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  • 179th AW Airman Promotes Diversity through Human Resources Role

    For Senior Master Sergeant Kelli Dyer, newly appointed Human Resources Advisor with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, diversity and inclusion are some of her top priorities. Dyer expressed that as she steps into this new role, it's important she recognizes how a diverse and inclusive group is

  • Military Equal Opportunity Officer Shares Perspective on Diversity

    Diversity strengthens the Ohio Air National Guard. Diversity can take many forms. Capt. Raymond Bibb, 179th Airlift Wing Director of Military Equal Opportunity, shares what diversity means to him and how he witnesses its effectiveness throughout the unit. From seasoned Chief Master Sergeants to

  • 179th Airman Talks Cultural Humility

    Diversity in an organization can increase creativity and productivity, which ultimately can lead to higher job satisfaction and retention rates.“Recruiting and retaining diverse Airmen cultivates innovation,” said Gen. David L. Goldfein, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. “Like different aircraft

  • 179 AW Airman Promotes Diversity Through Personal Experiences

    For Master Sergeant Natalie McGhee, member of the Equal Opportunity Office, 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, she recognizes the importance of diversity within organizations and has seen the correlation between diversity and the success of programs and hopes to spread the word to continue to

  • Prior Soldier Turned Airman Diversifies the 179th AW

    Captain Mary Kauffman, Director of Personnel with the 179th Airlift Wing Force Support Squadron, has seen first-hand in her military career how important diversity is to the success of an organization.“Diversity to me means that you have a workforce with a bunch of different people and with a bunch

  • Ohio Airmen Proud to Support Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Efforts

    Around 25 Airmen of the Ohio Air National Guard, 200th RED HORSE Squadron, Mansfield, Ohio, departed for Puerto Rico following activation by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in response to Puerto Rico earthquake relief efforts, Jan. 17, 2020. Along with personnel, the Ohio National Guard unit is contributing

  • 179th AW Recognizes National Mentoring Month

    National Mentoring Month, observed annually in January, focuses on the role’s mentors play in shaping young people’s lives and helping them to achieve their full potential. In the military, mentors play a critical role in the success of the Air Force’s mission, unit cohesion and enhancing personal

  • 179th Airlift Wing Airman of the Year Compete at State Level

    Five Airmen selected to represent the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, in their respective Airman of the Year categories are headed to compete at the state level this weekend in Columbus, Ohio. State competitions in the state of Ohio are some of the most challenging in the nation to win,

  • NASA Super Guppy arrives at 179th

    An unusually large crowd was gathered as a C-130H Hercules approached Mansfield-Lahm Airport, home of the Ohio Air National Guard’s 179th Airlift Wing. This flight on Nov. 24 was a supporting role to NASA and the C-130 cargo bay was hauling items for NASA, but that’s not what the crowd was waiting