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  • Aerial Port Retires Flag

    The 179th Aerial Port Squadron retired its flag on Sunday, July 8, 2008. What this means is the Aerial Port is no longer a squadron. Although their office name has changed to Air Terminal Operations, they will remain as part of the Logistics Readiness Squadron under the command of LtCol Douglas Greene. The ceremony to retire the Aerial Port
  • 179th AW members step up to help Mansfield celebrate 200th birthday

    On June 28, members of the 179th Airlift Wing helped the city of Mansfield celebrate its 200th birthday by participating in a parade.Twenty members were marched by Master Sgt. Bill Bringman along the parade route. The members were accompanied by several vehicles from the 179th, including a fire truck and a Humvee.The 179th was also represented by
  • Colonel promotions mark date in history

    In two ceremonies on July 12, the 179th Airlift Wing made history by promoting four members to the rank of colonel in a single day.The rank of colonel is the highest attainable at the 179th. To advance beyond this rank to become a general, one must pursue a position at another base or a state headquarters unit.The first two members who received the
  • Army fire station begins new 179th era

    On May 30, the 179th Airlift Wing welcomed a new partner in the effort to keep the base relevant and open by opening an Army Fire Station adjacent to the current 179th Airlift Wing Fire Station.Military officials and other distinguished visitors, such as Congressman Jim Jordan and Ohio State Representative Jay Goyal, used the Jaws of Life to cut