Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - July 2018

Photo Gallery

Ohio National Guard members affiliated with award, stand on stage to be recognized.

The Ohio Army National Guard was named the gold winner earlier this year in the 2018 Army Communities of Excellence competition among all Army National Guard submissions. The accomplishment was celebrated during a July 2, 2018, ceremony at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio, where key contributors (pictured) to the award submission were recognized by Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman, Ohio adjutant general. The annual ACOE competition measures and recognizes the best performing installations and communities in the Army, based on assessment criteria including leadership, strategic planning, customer focus and results. It is the sixth time Ohio has won since 2003.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

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. As we celebrate our nation's 242nd birthday this Fourth of July, please take time to remember the brave men and women who, from the Revolutionary War to the Korean War to the present, volunteered to serve. These Citizen-Warriors have sacrificed to protect the freedoms we are celebrating.


An Ohio National Guard joint color guard marches in the Red, White & BOOM! Parade July 3, 2018, in downtown Columbus, Ohio. More than 100,000 spectators lined the
1-mile parade route to celebrate Independence Day and to catch sight of, and thank, military service members and veterans. Ohio National Guard support to the parade also included the 122nd Army Band and military vehicles.

Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw, ONG

Col. Allison Miller, commander of the 179th Airlift Wing, throws the ceremonial first pitch before the Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens baseball game July 4, 2018, at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio. The Clippers saluted local military heroes during the Fourth of July holiday, including honoring women in the military by having several service members and veterans stand on the first- and third-base lines with Clippers team members during the first pitch.

Capt. Jordyn Sadowski, ONG

Spc. Ceaphrael Benson, a vocalist with the Ohio National Guard’s 122nd Army Band, sings the national anthem before the Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens baseball game July 5, 2018, at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.  Benson, who is the Ohio Army National Guard's first qualified solo-singer, received a standing ovation for her performance during the Clippers' military appreciation night festivities.

Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw, ONG

Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman (at lectern), Ohio adjutant general, speaks during a ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated Hough Auditorium, July 9, 2018, at Camp Perry Joint Training Center near Port Clinton, Ohio. The facility’s $1.6 million renovations to entranceways, seating, restrooms and lighting encompassed over 13,600 square feet, and is part of more than $3.5 million in improvements at Camp Perry.

Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw, ONG

Maj. Gen. John Harris Jr. (center), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, hugs Maj. Gen. Gordon L. Ellis (right), commanding general of the 38th Infantry Division, during his promotion ceremony July 13, 2018, in Indianapolis. Ellis, who took charge of the division in February, has served in the military for more than 30 years and is the Brown County, Ohio sheriff in his civilian occupation.

Master Sgt. Jeff Lowry,
Indiana National Guard

The 251st Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group has earned the 2018 Gen. Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award at the National Guard Bureau level, for integrated efforts and contributions to the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)'s command and control facility military construction project at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The largest such project in Air National Guard engineering installation history, it also involved efforts from the active duty, Air Force Reserve and other unified combatant commands.

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