The Ohio National Guard: Featured Stories in 2017

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Featured Stories of 2017

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01.15.2017: Video Buckeye Guard ~ January 2017

• The Ohio National Guard celebrates a 10-year partnership with Serbia
• The 200th RED HORSE Squadron conducts its annual field training
• Wings provide fun-filled day for children and young adults living with chronic or life threatening illnesses
• Wright State University establishes a graduate scholarship for members of Ohio National Guard
• Army warrant officer candidates partner with the Columbus Division of Fire to install smoke alarms
• Cpl. Emma Briggs is one of the first women to graduate from the 91A Abrams Tank System Maintainer course
• Lineage Linkup: Medical Detachment

01.01.2017: Medal of Honor history: Member of Ohio National Guard predecessor was first recipient

01.01.2017: Army implements new physical fitness standards for recruits, reclassifying Soldiers

01.11.2017: Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment honored during call to duty ceremony

01.15.2017: Digital Buckeye Guard Vol. 35: No. 1

01.16.2017: Soldiers of 204th Engineer Detachment heading home after successful deployment

01.28.2017: Soldiers of 204th Engineer Detachment honored during welcome home ceremony

01.30.2017: Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program makes college an affordable pursuit for Guard members

02.15.2017: Video Buckeye Guard ~ February 2017

•  The Ohio National Guard's ties to Presidents Day
•  Retired Ohio National Guard member is honored with induction into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame
•  CBRN Task Force conducts training to prepare for an unpredictable catastrophe anywhere in the Midwest
•  121st Air Refueling Wing's Tech. Sgt. Mitchell Corbin supports the mission in aerospace ground equipment
•  Army implements new physical fitness standards for recruits, reclassifying Soldiers
•  Sgt. 1st Class Richard Wright spends his off-hours as a professional on the national walleye fishing tour

02.01.2017: In their own words: Integration of the 372nd Infantry

02.05.2017: In their own words: Medal of Honor recipient 2nd Lt. Robert M. Viale

02.10.2017: Ohio National Guard’s newest general officer holds unique status

02.15.2017: Ohio Army National Guard engineers ready for all challenges
02.15.2017: Ohio Army National Guard engineers work to improve Camp Ravenna

02.16.2017: In the right place, at the right time: Guard member helps reunite missing child with family

02.17.2017: Newest generation of Army Black Hawk utility helicopters to by flown by Ohio National Guard pilots

02.17.2017: The Ohio National Guard’s ties to Presidents Day

02.19.2017: 179th Airlift Wing goes to Africa to participate in Exercise Flintlock

02.22.2017: Diversity & Inclusion: Speaker talks about how diversity, inclusion make an organization stronger

02.27.2017: Top 8 things to know about the new Blended Retirement System

03.01.2017: Always Ready: Maintaining Equipment Plays Critical Role

03.01.2017: 180th Fighter Wing to Test Response Capability

03.05.2017: Ohio National Guard Biathlon Team competes in Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championship

03.15.2017: Digital Buckeye Guard Vol. 35: No. 2

03.15.2017: Video Buckeye Guard ~ March 2017

•  Meet the 179th Airlift Wing's first all-female loadmaster crew
•  How the Family Readiness Group supports Families while Soldiers are away on deployment
•  The Ohio National Guard's support to community events
•  180th Fighter Wing deployed Airmen and fighter jets to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida to conduct two-week training
•  U.S. Rep./Brig. Gen. Steve Stivers discusses his dual role as a general officer and a sitting member of Congress
•  Ohio Army National Guard Lineage Linkup: 216th Engineer Battalion

03.07.2017: Always Ready: Combined Support Maintenance Shop

03.11.2017: Getting them ready for deployment: Instructor stays motivated, realizes importance of setting the example

03.16.2017: Focus on Families: Military service runs in Family; roots in both Army, Air National Guard

03.17.2017: Meet the 179th Airlift Wing’s first all-female loadmaster crew

03.20.2017: Ohio National Guard military child wins national award

03.21.2017: FRG supports Families back home when Soldiers are away

03.24.2017: Ohio National Guard Employment Enhancement Program connects employers and members

03.24.2017: Brig. Gen. Dana McDaniel Retirement Celebration

04.01.2017: Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment to deploy

04.04.2017: Resource fair, student roundtable aim to support veterans in transition

04.06.2017: Commemorating the centennial of the U.S. entering World War I; many connections to state of Ohio, Ohio National Guard

04.10.2017: Becoming a pilot in the Ohio Army National Guard

04.11.2017: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Airman: 180th Fighter Wing Airman embraces innovation with invention to assist aircraft mechanics

04.15.2017: Video Buckeye Guard ~ April 2017

•  The Ohio National Guard Biathlon Team competes in the Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championship
•  A boom operator with the 121st Air Refueling Wing discusses the KC-135 refueling mission
•  Ohio is home to one of the largest collections of battle flags in the country
•  The Ohio National Guard partners on a veterans’ resource fair in Erie County

04.17.2017: Registration continues for 2017 Ohio National Guard Youth Programs

04.19.2017: Looking back: 5K color run/walk helps bring awareness to importance of sexual assault prevention

04.21.2017: Before, during, and after: coping with deployments

04.25.2017: Ohio Air National Guard offers a variety of high-tech career paths

04.29.2017: Ohio National Guard’s 371st Sustainment Brigade deploys

05.04.2017: Always Ready, Always There: CBRN Task Force

05.04.2017: Looking Back: 2017 State Best Warrior Competition

05.04.2017: Video Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Jamie Matheney

05.05.2017: Several Guard members among 2017 inductees into Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor

05.12.2017: Military Spouse Appreciation Day

05.15.2017: Digital Buckeye Guard Vol. 35: No. 3

05.15.2017: Video Buckeye Guard ~ May 2017

• 164th Airlift Squadron tests its operational capabilities in harsh environments across Africa
•  37th Infantry Brigade Combat team, based out of Columbus, Soldiers continue peacekeeping mission in Kosovo
•  2017 Ohio Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition
•  Ohio National Guard pilots fly the newest generation of Army Black Hawk utility helicopters
•  Battery A, 1-134 Field Artillery Regiment

05.23.2017: Dublin Taiko Group performs during Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month program

05.26.2017: Exercise Load Diffuser 17 begins, two Ohio Air National Guard wings participating

06.13.2017: Ohio National Guard Community Relations Program supports citizens, events throughout the state

06.14.2017: Ohio Battle Flag collection connects to state’s military history

06.15.2017: Video Buckeye Guard ~ June 2017

• Airmen and Soldiers get high-tech training using virtual reality
• Shooting competition at an Ohio National Guard training facility attracts national and international participants
• Simulated disaster puts members of the Homeland Response Team to the test
• How a small unmanned aircraft is helping Soldiers on the modern battlefield

06.17.2017: 1-134th Field Artillery Regiment Live Fire Exercise

06.23.2017: Spouses of adjutants general tour, volunteer at food bank

07.10.2017: Funeral honors conducted for missing ONG Soldier who died during World War II