Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - June 2018

Photo Gallery

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

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

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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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

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

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

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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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