Col. Darren Hamilton, 179th Airlift Wing Commander, speaks to Ohio National Guard members joining friends, family and prior service members during the 179th Airlift Wing Flying Legacy ceremony at Mansfield Lahm ANGB, Ohio, April 23, 2022. After being selected to become the nation's first Air National Guard Cyber Wing, the unit is transitioning from flying a C-130H Hercules and honored their unit's historical heritage as a flying unit dating back to 1948 with lineage reaching back to 1942 including the 363rd Fighter Squadron of World War II. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman First Class Grace Riegel)
Members of the 179th Airlift Wing Medical Group conduct patient care operations during a Large-Scale Readiness Exercise (LRE) at Mansfield-Lahm Air National Guard Base, Ohio, Sept. 11, 2021. The LRE is designed to test the capabilities and response by wing personnel to a variety of adverse situations in degraded operating enviroments.
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Marc Wilson)
A site survey team visits the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio, as part of the Air Force site selection process for a Cyberspace Wing. The Air Force announced the selection of the base for the Air National Guard's first cyberspace wing Aug. 25, 2021.
A site survey team visits the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, as part of the Air Force site selection process for a possible Cyberspace Wing, Aug. 3, 2021. The team comprised of representation from Secratary of the Air Force and National Guard subject matter experts is meeting with Ohio National Guard leadership and 179th Airlift Wing leadership to discuss the topic while touring the installation in person to explore options for current and proposed infrastructure to support the proposed mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Airmen of the Ohio Air National Guard, 200th RED HORSE Squadron, conduct a multi-day Field Training Exercise at Camp Perry, Ohio, incorporating construction and civil engineering elements while simulating hostile conditions, June 24, 2021. About 400 Airmen participated in this year's training in support of the RED HORSE mission to provide a dedicated, mobile, flexible, self-sufficient heavy construction engineering force for airfield, base infrastructure and special capabilities to support worldwide contingency operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Airman First Class Sophie Tridico, a member of the Fire Protection Unit at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio, poses for a portrait in the fire station, Apr. 28, 2021. Tridico was recognized for graduating both Basic Military Training earning the distinguished “First Airman” award and The Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy as the top graduate. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joe Harwood)