Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - November 2017

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Master Sgt. Serena Dedes, an equipment manager at the 180th Fighter Wing, holds a traditional feather flag used during pow wows along with water vase handmade by her mother.

Master Sgt. Serena Dedes, an equipment manager at the 180th Fighter Wing, holds a traditional feather flag used during pow wows along with water vase handmade by her mother. Pow wows are Native American ceremonies involving feasting, singing and dancing. November is dedicated to honoring Native American Indian Heritage and celebrating the uniqueness that diverse service members bring to the U.S. military.

Airman First Class Hope Geiger, ONG
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Ohio Army National Guard Sgt. First Class Amy Saltis sings the national anthem.

Ohio Army National Guard Sgt. First Class Amy Saltis (left), readiness noncommissioned officer for the 285th Medical Company (Area Support), sings the national anthem Aug. 12, 2017, during the Ohio Women Veterans Conference at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. More than 500 women Veterans were in attendance and joined Saltis in the singing the anthem while saluting the flag.

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Col. Gregg Hesterman receives the unit guidon from Maj. Gen. Stephen Markovich.

Col. Gregg Hesterman (right), the incoming commander of the178th Wing, receives the unit guidon from Maj. Gen. Stephen Markovich, commander of the Ohio Air National Guard, during a change of command ceremony Nov. 4, 2017, at t Springfield Air National Guard Base in Springfield, Ohio. Hesterman succeeds Col. John Knabel, who relinquished command and retired after 29 years of military service.

Senior Airman Rachel Simones, ONG
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Army National Guard member transport trucks and supplies via landing craft.

Army National Guard members from Ohio and Puerto Rico work together to supply the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico with food and water on Nov. 4, 2017. Soldiers from the 1483rd Transportation Company, out of Walbridge, Ohio, have been helping support the Puerto Rican government’s recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria.

Spc. Alysia Brewster
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group image of Airmen with the 178th Wing.

Airmen with the 178th Wing teamed up with 179th Airlift Wing personnel for a one-month deployment to Caguas, Puerto Rico. The Airmen manned a disaster relief mobile kitchen trailer (DRMKT) to provide meals to service members who were supporting Hurricane Maria relief efforts.

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Senior Airman Gene Kelley (left) and Staff Sgt. Nick Wander of the 200th RED HORSE Squadron fill two tanks with potable water for a community member Nov. 7, 2017, in Naranjito, Puerto Rico. Airmen with the 200th RED HORSE (Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer) have provided more than 300,000 gallons of potable water to nearby communities since their arrival over 40 days ago.

Spc. Cody Kilduff, U.S. Army



On Veterans Day, the Ohio National Guard remembers and recognizes all past and present members of the military who have served our country proudly, including our Soldiers and Airmen who have served their state and nation since 1788. Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman, Ohio adjutant general, served as grand marshal for this year's city of Columbus Veterans Day Parade, which honored the 70th birthday of the U.S. Air Force.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

 

A color guard from the 121st Air Refueling Wing.

A color guard from the 121st Air Refueling Wing marches in the Columbus Veterans Day parade Nov. 9, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio National Guard's support to the parade included a C-130 flyover, vehicles and the 122nd Army Band.

Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson, ONG

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Ohio Army National Guard veteran Warren E. Motts (center) salutes after being inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame by retired Col. Chip Tansill (left), director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, and state Sen. Frank Larose.

Ohio Army National Guard veteran Warren E. Motts (center) salutes after being inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame by retired Col. Chip Tansill (left), director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, and state Sen. Frank Larose, Nov. 9, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. Motts, of Groveport, Ohio, served in the U.S. Army and the Ohio Army National Guard from 1959 to 1968. After separating from the National Guard, Motts leveraged his military experience working as a photographer into a civilian career, owning his own photography company and now operates the Motts Military Museum to educate the public on military history.

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Four Soldiers from the Ohio Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment spell out “O-H-I-O” to show their state pride and support of the Ohio State Buckeyes. The 1-148th is currently overseas, conducting joint training alongside Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army personnel. Ohio State plays Michigan State this Saturday at home, on Veterans Day.

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Ohio Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Christopher Richman, of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, prepares to run onto the field with the Ohio State football team.

Ohio Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Christopher Richman, of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, prepares to run onto the field with the Ohio State football team prior to the Buckeyes’ game against Michigan State Nov. 11, 2017, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Richman, who was representing wounded warriors in honor of Veterans Day, received a Purple Heart for wounds he sustained in June 2016 during Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan.

Airman 1st Class Christi Richter, ONG
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Tom Burden, an F-16 mechanic with the 180th Fighter Wing pitches his grypmat on Shark Tank..

Gripping at Success.

Tom Burden, an F-16 mechanic with the 180th Fighter Wing, has invented a product called the Grypmat, a flexible, non-slip tray designed to hold tools on uneven or sloped surfaces. He will appear on the ABC television show “Shark Tank” at 9 p.m. EST Sunday, Nov. 12, to compete with other entrepreneurs. Learn more about his story, one of perseverance and dedication to an idea, in the digital Buckeye Guard magazine.

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Members of the Ohio Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, based in McConnelsville, Ohio, stand in front of a Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar.

Members of the Ohio Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, based in McConnelsville, Ohio, stand in front of a Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) weapon system recently at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Pictured are: Sgt. Joshua Cooper (from left), Spc. Nathan Stanley, Sgt. Jacob Styskal (holding a piece of an indirect fire round shot down over the airfield) and Spc. Zachary Whalen. Soldiers of the 2-174th ADA are working with their active-duty counterparts to keep Bagram safe.

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Soldiers with the 137th Signal Company prepare to disembark from a KC-135 Stratotanker.

Soldiers with the 137th Signal Company prepare to disembark from a KC-135 Stratotanker, operated by the 121st Air Refueling Wing, upon returning from providing communications support to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Nov. 15, 2017, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. The signal company provided mobile satellite, telephone, internet, video conferencing and information technology services for more than 50 missions conducted by deployed military assets in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

Sgt. Andrew Kuhn, ONG
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A crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing marshals a KC-135 Stratotanker.

A crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing marshals a KC-135 Stratotanker as Soldiers of the 285th Medical Company (Area Support) arrive home from Puerto Rico Nov.16, 2017, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. The Soldiers assisted more than 2,000 patients during several weeks in Puerto Rico providing medical care in support of Hurricane Maria recovery operations.

Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson
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Staff Sgt. Matthew Crabtree, a medic with the 285th Medical Company (Area Support) and a registered nurse, performs a medical assessment on an infant less than one month old.

Staff Sgt. Matthew Crabtree, a medic with the 285th Medical Company (Area Support) and a registered nurse, performs a medical assessment on an infant less than one month old Oct. 27, 2017, in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Health care professionals with pediatric experience like Crabtree are an important asset to medical companies like the 285th.

Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw, ONG
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The Ohio National Guard wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for all the Citizen-Soldiers, -Airmen, civilian employees and Family members who make up the Ohio National Guard Family. In this photo from 1898, Company C, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Infantry serves Thanksgiving dinner to Company C, 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Knoxville, Tenn.

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