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  • 179th Security Forces squads deploy

    On March 28, 2012, 26 members of the 179th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron deployed to Afghanistan for a six-month tour. The two squads, led by Master Sgt. Eric Stephens and Master Sgt. Nelson F. Kilgore Jr., will provide perimeter security at Bagram Airfield. They are replacing fellow Ohio Air National Guard SFS members from the 121st Air
  • Awards Banquet Spotlights Best of the Best

    The annual 179th Airlift Wing Awards Banquet was held at Café on Main in downtown Mansfield on Saturday, Oct. 23. The new location provided a cozy atmosphere and great food.After posting of the Colors by the 179th AW Honor Guard team and 2nd Lt. Joy Ella Bourassa's rendition of the National Anthem, the evening began with a buffet dinner, followed
  • 179th Airlift Wing emergency managers, local agencies train for hazard response

    Emergency management personnel from the 179th Airlift Wing and civilian first responders from outlying communities participated in a hazardous materials and terrorist use of chemical, biological, nuclear and high-yield explosives exercise on base Friday, Nov. 4, 2011."These types of exercises are pertinent because they allow all parties to see the
  • Senator Brown tours Mansfield facilities

    Senator Sherrod Brown and his aides stopped by his hometown of Mansfield at the 179th Airlift Wing on Wednesday, Oct. 26, to see the new C-27J aircrafts and to tour the newly built Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers and Mansfield Armed Forces Reserve Center buildings on Airport Road North.During the visit, Brown
  • Crestview High School adopts 179th Airlift Wing

    Crestview High School adopted the 179th Airlift Wing as part of Operation Buckeye Guard, a local grassroots movement in the State of Ohio. This is the first time an Air National Guard unit has been a part of this community based partnership."This unbelievable partnership shows a great connectedness not only in their [students] daily lives, but
  • 179 Airlift Wing partners with OSU on completing degrees

    If the Enlisted Force Advisory Council has their way, soon non-commissioned officers in E-8 and above slots will be required to complete their Community College of the Air Force associates degrees. To help foster this environment of focusing on continuing one's education and becoming well rounded in one's career field, the 179th Airlift Wing has
  • 179th Airlift Wing kicks off wind study

    The 179th Airlift Wing has kicked off a six-month study to measure wind speed and wind direction as part of our alternative energy initiatives. On Sept. 15, a 65-foot Anemometer Tower was placed between buildings 300 and 422. This location was selected and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and airport due to the distance from the
  • 179th Gives Back for National Day of Caring

    On Aug. 11, 2011, the 179th Airlift Wing participated in the United Way National Day of Caring by helping two area agencies. The Raemelton Equestrian Center and the newly opened Little Buckeye Children's Museum handpicked the 179 AW to help with projects at their locations, said Capt. Aimee A. Plenge, who helped organize the 179 AW's participation
  • Suicidologist encourages members to reconnect

    Dr. Mary Bartlett, a Suicidologist, was in Mansfield on Sept. 17, 2011, to speak with members of the 179th Airlift Wing about the importance of reconnecting with each other and their personal support systems. "You don't need a PhD to save lives," she told the audience.Bartlett was brought to the base at the request of Col. Gary A. McCue, Base
  • Our new Director of Psychological Health

    In today's Air Force, there are numerous stressors that our Airmen face on a day-to-day basis. Deployments are at an all time high for many career fields and it can become tough to deal with all of the things that are going on in ones life. Here at the 179th Airlift Wing we have witnessed, first hand, how all of these stressors can impact a fellow