Check news updates, photos and videos on what your Ohio National Guard is doing to support government and civilian health organizations during the pandemic.
52nd Civil Support Team must always be ready for real-world missions aiding civil authorities
Members of the 52nd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction) recently participated in a validation exercise at the Fairfield County Airport in Carroll, Ohio. Each of the nearly 60 congressionally mandated civil support teams across the country is evaluated and validated every 18 months to ensure the team’s skills are up to the task of helping keep communities safe and protecting the homeland.
Earning the Green Beret: Becoming a National Guard Special Forces team member
Two Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers passed the Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) earlier this year, qualifying them to attend the 53-week Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC). The two spent about six months with 19th Special Forces Preparatory Detachment (SFPD) conducting physically demanding training including running, ruck marching, pushups, situps and land navigation as part of their assessment and then endured the strenuous 21-day SFAS course.
Guard members play role in conservation of Northeast Ohio training facility
The Ohio National Guard, Ohio Division of Wildlife and Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center environmental office work together to facilitate controlled deer hunts at Camp Garfield, located near Newton Falls, Ohio, as a conservation effort to preserve the training facility’s natural resources. The controlled hunts have been a yearly tradition at the Ohio National Guard facility in Portage County since 1955, helping to manage the deer population on the more than 22,000-acre facility.
Health of the Force:
Air National Guard builds resilience via meaningful communication
The Air National Guard is working to build resilience in its force with a conversation-based approach designed to build connections and strengthen relationships. The Air Force’s fall 2019 Resilience Tactical Pause was used as a driving force for suicide prevention program development in 2020.
Staff Sgt. Nemec
Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
Soldier’s path to service began in Argentina
Second Lt. Colleen O’Callaghan
Ohio’s first female infantry officer serves on
the front lines during COVID-19 pandemic
Spcs. Gabriel Kirk (left) and Javier Roman
Ohio Guard members build bridges over
language barriers at food bank