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Lt. Col. Clarence “Kenny” Maynus from the 179th Airlift Wing, maintenance group was recognized Feb. 16, 2018 for his contributions to the Ohio National Guard in 2017 by earning the Major. Gen. Wayt Visionary Leadership Award. The award was presented at the Joint Senior Leader Conference to one Airman and one Soldier in the Ohio National Guard for someone who has demonstrated leadership with the ability to think globally, create a learning organization, use the information for continuous improvement, and breakthrough innovation while providing visionary leadership to ensure stakeholder driven excellence. (Courtesy Photo/Released)
Members of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard graduated 10 new members from the Ohio Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve March 23, 2018 at the 200th RED HORSE Squadron, Camp Perry, Ohio. The members went through a one week training to be able to perform military funeral honors in support of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Paul Stennett/Released)
Members of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard graduated 10 new members from the Ohio Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve March 23, 2018 at the 200th RED HORSE Squadron, Camp Perry, Ohio. The members went through a one week training to be able to perform military funeral honors in support of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Paul Stennett/Released)
Members of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard graduated 10 new members from the Ohio Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve March 23, 2018 at the 200th RED HORSE Squadron, Camp Perry, Ohio. The members went through a one week training to be able to perform military funeral honors in support of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Paul Stennett/Released)
Members of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard graduated 10 new members from the Ohio Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve March 23, 2018 at the 200th RED HORSE Squadron, Camp Perry, Ohio. The members went through a one week training to be able to perform military funeral honors in support of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Paul Stennett/Released)
Members of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard graduated 10 new members from the Ohio Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve March 23, 2018 at the 200th RED HORSE Squadron, Camp Perry, Ohio. The members went through a one week training to be able to perform military funeral honors in support of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Paul Stennett/Released)
Colonel Kenneth Kmetz is the Commander of the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, Ohio Air National Guard, Mansfield, Ohio. He is responsible for the generation of safe, reliable C-130H aircraft and expeditionary Airmen to execute the Wing’s global airlift and combat missions
Colonel Allison Miller is the Commander, 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. She is responsible to the Ohio Assistant Adjutant General for Air to ensure the wing's 1,100 airmen are ready to deploy in support of our communities, state and nation for the national defense and homeland security missions we serve
Maj. Gen. Stephen E. Malkovich, the Commander of the Ohio Air National Guard, passes the ceremonial guidon to Col. Allison Miller at the Assumption of Command ceremony Feb. 3, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Col. Miller is the first female commander of an Ohio Air Guard unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Megan Shepherd/Released)
Col. Allison Miller assumes command of the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Feb. 3, 2018, at an assumption of command cermony. Col. Miller is the first female commander of an Ohio Air Guard unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Megan Shepherd/Released)
Formal portrait
Official biography portrait
Official biography portrait
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group perform an isochronal inspection of a C-130H Hercules on Feb. 14, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Senior Airman Hunter Mitchell installs the safety wire of a high pressure fuel filter on a C-130H Hercules during an isochronal inspection on Feb. 14, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Senior Airman Zach Yates removes the low pressure fuel filter of a C-130H Hercules engine during an isochronal inspection on Feb. 14, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Senior Airman Spencer Magers inspects the rear exit port of a C-130H Hercules during an isochronal inspection on Feb. 14, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Tech. Sgt. Brandon Reed inspects the landing gear of a C-130H Hercules during an isochronal inspection on Feb. 14, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Staff Sgt. Anthony Balsley from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio changes filters on an engine of a C-130H Hercules while Master Sgt. Chris Antram conducts a borescope inspection during an isochronal inspection Feb. 10, 2017. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett\Released)
Members from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio perform an isochronal inspection of a C-130H Hercules Feb. 10, 2017. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett\Released)
179th Airlift Wing Maintenance members prep the fleet of C-130H Hercules as a blanket of snow descends on them Feb. 9, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett/Released)
179th Airlift Wing Maintenance members prep the fleet of C-130H Hercules as a blanket of snow decends on them Feb. 9, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett/Released)
179th Airlift Wing Maintenance members work on the engine of a C-130H Hercules as the sun rises, Feb. 21, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett/Released)
179th Airlift Wing Maintenance members prep the fleet of C-130H Hercules as a blanket of snow descends on them Feb. 9, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett/Released)
179th Airlift Wing Maintenance members work on the engine of a C-130H Hercules as the sun rises, Feb. 21, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett/Released)
179th Airlift Wing Maintenance members prep the fleet of C-130H Hercules as a blanket of snow descends on them Feb. 9, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Paul Stennett/Released)
COLONEL TODD K. THOMAS, Commander of the 179th Maintenance Group
COLONEL (DR.) JAMES R. PARRY, 179 Airlift Wing (AW) Medical Group Commander
Official biography portrait for Lt. Col Joe Logan, 200th RED HORSE Squadron Detachment 1 Commander
The team from the 179th Air Wing Headquarters wins the 2016 'Chili Bowl' on Nov. 16, 2016, during the 179th Airlift Wing's annual chili cook-off in Mansfield, Ohio. The event helps promote the Combined Federal Campaign. The CFC is the program federal employees use to donate to an umbrella of approved charitable organizations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Megan Shepherd\Released)
Command Chief Master Sgt. Thomas A. Jones, the command chief of the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, poses for a portrait Nov. 2, 2016. Jones has been selected as the new state command chief of Ohio. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Megan Shepherd/Released)
Senior Master Sgt. Roger Burton, the fire chief at the 179th AW, embraces his son Cooper Burton on Dec. 2, 2016, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. They both recited the oath of enlistment, Cooper for the first time and his father for the last time. Cooper is starting his first term as a crew chief for the 179th AW and Chief Burton is starting his final term of his career. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Megan Shepherd/Released)
Ohio Command Chief Master Sgt. Tom Jones, recognizes Staff Sgt. Arsenio Hernandez for his national recognition as the Air Force Outstanding Cyber Operations Airman in the recent Air Force Information Dominance Award Program as members of the Ohio Air National Guard gather to honor this years nominees for Airman of the Year, Jan. 7, 2017. Each year outstanding airmen are selected to represent the best of categories separated by rank such as Commissioned Grade Officer (CGO), Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO), Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) and Airman of the Year. Special categories include Honor Guard Member of the Year, Honor Guard Program Manager and First Sergeant of the year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
179th Airlift Wing Mission Support Group Commander
Ohio Air National Guardsman Master Sgt. Robert Snyder operates the de-icing truck as snow falls on a C-130H Hercules at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2016. De-icing trucks and special heaters hooked up to the four prop engines enable the C-130H to prepare to fly despite the weather. The Ohio Air National Guard unit is always on mission to respond with highly qualified citizen-airmen to execute federal, state and community missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Members of the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group inspect the landing gear retraction system of a C-130H Hercules by using a jacking manifold to raise the aircraft off the ground Dec. 29, 2016, on the flightline at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Megan Shepherd/Released)
A C-130H Hercules performs touch and go training maneuvers at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, July 28, 2016. The Ohio Air National Guard unit is always on mission to respond with highly qualified citizen airmen to execute Federal, State and community missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Members of the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, perform an airdrop exercise Oct.23, 2016. The Ohio Air National Guard unit is always on mission to respond with highly qualified citizen airmen to execute Federal, State and community missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Megan Shepherd\Released)
Members of the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group work on the C-130H Hercules in the early morning at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, as part of normal training operations, Oct. 26, 2016. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to state and federal missions with a trusted team of Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Members of the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group work on the C-130H Hercules in the early morning at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, as part of normal training operations, Oct. 26, 2016. The 179th Airlift Wing is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to state and federal missions with a trusted team of Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
"The Spirit of Lexington" lands following a tactical arrival over a crowd of Ohio Air National Guard members and their families waiting their return from a deployment with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, July 6, 2016. Over 100 airmen returned from this deployment, ranging from three to six months in support of the C-130H Hercules tactical airlift missions throughout the Middle East. The Ohio Air National Guard unit is always on mission to respond with highly qualified citizen-airmen to execute Federal, State and community missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Brig. Gen. Todd M. Audet, joins 179th Airlift Wing Commander, Col. James R. Camp, during an "engines running quick crew change" on July 21, 2016, in Mansfield, Ohio. The C-130H Hercules crews practice landing and taking back off quickly as well as accelerated loading and off-loading techniques to prepare for such a need in their global missions. The Ohio Air National Guard unit is always on mission to respond with highly qualified citizen-airmen to execute Federal, State and community missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Members of the 179th Airlift Wing Aerial Port Squadron load a prop engine from a C-130H Hercules onto the aircraft for deployment overseas from Mansfield, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2016. The Ohio Air National Guard unit is sending aircrew and operations support as well as maintenance personnel to support their aircraft. The Ohio Air National Guard is always on mission to respond with highly qualified citizen airmen to execute federal, state and community missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
The C-130H Hercules known as "The Spirit of Ontario" at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, March 16, 2016. The Ohio Air National Guard unit is always on mission to respond with highly qualified citizen-airmen to execute Federal, State and community missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
C-130H Hercules sit on a cold flightline as heaters prepare the turbo prop engines for the day at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Jan. 6, 2015. The Ohio Air National Guard unit is always on mission to respond with highly qualified citizen-airmen to execute Federal, State and community missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Col. Patricia Barr speaks to a group of students from various local schools gathered for career day on Nov. 22, 2016, at Lexington High School in Lexington, Ohio. Barr is an alumni of Lexington High School and one of the first female Mission Support Group Commanders at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Megan Shepherd\Released)

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