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  • 200th RED HORSE Det. 1 host Homeland Response Force Exercise

    The 200th RED HORSE Det. 1, Mansfield, OH, hosted the 73rd Troop Command Brigade Homeland Response Force in an exercise by the Homeland Response Force, FEMA Region 5, May 3, 2014. The 200th RHS set the stage by creating the tent city for the exercise, while supporting Air National Guard members from the 179th Airlift Wing of Mansfield, 125th

    On a cold and rainy day in May, six members of the 179th Airlift Wing's Medical Dental Group (MDG) met the challenge of the Tough Mudder obstacle race through thickly wooded grounds. For them, it was an exercise in teamwork, fitness and fun.Staff Sgt. Natasha Grau, 179MDG medical technician, credited Tech. Sgt. Joeleen Mellars with the idea to
  • Local USAF pilot helps in Airline Emergency

    Most people think that during an emergency they would step up to the plate, act heroically and do what is necessary to save lives. Thinking one might rescue the day is a noble thought, but acting on those thoughts is what sets the nation's heroes above noble thinkers."Every pilot thinks 'what would I do if this all goes wrong' on any aircraft,"
  • A Red Hot Career

    http://phoenixpatriotmagazine.com/article/winter14/andrew-pepin/When Andrew Pepin talks about his future, he describes a career path that's red hot with embers he's stoked thoughtfully, methodically and academically, every step of the way.Pepin is a civilian firefighter with the Air National Guard's 179th Airlift Wing located in Mansfield, Ohio.
  • Ohio Airman Receives Medal for Heroism

    The term hero makes him blush; on Sunday, May 4th 2014 Technical Sergeant Daryl A. Walters of the Ohio Air National Guard's 200th RED HORSE squadron was decorated with the Ohio Distinguished Service Medal for his heroic role in saving a tourist from being sucked into the propulsion turbines beneath a Jet Express ferry in Port Clinton.Tech. Sgt.
  • 179th Airlift Wing Security Forces troops enjoy “Touch a Truck” day

    179th Airlift Wing Security Forces troops enjoy "Touch a Truck" day with the students at Madison South Elementary school, Mansfield, Ohio, May 9, 2014. Tech. Sgt. Brandon Velemirov and Staff Sgt. Michelle Roark from 179th Security Forces Squadron volunteered to take a Security Forces vehicle to Madison South Elementary school for the afternoon.
  • 179th Airlift Wing Women inspire girls 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. This event spanned over 3 separate

    A C-130 Hercules transport plane from Mansfield's 179th Airlift Wing joined dozens of other aircraft from around the country at the Thunder over the Valley airshow; an interactive showcase of aviation and aircraft, past and present.The Mansfield plane was configured for aero-medical operations, allowing visitors to see how wounded warriors or the
  • 179th Airlift Wing Members bring their Kids to Work

    The 179th Airlift Wing decided to take part in their first organized Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work day, supported by the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation, Mansfield, OH, April 24, 2014. As part of the national program, children attended a day at work with their parents to get a glimpse of what mom or dad does in the military. As
  • 179th Airlift Wing host N10 Leadership Event

    The 179th Airlift Wing hosted the Northern 10 Athletic Conference for an N10 Leadership Event, Mansfield, OH, April 7, 2014. 160 students with their coaches and counselors from Buckeye Central, Bucyrus, Carey, Colonel Crawford, Crestline, Mohawk, Ridgedale, Seneca East, Upper Sandusky, and Wynford held the leadership event, for the first time at an