From immigrant to Citizen-Soldier:
A commander’s uncommon journey
A native of Sierra Leone in western Africa, Capt. Sulaiman Bah originally came to the U.S. in August 2002 on a scholarship to finish his master’s degree. With a favorable impression of the United States and U.S. military from witnessing humanitarian missions in his native country, Bah pursued becoming a U.S. citizen and joined the Ohio Army National Guard in 2010.
A Lifesaver: Airman earns Ohio Cross for heroic rescue
Master Sgt. Ryan K. Tucker of the 178th Wing was presented with the Ohio Cross during the Ohio National Guard Joint Senior Leaders Conference Feb. 14, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Tucker received the state’s highest military award for lifesaving actions he took to help rescue a woman at a gas station after she had been critically wounded.
New benefits for Guard members in federal funding plan
The 2020 version of NDAA approved by Congress and signed by the president includes several provisions affecting National Guard members and their Families. For nearly 60 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has charted a course for U.S. defense policy and provides funding to raise and support the U.S. military forces.
Ohio Air National Guard honors outstanding Airmen of Year
Airmen from all over the state gathered this January in Columbus, Ohio for the Ohio Air National Guard Outstanding Airman of the Year awards ceremony. With six categories, the Outstanding Airman of the Year awards are used to recognize members who go above and beyond demonstrating leadership, strong work ethic and commitment to giving back to their communities.