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  • 179th Airlift Wing hosts 17th annual chili cook-off

    The 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, hosted their 17th annual chili cook-off Nov. 16 at the base’s dining facility. This event is held each year in order to promote participation in the Combined Federal Campaign in addition to raising funds during the event. Federal employees have the option to donate out of each paycheck for the year and are encouraged to fill out their pledge forms at the event.
  • 179th Command Chief Master Sgt. Jones selected as State Command Chief for Ohio

    MANSFIELD LAHM AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ohio. (Nov. 30, 2016) — Airmen of the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, gathered together in the dining facility here Nov. 30 for a luncheon to celebrate the promotion of their Command Chief Master Sgt. Thomas A. Jones, as he is departing the unit to be the new State Command Chief for all of the Ohio Air National Guard.
  • The Guard Family

    Many people in the Air National Guard refer to their coworkers as their “Guard family”. In some cases, like the Burtons, they really are family. Cooper Burton stood next to his father as they both raised their right hands and recited the oath of enlistment Dec. 2 at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Cooper enlisted into the Ohio Air National Guard and he is starting his career as a crew chief at the 179th AW. His father, Senior Master Sgt. Roger Burton, the fire chief at the 179th AW, reenlisted for the final term of his career.
  • Ohio Air National Guardsmen Tip of the Cyber Spear

    Two airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Communications Flight, Mansfield, Ohio, were recently selected as nominees for the Air Force Outstanding Cyber Operations categories of the 2016 Air Force Information Dominance Awards for Excellence in Warfighting Integration. Staff Sergeant Adam Olsen was nominated for the Air Force Outstanding Cyber Operations Noncommissioned Officer category and Senior Airman Arsenio Hernandez for the Airman category. For the second year in a row, the 179th Airlift Wing Communications Flight has produced a winner at the national level. Senior Airman Arsenio Hernandez was announced as the Air Force Outstanding Cyber Operations Airman of the year. Last year, Staff Sergeant Taylor Keltz was awarded the Air Force Outstanding Cyber Systems Noncommissioned Officer of the year.
  • Outnumbered and Thriving

    MANSFIELD LAHM AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ohio (Jan. 11, 2016) — Females have always been outnumbered at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. There are even less within the maintenance group. Although they are outnumbered, many of the females have thrived in the unit.
  • 200th RED HORSE Squadron renovate Serbian music school

    The National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP) links U.S. states with a partner country for the purpose of improving bilateral relations with the United States. The program's goals reflect an evolving international affairs mission for the National Guard, to promote regional stability and civil-military relationships in support of U.S. policy
  • 179th Director of Psychological Health recognized at Pentagon

    The Air National Guard (ANG) Directors of Psychological Health Region 3 Outstanding Performer award was presented to Mrs. Vivian Winters by Maj. Gen. Gretchen Dunkelberger, ANG assistant to the surgeon general, at an awards and recognition ceremony at the Pentagon, Aug. 20, 2015.Winters serves as the 179th Airlift Wing (AW) Director of
  • 179th Airlift Wing to become a NASA transport hub

    NASA's Super Guppy Mission Manager, Jon Myrick and a team from NASA visited the 179th Airlift Wing (AW), Aug. 12, 2015. Myrick said the Super Guppy team was checking to see if Mansfield was everything they thought it could be.  NASA is hoping to utilize the 179 AW and Mansfield Lahm Airport in support of the huge aircraft once or twice annually
  • 179th Airlift Wing pays tribute to Ontario

    The 179th Airlift Wing dedicated one of its eight C-130H aircraft to the City of Ontario. A ceremony was held Thursday at the base to unveil the new script over the aircrew door that reads, "Spirit of Ontario."Special guests included Ontario Mayor Randy Hutchinson, Service Safety Director Jeff Wilson, Ontario Council President Larry Collins and his
  • Airmen volunteer for United Way's Day of Caring

    Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing and 200th RED HORSE, Det. 1, Mansfield, Ohio, joined United Way of Richland County's annual Day of Caring, a day with a mission of making a positive impact in the community.Airmen joined approximately 200 volunteers from the community and spent part of their day completing much-needed community projects while