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  • Sea Cadets visit 179th Airlift Wing

    Members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps visited the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, OH, March 07, 2015. The cadets got a chance to tour a C-130H Hercules as well the fire department. Members of the Aircrew Flight Equipment section also gave a demonstration on night vision goggles, land and water

  • Air Guard and Coast Guard work together

    Members of the 179th Airlift Wing Aerial Port Squadron, Mansfield, Ohio, helped  send Coast Guard members from Port Security Unit 309, Port Clinton, Ohio, out for a training mission Feb. 17, 2015. On Mar. 3, 2015, the Coast Guard returned to Mansfield, Ohio, from their training location in a C-5M

  • Col. Michael Howard retires from military after 35 years of service

    After 35 years of service, Col. Michael Howard, vice wing commander at the 179th Airlift Wing, is retiring from the military, effective April 30.A native of Youngstown, Howard enlisted in the Air Force Reserve, 76th Mobile Aerial Port Squadron, located at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in

  • Security Forces Shocking Welcome

    Staff Sgt. Jason Willoughby and Senior Amn. Kory Caldwell brace student flight members for safety while Staff Sgt. Nicholas Alexander administers the taser. The 179th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron are training on less than lethal take down methods in Mansfield, OH, Feb. 08, 2015. The 179th

  • 179th Recruiters Best in the Nation

    Ohio brought home 4 of the 9 Fiscal Year 2014 Region IV Recruiting and Retention Awards!Master Sgt. Mike Schaefer brought home the title for Recruiting Office Supervisor and will now be competing at the national level.Region IV FY 14 Award winners.UCA:  Michigan - MSgt Brian P. WrozekRookie

  • 179th Welcomes Young Leadership Institute

    The 179th Airlift Wing Leadership Council welcomes a Richland County Young Leadership Institute nominee to the wing, OH, Jan. 11, 2015. Sam Richards, sophomore from Crestview High School, sits in on a Wing Leadership meeting and tours different wing sections related to his career interest.The

  • 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

  • 179th Airlift Wing contributes to the Mansfield Town Roast

    Members of the 179th Airlift Wing (AW) participated in a community event for a good cause; the popular biennial fundraiser known as "The Mansfield Town Roast" was held at the Renaissance Center, Oct. 31, 2014. Proceeds from the event benefit The Rehab Center.  The theme this year was "A Haunted Tour

  • Ohio National Guard 179th Airlift Wing dedicates Larson Hall

    The 179th Airlift Wing held a dedication ceremony Wednesday, November 5, 2014, for Larson Hall, which was named in honor of the late Brigadier General Fred Larson.Retired Lt. Col. Len Sipe, who helped spearhead the dedication of Larson Hall, worked with Larson while he served at the base. He said,

  • 179th receives Final Two C-130H Hercules, Completes Fleet of 8

    On October 8, 2014, members of the 179th Airlift Wing travelled to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., to pick up its final two C-130H Hercules, completing its fleet with a total of 8. These particular aircraft previously served in Air National Guard missions, one from New York Air National Guard and