Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - April 2017

Photo Gallery

Spc. Cailin Hoskins, an AN/TWQ-1 Avenger Air Defense System crew member with 2nd Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, hugs a loved one before loading a bus after the unit’s call to duty ceremony April 1, 2017, in McConnelsville, Ohio. The 2-174th ADA will be conducting Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Sgt. Andrew Kuhn
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Col. Daniel L. Tack Jr. (right) takes the reins of the 200th RED HORSE Squadron during an assumption of command ceremony April 1, 2017, at Camp Perry Joint Training Center, near Port Clinton, Ohio. Brig. Gen. Gregory N. Schnulo (left), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air and presiding official for the ceremony, hands the unit guidon over to Tack, making him the 10th commander of the 200th RED HORSE (Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer).

Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood, ONG

Participants at Ohio Military Kids Camp Kelleys Island, a camp for children of military service members, form the shape of the American flag.

Participants at Ohio Military Kids Camp Kelleys Island, a camp for children of military service members, form the shape of the American flag to welcome VIP visitors Aug. 10, 2016, at Kelleys Island, Ohio. The annual weeklong camp is one of many youth events hosted through Ohio National Guard Youth Programs. The Ohio National Guard Youth Programs event season is in full swing with a full slate of events scheduled for the coming months across the state, with hundreds of Military Families participating every year.

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Joe Gabriel (left), lead coordinator for the Ohio National Guard Employment Enhancement Program, speaks with an attendee at a veterans resource fair.

Joe Gabriel (left), lead coordinator for the Ohio National Guard Employment Enhancement Program, speaks with an attendee at a veterans resource fair April 4, 2017, at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Sandusky, Ohio. More than 300 veterans attended the event, hosted by the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, the Ohio National Guard and community partners.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG
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KC-135 Stratotankers with the 121st Air Refueling Wing taxi down the runway.

KC-135 Stratotankers with the 121st Air Refueling Wing taxi down the runway before taking flight April 4, 2017, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. Each jet took off to support different refueling missions, exemplifying the wing’s motto of “All Things at All Times.”

Senior Airman Ashley Williams, ONG

Gold Star Spouses Day graphic

Wednesday, April 5
In celebrations of Gold Star Spouses Day:

The Ohio National Guard honors surviving military spouses as well as the legacy of their loved ones who died in service to our nation, including our own Guard members who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Learn more at symbolsofhonor.org.

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Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, presents Staff Sgt. Michelle Poole with the Ohio National Guard Exceptional Victim Advocate of the Year award.

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (right), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, presents Staff Sgt. Michelle Poole with the Ohio National Guard Exceptional Victim Advocate of the Year award during a program recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 6, 2017, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. Harris said Poole’s emphasis on victims’ interests and upholding unit sexual assault prevention standards has dramatically increased the morale and esprit de corps within her unit, the 1486th Transportation Company in Mansfield, Ohio, as well as her higher echelons of command.

Bill Pierce, ONG

Members of Company C, 147th Infantry, 37th Division, who captured the first German prisoners

April 6 commemorates the
100th anniversary of the U.S.
entry into World War I.

Members of Company C, 147th Infantry, 37th Division, who captured the first German prisoners for the 37th Division, back from the trenches for a rest near Brouville, France, Aug. 14, 1918. Pictured are: Cpl. J. V. Ewan (from left) and Pvts. G. L. Fisher, L. S. Thompson, Eddie Downey, W. T. Frank and Phillip Herman.

37th Division Veterans Association Collection/Ohio Army National Guard Historical Collections
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Molly Frey (center), the Operation Homefront 2017 National Guard Military Child of the Year

Molly Frey (center), the Operation Homefront 2017 National Guard Military Child of the Year®, was honored during an awards gala April 6, 2017, in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the national Month of the Military Child. Pictured with her are her mother, Senior Master Sgt. Renee Frey (right), and her uncle, Senior Master Sgt. Matt Branson, who are both members of the Ohio Air National Guard.

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Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman (from left), Ohio adjutant general; Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., assistant adjutant general for Army; Brig. Gen. Gregory N. Schnulo, assistant adjutant general for Air; Jennifer Carley, 285th Medical Company (Area Support) Family Readiness Group leader; Maj. Bryanna Singleton, 285th Medical Company commander; Command Sgt. Maj. Rodger M. Jones, state command sergeant major; Chief Master Sgt. Thomas A. Jones, state command chief master sergeant; and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Glenn Spencer, state family programs director, honor the 285th FRG during the annual state Family Readiness Workshop.

Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman (from left), Ohio adjutant general; Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., assistant adjutant general for Army; Brig. Gen. Gregory N. Schnulo, assistant adjutant general for Air; Jennifer Carley, 285th Medical Company (Area Support) Family Readiness Group leader; Maj. Bryanna Singleton, 285th Medical Company commander; Command Sgt. Maj. Rodger M. Jones, state command sergeant major; Chief Master Sgt. Thomas A. Jones, state command chief master sergeant; and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Glenn Spencer, state family programs director, honor the 285th FRG during the annual state Family Readiness Workshop April 7, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The 285th FRG was recognized as the 2016 Ohio Army National Guard Family Readiness Group of the Year for its support of the unit's Soldiers and their Family members.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Tech. Sgt. Tom Burden, an F-16 weapons mechanic assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio, developed a flexible, non-slip tool tray for aircraft mechanics called the Grypmat.

Tech. Sgt. Tom Burden, an F-16 weapons mechanic assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio, developed a flexible, non-slip tool tray for aircraft mechanics called the Grypmat. The product can hold tools on the body of an aircraft, on steep angles or curved surfaces, is non-static for use around sensitive electronics and resistant to corrosive chemicals used in aircraft maintenance.

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Cockpit of a black hawk.

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Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 180th Fighter Wing soar over Progressive Field.

Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 180th Fighter Wing soar over Progressive Field before the Cleveland Indians home opener against the Chicago White Sox April 11, 2017, in Cleveland, which turned out to be a 2-1 Indians win. The 180th FW, based in Swanton, Ohio, also performed a flyover before the Cincinnati Reds’ opening day game April 3 in Cincinnati.

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A security forces specialist assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing separates 7.62 mm casings from chain links after firing crew-served weapons.

A security forces specialist assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing separates 7.62 mm casings from chain links after firing crew-served weapons April 12, 2017, at the Fort Custer Training Center in Battle Creek, Mich. Weapons training on various systems allows Airmen to maintain their proficiency and be “Always Ready, Always There” to protect the homeland and support their combatant commands throughout the world.

Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes, ONG

Lt. Gen. Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard, visits with the Airmen of the 121st Air Refueling Wing.

Lt. Gen. Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard, visits with the Airmen of the 121st Air Refueling Wing April 12, 2017, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. Rice also met with unit leaders to learn more about the mission of the 121st ARW and talked with the wing’s Airmen about issues and concerns impacting the Air National Guard.

Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson, ONG

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, has a close encounter with a large hawk.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, has a close encounter with a large hawk during takeoff April 13, 2017. Wildlife-related incidents were documented as the leading cause of F-16 fighter jet mishaps in the first quarter of 2017. In an effort to mitigate impact to the mission and maximize the safety of pilots, aircraft and the abundant local-area wildlife, the 180th FW recently hosted an Air National Guard Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) team visit to assess potential bird and other wildlife hazards located on and around the airfield at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio.

Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker, ONG
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Airmen from the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio and their Family members attend a recent Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event.

Airmen from the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio and their Family members attend a recent Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event. The YRRP was established to identify and address the concerns facing Guard and Reserve members and their Families throughout the deployment cycle and helps educate about and facilitate resources available to Families.

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Participants in the Ohio National Guard Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 5K Color Run/Walk take off from the starting line.

Advocating against and preventing sexual violence is a year-round responsibility for leaders, as well as all Soldiers and Airmen.

Participants in the Ohio National Guard Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 5K Color Run/Walk take off from the starting line April 18, 2017, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. The event was conducted to bring awareness to how important sexual harassment and assault prevention is to being a successful member and leader in the National Guard.

Pfc. Elizabeth Williams, ONG
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Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman, Ohio adjutant general, addresses participants in the “We Are The Majority” rally

Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman, Ohio adjutant general, addresses participants in the “We Are The Majority” rally April 20, 2017, in front of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. More than 1,800 youth leaders from around the state marched through downtown during the rally, a collaboration of the Drug Free Action Alliance, Ohio National Guard and Start Talking!, to promote living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Solar panels at Bieghtler Armory.

Happy EarthDay!

Solar power is a big part of our efforts to reduce energy consumption and be good stewards of the environment. Since the program began in 2009, our solar arrays located at seven sites throughout the state have generated nearly 18 million renewable energy credits and created a savings of more than $2.3 million.

Emily Wolf takes a break between classes recently at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Emily Wolf takes a break between classes recently at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Wolf also is an Airman first class at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio, and is enrolled in the student flight program that helps new enlistees prepare for Basic Military Training, which Wolf is scheduled to attend later this year.

Airman 1st Class Ross Henderson,
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Maj. Shaun Robinson, state equal employment manager for the Ohio National Guard, Capt. Karisa Myers, ONG state sexual assault response coordinator (SARC), and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kyle Davidson, assistant state SARC, show their support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month by wearing jeans during National Denim Day.

Maj. Shaun Robinson, state equal employment manager for the Ohio National Guard, Capt. Karisa Myers, ONG state sexual assault response coordinator (SARC), and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kyle Davidson, assistant state SARC, show their support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month by wearing jeans during National Denim Day April 26, 2017, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. Robinson, Myers and Davidson, along with many other employees, dressed in recognition of the annual campaign to prevent sexual violence through education and public awareness.

Bill Pierce, ONG

Military youths Molly Frey (left) and Abigail Skinner display one of the resolutions they each received from Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor as well as both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly.

Military youths Molly Frey (left) and Abigail Skinner display one of the resolutions they each received from Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor as well as both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly April 26, 2017, at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Skinner was recognized for being named Ohio Military Youth of the Year by Ohio Military Kids, and Frey was honored for being Operation Homefront’s National Guard Military Kid of the Year.

Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson, ONG
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Master Sgt. Amy Lolo (left), a training manager with to the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio, talks with her daughter, Samantha, during a recent bring your child to work day.

Master Sgt. Amy Lolo (left), a training manager with to the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio, talks with her daughter, Samantha, during a recent bring your child to work day at the base. Samantha is considering a career in the Air Force after high school and has applied for admission to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes, ONG

Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman, (right), Ohio adjutant general, presents guest speakers Dr. Alex Hernandez (left) and Debbie Ecker with plaques commemorating their support of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance presentation.

Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman, (right), Ohio adjutant general, presents guest speakers Dr. Alex Hernandez (left) and Debbie Ecker with plaques commemorating their support of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance presentation April 28, 2017, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. As part of the ongoing Ohio National Guard Leadership Development Series, Ecker and Hernandez were invited to discuss “Why Remembering is so Important,” and how studying the Holocaust can help prevent future mass atrocities throughout the world.

Bill Pierce, ONG

Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman, Ohio adjutant general, address members of the 371st Sustainment Brigade during the unit’s call to duty ceremony.

Col. Gregory J. Betts, commander of the 371st Sustainment Brigade, address members of the unit, Family, friends and others in attendance at the unit’s call to duty ceremony April 29, 2017, at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. The 371st is deploying to Southwest Asia to carry out sustainment operations in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG
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Gender Integration: The Next Step. The Ohio Army National Guard is working to recruit female Soldiers into combat arms career fields, calling first for noncommissioned officers and officers to cross-level into these positions in order to expand the diversity of the force.

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