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  • Recruiters learn new leads process at Cleveland National Air Show

    Recruiters and volunteers from the 179th Airlift Wing were on hand this weekend at the Cleveland National Air Show to promote the Air National Guard and train on new recruiting equipment and techniques.By partaking in this large scale recruiting effort, the recruiters from the 179th AW got to train on a new leads system on the iPad. People could
  • New airframe, squadron on Kandahar Airfield

    Members of the 451st Expeditionary Operations Group welcomed their newest unit, the 702nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, here at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, recently.The 702 EAS is a tactical transport squadron comprising Army and Air Force Guard members flying C-27J Spartans to provide support to forward operating bases. Their first combat
  • Recruiters Join Forces at Mid-Ohio Raceway

    Recruiters from the 179th Airlift Wing, 178th Fighter Wing and 200th Red Horse Squadron were representing the Ohio Air National Guard August 5 through 7 at the Mid-Ohio Raceway. The recruiters were present to promote the Ohio Air National guard, pass out information to potential recruits and interact with race fans to inform them of all the great
  • 2011 Mansfield Lahm Military Family Scholarship Recipients

    Every year the Mansfield Lahm Military Families Scholarship Program awards scholarships to children, grandchildren, or spouses of an active or retired 179th Airlift Wing member. To submit an application, they must write a letter explaining their desires for continued education, goals and objectives for their future, and tell what getting this
  • 179th Airlift Wing, Army Embark on Historic Deployment

    Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing made Air National Guard history today by deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for the first time with the C-27J Spartan, one of the Air Force's newest aircraft.This joint mission is being conducted with aircrew from the 179th AW and soldiers from the Oklahoma and Georgia National Guard. They will be
  • Family Day at the 179th Airlift Wing

    Family and friends gathered at the 179th Airlift Wing, June 12, for Family Day 2011. Members were able to bring their families, dress down and take a day off from their normal duties to partake in fun activities across the base. The events held included a family fun walk, which also helped to promote fitness for members and their families, pictures
  • Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force visits 179th

    On Tuesday, April 19, the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Roy and his wife Paula, visited the 179th Airlift Wing. Roy toured the base and spent his time talking with Airmen from the 179th about current issues and our new aircraft.He first visited the base command staff to discuss the new C27-J Spartan aircraft. He then spoke with the
  • 179th Gives Back for Earth Day

    On Wednesday, May 11, members from the 179th Airlift Wing spent the day around Richland county working on different projects for Earth Day. It was a beautiful, warm sunny day and enlisted members, officers, and even commanders spent time planting flowers, spreading mulch, and cleaning barns. For this year's Earth Day, volunteers partnered with the
  • 179th, Boy Scouts Honor Flag Day

    Boy Scouts from Troop 126 in Belleville were on base today to participate in a flag disposal ceremony in honor of Flag Day and to enjoy a cookout provided by the 179th Aerospace Ground Equipment shop.As a tradition each year, Master Sgt. Roger Williams of the 179th AGE shop, organizes a flag disposal ceremony and takes in donations from the local
  • Fallen Comrade Ceremony Held at the 179th Airlift Wing

    Members of the 179th Airlift Wing, local authorities, retirees and family members attended a fallen comrade ceremony Monday morning for Army 1st Lt. John M. Runkle on the flight line at Mansfield Lahm Airport. Runkle, along with six other soldiers from Fort Campbell, Ky., died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with an