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Medical professionals from Serbia team up with the Ohio Air National Guard as part of a Serbian and U.S. Medical Knowledge Exchange Team. The MKX Team is partnering together in hopes of further advancing collaboration on infectious disease research, prevention, and control. (Photo by Lt. Col. Brandy Piacentino)
Medical professionals from Serbia team up with the Ohio Air National Guard as part of a Serbian and U.S. Medical Knowledge Exchange Team. The MKX Team is partnering together in hopes of further advancing collaboration on infectious disease research, prevention, and control. (Photo by Lt. Col. Brandy Piacentino)
Medical professionals from Serbia team up with the Ohio Air National Guard as part of a Serbian and U.S. Medical Knowledge Exchange Team. The MKX Team is partnering together in hopes of further advancing collaboration on infectious disease research, prevention, and control. (Photo by Lt. Col. Brandy Piacentino)
Captain Alex Galat, C-130 Pilot with the 164th Airlift Squadron at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, conducts preflight operations February 1, 2020, at the 179th Airlift Wing. Galat has been a member of the 179th AW since 2006, initially joining as a loadmaster before becoming a pilot in 2013. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Alexis Wade)
Captain Alex Galat, C-130 Pilot with the 164th Airlift Squadron at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, conducts preflight operations February 1, 2020, at the 179th Airlift Wing. Galat has been a member of the 179th AW since 2006, initially joining as a loadmaster before becoming a pilot in 2013. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Alexis Wade)
Senior Master Sergeant Kelli Dyer, Human Resources Advisor with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, poses for a portrait January 12, 2020, at the 179th Airlift Wing. Dyer, recently appointed Human Resource Advisor, plans to use her position to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Alexis Wade)
Senior Master Sergeant Kelli Dyer, Human Resources Advisor with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, poses for a portrait January 12, 2020, at the 179th Airlift Wing. Dyer, recently appointed Human Resource Advisor, plans to use her position to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Alexis Wade)
Capt. Raymond Bibb, Director of Military Equal Opportunity, stands in front of his office door at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, Jan. 12, 2020. Bibb is advocating for strength in diversity throughout the unit. (Ohio Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan McDivitt)
Tech. Sgt. Charles Roberts, a Religious Affairs Airman for the Chaplain Office at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, sets up for a protestant service Jan. 12, 2020, at the 179th Airlift Wing. Roberts uses his position in the Chaplain Office to spread awareness of diversity and how these differences improve the Air National Guard as a whole. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Shepherd)
Tech. Sgt. Charles Roberts, a Religious Affairs Airman for the Chaplain Office at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, greets Airmen at a protestant service Jan. 12, 2020, at the 179th Airlift Wing. Roberts uses his position in the Chaplain Office to spread awareness of diversity and how these differences improve the Air National Guard as a whole. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Shepherd)
Master Sergeant Natalie Mcghee, member of the Equal Opportunity (EO) Office with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, speaks with members of the Wing January 11, 2020, at the 179th Airlift Wing. Mcghee has been a member of the 179th AW for 14 years and uses her position in EO to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the Air Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Alexis Wade)
Master Sergeant Natalie Mcghee, member of the Equal Opportunity (EO) Office with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, speaks with members of the Wing January 11, 2020, at the 179th Airlift Wing. Mcghee has been a member of the 179th AW for 14 years and uses her position in EO to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the Air Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Alexis Wade)
Captain Mary Kauffman, Director of Personnel with the Force Support Squadron with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, conducts daily operations in the personnel office January 12, 2020, at the 179th Airlift Wing. Kauffman made the switch to the Air National Guard from the Army three years ago and uses her diverse military experiences to promote constant growth in the Force Support Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Alexis Wade)
Captain Mary Kauffman, Director of Personnel with the Force Support Squadron with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, conducts daily operations in the personnel office January 12, 2020, at the 179th Airlift Wing. Kauffman made the switch to the Air National Guard from the Army three years ago and uses her diverse military experiences to promote constant growth in the Force Support Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Alexis Wade)
The 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, announces the Airman of the Year winners for 2019. Winners will compete at the state level in Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo Illustration by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)
Captain Mary Kauffman, Director of Personnel with the Force Support Squadron with the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, conducts daily operations in the personnel office January 12, 2020, at the 179th Airlift Wing. Kauffman made the switch to the Air National Guard from the Army three years ago and uses her diverse military experiences to promote constant growth in the Force Support Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Alexis Wade)
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)

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Airmen of the Ohio Air National Guard, 200th RED HORSE Squadron, build cabins while deployed for an Innovation Readiness Training project at Camp Kamassa, Crystal Springs, Miss., helping to build a specialized camp for children with special needs, Mar. 28, 2019. IRT projects support the community while providing valuable training for the RED HORSE mission to provide a dedicated, mobile, flexible, self-sufficient heavy construction engineering force for airfield, base infrastructure and special capabilities to support worldwide contingency operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)