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  • 179th Airlift Wing Airman Offered Acceptance to Air Force Academy

    Senior Airman Alivia Merkel, a dental technician at the 179th Airlift Wing, has been accepted into the Air Force Academy, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after three years of service at the 179th Airlift Wing.
  • Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Airman Spotlight

    May is Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month. Commemorative months such as this allow the Air Force the opportunity to highlight and celebrate the diversity in our ranks. Airman First Class Angelito Ramos, from the 179th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron, is a first generation American. Both of Ramos’s parents were born and raised in the Philippines.
  • Firefighter recognized with prestigious training awards

    Airman First Class Sophie Tridico, a member of the Fire Protection Unit at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio, stepped off the bus at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas on Sept. 22, 2020. Tridico arrived to Basic Military Training during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as one of over 700 masked trainees. By graduation, Nov. 12, 2020, she would end up standing out amongst all of them. Tridico not only graduated with honors, but earned the distinguished title of the “First Airman” award recipient, given only to the top BMT honor graduate.
  • Ohio National Guard member named 'Airman of the Year' at National Level

    Senior Master Sgt. Mark Schneider, a pavement, maintenance and construction equipment superintendent, for the 200th RED HORSE, Camp Perry, Ohio, was awarded Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for the Air National Guard. He is the first 200th RED HORSE member to win the national level competition.
  • 179th Deploys to Middle East

    MANSFIELD, Ohio – Approximately 150 members of the Ohio Air National Guard’s 179th Airlift Wing (AW) recently departed for a deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield. A majority of the members are from the 164th Airlift Squadron and 179th Maintenance Group. They will be flying and maintaining the C-130H aircraft as part of intra-theater operations across the area of responsibility.
  • Ohio Air Guard Members Provide Lifesaving Aid

    Staff Sgt. Michael Mauldin and Staff Sgt. Joshua Prater, both fire protection at the 179th Airlift Wing, were coined by Brig. Gen. James R. Camp, Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Ohio National Guard, after they provided lifesaving aid to a victim of a motor vehicle accident on their way to work on the morning of Sept. 16th, 2020.
  • Maintaining Readiness Amidst COVID-19

    Worldwide, life as we know it has vastly changed in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, causing us to adapt and change how we operate in our everyday lives. For aircrew members at the 179th Airlift Wing, adaptability has been key in continuing training to ensure mission readiness while following the necessary safety precautions during combat survival training. Master Sgt. William Hamilton, lead trainer for continuation training in the Aircrew Flight Equipment shop at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, conducted combat survival training for aircrew members and believes it was a perfect example in the adaptability the Guard exemplifies.
  • Ohio National Guard provides temporary housing for state corrections facilities

    ORIENT, Ohio – The Ohio National Guard is supporting the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to temporarily expand housing at the Pickaway Correctional Institution.
  • 200th RHS tip of the spear for year two of Camp Kamassa IRT project in Mississippi

    CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. – The 200th RED HORSE Squadron (200RHS), an Ohio Air National Guard unit based out of Camp Perry and its Detachment in Mansfield, Ohio, is conducting a Deployment for Training (DFT) to assist in the construction of Mississippi’s first fully accessible year-round camp facility for children and adults with serious illness, physical and mental challenges, and other special needs through the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program.
  • Ohio unit wins national award for performance in information, cyber dominance

    MANSFIELD, Ohio – When you’re short-staffed at work, every task can be a challenge and your abilities as a leader tested. With half his team deployed in 2017, maintaining the status quo would have been the easy option; however, Maj. Thomas Butler, 179th Airlift Wing (AW) Communication Flight (CF) commander, was able to rally his team to be innovative, and work together to achieve excellence. The reward for leaning forward is the Air Force Lieutenant General Harold W. Grant award for best communication flight in the Air National Guard (ANG).