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  • 179th Airlift Wing and 200th RED HORSE Det. 1 team up for Earth Day

    The 179th Airlift Wing and 200th RED HORSE Det. 1, Mansfield, OH, came together for the annual Earth Day celebration, May 8, 2014. This marks the 15th 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
  • 179th Airlift Wing back in the C-130 Saddle Again.

    All around the 179th Airlift Wing, you can find it progressively picking up the pace. More planes, more people and more to get done. The flightline is taking on a familiar appearance, with legacy C-130H Hercules ready to taxi out or taking a moment to refuel. Aircrew is getting in flying hours. Maintenance is hard at work keeping them flying. Tails
  • Shelby Rotary Club recognizes Shelby 179th Airlift Wing Members

    Pioneer Career & Technology Center hosted The Shelby Rotary Club and members of the 179th Airlift Wing, April 7, 2014.Lynn Friebel, President of The Shelby Rotary Club, joined Shelby Mayor, Marilyn John, in recognizing members of the Shelby community for their service in the Air National Guard at the 179th Airlift Wing. Wing Commander, Colonel Gary
  • 164th Airlift Squadron survives Water Survival Training

    The 164th Airlift Squadron aircrew has to be trained for every scenario, good or bad. Water survival training is part of that training, and refresher courses are a crucial part of staying sharp for any scenario. This year, the aircrew members accomplished the training at the Galion YMCA pool, Galion, OH, April 6, 2014.164th Airlift Squadron member,
  • 21 Receive Degrees from CCAF in Spring Ceremony

    It was standing-room only as over 100 Airman attended the 179th Airlift Wing's spring Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) commencement ceremony on April 6, 2014. Dr. Dory Dieb, Ph.D., President of North Central State College reflected on the importance of the day in a short key-note speech. Blending quotes from Robert Greenleaf and Ralph
  • Air Force announces force structure changes that assign new C-130H Hercules mission to Mansfield-based 179th Airlift Wing

    Today the Air Force confirmed force structure changes that will impact Airmen and aircraft at the 179th Airlift Wing, located in Mansfield, Ohio. Under aviation force structure changes in the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, the Secretary of the Air Force announced Total Force Proposal (TFP) and Intra-theater Airlift Working
  • Airman recognized for saving an Ohioan's life

    Ohio Air National Guardsman, Staff Sgt. Josh Blankley, with the 200th RED HORSE Squadron, is a shining example of the minuteman spirit. In a split second, he was thrust into a life-saving situation where his ability to quickly react and Air National Guard training came to fruition. On June 22, 2012, Blankley was traveling on Interstate 75 and
  • 179th Airlift Wing wife recognized nationally

    Through volunteering countless hours in support of the 179th Airlift Wing and selflessly providing philanthropic support for numerous community organizations, Molly A. McCue has earned national recognition by being selected as the Air National Guard nominee for the 2013 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award.The award recognizes spouses of
  • Congratulations to the 179th Airlift Wing for "Excellent" CUI Rating

    Despite many uncertainties, the men and women of the 179th Airlift Wing have once again shown their tradition of excellence by receiving an overall Consolidated Unit Inspection (CUI) rating of "Excellent" after undergoing six days of thorough compliance inspection by the Air Mobility Command Inspector General.This inspection is a periodic review of
  • Unit members win ANG Air Transportation NCO and SNCO of the Year awards

    Recently two members of the 179 Airlift Wing were selected for Air National Guard Transportation awards. Master Sgt. David Shambaugh and Tech. Sgt. Corey Christopher won ANG Transportation Senior Non-commissioned Officer of the Year and ANG Transportation Non-commissioned Officer of the Year respectively. According to the 179 AW Aerial Port