Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - May 2017

Photo Gallery

Staff Sgt. Jamie Matheney

The Ohio National Guard profiles Staff Sgt. Jamie Matheney, a boom operator with the 121st Air Refueling Wing at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, in this segment from the April Buckeye Guard video magazine on the Ohio Channel. Matheney is responsible for operating a specialized boom from the back of a KC-135 and pumping thousands of gallons of jet fuel into aircraft in flight.

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Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman, Ohio adjutant general, presents Maj. Kyle Moore, operations officer for the 112th Engineer Battalion, with the Maj. Gen. Gregory L. Wayt Visionary Leadership Award.

Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman (right), Ohio adjutant general, presents Maj. Kyle Moore, operations officer for the 112th Engineer Battalion, with the Maj. Gen. Gregory L. Wayt Visionary Leadership Award May 5, 2017, during the Ohio National Guard’s annual Joint Senior Leader Conference in Columbus, Ohio. The award is presented annually to a member of the Ohio National Guard for demonstrated exemplary, forward-thinking leadership.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Airmen of the 121st Air Refueling Wing raise the flag just after sunrise.

Airmen of the 121st Air Refueling Wing raise the flag just after sunrise May 6, 2017, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. Raising the flag during reveille on a military installation is a tradition that signals the start of the duty day.

Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson, ONG

Chief Master Sgt. Edward Wagner, new command chief of the 180th Fighter Wing speaking at podium.

Chief Master Sgt. Edward Wagner, new command chief of the 180th Fighter Wing, speaks during a change of authority ceremony May 7, 2017, in Swanton, Ohio. Wagner assumed the role as the wing’s seventh senior enlisted advisor, bringing 30 years of enlisted experience and leadership to the role.

Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes, ONG

Spc. Tyson Montgomery, of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery Regiment, does pushups.

Spc. Tyson Montgomery, of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery Regiment, does pushups during the Army Physical Fitness Test portion of the Army National Guard Region IV Best Warrior Competition May 9, 2017, at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Ia. Montgomery, the Ohio National Guard Soldier of the Year, competed against personnel from Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin during the four-day event, which tested the participants’ abilities to perform more than a dozen essential Soldier tasks.

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Staff Sgt. Justin Delong, of the Ohio Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion, presents an award to members of the Danville High School girls basketball team.

Staff Sgt. Justin Delong, of the Ohio Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion, presents an award to members of the Danville High School girls basketball team for having one of the top five cumulative GPAs in the state May 10, 2017, in Danville, Ohio. Each year, the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association, in cooperation with the OHARNG, recognizes the boys and girls basketball teams with the five-highest team GPAs for that season.

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Be sure to give your mom a hug, phone call or text, or simply cherish her memory this Sunday. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in our Ohio National Guard Family.

Staff Sgt. Nathan McKenzie (left) and Spc. Tyson Montgomery (right) stand with Ohio Army National Guard State Command Sgt. Maj. Rodger M. Jones after winning the 2017 Best Warrior Competition.

Looking Back:
2017 State Best Warrior Competition

Staff Sgt. Nathan McKenzie (left) and Spc. Tyson Montgomery (right) stand with Ohio Army National Guard State Command Sgt. Maj. Rodger M. Jones after winning the 2017 Best Warrior Competition March 25, 2017, at Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center, near Newton Falls, Ohio. McKenzie, a member of the Recruiting and Retention Battalion, and Montgomery, a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery Regiment, triumphed over their peers in the noncommissioned officer and Soldier categories, respectively.

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