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  • 179th Airlift Wing contributes to the Mansfield Town Roast

    Members of the 179th Airlift Wing (AW) participated in a community event for a good cause; the popular biennial fundraiser known as "The Mansfield Town Roast" was held at the Renaissance Center, Oct. 31, 2014. Proceeds from the event benefit The Rehab Center.  The theme this year was "A Haunted Tour of Mansylvania".  A Mansylvania tour would not be
  • Ohio National Guard 179th Airlift Wing dedicates Larson Hall

    The 179th Airlift Wing held a dedication ceremony Wednesday, November 5, 2014, for Larson Hall, which was named in honor of the late Brigadier General Fred Larson.Retired Lt. Col. Len Sipe, who helped spearhead the dedication of Larson Hall, worked with Larson while he served at the base. He said, "Fred Larson has been just a huge part of the
  • 179th receives Final Two C-130H Hercules, Completes Fleet of 8

    On October 8, 2014, members of the 179th Airlift Wing travelled to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., to pick up its final two C-130H Hercules, completing its fleet with a total of 8. These particular aircraft previously served in Air National Guard missions, one from New York Air National Guard and the other from the Alaska Air National Guard.The
  • Not Your Father's Combat Survival Training

    The need for aircrew combat survival refresher training has been around for as long as the AF has been flying aircraft, yet this weekend something noticeably different was happening in the woods of north central Ohio. "I had the opportunity to hear Secretary James discuss the need to embrace diversity of thought. That encouraged us to look for
  • 179th dedicates C-130 “SPIRIT OF MANSFIELD” at Airport Day

    One of the C-130 Hercules transport plane from Mansfield's 179th Airlift Wing joined about a dozen other aircraft at the Mansfield Airport Day event Saturday, July 5, 2014. The event is dedicated to aviation and aircraft of past and present, as well as chance to showcase a couple hundred classic cars and other vehicles. The day hosted beautiful
  • 179th AW holds ‘Spring into Summer’ Event

    The 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, OH, hosted a "Spring into Summer" event, June 7, 2014. The event is designed to teach and prepare military families for any emergency that might arise. The event encouraged the base members and their family to come out for a day to get affairs in order and enjoy a day of fun as well. It is vital that members take

    Over the weekend, in the skies over Ohio, the Civil Air Patrol, 279th Composite Squadron, Clermont County, headed into the wild blue yonder with the Ohio Air National Guard's 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing hosted an Orientation Flight (O-Flight) on a C-130H2 aircraft for 16 Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets and 3 senior

    On Saturday, June 7th, Major General Mark E. Bartman introduced the men and women of the 179th Airlift Wing to Mrs. Susan Bogan, Ohio's Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) Program Coordinator.SOS is an Ohio Army National Guard program that provides long-term care and case management for the families of fallen warriors; regardless of how that death
  • 179th Airlift Wing Medical Group trains Boy Scouts in CPR/First Aid

    The 179th Airlift Wing Medical Group travelled to Firelands Scout Reservation, Camp Wyandot, June 11, 2014. The day was centered on medical emergencies; the scouts were trained with video and hands on training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid. The Airmen showed basic life-saving skills and Heartsaver training to both Camp
  • JOINT IN FAITH AND IN SERVICE:Ohio’s Chaplains Train and Work Together

    Nearly two dozen chaplains and chaplain assistants from all around Ohio gathered in the 179th Airlift Wing's Operations building to discuss common needs, concerns, and issues during the Wing's May unit training assembly. It is a quarterly gathering that has been happening since 2007; bringing soldiers and Airmen together in faith and service as