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The NASA Super Guppy arrives following the lead of a C-130H Hercules from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Nov. 24, 2019. The 179th Airlift Wing is assisting the NASA Super Guppy in transporting parts of the Orion Space Project to Mansfield where it can be transported by truck to the Glenn Research Center in Sandusky, Ohio. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Senior Master Sgt. Nick Wirwille, superintendent of the Cyber Systems Operations shop with the 179th Airlift Wing Communications Squadron, Mansfield, Ohio, works on a computer Oct. 6, 2019. Cyber Systems Operations specialists design, install and support systems to ensure they operate properly and remain secure from outside intrusion.
Senior Airman Michael Early 179th Airlift Wing Operations Intelligence Analyst poses for a photo August 1, 2019 at the Drug Enforcement Administration in Cleveland, Ohio. The DEA has been critical in combatting the misuse of opioids for over 40 years. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Gwendalyn Smith)
Tech. Sgt. Michael Hilliard, operations intelligence specialist at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, and criminal analyst with the Ohio National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, poses for a photograph Aug. 1, 2019, in front of a bulletin board in his office at the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, Cleveland, Ohio. As a criminal analyst, Hilliard combines his unique civilian skills with the capabilities gained through his military service to help support the Counterdrug Task Force and their fight against drugs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Shepherd)
Staff Sgt. Carolyn Kinzel, C-130 Loadmaster assigned to the 164th Airlift Squadron and Ohio Air National Guard Counterdrug Task Force criminal analyst, poses for a photo Aug. 1, 2019, at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Cleveland, Ohio. The Ohio National Guard Counterdrug Task Force provides support through highly skilled personnel to Law Enforcement Agencies and Community Based Organizations in order to enhance their efforts to counter the drug threat and anticipate, deter, and defeat the threat of illegal substances, trafficking and violence in Ohio. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Maj. Ryan McMaster, 179th Airlift Wing Intelligence Officer, who also currently serves as the Ohio National Guard Counter Drug Coordinator, Aug. 1, 2019, at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Cleveland, Ohio. The Ohio National Guard Counterdrug Task Force provides support through highly skilled personnel to Law Enforcement Agencies and Community Based Organizations in order to enhance their efforts to counter the drug threat and anticipate, deter, and defeat the threat of illegal substances, trafficking and violence in Ohio. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Troy Balderson, U.S. Representative from Ohio's 12th congressional district, and Michael Turner, U.S. Representative from Ohio's 10th congressional district, visit the 179th Airlift Wing Aug. 21, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Balderson and Turner met with leadership, toured the facilities and discussed future goals as a part of the visit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by A1C Alexis Wade)
Chief Master Sgt. April Gunnoe, joins Chris May, Director of the Mansfield Richland County Public Library, to create a "Little Free Library" in front of the base exchange, Aug. 30, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Lt. Col. (Dr.) Peter Lee, a surgeon at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, holds a mission patch and challenge coin Oct. 13, 2018, in a photo studio at the 179th AW. These were designed by elementary school students from Eli Pinney Elementary School in Dublin, Ohio, who participated in a three-month after school program, led by Lee, that taught the students about the space environment and how to design experiments. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Shepherd)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, conduct Ability to Survive and Operate, or ATSO training course, June 5, 2018, held at the Alpena Combat Readiness Traning Center, Alpena, Michigan. The Airmen don Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) protective gear used by U.S. military personnel in a toxic environment during a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) strike. Rotating through stations, Airmen train how to correctly put on MOPP gear and help others put it on, medical Self-Aid Buddy Care, correct decontamination procedures and how to give a detailed report to security personnel about any suspicious people or activities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood/Released)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, director, Air National Guard, and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Anderson, Command Chief of the Air National Guard, pose for a selfie with Maintenance Group members during a visit to the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, April 11, 2018. Rice met with leadership and visited Airmen across the wing to learn about their mission and ended the visit with an "All Call" event where several Airmen were recognized for recent achievements. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron, Mansfield, Ohio, use Simunition dye-filled non-lethal rounds to provide realistic training June 2, 2018, at the Military Operations in Urban Terrain complex at Alpena Combat Readiness Traning Center, Alpena, Michigan. The training is focused on full spectrum readiness preparing the wing to respond to local, state or federal activations at a moments notice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood/Released)
Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Fire Department, Mansfield, Ohio, conduct aircraft crash recovery training, June 4, 2018, held at the Alpena Combat Readiness Traning Center, Alpena, Michigan. Airmen use fire trucks to circle the simulated aircraft crash site and extinguish the flames created by a controlled propane live fire system. The training is focused on full spectrum readiness preparing the wing to respond to local, state or federal activations at a moments notice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Paul Stennett/Released)
Staff Sgt. Vanessa Oswalt, Personnel Specialist, stands proud in her office at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, as part of a '179th AW Women Making History' campaign for the month, Mar. 14, 2018. The month of March is nationally observed as Women's History Month and recognizes the struggles and achievements of women throughout the history of the United States. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Airman First Class Felicia Shriver, 200 REDHORSE Squadron Electrician Journeyman Guardsman spends her nights working with the 179th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron as an augmentee, Mansfield, Ohio. As an integral part of the Ohio Air National Guard team, she agreed to participate in the '179th AW Women Making History' campaign. The month of March is nationally observed as Women's History Month to recognize the struggles and achievements throughout the history of the United States. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Lisa Francis\Released)
Airman First Class Samantha Valley and Senior Airman Stephanie Stanard, Air Ground Equipment (AGE) specialist refill coolant in an auxiliary power unit, Feb. 23, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Air Ground Equipment (AGE) section specializes working on equipment the C-130H Hercules needs to support all ground maintenance on the flight line providing mission essential light, power and heat to maintainers on the flight line. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Members of the 200th RED HORSE, Camp Perry, Ohio, participate in a Field Training Exercise, Aug. 4, 2018. 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 Senior Airman Megan Shepherd/Released)
Firefighters from the 179th Airlift Wing Practice Rapid Intervention Team training rescues on Feb 4, 2018 at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio. Rapid Intervention is used to rescue downed firefighters who are in harm’s way. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christi Richter\Released)
Airman First Class Zachary Brown, Cyber Transport Systems, configures a network switch while working with the 179th Airlift Wing Communications Flight, on Jan. 26, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing Communications Flight were awarded the Air Force Lieutenant General Harold W. Grant award for best communication flight in the Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
Staff Sgt. Brently Watson, Client Systems, assist customers from the Communications Focal Point desk while working with the 179th Airlift Wing Communications Flight, on Jan. 26, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th Airlift Wing Communications Flight were awarded the Air Force Lieutenant General Harold W. Grant award for best communication flight in the Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood\Released)
The Mansfield Senior High School Tygers and the Shelby High School Whippets football team participates in the 179th Airlift Wing's "Herc Challenge" held at Arlin Field, Mansfield, Ohio, June 19, 2019. The recruiting event is designed to motivate participants while making them aware of the benefits the Air National Guard can offer them right in their own back yard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
The Mansfield Senior High School Tygers and the Shelby High School Whippets football team participates in the 179th Airlift Wing's "Herc Challenge" held at Arlin Field, Mansfield, Ohio, June 19, 2019. The recruiting event is designed to motivate participants while making them aware of the benefits the Air National Guard can offer them right in their own back yard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
The Mansfield Senior High School Tygers and the Shelby High School Whippets football team participates in the 179th Airlift Wing's "Herc Challenge" held at Arlin Field, Mansfield, Ohio, June 19, 2019. The recruiting event is designed to motivate participants while making them aware of the benefits the Air National Guard can offer them right in their own back yard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Services members from the 179th Airlift Wing conduct a search and recovery exercise May 18, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Services members that conduct search and recovery are responsible for recovering equipment and human remains from crash sites. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Services members from the 179th Airlift Wing conduct a search and recovery exercise May 18, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Services members that conduct search and recovery are responsible for recovering equipment and human remains from crash sites. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Services members from the 179th Airlift Wing conduct a search and recovery exercise May 18, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Services members that conduct search and recovery are responsible for recovering equipment and human remains from crash sites. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Staff Sgt. Caleb Barnett, member of the 179th Airlift Wing Communications Flight, participates in a readiness exercise May 18, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. This exercise included training on the ability to survive and operate in a contested and degraded environment, recover from attacks, and execute the mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Christi A. Richter)
Aircrew from the 164th Airlift Squadron practice the decontamination process during a readiness exercise May 18, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. Throughout the exercise, members practiced real-world scenarios in order to increase their readiness. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Major Ronald Barr, Pilot from the 164th Airlift Squadron, flies the C-130H Hercules April 10, 2019, at Pope Army Airfield, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Members from 164th Airlift Squadron participated in training air drops to include personnel drops with the 82nd Airborne Division. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
A C-130H Hercules is photographed April 10, 2019, at Pope Army Airfield, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Members from the 164th Airlift Squadron participated in training air drops to include personnel drops with the 82nd Airborne Division. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)

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