Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - September 2017

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LABOR DAY
September 4, 2017

The Ohio National Guard wishes everyone a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. Thank you to all of our organization's hard-working Soldiers, Airmen and civilians — including those who are working this weekend around the world — for the contributions they make to the strength, prosperity and well-being of their communities, state and nation.

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An Ohio Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter delivers hay.

An Ohio Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter delivers hay to stranded livestock after severe flooding, Sept. 5, 2017, near Beaumont, Texas. Fourteen Soldiers and two Chinooks from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment provided support to the Lone Star State in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Sgt. 1st Class Malcolm McClendon,
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An aircrew from the 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis, Tenn. loads a Joint Incident Site Communications Capabilities (JISCC) trailer onto a C-17 Globemaster III.

An aircrew from the 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis, Tenn. loads a Joint Incident Site Communications Capabilities (JISCC) trailer onto a C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 7, 2017, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as they prepare to transfer members of the Ohio Air National Guard's 269th Combat Communications Squadron and their equipment to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to help with the Hurricane Irma relief effort. The 269th CCS is providing communications support to civilian first responders.

Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Stahl
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Serbian Armed Forces Maj. Goran Zivanovic (left) instructs Spc. Bane Dodson of the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team during a live-fire exercise.

Serbian Armed Forces Maj. Goran Zivanovic (left) instructs Spc. Bane Dodson of the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team during a live-fire exercise as part of the Platinum Wolf 17 peacekeeping operations exercise this summer in Serbia. On Sept. 7, the Ohio National Guard celebrates the 11th anniversary of its pairing with the Republic of Serbia through the National Guard State Partnership Program. Learn more about the history of the partnership on the Ohio National Guard website and Platinum Wolf 17 in the latest Buckeye Guard digital magazine.

Spc. Emilie Sheridan, ONG
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Two Boeing CH-47F Chinook aircraft assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s Company B, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment take off.

Two CH-47F Chinook aircraft assigned to the Ohio National Guard'sCompany B, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment take off Sept. 12, 2017, from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C.7, which served as a transition point for the unit to refuel before continuing on to Naval Air Station Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Fla. to support Hurricane Irma relief operations. The Soldiers had just recently returned from Texas where they moved supplies and personnel following the damage and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

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Airmen with the 200th RED HORSE (Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer) board a military aircraft Sept. 13. 2017, in Mansfield, Ohio to head to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help support recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The Airmen will be setting up Disaster Relief Bed-down Systems (DRBS), which are deployable kits that are capable of providing basic housing and life support facilities such as tents, showers and latrines, for up to 500 people.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG
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Six Airman from the 269th Combat Communications Squadron pose for a photo.

A six-Airman team from the 269th Combat Communications Squadron continues to provide tactical communications support to Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The team, which consists of Tech. Sgt. Michael Miller (from left), Capt. Craig Conner, Tech. Sgt. Jason Clarkson, Tech. Sgt. Zachary Ruoff, Senior Airman Jade Brown and Master Sgt. Nathan Luckey, is providing tactical communication support to first responders and others involved in Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

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Tech. Sgt. Michael Miller adjusts the configuration of a satellite.

Tech. Sgt. Michael Miller, an Airman with the 269th Combat Communications Squadron, adjusts the configuration of a satellite dish Sept. 15, 2017, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Miller is part of a six-person team from the Ohio Air National Guard providing tactical communications support to the recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. (Courtesy photo)

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Capt. Jason Askins briefs the Chadian delegation.

Capt. Jason Askins, (right), a civil engineer and environmental officer for the Ohio Air National Guard’s 200th RED HORSE (Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers) Squadron, based in Port Clinton, Ohio, briefs the Chadian delegation about the taxiway and runway built in January 2017 at the N’Djamena, Chad International Airport. Askins, of Toledo, Ohio, is one of the 2017 recipients of the Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award for Company Grade Officers, presented by National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS).

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Sgt. John Siler, a member of the 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and a Purple Heart recipient, leads the Ohio State football team onto the field at Ohio Stadium.

Sgt. John Siler, a member of the 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and a Purple Heart recipient, leads the Ohio State football team onto the field at Ohio Stadium before the Buckeys'’ game against Army, Sept. 16, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided varied pregame support to the contest, the first in the two schools' histories.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG
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Airforce graphic for 70th birthday

The U.S. Air Force celebrates
70 years of service on Sept. 18.

The Ohio Air National Guard, the second largest Air National Guard in the U.S. with nearly 5,000 Airmen, flew more than 25,000 hours in support of missions around the globe last year and has deployed Airmen to all seven continents since 9/11. We honor seven decades of courageous service of the men and women of the Ohio Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force.

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Planes of the 112th Observation Squadron planes fly over Camp Perry, Ohio, circa 1935.

In celebration of the Air Force birthday on Sept. 18, the Ohio National Guard celebrates its first flying unit, the 112th Observation Squadron, 37th Division Aviation, which was organized on June 20, 1927, in Cleveland.

Today, the Ohio Air National Guard's 112th Fighter Squadron, located in Toledo, Ohio, proudly perpetuates the lineage of these Buckeye aviation pioneers. In this photo, planes of the 112th Observation Squadron fly over Camp Perry, Ohio, circa 1935.

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Graphic depicting The 112th Engineer Battalion, organized in Cleveland in 1837 as the Cleveland Grays.

On this day in Ohio National Guard history, Sept. 18, 1837:

The 112th Engineer Battalion is organized at Cleveland as the Cleveland Grays, an independent volunteer militia company. Across its 180-year history, the 112th has answered the call for the Civil War, War with Spain, World War I, World War II, Korea and the War on Terrorism, and is the oldest unit in the Ohio National Guard. This P.S. Duval lithograph depicts early members of the Grays in the distinctive dress uniform.

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Remember & honor Gold Star Mothers and Families - September 24

On the last Sunday in September, Americans observe National Gold Star Mother's Day, also known as National Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day.

The day was created to recognize and honor those who've lost a son or daughter in service to their country. This Sunday, we honor Gold Star Mothers and their Families, who carry on with resilience, pride and courage.

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On this day in Ohio National Guard history, Sept. 27, 1918: 2nd Lt. Albert Baesel of Company B, 148th Infantry, 37th Division was killed while trying to rescue a wounded Soldier near Ivoiry, France. For his heroic actions that day, Baesel was awarded the Medal of Honor. The 37th, with eight Medal of Honor recipients, celebrates 100 years of service to Ohio and the nation this year, as its lineage lives on with the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

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As part of his coursework for a master's degree in nursing, Ohio Army National Guard Capt. Michael Barnes has created the Ohio Vet 2 Vet Network, a website and mobile app with information and resources for military veterans and their Families to combat the risk factors of suicide among veterans.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG
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