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COVERAGE OF OHIO AID TO HURRICANE RECOVERY EFFORTS

Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Oct. 4, 2017

285th ASMC and 137th Signal Co. advance teams deploy to Puerto Rico

By 1st Lt. Aaron Smith and Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson
An advance team from the 285th Medical Company (Area Support) and the 137th Signal Company board a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing in Columbus, Ohio to deploy to Puerto Rico. The Soldiers will be conducting logistical and operational assessments prior to the remainder of their units' arrival, in support of hurricane relief efforts.


ONG PRESS RELEASES

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Ohio National Guard has answered the calls for assistance from Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Soldiers and Airmen are providing a variety of support, to include supply and personnel airlift, satellite and airborne imagery analysis, communications infrastructure, construction and medical care.

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11.16.2017

Ohio National Guard welcomes home medical company from hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico

11.15.2017

Ohio National Guard signal company to return from Puerto Rico

10.27.2017

Ohio National Guard transportation company to deploy to Puerto Rico

10.26.2017

Ohio National Guard helicopters and crews to leave for Hurricane Maria response effort

10.17.2017

200th RED HORSE Squadron Sends Over 183 Tons of Assets to U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to Aid in Hurricane Relief Efforts

10.11.2017

Communications team is latest Ohio National Guard unit to deploy to Puerto Rico

10.10.2017

Medical equipment sent to Puerto Rico for ONG unit's support to hurricane relief efforts

10.06.2017

Answering the Call

10.06.2017

179th Airlift Wing sends fourth C-130H Hercules filled with Airmen from the 200th RED HORSE Squadron and a Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit

10.05.2017

Ohio National Guard medical company to leave for Puerto Rico

10.03.2017

Ohio National Guard sends team to Puerto Rico in preparation for support to recovery efforts

10.03.2017

179th Airlift Wing and 178th Wing Head to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief Efforts with a Disaster Relief Mobile Kitchen Trailer

09.14.2017

Ohio National Guard’s 269th Combat Communications Squadron continues to provide support to Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma

09.13.2017

Ohio National Guard engineers to deploy in support of Hurricane Irma relief

09.11.2017

Ohio National Guard helicopters and crews to leave for Hurricane Irma response effort

09.08.2017

Ohio National Guard helicopters return from Texas after assisting Hurricane Harvey response effort


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Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Nov. 17, 2017

A crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing marshals a KC-135 Stratotanker.
Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson, ONG

COLUMBUS, Ohio — About half of the nearly 60 members from the Ohio Army National Guard’s 285th Medical Company (Area Support) arrived home Nov. 16 at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, with the rest of the contingent returning on a separate flight the following day. | READ MORE


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Nov. 16, 2017

Staff Sgt. Matthew Crabtree, a medic with the 285th Medical Company (Area Support) and a registered nurse, performs a medical assessment on an infant less than one month old.
Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw, ONG

By Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw
PONCE, Puerto Rico — When it comes to children’s health, a parent will do almost anything for their child. Parents always ask themselves, “Who can I trust with my child’s medical care?” | READ MORE


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Nov. 15, 2017

Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw, a public affairs sergeant attached to the 285th Medical Company (Area Support), entertains a shy 3-year-old girl
Sgt. Andrew Kuhn, ONG

By Sgt. Andrew Kuhn
COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio National Guard unit that has been providing communications support to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico arrived home the evening of Nov. 15, disembarking from a 121st Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus. | READ MORE


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Nov. 15, 2017

Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw, a public affairs sergeant attached to the 285th Medical Company (Area Support), entertains a shy 3-year-old girl
Maj. David Roby, ONG

Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw, a public affairs sergeant attached to the 285th Medical Company (Area Support), entertains a shy 3-year-old girl Oct. 27, 2017, in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, as her family receives medical care at a clinic. Ohio National Guard medical personnel have been providing basic medical care to Puerto Rican citizens in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Nov. 13, 2017

Maj. Donald McHone (left), a registered nurse with the 285th Medical Company (Area Support), uses a stethoscope to listen to the breath and heart sounds of a young patient.

From Katrina to Maria:
Previous experience on natural disaster missions invaluable for Ohio National Guard medics helping in Puerto Rico

By 1st Lt. Dustin Lawson
PONCE, Puerto Rico — Many of the Soldiers of the Ohio National Guard’s 285th Medical Company (Area Support) currently serving in Puerto Rico have been deployed to places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Kosovo. | READ MORE


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Nov. 9, 2017

Capt. David Kirker, a behavioral health specialist attached to the 285th Medical Country (Area Support), carries water and a case of food to an elderly Puerto Rican citizen's house.
Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw

Operation Scarlet Hurricane:
Ohio National Guard continues hurricane relief efforts by providing field medical care in Puerto Rico

By Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw
PONCE, Puerto Rico — Citizen-Soldiers respond when natural disasters, like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, cause enough damage to disrupt the victims' ways of life so much that they require outside help to recover. | READ MORE


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Nov. 7, 2017

2 Guard Members of the 200th Red Horse fill two tanks with potable water.
Spc. Cody Kilduff, U.S. Army

Senior Airman Gene Kelley (left) and Staff Sgt. Nick Wander of the 200th RED HORSE Squadron fill two tanks with potable water for a community member Nov. 7, 2017, in Naranjito, Puerto Rico. Airmen with the 200th RED HORSE (Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer) have provided more than 300,000 gallons of potable water to nearby communities since their arrival over 40 days ago.


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Oct. 27, 2017

Soldiers of the 1483rd Transportation Company board a KC-135 Stratotanker, operated by the 121st Air Refueling wing

Ohio National Guard transportation company deploys to Puerto Rico to aid hurricane relief efforts

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Soldiers from the the1483rd Transportation Company, based out of Walbridge, Ohio, began deploying Oct. 27 from Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus to Puerto Rico. The Soldiers will assist in transporting food, water, equipment and fuel in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts. | READ MORE


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Oct. 26, 2017

Staff Sgt. Nick Warder attaches a water hose to a 3,000-gallon self-supporting water tank.

200th RED HORSE Airmen helping provide safe water in Puerto Rico

COMERIO, Puerto Rico — National Guard members, including those from the Buckeye State, are working together to supply the local area with drinking water using their Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units (ROWPU), supplying anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 gallons of water a day. From the early morning and into the night, area residents with containers and tanks on their trucks make their way to receive clean water . | READ MORE


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Oct. 26, 2017

Rear view of Blackhawk being loaded onto C-17 Globemaster III.

Ohio National Guard transportation company deploys to Puerto Rico

Two Ohio Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and 16 crew members were transported to Puerto Rico on a C-17 Globemaster III, from the Tennessee National Guard's 164th Airlift Wing, to provide logistical support to the Hurricane Maria relief efforts. | READ MORE


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Oct. 21, 2017

Three Army health care specialists prepare a triage station on a residential street.

School can wait, Puerto Rico cannot:
Ohio Guard members postpone college pursuits
to serve their fellow Americans

By 1st Lt. Dustin Lawson
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — When a Soldier receives the order that they are being deployed to another country, they often have months to prepare. When a National Guard Soldier is called up to help with recovery efforts for a natural disaster, they usually only have days to prepare. | READ MORE


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Oct. 17, 2017

285th Medical Company Puerto Rico bound

COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than 30 members of the 285th Medical Company (Area Support) travel to Puerto Rico to provide assistance to hurricane relief efforts. The 285th ASMC is based out of Columbus and is capable of providing trauma health care, preventative medicine consultation, mental health consultation and ground evacuations of patients.


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Oct. 14, 2017

Spc. Skylar Corum observes Sgt. First Class Dustin Hartman as he prepares a patient’s foot for stitches at a medical aid station.
Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw

Spc. Skylar Corum (left) observes Sgt. First Class Dustin Hartman as he prepares a patient’s wound for stitches at a medical aid station managed by the Disaster Management Advisory Committee Oct. 14, 2017, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Both health care professionals are part of a medical team headed by the Ohio Army National Guard’s 285th Medical Company (Area Support) that is providing relief to nearby Hima Hospital, which is experiencing significantly higher patient flow in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Oct. 13, 2017

An Airman guides an Ohio Army National Guard Humvee onto a C-17 Globemaster III.
1st Lt. Aaron Smith

Ohio National Guard sends signal company to help rebuild communications in Puerto Rico

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio National Guard has sent more than 40 communications specialists with a full array of equipment to Puerto Rico to help with recovery efforts following the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. | READ MORE


Airmen rapairing roads.
Pfc. Leona Hendrickson, Virgin Islands National Guard

Airmen from the 200th RED HORSE Squadron work on a drainage system for the reverse osmosis water purification unit at the University of the Virgin Islands Soccer Field, Oct. 10, 2017, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The RED HORSE (Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer) team of about 25 Ohio National Guard Airmen have been on the island since Sept. 13, following Hurricane Irma, and have constructed tents, latrines, showers, and a laundry area for Soldiers and Airmen who are supporting continuing relief efforts.


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Oct. 10, 2017

C-135 leaving airport with supplies for Puerto Rico.
1st Lt. Aaron Smith

Medical equipment sent to Puerto Rico for ONG unit's support to hurricane relief efforts

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio National Guard has sent much-needed medical equipment to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane recovery efforts. | READ MORE


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Oct. 6, 2017

Night shot of bus carrying airmen for deployment to Puerto Rico with C-135 in forefront.
1st Lt. Jordyn Sadowski

Ohio Guard members deploying to provide medical
care to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Soldiers of the 285th Medical Company (Area Support) prepare to exit a bus to board a KC-135 aircraft waiting on the flight line at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base Oct. 5, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. More than 30 Soldiers of the 285th deployed to Puerto Rico to augment civilian hospitals as part of the recovery effort in the wake of Hurricane Maria. | READ MORE


179th Airlift Wing | Oct. 4, 2017


179th Airlift Wing Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

In the course of a week, the 179th Airlift Wing has sent three C-130H Hercules with personnel and assets to provide aid and support efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma and Maria. With the first aircraft out on September 27, 2017, the airlift wing is providing support to the Virgin Islands with two C-130H Hercules stage out of Georgia and running missions to and from the Virgin Islands. The second C-130H aircraft left on September 29, 2017 to take a team of Airmen from the 269th Combat Communication Squadron (CBCS) from Springfield, Ohio, to the Virgin Islands. The 200th RED HORSE​ also sent a team to the Virgin Islands to build and operate a Disaster Relief Bed-down System (DRBS) which provides basic life needs such as shelter, showers and latrines for up to 300 people. With the recent departure on October 4, 2017, a third C-130H Hercules was sent with a team of services Airmen from the 179th AW and the 178th Wing along with a Disaster Relief Mobile Kitchen Trailer (DRMKT) to Puerto Rico. The team will run and operate the mobile kitchen which can feed up to 1,000 people in 90 minutes. These Ohio Air National Guardsmen are always ready to respond with a team of trusted Airmen for state and federal missions.


269th Combat Communications Squadron | Sept. 15, 2017

Soldier adjusts the configuration of a satellite dish in Virgin Islands.
Courtesy photo

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.


178th Wing Public Affairs | Sept. 14, 2017

Six airmen from the 269th CCS standing for photo.
Courtesy photo

269th CCS continues to provide hurricane
support to Virgin Islands

By Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Stahl
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — A six-Airman team from the 269th Combat Communications Squadron, based in Springfield, Ohio, continues to provide tactical communications support to the Hurricane Irma relief efforts here. | READ MORE


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs | Sept. 13, 2017

200th RHS leaves for Irma Recovery
in the U.S. Virgin Islands

By 1st Lt. Aaron Smith
Members of the 200th RED HORSE (Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer) Squadron headed down to the U.S. Virgin Islands to aid recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. While there, the Airmen will help provide basic housing and life support facilities such as tents, showers and latrines. | READ MORE

 Air Force Reserve firefighters board a C-17.
Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

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.


178th Wing, Ohio Air National Guard | Sept. 12, 2017

178th Wing Assists in Hurricane Irma Relief

By Staff Sgt. Zachary Tateman
The 178th Wing provides assistance in the Hurricane Irma relief effort by providing imagery that locates assesses critical infrastructure for authorities and decision makers.


Company B, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment | Sept. 12, 2017

Two CH-47F Chinook aircraft leaving ground.
Senior Airman Megan Floyd, U.S. Air National Guard

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. | SEE MORE PHOTOS


178th Wing, Ohio Air National Guard | Sept. 7, 2017

269th Combat Communications Squadron
Deploys to St. Croix

By Staff Sgt. Zachary Tateman
The 269th Combat Communications Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard deployed to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Sept. 7, 2017 to provide tactical communication support.


178th Wing Public Affairs | Sept. 7, 2017

Airmen load equipment onto a C-17 Globemaster III.
Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Stahl

269th Combat Communications Squadron deploys in support of Hurricane Irma efforts

By Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Stahl
Video by Staff Sgt. Zachary Tateman
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Six Airmen from the 269th Combat Communications Squadron deployed Sept. 7 from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to provide tactical communication support for first responders and other government agencies in response to Hurricane Irma. | READ MORE


128th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment | DVIDS | Sept. 7, 2017

Guard members load hay onto an Ohio Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

Texas Guard aviator guides helicopter
deliveries of hay to stranded cattle in Texas

By Sgt. Ariel SolomonSanctis
Sand, grit and hay billowed into the faces of roughly two dozen Texas and Utah National Guard Soldiers as two Ohio National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopters touched down in the parking lot of Hamshire-Fannett High School in Jefferson County, Texas, Sept. 7. | READ MORE


Company B, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment | Sept. 5, 2017

An Ohio Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter delivers hay to stranded livestock.
Sgt. 1st Class Malcolm McClendon, U.S. Army National Guard

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.


Ohio National Guard Public Affairs| Sept. 1, 2017

Ohio National Guard Aids Texas in Response to Hurricane Harvey

Sgt. Andrew Kuhn and Stephanie Beougher
The Ohio National Guard has answered the call for assistance from the state of Texas through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). Fourteen Soldiers and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the Ohio Army National Guard's Company B, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment are in Texas, ready to transport personnel, equipment and supplies. Airmen from the Ohio Air National Guard's 178th Wing are also providing support to the Lone Star State in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.


178th Wing | Aug. 31, 2017

178th Wing members analyzing airborne and commercial satellite imagery remotely from the 178th Wing, Springfield Ohio Air National Guard base, providing information to a liaison officer located in Austin Texas in relief assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Stahl

178th making a difference in Texas

By SMSgt. Joseph Stahl
The 178th Wing, located in Springfield, Ohio, is assisting in the recovery effort in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey by providing geographical land assessment, map building and information on water conditions, infrastructures and flood areas. | READ MORE

 


Cleveland Plain Dealer | Nov. 17, 2017

A Puerto Rican boy tries out a stethoscope on Spec. Skylar Corum of the Ohio National Guard's 285th Medical Co. (Area Support) during a visit to a temporary medical clinic staffed by Guard members in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. (Brian Albrecht/The Plain Dealer)
Brian Albrecht

Ohio National Guard medical unit returns from Hurricane Maria recovery in Puerto Rico (photos,video)

By Brian Albrecht
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Members of the Ohio National Guard's 285th Medical Co. (Area Support) started returning Thursday night from their mission to aid in the recovery from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. | READ MORE


National Guard News | Nov. 16, 2017

Staff Sgt. Matthew Crabtree tends to boy sitting of his father's lap.
Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw

Ohio Guard Soldier sets gold standard in Puerto Rico

By Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw
PONCE, Puerto Rico — When it comes to children's health, a parent will do almost anything for their child. Parents always ask themselves, "Who can I trust with my child's medical care?" | READ MORE


10 TV | Nov. 15, 2017

Video Clip.

Ohio National Guard members return home from Puerto Rico

By Cierra Johnson
NEWARK, Ohio — Members of an Ohio Air National Guard unit are back in the Buckeye State after helping victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. | READ MORE


WCMH-TV | Nov. 15, 2017

Video Clip.

Ohio National Guard members return home from Puerto Rico

By Dan Pearlman
COLUMBUS — Dozens of Ohio National Guard soldiers are back in Ohio after participating in a major relief mission. | READ MORE


US Army News | Nov. 13, 2017

Airmen tend to citizen's foot.
Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw

Ohio National Guard provides field medical care in Puerto Rico

By Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw
PONCE, Puerto Rico — Citizen-Soldiers respond when natural disasters, like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, cause enough damage to disrupt the victim's ways of life so much that they require outside help to recover. | READ MORE


National Guard News | Nov. 13, 2017

Airmen rapairing taking temperature of young boy.
Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw

Ohio National Guard continues hurricane relief efforts

By Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw
PONCE, Puerto Rico — Citizen-Soldiers respond when natural disasters, such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, cause enough damage to disrupt the victims' ways of life so much that they require outside help to recover. | READ MORE


Cleveland Plain Dealer| Nov. 12, 2017

Two members of the Ohio National Guard's 285th Medical Co. (Area Support) and a worker from the U.S. Public Health Service tend to a patient in a Ponce basketball arena converted to a temporary treatment center for patients who aren't sick enough to go into a hospital, but still need care they can't receive at home or in a shelter.
Brian Albrecht

Ohio National Guard provides field medical care in Puerto Rico

By Brian Albrecht
PONCE, Puerto Rico — Steven Rosario still remembers when Hurricane Maria struck the island on September 20, and people at a shelter tied belts to buckling doors to keep them from being blasted open by 150 mph winds. | READ MORE


Cleveland Plain Dealer | Nov. 12, 2017

Capt. Denise Stewart, right, of Johnstown, Ohio, commander of the National Guard's 137th Signal Co., and Lt. Phil Franze, of Brunswick, stand next to a satellite dish uplink and other communications gear designed to connect nearly 40 military organizations and some government agencies doing disaster relief in Puerto Rico. There are six such locations operated by the unit in Puerto Rico, including this one at the Puerto Rican National Guard's Camp Santiago. (Brian Albrecht/The Plain Dealer)
Brian Albrecht

Ohio National Guard unit forges communication links in Puerto Rico hurricane relief

By Brian Albrecht
CAMP SANTIAGO, Puerto Rico — At a time when it can seem like reliable communication is as rare as snow on this island, the Ohio National Guard's 137th Signal Company, based in Newark, has stepped in to fill the gaps. | READ MORE


Cleveland Plain Dealer | Nov. 12, 2017

Col. Robert Johnson of the 285th Medical Co. (Area Support) was looking forward to returning to Ohio -- even with snow. (Brian Albrecht/The Plain Dealer)
Brian Albrecht

Ohio National Guard provides field medical care in Puerto Rico

By Brian Albrecht
PONCE, Puerto Rico — When members of the Ohio National Guard's 285th Medical Co. (Area Support) traveled here to aid in recovery from Hurricane Maria, they often encountered a different culture, language and situations they'd never faced before. | READ MORE


Richland Source | Nov. 5, 2017

The 179th Airlift Wing Force Support Squadron's Capt. Evan Howard and Senior Master Sgt. Garth Eldridge are welcomed home after returning from a monthlong mission in Puerto Rico providing support to hurricane relief efforts.
Brittany Schock

Mansfield's 179th Airmen return from Puerto Rico after supporting hurricane relief efforts

By Brittany Schock
MANSFIELD — Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing Force Support Squadron officially returned home on Sunday after spending a month in Puerto Rico providing support to hurricane relief efforts. | READ MORE


WMFD North Central Ohio News & Sports | Nov. 5, 2017

Clip from video.
Brittany Schock

Airmen From the 179th Airlift Wing Return From Puerto Rico

By Emily Ramey
MANSFIELD, OH — Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing (AW) Force Support Squadron (FSS) arrived back in Mansfield November 5, after spending a month in Puerto Rico providing support to hurricane relief efforts. | READ MORE


Mansfield News Journal | Oct. 27, 2017

Airmen rapairing roads
200th RED HORSE Squadron

200th RED HORSE providing hope and water

MANSFIELD, Ohio — Members of the Ohio Air National Guard's 200th RED HORSE Squadron have been in Comerio, Puerto Rico, since Oct. 7, providing hope and water, according to a news release Friday from the unit's spokesman. | READ MORE


nbc4i.com | Oct. 27, 2017

image of soldiers on bus from video

Ohio National Guard soldiers bringing relief supplies to Puerto Rico

By Tyler Carter
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Since hurricane Harvey, more than 200 Ohio National Guard soldiers and airmen have supported hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. | READ MORE


U.S. Armyl | Oct. 26, 2017

Spc. Jacob Parker, a health care specialist with the Ohio Army National Guard, takes the vital signs of a patient at a temporary medical outreach station set up on a residential street.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw

Ohio Army National Guard members put hurricane relief mission first

1st Lt. Dustin Lawson
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — When a Soldier receives the order that they are being deployed to another country, they often have months to prepare. When an Army National Guard Soldier is called up to help with recovery efforts for a natural disaster, they usually only have days to prepare. | READ MORE


Mansfield News Journal | Oct. 17, 2017

Airmen rapairing roads
200th RED HORSE Squadron

200th RED HORSE sends assets to Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

MANSFIELD, Ohio — In the wake of Hurricane Irma and Maria, the Ohio Air National Guard's 200th RED HORSE Squadron has sent more than 183 tons of assets to the U.S. Virgin Island and Puerto Rico to aid in hurricane relief efforts. | READ MORE


U.S.Army | Oct. 13, 2017

An Airman guides an Ohio Army National Guard Humvee onto a C-17 Globemaster III.
1st Lt. Jordyn Sadowski, Ohio National Guard

Ohio National Guard sends signal company to help rebuild communications in Puerto Rico

By 1st Lt. Aaron Smith
COULMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio National Guard has sent more than 40 communications specialists with a full array of equipment to Puerto Rico to help with recovery efforts following the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. | READ MORE


Newark Advocate | Oct. 11, 2017

Aerial view of destruction in Puerto Rico
Ricky Flores and Carrie Cochran

Ohio National Guard sends troops with medical and communications gear to Puerto Rico

By Bethany Bruner
NEWARK, Ohio — About 40 members of the 137th Signal Company of the Ohio Army National Guard, based in Newark, have deployed to Puerto Rico to assist in hurricane relief and recovery. | READ MORE


WSYX/WTTE | Oct. 11, 2017

Airmen laoding equipment onto aircraft.

More Ohio National Guard Soldiers headed to help in Puerto Rico

By Jackie Orozco
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico the Army Ohio National Guard is stepping up and sending more help. Forty soldiers from the 137th Signal Company from Newark, are scheduled to leave Thursday from the Rickenbacker Air National Guard base in Columbus. | READ MORE


ABC | Oct. 11, 2017

Trees are reflected in the water in the Buena Vista community in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.
Carlos Giusti

Ohio National Guard to send 40 soldiers to Puerto Rico to help with communications

By Chris White
COLUMBUS, Ohio — he Ohio National Guard announced they will be sending about 40 soldiers to Puerto Rico starting Thursday. Soldiers from the 137th Signal Company, based in Newark, will help provide communications support to hurricane relief efforts. | READ MORE


National Guard / Ohio National Guard | Oct. 11, 2017

Night shot of bus carrying airmen for deployment to Puerto Rico with C-135 in forefront.
1st Lt. Jordyn Sadowski

Ohio National Guard sends troops with medical and communications gear to Puerto Rico

By 1st Lt. Aaron Smith
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Over the last three days, the Ohio National Guard has sent communications and medical equipment to Puerto Rico to help with recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria. | READ MORE


U.S. Army | Oct. 10, 2017

Soldiers passing by on way to flight.

Ohio Guard members deploying to provide medical care to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

By Staff Sgt. Michael Carden
MANSFIELD, Ohio — Roughly 20 members of the 179th Airlift Wing, along with the 178th Wing of Springfield, left around noon Wednesday on a C-130 Hercules to respond to relief efforts needed in Puerto Rico. | READ MORE


Fox News 19 | Oct. 10, 2017

Ohio National Guard sends medical equipment to Puerto Rico

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio National Guard has sent much-needed medical equipment to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane recovery efforts. | READ MORE


WDTN Channel 2 | Oct. 10, 2017

Tail of an F-16CG aircraft defrosting on the flightline in the early morning hours.
Sgt. Beth Holliker/ 180th Fighter Wing

Ohio National Guard ships medical equipment to Puerto Rico

By Thea Emroll
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Soldiers from the Ohio National Guard will provide medical care to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. | READ MORE


Mansfield News Journal | Oct. 4, 2017

 Air Force Reserve firefighters board a C-17.
Barry Barber

Ohio National Guard deploys more troops to hurricane ravaged Caribbean

By Barry Barber
The Ohio National Guard has sent more than 100 airmen and soldiers to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in a growing U.S. troop presence that has reached 11,000, according to the Defense Department. | READ MORE


Dayton Daily Newsl | Oct. 5, 2017

Spc. Will Mauntler of Troy, Spc. Adam Lemaster of Franklin and Sgt. Joshua Taylor of Middletown.

Three area soldiers deploying to Puerto Rico to assist with hurricane recovery

Three area soldiers and their Ohio Army National Guard medical unit are scheduled to deploy to Puerto Rico this week to assist with the Hurricane Maria recovery efforts, according to a press release. | READ MORE


Mansfield News Journal | Oct. 4, 2017

Airmen waiting in classroom for deployment.

179th responding to relief efforts needed in Puerto Rico

By Lou Whitmire
MANSFIELD, Ohio — Roughly 20 members of the 179th Airlift Wing, along with the 178th Wing of Springfield, left around noon Wednesday on a C-130 Hercules to respond to relief efforts needed in Puerto Rico. | READ MORE


WMFD North Central Ohio | Oct. 4, 2017

Airmen greet pilot before boarding aircraft.

179th Airlift Wing Sends Help To Puerto Rico

MANSFIELD, Ohio — The 179th Airlift Wing, along with Airmen of Springfield's 178th Airlift Wing, departed on Wednesday afternoon in order to help aid the first responders in Puerto Rico. | READ MORE


10 TV | Oct. 4, 2017

Airmen walking to board C-135.

Ohio National Guard sending airmen to Puerto Rico

By Valencia Wicker
MANSFIELD, Ohio — Twenty Ohio National Guard Airmen packed up and headed to Puerto Rico Wednesday to assist in Hurricane Maria relief. | READ MORE


NBC4 | Oct. 4, 2017

clip from video.

Ohio National Guard mobile kitchen
on its way to Puerto Rico

MANSFIELD, Ohio (WCMH) — An innovative mobile kitchen is being sent to Puerto Rico courtesy of the Ohio Nation Guard units out of Mansfield and Springfield. | READ MORE


Richland Source | Oct. 4, 2017

Airmen greet pilot before boarding a C-130H Hercules aircraft
Brittany Schock

Mansfield's 179th joins Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts

By Brittany Schock
MANSFIELD, Ohio — Airmen from Mansfield's 179th Airlift Wing and Springfield's 178th Wing departed Mansfield on Wednesday to respond to relief efforts needed in Puerto Rico. | READ MORE


Columbus Dispatch| Oct. 4, 2017

Ohio National Guard members board KC-135.
Joshua A. Bickel

Ohio National Guard members head to Puerto Rico

By Holly Zachariah
The soldiers waited and waited and waited some more — since Sept. 23 to be exact — for the final orders that would send them off to help the hurricane-ravaged island of Puerto Rico. | READ MORE


Circleville Herald | Oct. 4, 2017

Ohio National Guard sends team to Puerto Rico

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio National Guard has sent about 30 Soldiers to Puerto Rico from Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus to prepare for the deployment of the units’ remaining Soldiers. | READ MORE


ABC News COLUMBUS| Oct. 3, 2017

Ohio National Guard members board KC-135.
WSYX/WTTE

30 Army National Guard soldiers
leave Columbus for Puerto Rico

By Haley Nelson
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thousands of troops and civilians are already on the ground, delivering more than one million meals and two million liters of water to people in Puerto Rico.

Thirty members of the Ohio Army National Guard are on their way to Puerto Rico. | READ MORE


WCMH-TV COLUMBUS| Oct. 3, 2017

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Ohio National Guard sending more soldiers to Puerto Rico

WDTN Staff
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio National Guard is sending nearly 30 soldiers to Puerto Rico.

Those soldiers will leave on Tuesday afternoon from the 121st Air Refueling Wing, located at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus. | READ MORE


WMFD North Central Ohio News and Sports | Oct. 1, 2017

179th Airlift Wing marquee on building.

179th Airlift Wing Aiding Relief Efforts In Virgin Islands

By Larry Stine
MANSFIELD, Ohio — The 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard at Mansfield Lahm Airport is joining in on relief efforts caused by Hurricane Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands. | READ MORE


Mansfield News Journal | Sept. 29, 2017

A C-130 passes over the base before landing.
Jason J. Moylet/News Journal

179th Airlift Wing assists Virgin Island relief efforts

By Lou Whitmire
MANSFIELD, Ohio — The 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard responded Friday to Hurricane Maria relief efforts.

Two aircraft took off from Mansfield Lahm Airport this week to provide airlift support relief efforts in the Virgin Islands, according to a news release from a spokeswoman from the 179th. | READ MORE


Special to the Richland Source | Sept. 29, 2017

Master Sgt. Jason LaPorte and Tech. Sgt. Kevin Harrison carrying equipment to C-130H Hercules.
Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Stahl

179th Airlift Wing assists in Virgin Island relief efforts

MANSFIELD, Ohio — Two aircraft from the 179th Airlift Wing, Ohio Air National Guard took this week to provide airlift support relief efforts in the Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Maria. | READ MORE


WTOL 11| Sept. 19, 2017

Ohio National Guard members board KC-135.
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Airmen assisting in Virgin Islands relief
re-positioned to Florida

By WTOL Staff
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Airmen with the Ohio National Guard stationed in the US Virgin Islands were temporarily re-positioned in Florida ahead of Hurricane Maria. | READ MORE


FOX 8 Cleveland | Sept. 13, 2017

Ohio National Guard engineers deploy in support of Hurricane Irma relief

By Kara Sutyak
MANSFIELD, Ohio — Ohio National Guard engineers deployed Wednesday in support of Hurricane Irma relief. More than 20 Airmen from the 200th RED HORSE Squadron departed this afternoon from the 179th Airlift Wing, located at the Mansfield Lahm Airport. | READ MORE


Richland Source | Sept. 13, 2017

The 200th RED HORSE Squadron awaiting departure in lobby aat Lahm Airport in Mansfield.
Emily Dech

More than 20 Airmen from 200th RED Horse depart for hurricane relief effort

By Noah Jones
MANSFIELD, Ohio — More than 20 Airmen from the 200th RED HORSE Squadron left Wednesday, Sept. 13 at about 4 and 6 p.m. from the 179th Airlift Wing at Mansfield Lahm Airport, to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands. | READ MORE


Mansfield News Journal | Sept. 13, 2017

A member of the Ohio National Guard walks past a C-17 being loaded with heavy equipment.
Brian J. Smith

Ohio National Guard engineers deploying in support of Hurricane Irma relief

By Lou Whitmire
MANSFIELD, Ohio — More than 20 airmen from the 200th RED HORSE Squadron were scheduled to depart Wednesday from the 179th Airlift Wing at Mansfield Lahm Airport, to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands. | READ MORE


WDTN | Sept. 11, 2017

Soldiers load Buckeye II, a Chinook helicopter with food and water.
Kate Cimini

Ohio National Guard sending helicopters
and crews to aid Irma response

By WDTN Staff
The Ohio National Guard said Monday two Guard helicopters and their crews will leave Monday to stage for potential support to the Hurricane Irma response in Florida. The 14 crew members and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment are scheduled to depart at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 11 from the Ohio Army National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility #1, in North Canton, Ohio. | READ MORE


FOX 8 Cleveland| Sept. 8, 2017

Ohio National Guard soldiers return home after responding to Hurricane Harvey

By Kara Sutyak and Matt Wright
​GREEN, Ohio — After responding to Texas to help in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, more than a dozen Ohio National Guard soldiers returned home Friday night. | READ MORE


147th Attack Wing (Texas Air National Guard) | DVIDS | Sept. 7, 2017

Guard members load hay onto an Ohio Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter.
Senior Airman Kara Additon

Guarding Texas till the cows come home

Personnel aboard a CH-47 Chinook assigned to Ohio Army National Guard Company B, 3rd Batallion, 238th Aviation Regiment, from Canton, Ohio, drop bales of hay onto dry high ground September 7, 2017, near Beaumont in Jefferson County, Texas. The 238th Aviation Regiment delivered hay to stranded cattle while providing rescue and relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey. | READ MORE


Springfield News-Sun | Sept. 7, 2017

Two airmen from the 269th Combat Communications Squadron pose with communications eqipment.
Jeff Guerini

Springfield guardsmen to deploy
to help during Hurricane Irma

By Matt Sanctis
Six airmen from the 269th Combat Communications Squadron in Springfield are preparing to deploy to Puerto Rico to provide communication support for first responders and other government agencies in response to Hurricane Irma, according to information from the Ohio Air National Guard. | READ MORE


San Antonio Express-News | Sept. 5, 2017

Texas local stands in front of devastated area in Austin Texas.
Jason Dearen

State, federal officials still checking toxic sites flooded by Harvey

By Allie Morris, Austin Bureau
AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott said state and federal authorities are still checking all the hazardous waste sites affected by flooding from Harvey. But Abbott said he has assurances from federal officials that none of the 11 affected Superfund sites still to be checked by the Environmental Protection Agency “pose any damage or danger to the public that is known at this time.” | READ MORE


Houston Chronicle | Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

Soldiers load Buckeye II, a Chinook helicopter with food and water.
Kate Cimini

Stories from the storm

KOUNTZE, Texas — Amid air drops from the latest model of Chinook helicopters came relief from an unexpected quarter: antique military aircraft piloted by museum volunteers. Since Harvey hit Texas, the Hixson Museum of Flight, which typically offers flights in its working antiques to chronically ill children, has dedicated its planes to flying supplies into affected areas. | READ MORE


2 NEWS (WDTN) | Aug. 30, 2017

Clip of achors from news video

Local military aid for Texas relief

By Dana Smith
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — As search and rescue operations on the ground in Texas continue, armed forces here in Ohio are providing remote assistance. | READ MORE


FOX 45 (WKEF/WRGT) | Aug. 30, 2017

Airman at computer

Ohio Air National Guard assisting with recovery efforts from the sky

By Nathan Edwards
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — While search and rescue efforts continue on the ground in Texas, the Ohio Air National Guard in Springfield is helping from the sky. | READ MORE


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