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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.
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.
The Ohio National Guard’s role in state’s COVID-19 response
There have been more than 900 Ohio National Guard and Ohio Military Reserve members who have served their communities during the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Missions have included everything from supporting humanitarian efforts at 14 local food banks and regional warehouses to collecting personal protective equipment, collaborating with regional partners to identify and develop alternate care sites to expand medical capacity, and augmenting medical and operational staff at prisons.
Behavioral Health Team initiates new, robust suicide prevention training program
The Ohio Army National Guard Behavioral Health Team has initiated a suicide prevention training program based in part on findings from an ongoing, 12-year longitudinal study of the organization’s members that assesses military and civilian factors related to mental health risk and resilience. The program is called First Line Leader Training, and its focus is on teaching key leaders how to better connect with their people.