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  • RED HORSE Preparing for the Thaw "2015"

    Over the winter of 2014-2015, in addition to moving snow, and completing a lot of computer based training, the 200th RED HORSE Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard (ANG) spent the long cold days preparing for three missions:  Israel Deployment for Training (DFT): Serbia Humanitarian Civilian Assistance (HCA); and Senegal DFT.Israel, Site 61
  • 200 REDHORSE supports Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities basketball tour

    Monday, Mar 23, 2015, RED HORSE members participated in the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities basketball tournament benefiting the United Way of Ottawa County. The tournament was held at Oak Harbor High School and showcased members of the Ottawa County Special Olympics team. Port Clinton High School, Oak Harbor High School, 200th
  • Hair falls for the St. Baldrick's cause

    Razors had to be traded out and many shades of hair fell to the floor at Legend's Sports & Grill Club in Shelby Friday night as participants took the stage to have their heads shaved. It was the sixth year Legend's hosted the head-shaving event for the local St. Baldick's Foundation event.The evening started with Brian McKee and Joshua Atwell as
  • Love soars at the 179th: Local couple enjoys 25 years of marriage

    Chief Master Sgts. Todd and Wendy Hunt probably passed each other in the hallways at Madison High School where they went to school. They may have attended the same social events around town, since they both grew up in Mansfield. But it wasn't until they both joined the Ohio Air National Guard that they became acquainted with each other and formed a
  • Sea Cadets visit 179th Airlift Wing

    Members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps visited the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, OH, March 07, 2015. The cadets got a chance to tour a C-130H Hercules as well the fire department. Members of the Aircrew Flight Equipment section also gave a demonstration on night vision goggles, land and water survival kits.The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is a
  • Air Guard and Coast Guard work together

    Members of the 179th Airlift Wing Aerial Port Squadron, Mansfield, Ohio, helped  send Coast Guard members from Port Security Unit 309, Port Clinton, Ohio, out for a training mission Feb. 17, 2015. On Mar. 3, 2015, the Coast Guard returned to Mansfield, Ohio, from their training location in a C-5M Super Galaxy out of Dover Air Force Base, Del. The
  • Aerial Port--where cargo and passengers are key to the mission

    If you've never heard of Aerial Port, you're not alone. It's the military's equivalent for an air terminal and serves essentially the same functions as the terminals at Port Columbus or Cleveland Hopkins airports. They are all tasked with moving passengers and cargo through the air. The key difference is that the cargo and passengers passing
  • Aircrew: It's all about teamwork

    You've heard the saying, "There's no 'I' in team." And that certainly applies at the 179th Airlift Wing. When talking about the aircrew, Lt. Col. Bob Dunlap noted, "There is no one position that is more important than the other."The aircrew aboard a C-130 Hercules aircraft is commonly composed of six airmen, three of which are officers (the pilot,
  • Medical Squadron promotes health and wellness locally and abroad

    Joining the military was never on Staff Sgt. Natasha Grau's radar, nor was obtaining a career in medicine. But after enlisting at the 179th Airlift Wing and serving in the Medical Squadron, she has no regrets. "I love it," she said.Grau is among approximately 60 airmen serving in the Medical Squadron at the 179th. As a medical technician, her
  • POL makes sure planes have their fill

    "Good, clean fuel"--without that, the C-130H aircraft at the 179th Airlift Wing wouldn't fly. Ensuring that each aircraft has adequate fuel, however, is not as easy as simply taking a trip to a service station. It requires its own section of unit members who are dedicated to this mission: Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL). Before the fuel even