liquid oxygen (LOX) August 30, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The C-130H Hercules holds 24 liters of LOX and is used to ensure air crew have oxygen when flying at high altitudes. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group prepare the C-130H Hercules by completing routine operations August 30, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Routine operations performed on the C-130H Hercules ensures that the aircraft are mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group prepare the C-130H Hercules by completing routine operations August 30, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Routine operations performed on the C-130H Hercules ensures that the aircraft are mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Alexis Wade)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group perform daily operations on the C-130H Hercules on the flightline August 16, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Airmen perform daily aircraft maintenance in order to ensure mission readiness at all times. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Amn Alexis Wade)
Airmen guide a C-130H Hercules into the hangar to begin an isochronal inspection of the recently acquired aircraft, Feb. 08, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Tail 666 was recently transferred from Yakota Airbase, Japan, and will receive the Mansfield tail markings during the ISO process which is an extensive evaluation of the entire aircraft to ensure proper functionality and mission readiness. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Staff Sgt. Brice Patterson inspects the auxiliary power unit as Airmen work on the C-130H Hercules during an isochronal inspection on Feb. 14, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Maintenance Group is performing a full inspection of the recently acquired aircraft from Yokota Air Base, Japan, an aircraft historically known throughout the U.S. Air Force as "Damien" for its unique tail numbers of 666. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Tech. Sgt. Anthony Boscia and Tech. Sgt. Thomas Cika, Electrical and Enviromental sytems technicians, work on the brake systems of a C-130H Hercules during a snow storm, Feb. 07, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing maintenance group regularly inspects all aspects of their aircraft to maintain mission readiness with ready airmen and ready aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Master Sgt. Jason Amert instructs Airman First Class Austin Carpenter how to safely refill the C-130H Hercules with liquid oxygen during a snow storm, Feb. 07, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. LOX - shorthand for liquid oxygen - is used by the Air Force to provide breathing oxygen for pilots, and is 300 degrees below zero in liquid form. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Airmen start their day working on the C-130H Hercules during a snow storm, Feb. 07, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing maintenance group regularly inspects all aspects of their aircraft to maintain mission readiness with ready airmen and ready aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
The elevator panel on the tail of a C-130H Hercules is re-attached after repairs on Jan. 5, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing maintenance group regularly inspects all aspects of their aircraft to maintain mission readiness with ready airmen and ready aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\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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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

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

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

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.

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

Base Tours

To Request a tour: Please email a completed Tour Request Form to: usaf.oh.179-aw.mbx.public-affairs@mail.mil
Tour Request Form located at the link below.

Tours are available April - October - Wednesday's only; approx. 90 min walking tour.
Visiting areas include: Security Forces, Fire Department, RED HORSE Squadron with heavy construction equipment or walk through a C-130.

All tours of military equipment or vehicles are static display. Civilian flights or rides in military equipment are not authorized through this process.

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:

- Public clubs and local businesses

- Vocational and High and Jr. High Schools with children over 12 years old 

- Elected officials, Civic Leaders, Ranking Officers

 

Group Sizes: a minimum of 25; maximum of 40 visitors

 

Tour dates are subject to mission requirements.

All visitors are subject to security vetting; Ohio ID is required to enter.

 

To request a tour, please fill out request form:

Tour Request Form

Liability Waiver Form

Tour Guide

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)