Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - June 2017

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Brig. Gen. Gregory N. Schnulo (left), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air, and Lt. Col. Matthew Woodruff (right), deputy J3-joint operations for the Ohio National Guard, stand with officers from the Serbian Air Force and Air Defense Command.

Brig. Gen. Gregory N. Schnulo (left), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air, and Lt. Col. Matthew Woodruff (right), deputy J3-joint operations for the Ohio National Guard, stand with officers from the Serbian Air Force and Air Defense Command June 5, 2017, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. Part of the ongoing National Guard State Partnership pairing of Ohio and Serbia, the Serbian officers’ visit was to observe firefighting operations conducted by the ONG.

Bill Pierce, ONG

Staff Sgt. Jamie Matheney

On this day in Ohio National Guard history, June 6, 1944:

The 112th Engineer Battalion took part in the invasion of France at Normandy, landing with the initial assault waves in support of the 1st Infantry Division. Burdened with heavy loads of equipment and despite heavy casualties, the battalion successfully cleared the beach of underwater obstacles, mines and barbed wire, which permitted supporting infantry to land safely. For their heroism, the battalion would earn the Presidential Unit Citation. In this photo, a streamer for this award is added to the battalion colors during a ceremony in Europe in 1945.

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Command Sgt. Maj. István Kriston is briefed on the 180th Fighter Wing’s Aerospace Control Alert mission by Airmen from Ohio National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing.

Command Sgt. Maj. István Kriston (second from right), the senior enlisted leader of the Hungarian Defence Forces, is briefed on the 180th Fighter Wing's Aerospace Control Alert mission during a base visit June 6, 2017, in Swanton, Ohio. The Ohio National Guard and Hungary began working together in 1993 as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program, linking the unique capabilities of the National Guard with the armed forces of allied nations.

Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes, ONG

Spc. Alphonso Grant, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew member with Company B, 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment, waits to engage targets with a M240C machine gun from the door of a Black Hawk.

Spc. Alphonso Grant, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew member with Company B, 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment, waits to engage targets with a M240C machine gun from the door of a Black Hawk June 8, 2017, during an aerial gunnery range at Camp Grayling, Mich. Soldiers of the battalion, based in Columbus, Ohio, are conducting their two-week annual training.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Shepherd (right) presents Col. Ben C. Capriato Jr. with a customized gift.

Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Shepherd (right) presents Col. Ben C. Capriato Jr. with a customized gift during Capriato’s retirement ceremony June 10, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. Shepherd said the gift represents the duo’s time together spent traveling as the 16th Engineer Brigade’s senior leadership team, and the cars they admired along the way. Capriato, who retires with 30 years of military service, was succeeded by Col. Jennifer Mitchell at a change of command ceremony earlier in the day.

Sgt. Andrew Kuhn, ONG

Col. Jennifer Mitchell (saluting), incoming commander of the 16th Engineer Brigade, assumes command of the formation from Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr, Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army.

Col. Jennifer Mitchell (saluting), incoming commander of the 16th Engineer Brigade, assumes command of the formation from Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr, Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, during a change of command ceremony June 10, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. Mitchell, who becomes the first woman to command the brigade, succeeds Col. Ben C. Capriato, who retires after 30 years of military service.

Sgt. Andrew Kuhn, ONG

Soldiers with the 1485th Transportation Company operate simulated M2 .50-caliber machine guns at the Virtual Convoy Operations Trainer.

Soldiers with the 1485th Transportation Company operate simulated M2 .50-caliber machine guns at the Virtual Convoy Operations Trainer during the Golden Coyote exercise June 13, 2017, in Rapid City, S.D. Golden Coyote is a three-phase, scenario-driven training exercise conducted in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming, which enables commanders to focus on mission essential task requirements, warrior tasks and battle drills.

Spc. Kevin Kim, U.S. Army

Ohio National Guard
celebrates Flag Day
June 14

Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Mann, Ohio Army National Guard historian, inspects a National Flag, among the flags housed at the Ohio National Guard headquarters located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. The Adjutant General’s Department works in partnership with the Ohio History Connection to maintain the Ohio Battle Flag collection.

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Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman is assisted by retired Col. John Enyrt  and Spc. Susan Higgenbotham in making the first cut in the cake.

Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman (center), Ohio adjutant general, is assisted by retired Col. John Enyrt (left), former senior Army advisor for the Ohio Army National Guard, and Spc. Susan Higgenbotham, OHARNG mobilization operations specialist, in making the first cut in the cake during a 242nd Army birthday celebration June 14, 2017, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. In a long-standing Army tradition, the oldest (Enyrt) and youngest (Higginbotham) Soldier present at the event assisted the honored guest (Bartman) with cutting the cake.

Bill Pierce, ONG

Capt. Anthony Vogel, a Soldier with the Ohio National Guard’s 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and his children sit for an interview.

Capt. Anthony Vogel, a Soldier with the Ohio National Guard's 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and his children sit for an interview with NBC4-TV, Columbus, following a call to duty ceremony June 15, 2017, at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Vogel was preparing to deploy with Task Force Guthrie Greys to the National Capital Region in Washington, D.C., to provide command and supervisory oversight to the homeland defense mission as part of Operation Noble Eagle.

Sgt. Andrew Kuhn, ONG

Fathers Day graphic.

June 18, 2017

The Ohio National Guard wishes a Happy Father's Day to all dads, including those who've served our country and those who have children who've served.

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Anchor/reporter Stacia Naquin and videographer Jeff Hogan, of WSYX/WTTE-TV in Columbus, Ohio, interview Master Sgt. Ryan Dunn, a boom operator with the 121st Air Refueling Wing.

Anchor/reporter Stacia Naquin (center) and videographer Jeff Hogan (right), of WSYX/WTTE-TV in Columbus, Ohio, interview Master Sgt. Ryan Dunn, a boom operator with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, after a refueling mission June 22, 2017, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus. It was part of an orientation tour and flight to familiarize and educate members of the media with the missions of the Ohio National Guard.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

The spouses of more than 20 state adjutants general from across the country perform volunteer work stocking food items at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

The spouses of more than 20 state adjutants general from across the country perform volunteer work stocking food items, including bananas, June 23, 2017, at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank in Grove City, Ohio. The foodbank serves a 20-county area in Central and Eastern Ohio, providing nearly 150,000 meals every day.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG
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Col. John Knabel, 178th Wing commander, speaks at a press conference.

Col. John Knabel, 178th Wing commander, speaks at a press conference announcing the expansion of tuition discounts to active-duty, Reserve and Ohio National Guard members at Clark State Community College June 23, 2017, in Springfield, Ohio. Beginning with the fall 2017 semester, Clark State will offer a 50 percent tuition discount to students who are military members and a 25 percent discount to eligible spouses.

Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Stahl, ONG
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Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (at lectern), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, speaks during opening ceremony for the 2017 National Matches.

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (at lectern), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, speaks during the opening ceremony for the 2017 National Matches June 26, 2017, at Camp Perry Joint Training Center, near Port Clinton, Ohio. Harris also fired the ceremonial “first shot” to open the five-week shooting competition that will attract more than 4,500 national and international participants.

Sgt. Andrew Kuhn, ONG
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Col. Greg Betts, commander of the 371st Sustainment Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Scott M. Barga, the brigade’s senior enlisted advisor, uncase the brigade colors.

Col. Greg Betts (left), commander of the 371st Sustainment Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Scott M. Barga, the brigade's senior enlisted advisor, uncase the brigade colors during a transfer of authority ceremony June 26, 2017, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The 371st is deployed for a limited duration to conduct sustainment operations in support of security cooperation, joint exercises and training in the region.

Sgt. Christopher Bigelow, U.S. Army

 

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Day brings more awareness
to serious disorder

June 27 is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day. Recognizing the symptoms and seeking treatment is critical and, with the proper help, those diagnosed with PTSD including service members and veterans can develop resiliency, lead productive lives and be valuable contributors at work and elsewhere in their communities.

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Independence Day graphic featuring 122nd band.

The Ohio National Guard wishes everyone a happy Independence Day, and gives thanks to our current and former Soldiers and Airmen who have helped Americans to enjoy more than 240 years of freedom.

For those in Columbus on July 3, the 122nd Army Band will be marching in the Red, White & Boom parade at 6 p.m. as well as performing the national anthem prior to the fireworks show later that evening, and on July 4 will march in the Independence Day parade in Sunbury, Ohio.

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