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  • Richland County EMA EXERCISE with Ohio Air Guard

    Richland County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) organized an exercise at the Mansfield Lahm Airport in Mansfield, Ohio, April 29, 2015. The agency asked the Ohio Air National Guard (ANG) to play the role of victim in which the 179th Airlift Wing (AW) has a chemical spill and requires outside assistance. The 179th AW agreed to participate with the
  • 179 AW Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day

    Members of the 179th Airlift Wing take their children on a tour of the base in Mansfield, OH, Apr. 23, 2015. Along with spending a day with their parents at work, the kids also get a tour of different sections and learn about the overall mission of the installation.April 23rd is National "Take Your Daughter and Son to Work" day and the 179th
  • 200 RED HORSE welcomes JROTC

    Members from the 200 RED HORSE unit brief cadets from the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AF JROTC) from Knox County. AF JROTC visited the 200th RED HORSE, Detachment 1, Mansfield, OH,  on April 21, 2014.  The cadets got a chance to tour the facility, learn about the mission and get hands on with equipment.The Air Force Junior Reserve
  • 10 receive Associate Degrees from CCAF in Spring Ceremony

    179th Airlift Wing members showed their support to airmen receiving their degrees, this spring, from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) by attending the commencement ceremony on April 12, 2015. The keynote speaker for the presentation was the Superintendent of Mansfield city schools, Mr. Brian Garverick and 2nd Lt. Tim Gribble was the
  • Civil Air Patrol trains with Ohio Air Guard

    The Civil Air Patrol (C.A.P.) 275th Akron Canton Flying Squadron and the 164th Airlift Squadron (AS) of Mansfield, Ohio, are making a splash with an innovation in joint service training in Ohio. Water Survival Training is an annual refresher course that the 164th AS performs each year to stay current while flying the C-130H Hercules from the 179th
  • Airman's artistic display garners national attention

    A tour of the 179th Airlift Wing may lead visitors to one of Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood's pieces of art--whether it was a photo he took, a mural he painted, or a display he created.As a public affairs specialist at the local base, Harwood is very involved in the creation of various artistic pieces, including a display that illustrates the history and
  • Portion of Lexington-Springmill Road closed after commercial fuel spill

    A portion of Lexington-Springmill Road will be closed for most of Wednesday after a fuel tanker was involved in an accident and leaked gasoline along the side of the road.The accident took place approximately one-fourth of a mile south of Marion Avenue. Lexington-Springmill Road was closed between Cook Road and Marion Avenue.According to a report
  • 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