Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - March 2017

Photo Gallery

In celebration of March
as Women’s History Month:

The Ohio National Guard honors the achievements, leadership, courage and strength of our female members throughout the organization's history who help us to be “Always ready, Always there!” for Ohio and the nation. Today, women now serve as leaders at every level and can serve in every military career field. These achievements make the Ohio National Guard an even stronger and capable force.

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Spc. Kristopher Fries maintains protective masks.

Spc. Kristopher Fries, a logistician with the 637th Chemical Company, is responsible for maintaining protective masks as a member of the Ohio National Guard’s CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear) Task Force. Maintaining individually assigned weapons, equipment and military clothing is essential for Ohio National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to be “Always ready, Always there.” Maximizing Equipment Readiness and Optimizing Fiscal & Property Responsibility are two of the four critical objectives that make up the Ohio National Guards Strategic Plan.

Staff Sgt. George B. Davis, ONG
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Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, discusses “the way ahead” for the Army National Guard at a force-wide training event.

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, discusses “the way ahead” for the Army National Guard at a force-wide training event for the Recruiting and Retention Battalion March 2, 2017, at Defense Supply Center Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. He praised members of the full-time Active Guard Reserve force for their continued ability to meet and exceed mission requirements, noting that Ohio continues to be ranked No. 1 against all other “big states” in the nation. Several job postings have recently been published for qualified Soldiers willing to serve as recruiters.

Staff Sgt. Sean Mathis, ONG
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In celebration of National Employee Appreciation Day March 3:

The Ohio National Guard thanks our Soldiers, Airmen and civilians whose service, teamwork and reliability allow the organization to be “Always ready, Always there!” for Ohio and the nation. We are also grateful to our Guard members’ employers, whose support is critical to mission success.

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The morning sunrise emerges behind the fallen service member memorial March 8, 2017, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. The memorial sculpture, also referred to as a battlefield cross, is part of a monument plaza dedicated in 2008 that honors all Ohio National Guard members who have been killed in action throughout the organization’s nearly 230-year history, spanning 10 wars and more than 80 campaigns. The battlefield cross, composed of a rifle with bayonet attached, helmet and boots, started during the Civil War as a means of identifying the deceased on the battleground before they were removed.

Bill Pierce, ONG

Ohio Army National Guard Spc. Lisa Roberts competes in the relay race event.

Ohio Army National Guard Spc. Lisa Roberts (left) competes in the relay race event March 7, 2017, during the Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, near Jericho, Vt. More than 120 athletes from 23 states competed in the annual sporting event, which combines cross country skiing and precision target shooting.

1st Lt. Aaron Smith, ONG

Members of the Clemens Family on front porch- 2014.

Members of the Clemens Family, with more than 120 years of military service, stand in front of the Family home in Port Clinton, Ohio after three of them returned from overseas deployments. Pictured are retired Senior Master Sgt. Ken Clemens (clockwise from front row, left), Col. Barb Herrington-Clemens, Capt. Chelsea Migura, Staff Sgt. Rich Clemens, Staff Sgt. Drew Clemens and Sgt. 1st Class Zach Migura.

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Chaplain William Patrick O’Connor.

The Ohio National Guard celebrates
Irish-American Heritage Month
and St. Patrick’s Day:

Chaplain William Patrick O’Connor was an Irish Catholic priest from Cincinnati who served as a chaplain in the Ohio National Guard. Following the U.S. entry into World War I in 1917, Father O’Connor became the first priest in Ohio to enter the Army and was commissioned as a chaplain with the 136th Field Artillery, 37th Division, remaining in the Guard after the war and eventually serving as the 37th Division chaplain until his retirement.

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Molly Frey, a senior at Pickerington North High School in Pickerington, Ohio.

Molly Frey, a senior at Pickerington North High School in Pickerington, Ohio, stands for a portrait at Dawes Arboretum Oct. 23, 2016, in Newark, Ohio. Frey recently was named the 2017 National Guard Military Child of the Year award from Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit serving America's Military Families.

Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson, ONG
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