Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - June 2018

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Col. James R. Camp (from left), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air, presents plaques of appreciation to Pastor Kelly Cross and Lt. Col. Trevor Sthultz, deputy commander of the 914th Maintenance Group out of Niagara Air Reserve Station, N.Y., for their participation in the Ohio National Guard’s program in observance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, June 1, 2018, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. Cross presented the invocation and Sthultz was the featured speaker during the program highlighting this year’s theme, “Pride in All Who Serve.” Also pictured is Sthultz’s partner, Travis Fister.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG
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Accident scene of car and motorcycle.

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (left), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, presents Col. Craig W. Baker, Ohio Army National Guard deputy chief of staff for personnel, with one of several certificates and awards he received during his retirement ceremony June 1, 2018, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. Baker, who retires with more than 25 years of military service, celebrated with family and friends including 20 of his fellow U.S. Military Academy graduates who attended the ceremony to surprise Baker.

Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw, ONG

Accident scene of car and motorcycle.

Homeland Security Investigations Resident Agent in Charge Nathan Emery (right) presents an award to Tech Sgt. Lance Armstrong, a criminal analyst with the Ohio National Guard Counterdrug Task Force earlier this year at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. Armstrong was recognized his work providing intelligence and analysis to senior leaders at law enforcement agencies during a 2016 terrorist attack on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus.

1st Lt. Aaron Smith, ONG
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The Zentz Family, Jordon (from left), Mikayla, Jeff, April and Jaaron, stand for a photo about four years ago. Sgt. Maj. Zentz has deployed six times in the last 10 years, and his sons were deployed at the same time he was in 2017.

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An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, soars behind an American flag June 6, 2018, in Swanton, Ohio. The 180th FW performs daily training, conducted in realistic environments under realistic circumstances, to ensure its forces maintain the highest levels of proficiency and readiness to defend the nation both at home and abroad.

Airman 1st Class Hope Geiger, ONG

Colonel walks in front of rows of Soldiers standing at attention.

Second Lt. Tim Kurfiss (right), officer in charge with the Ohio National Guard’s 838th Military Police Company, renders a salute to Serbian Armed Forces Col. Slobodan Stopa, 4th Army Brigade commander, during opening ceremonies for Exercise Platinum Wolf 2018 at South Base, Serbia, June 11, 2018. Nearly 45 Soldiers with the 838th MP Company arrived in the Republic of Serbia June 10, 2018, to participate in exercise Platinum Wolf. The two-week, multinational peacekeeping exercise will bring 10 nations together to enhance military cooperation and interoperability at Serbia’s South Base and Borovac Training Area, June 11-22.

Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker, ONG
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Porter in gear standing in front of military vehicles.

Military service is a tradition in her Family, so it was no surprise when Ohio Army National Guard Spc. Cheyanna Porter enlisted in the spring of 2015 and completed basic training during the summer between her junior and senior year of high school. Porter, assigned to the Ohio National Guard's 838th Military Police Company, located in Youngstown, Ohio, followed in the footsteps of her brother, who is also a member of the Ohio National Guard, and her cousins who serve in the Navy and Air Force. Porter and about 50 of her fellow unit members are currently participating in Platinum Wolf 18, the Serbian-led, two-week multinational peacekeeping exercise being conducted June 11-22, which brings more than 500 soldiers from 10 nations together to enhance military cooperation and interoperability.

Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Holliker, ONG
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Grip and grin pic with award.

Eugene Collins (left), Army deputy assistant secretary for environment, safety and occupational health, presents the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award to Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, who was accepting on behalf of the Camp Ravenna Joint Training Center and the Ohio Army National Guard, June 13, 2018, in Ravenna, Ohio. The Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant Environmental Restoration team was recognized for a long-standing environmental cleanup and restoration program, and for creating two critical training resources at the former ammunition plant.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG
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Animation of Army balloon floating up from words 243rd Army Birthday

243rd Army Birthday logo
The U.S. Army’s 243rd birthday
is June 14, 2018.

Every Ohio National Guard Soldier proudly carries on the heritage of those who served before, and, along with our Airmen and civilians, represent the world’s best military force. As we mark this year’s birthday, we also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. We must never forget the efforts of the doughboys who bravely fought for their country, including the more than 25,000 from the Ohio National Guard.

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Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (center), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, is assisted by Spc. Daniel Yeboah (left), GI Bill manager in the Ohio National Guard Education and Incentives Office, and Fleta Moyer, a financial technician in the U.S. Property and Fiscal Office, Comptroller’s Office, in making the first cut in the cake during a 243rd Army birthday celebration June 14, 2018, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. In a long-standing Army tradition, the employees with the greatest years of service (Moyer) and fewest years of service (Yeboah) present at the event assisted the honored guest (Harris) with cutting the cake.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Soldiers assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 838th Military Police Company participate in a 5-mile dismounted patrol scenario, searching for potential dangerous obstacles on the road, during Exercise Platinum Wolf 2018, June 15, 2018. About 50 members of the 838th MP Company arrived in the Republic of Serbia June 10 to participate in the two-week, multinational peacekeeping exercise, which brings 10 nations together to enhance military cooperation and interoperability at Serbia’s South Base and Borovac Training Area, June 11-22.

Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker, ONG
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Second Lt. Vedran Kistoc (from left), a chaplain with the Serbian Armed Forces, along with 1st Lt. Goran Sandic, chief Orthodox chaplain for the Serbian Armed Forces, and Lt. Col. James Sizemore, an Ohio National Guard chaplain, conduct the first-ever, multinational Divine Liturgy in field conditions, June 18, 2018, during Exercise Platinum Wolf 18 at Borovac Training Area near Serbia’s South Base. The outdoor sunrise service began at 6 a.m. at the Platinum Wolf tent city, bringing more than 30 soldiers from around the world to worship and take part in Holy Communion together.

Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker, ONG
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Soldiers sitting on floor of tent, sharing local prepared meal.

Col. Andrew Aquino (from left), chaplaincy director for the Ohio National Guard; Col. Saša Milutinović, head of division for religion for the Serbian Armed Forces; and Col. Slajan Stamenkovic, duty commander, 4th Army Brigade, Serbian Armed Forces, gather together with United Arab Emirates soldiers for a traditional Emirate meal, June 19, 2018, at Serbia’s South Base and Boravac Training Area, during Exercise Platinum Wolf 2018. The goal of the meal was to ensure the soldiers’ religious dietary needs were properly met and share ideas for continued religious support of the Emirate soldiers in the future. Platinum Wolf 18.

Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker, ONG
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Soldiers assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 838th Military Police Company defend the perimeter during dismounted patrol training at Exercise Platinum Wolf 2018. About 50 members of the 838th MP Company arrived in the Republic of Serbia June 10 to participate in the two-week, multinational peacekeeping exercise, which brings 10 nations together to enhance military cooperation and interoperability at Serbia’s South Base and Borovac Training Area, June 11-22, 2018.

Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker, ONG
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Capt. Jezrael Eggeman, director of personnel for the 179th Force Support Squadron, and her son Jakson are photographed on the flight line June 20, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th AW’s “Bring Your Child to Work Day” provided an opportunity for military parents to teach their children more about their jobs in the Air National Guard.

Airman 1st Class Christi Richter, ONG
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Senior Airman Kathryn Dobbs, a medic from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, checks the prescription of an optometry patient’s eyeglasses at a health care clinic operated by members of the Air Guard and U.S. Navy Reserve June 20, 2018, at Breathitt County High School in Jackson, Ky. The Jackson clinic is one of four that comprised Operation Bobcat, a 10-day mission to provide military medical troops with crucial training in field operations and logistics while offering no-cost basic health care and examinations to the residents of Eastern Kentucky.

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Convoy from the side of road

Soldiers of the 1483th Transportation Company head off on their tactical convoy operations training lane June 21, 2018, at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in Grayling, Mich. The real-world scenario is two-fold, allowing Soldiers from both sides to build on their knowledge and skills, which increases their abilities to deploy for combat operations more quickly.

Sgt. Tommie Berry, ONG
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Oscar Hernandez (second from left), a training specialist from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Agency, guides Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1487th Transportation Company on how to detect electromagnetic interference on an AN/PSN-13 Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) June 23, 2018, during annual training at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in Grayling, Mich. This training provides Soldiers guidance in the event they encounter a contested electronic warfare environment.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG
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Cpl. Seth Tigner, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 211th Maintenance Company and native of Hanover, Ohio, peers down the iron sites of his M240B machine gun before a move-and-shoot course during annual training June 24, 2018, at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in Grayling, Mich. The shooters were given enough live ammunition to fire 35 rounds per target, at 45 targets to qualify on the gunnery course, conducted during the unit’s two-week annual training.

Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw, ONG
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Soldiers with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery Regiment fire the M777 howitzer during a live-fire exercise June 24, 2018, during annual training at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in Grayling, Mich. Battery C is fielding new cannons, a transition for these Soldiers who are coming from the smaller M119 howitzer.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG
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view from ground lookin gup at front quarter of aircraft being worked on by airman on lift.

Senior Airman Tim Johnson (left) and Senior Airman Hunter Mitchel, aerospace propulsion specialists with the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group, evaluate an engine on a C-130H Hercules June 26, 2018, in Mansfield, Ohio. The diagnostic test requires the engine to be running for the Airmen to properly identify the cause of the particular issue, and is known by aircraft mechanics as “man on the stand.”

Capt. Paul Stennett, ONG

Headshot of soldier in gas mask with other soldiers checking theirs in the background too.

Spc. Dominic Hess, a helicopter mechanic with the 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment, checks the fit on his M40 field protective mask before he enters the CS gas chamber June 26, 2018, during annual training at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in Grayling, Mich. Soldiers are exposed to CS tear gas, in controlled situations, to instill confidence in the training and equipment that will protect them in a hazardous environment.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Staff Sgt. Jeff Wilson, a heavy equipment mechanic assigned to the 178th Logistic Readiness Squadron, changes a tire on a government vehicle June 27, 2018, at Springfield Air National Guard Base in Springfield, Ohio. Wilson was changing the tire as part of routine maintenance for all government vehicles, which helps ensure that Airmen of the 178th have ready equipment to perform their missions.

Airman 1st Class Amber Mullen, ONG

Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing lead members of the Mansfield Senior High School Tygers football team through the "Herc Challenge," held June 27, 2018, at Arlin Field in Mansfield, Ohio. Named after the aircraft that the 179th AW operates, the C-130 Hercules, the event is designed to motivate participants and challenge them physically while making them aware of the benefits that the Air National Guard can offer.

Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood, ONG

Parkison sitting with awards and 121st logo in background

Ohio Air National Guard Master Sgt. Todd J. Parkison, the recruiting and retention manager with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, poses for a portrait along with several state and national recruiting awards he has earned in seven years as a recruiter. Parkison achieved 500 Airman accessions earlier this year, an accomplishment that typically takes Air National Guard recruiters 14 years to achieve.

Airman 1st Class Tiffany A. Emery, ONG
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