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  • Guardsman graduates 3rd fire academy at top of class

    Kristina Schneider, a 40-year-old mother of two, surprised everyone not only with her age or gender, but also with her level of success in the classroom and outside.
  • Readiness, The Focus for 179th AW

    As part of the continuous effort to stay prepared to respond to any situation, members of the 179th Airlift Wing held a readiness exercise during a four day training period in the month of May. During this exercise, members experienced a variety of war-like simulations to test how equipped they were to react to each situation. Lt. Col. Daniel Roche, Inspector General of the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, worked with individual squadrons to plan and coordinate this exercise.
  • Communications Squadron Participated in Readiness Exercise at 179AW

    “My involvement for this exercise was as part of the Unit Control Center,” said Barnett. “Basically, we’re the direct correlation between the communications flight to our higher command and Emergency Operations Center. We help to maintain accountability of every personnel within the flight as well as help with the PAR routes that are around our specific building. We report any findings back up to the emergency operations center.”
  • 164th Airlift Squadron Trains at Pope Army Airfield

    As the sun began to rise over the North Carolina flight line, the aircrew was already hard at work. Preparing themselves and the aircraft by attending early morning briefings and conducting pre-flight inspections hours before the plane was ready for takeoff, to ensure success in completing their mission at hand. For aircrew from the 164th Airlift Squadron, this is just a glimpse of how their days began at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, accompanying the 82nd Airborne division to strengthen their airdrop skills through personnel and heavy equipment drops.
  • 200th RHS tip of the spear for year two of Camp Kamassa IRT project in Mississippi

    The 200th RED HORSE Squadron (200RHS), an Ohio Air National Guard unit based out of Camp Perry and its Detachment in Mansfield, Ohio, is conducting a Deployment for Training (DFT) to assist in the construction of Mississippi’s first fully accessible year-round camp facility for children and adults with serious illness, physical and mental challenges, and other special needs through the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program.
  • Campbell Miller Selected as Military Child of the Year at National Guard Level

    MANSFIELD, Ohio- 179th Airlift Wing commander, Col. Allison C. Miller, is a proud, single mother of three children. Her oldest son, Campbell Miller, has given her yet another reason to feel that way. Campbell, a 17-year-old senior at Mansfield Christian High School, was recently selected as the winner of Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year® for the National Guard.
  • USO Troupe Visits 179th Airlift Wing

    The USO Show Troupe performed for members of the 179th Airlift Wing March 9th, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield Ohio.
  • 179th Airlift Wing Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager named AFA Outstanding AF Civilian Employee of the Year for National Guard

    The Air Force Association has announced 179th Airlift Wing Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager, Emily A. Bachman, as the National Guard’s Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employee of the Year Award recipient for 2019. These awards recognize the outstanding achievements made by Air Force civilian appropriated fund employees. Nominations are evaluated on the nature of the achievement, development of techniques or procedures that significantly increased mission effectiveness and breadth of impact. As the winner of the National Guard, Bachman will continue to compete against those selected from the other Major Commands in the Active Duty and Reserve for the overall Air Force Civilian Employee of the Year, which will be announced later this year.
  • Ohio Airman Earns Visionary Leadership Award

    MANSFIELD, Ohio – Lt. Col. Clarence “Kenny” Maynus from the 179th Airlift Wing, maintenance group was recognized Feb. 16, 2018 for his contributions to the Ohio National Guard in 2017 by earning the Major. Gen. Wayt Visionary Leadership Award. The award was presented at the Joint Senior Leader Conference to one Airman and one Soldier in the Ohio National Guard for someone who has demonstrated leadership with the ability to think globally, create a learning organization, use the information for continuous improvement, and breakthrough innovation while providing visionary leadership to ensure stakeholder driven excellence.
  • Serving on behalf of a grateful nation

    MANSFIELD, Ohio – The Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) Honor Guard graduated 10 new members from the Ohio Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve March 23, 2018 at the 200th RED HORSE Squadron, Camp Perry, Ohio.
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