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  • Ohio Air Guard Unit is "Herc Strong"

    Eight C-130H Hercules filled out the fleet again at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2015. The sight is familiar for veterans who are accustomed to seeing eight C-130s on the flight line in Mansfield; a unit rich with aviation heritage.  The unit dates back to flying P-51 Mustangs in 1948 and started flying the C-130B Hercules in
  • Ohio and Indiana Air National Guard team up

    The need for aircrew combat survival refresher training has been around for as long as the Air Force has been flying aircraft, yet this weekend something noticeably different was happening in the woods of north central Ohio.Last year, the previous Operations Group commander of the 179th Airlift Wing, Col. Mark Auer, introduced a new element to the
  • 179th AW Dedicates C-130H Spirit of Lexington

    In honor of the relationship between the Village of Lexington and the 179th Airlift Wing and in recognition of the community's support and dedication to the military, the 179th Airlift Wing dedicated aircraft 82-0 056 C-130 Hercules, the "Spirit of Lexington", July 16, 2015. The dedication ceremony was centered on the C-130 as members of the 179th
  • Cyber Shield 2015 tests Ohio's Computer Network Defense Team

    In March members of the Ohio National Guard Computer Network Defense Team joined other National Guard states' cyber defenders here for Cyber Shield 2015, an exercise designed to develop the defensive skills of the Soldiers and Airmen tasked with securing their organizations' computer networks.Forty-six states and territories as well as several
  • New Command Chief at 179th Airlift Wing

    Members of the 179th Airlift Wing welcome a new Command Chief Master Sgt. to the 179th Airlift Wing. Although he is new to the position, he is the furthest thing from a new face at the installation. For years, Command Chief Master Sgt. Thomas A. Jones has been taking good care of his fellow airmen.Jones started his military career in the spring of
  • 179th Airlift Wing Men inspire teen boys in Leader Richland Program

    The 179th Airlift Wing and 200th RED HORSE Det. 1, Mansfield, OH, participated in the Richland Community Development Group's program "Leader Richland", which aims to inspire 7th and 8th graders to reach their full potential as future community leaders.Each year the program rotates between all boys and all girls. The event spans over the month of
  • 179 AW Earth Day

    The 179th Airlift Wing and 200th RED HORSE Det. 1, Mansfield, OH, came together for the annual Earth Day celebration, May, 2015. This marks the 16th year that the 179th has participated in the event and the fourth that the 200th has been involved. The partnership allows for more community involvement, with our airmen teaming up this year with the
  • 200th RED HORSE support 2015 Homeland Response Force

    The 200th RED HORSE Squadron (RHS) Det. 1, Mansfield, Ohio, hosted the 73rd Troop Command Brigade Homeland Response Force (HRF) during an exercise by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 5 Homeland Response Force on May 2, 2015. FEMA uses these types of exercises to identify strengths and incorporate best practices. While FEMA
  • Chief's Corner

    In the Chief's corner, there has been lots of activity over the past 6 months on the 179th Airlift Wing (AW). Many sections across the base have seen changes in the enlisted leadership and can expect more to come. The new Command Chief is counting on a more active Chief's Counsel and hopes to make some significant changes in supporting the enlisted
  • Field Trainiing Exercise hosted at the 200th RED HORSE Det 1

    Members of the 200th RED HORSE, Detachment 1, Mansfield, OH, performed various training exercises during a Field Training Exercise (FTX) on May 15 -18, 2015. The FTX is focused on simulating a deployed environment and defending against hostile enemy actions. The exercise was hosted at the 200th RED HORSE Det 1 in Mansfield Ohio. The Det is home to
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