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  • 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
  • CIVIL AIR PATROL SOARS INTO WILD BLUE YONDER WITH 179TH AIRLIFT WING

    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
  • SURVIVOR OUTREACH SERVICES

    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
  • 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
  • ‘MDG MUDDERS’ TACKLE OBSTACLE RACE AS A TEAM

    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,"
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