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Ohio’s 123rd Air Control Squadron Trains with NATO Allies
October 26, 2023
Airmen assigned to the 123rd Air Control Squadron in Blue Ash, Ohio, pose alongside service members from NATO nations Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Hungary. Eight service members from the NATO allies trained in Ohio Sept. 11-22.

179th Airlift Wing Becomes First Cyberspace Wing in the Air National Guard
September 13, 2023
The 179th Airlift Wing, an Ohio Air National Guard unit, is redesignated as the 179th Cyberspace Wing during a ceremony

Ohio Air Guard Engineers Conduct Annual Training in Spain
August 14, 2023
Airmen from the 200th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer (RED HORSE), Ohio Air National Guard, complete construction projects during annual training, July 30, 2023, at Morón Air Base, Spain.

Airmen Train for Space Operations During Vulcan Guard
August 14, 2023
Members of the Vulcan Guard BOLT 5 exercise stand for a group photo Aug. 10, 2023, during Vulcan Guard, a space-focused exercise incorporating several diverse space weapons systems in realistic threat-based scenarios and hosted at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio. Personnel from all seven National Guard states that conduct space operations, U.S. Space Command and the Brazilian military participated in the week-long exercise.

Ohio Air Guard Fighter Wing Trains at Volk Field
August 8, 2023
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Stephen Boehme, assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard 180th Fighter Wing, directs an F-16 Fighting Falcon to Volk Field on Camp Douglas, Wis., during Exercise Northern Lightning, Aug. 7, 2023.

A Critical Battlespace: Guard Units Train on Electromagnetic Warfare
June 21, 2023
From left to right, Tech. Sgt. Salvatore Izzo, Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hodge, Staff Sgt. Christopher Jones and 1st Lt. Zachary Burns with the Florida Air National Guard’s 114th Electromagnetic Warfare Squadron stabilize what will be the base of an antenna as part of exercise ThunderMoose, June 13, 2023, at Bangor Air National Guard Base in Maine. The exercise involved transporting a electromagnetic warfare system to the base followed by setting up an operating facility.

121st Pilots, Aircrew Participate in Water Survival Training
May 8, 2023
U.S. Air Force Maj. Travis Harrison with the 166th Air Refueling Squadron, 121st Air Refueling Wing, participated in Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape water survival training in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, May 7, 2023.

Five ANG Wings Train at Operation Hoodoo Sea
May 4, 2023
KC-135 boom operators assigned to the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, receive instruction on ground refueling and maintenance of a KC-135 Stratotanker during Operation Hoodoo Sea  April 28, 2023, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

Ohio Guard Airmen Participate in Counter-Narcotics Training
May 3, 2023
Ohio Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron took part in counter-narcotics training with the Defiance Police Department at the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio, March 4, 2023. Airmen learned about various illegal drugs, how they can be concealed, and methods of detection and identification.

ANG Brings Childhood Friends Full Circle as top Achievers
February 9, 2023
Senior Master Sgt. Lance Perone, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Michael Zinsmeister, both with the 220th Engineering Installation Squadron, stand for a portrait Jan. 20, 2023, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. Perone and Zinsmeister are still serving together after being in the same basic training flight over 33 years ago.

Ohio National Guard’s 180 Fighter Wing Trains in Key West
November 4, 2022
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the Ohio National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing sit on the flightline before morning training flights at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Oct. 31, 2022. The 180FW deployed to Key West to train with VFC-111, the Navy's premier adversary squadron, providing realistic training scenarios that ensure the 180FW is prepared for homeland defense and contingency operations around the globe.

North Dakota ANG regional training site hosts CBRN training
March 17, 2022
Senior Master Sgt. Jeremy Wilson, of the 128th Air Refueling Wing, and Master Sgt. Jason Braun, of the 133rd Civil Engineer Squadron, use chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) detection equipment during a training exercise at the North Dakota Air National Guard Regional Training Site, Fargo, North Dakota, March 9, 2022.

Twin sisters retire from Ohio Air Guard together
March 1, 2022
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Tammy Mundy and Chief Master Sgt. Tabatha King pose for a portrait with Lt. Col. Rebecca Rudy after their combined retirement ceremony Feb. 5, 2022, at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio. Mundy and King are identical twins who have served side-by-side their entire military careers.

Texas Guard’s 136th Airlift Wing completes four-day exercise
February 25, 2022
Texas Air National Guard Citizen-Airmen simulated self-aid buddy care for a graded wing exercise Feb. 13 at Fort Worth Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base. The Air Mobility Command inspector general tested the 136th Airlift Wing members' ability to operate in hazardous environments to ensure units remain mission ready.

Logistics makes the mission go round
November 1, 2021
Members of the 121st Air Refueling Wing and 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment, assist members of the Tennessee National Guard’s 164th Airlift Wing with loading equipment and supplies into a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 26, 2017, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio.

Air National Guard units support Formidable Shield exercise
May 20, 2021
Airmen from the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing move a fuel system icing inhibitor cart in place to begin refueling a U.S. Air Force KC-135 on the flight line at the Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, Scotland, May 18, 2021. The portable fuel injection system is used to add deicing fuel additive during ground refueling. Air Guard Airmen and their refueling aircraft are in Scotland providing air refueling support as part of NATO exercise Formidable Shield.

Airmen recognized on National Day of the Deployed
October 26, 2020
Aircraft maintenance technicians, assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, walk the flightline looking for debris that could damage an aircraft engine at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, before the day’s training sorties Jan. 29, 2019. The Patrick AFB deployment allowed the 180FW Airmen to train in realistic environments to ensure the highest levels of proficiency and readiness for worldwide deployment.

Flying in their father's footsteps
September 30, 2020
U.S. Air National Guard Lt. Col. Scott Notestine, a pilot with the 166th Air Refueling Squadron, 121st Air Refueling Wing, and Staff Sgt. Cody Notestine and Staff Sgt. Nick Notestine, aircraft metals technology specialists with the 121st Maintenance Squadron, 121st ARW, in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker on the flight line at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Columbus, Ohio, Sep. 28, 2020. Lt. Col. Notestine retires Sep. 30 after 35 years of service, and his sons were recently selected to become pilots in the 121st ARW.

Ohio Air Guard members provide lifesaving aid
September 28, 2020
Staff Sgts. Joshua Prater and Michael Mauldin, in fire protection with the 179th Airlift Wing, stopped on their way to work Sept. 16, 2020, to provide lifesaving first aid to the victim of a motor vehicle accident. They were coined by Brig. Gen. James R. Camp Sept. 27 at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio.

179th AW increases interoperability at Silver Arrow 2019
October 3, 2019
Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade prepare for an airdrop during Saber Junction 2019 (SJ19) September 18, 2019, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. SJ19, an exercise involving nearly 5,400 participants from 16 ally and partner nations and the U.S. Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, is designed to assess the readiness of the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade to execute land operations in a joint environment and to promote interoperability with allies and partner nations.