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Ready when needed: Ohio National Guard’s history of supporting Ohio during times of emergency

The Ohio National Guard has a long history of supporting first responders and citizens in the aftermath of natural disasters or emergencies. With a bench of nearly 17,000 members who live and work throughout the Buckeye State, the Ohio National Guard is always ready and always there during times of emergency or disaster, as it has been for decades, serving Ohioans — as Ohioans.

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Senior enlisted leader brings traditional Guard perspective to key position

There’s a new top noncommissioned officer in town, and that goes for both Soldiers and Airmen of the Ohio National Guard. Command Sgt. Maj. William Workley is the first senior enlisted leader for the ONG, appointed in the fall of 2019 by Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio adjutant general.

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National Guard's ‘Military Child of the Year’ comes from 179th Airlift Wing Family

Kristina Lee, daughter of Col. Andrew Lee, commander of the 179th Airlift Wing Medical Group in Mansfield, Ohio, was recently announced as the 2020 Military Child of the Year® Award recipient representing the National Guard. It is the third time in four years that the child of an Ohio National Guard member has won the national honor.

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Marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Baguio

The Soldiers of the 37th Infantry Division, having been in the Pacific for nearly three years by April 1945, were tasked with capturing the Philippine summer capital of Baguio, held by the Japanese in the steep, forested Cordilla Central mountain range. After battling through narrow mountain roads with sheer cliffs and deadly drop-offs for nearly a month, the Buckeye Division had reached the city and liberated it from Japanese control.

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Hailey and Lexi Ireton with fall decorations.

Hailey and Lexi Ireton
Sisters embark on NG carareers together

Bah accepts award in front of Soldiers standing at attention.

Capt. Sulaiman Bah
A commander's uncommon journey

African-American Soldier in front of US and Ohio flags.

Sgt. Kouami Honkpo
Freedom and Opportunity

Tucker stands with TAG and Lt Gov holding award.

Master Sgt. Ryan K. Tucker
A Lifesaver: Right Place, Right Time

OU footbal player in uniform on field with super imposed image of him in military uniform.

2nd Lt. Devin King
Excelling on the gridiron

Man and woman capture fox and man and woman release eagle.

Maj. Gwendolyn Hoogendorn
Giving Back: Wildlife Warrior

Before and after pics of guy who lost 145 pounds

Spc. Matt Logsdon
A case study in motivation

Staff Sgt. Michael Ginikos, in Air Guard camo, stands in front of firetruck.

Staff Sgt. Michael Ginikos
ANG Firefighter of the Year

Staff Sgt. Ken Keller with wife and 6 adopted children sit for photos on farm.

Staff Sgt. Ken Keller
Celebrating Adoption

Brandt in uniform with young daughters.

Capt. Chris Brandt
Cherokee heritage sets life�s foundation

Col. Kimberly Fitzgerald at podium.

Col. Kimberly A. Fitzgerald
Leading the way at 178th Wing

Portrait of Lovelace in front of Cincinnati enforcement flag.

Tech. Sgt. Chelsea Lovelace
Finding purpose through tragedy

Stearns poses with Maj. Gen. Harris while displaying her belt

1st Lt. Valerie Stearns
Challenging herself in order to grow

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