20 years later: How 9/11 changed the Ohio National Guard
The 20th anniversary is an occasion to honor the victims and to express gratitude to all U.S. service members who’ve deployed since then to defend the homeland. Ohio National Guard Soldiers and Airmen reflect on the events of 9/11, the impact on them, and how that day changed Ohio National Guard operations.
ONG Biathlon Team:
Do you have what it takes?
The 2021 Ohio National Guard Biathlon Team has completed a successful season, highlighted by Duarte being named to the National All-Guard Female Biathlon Team — only the second athlete from the Ohio National Guard to ever qualify for the honor.
Maintaining mission readiness: Taking a pause to discuss extremism
Units conducted stand-downs in the first half of 2021 to address extremism in the ranks. Training focused on what brings members of the military together, reinforced the shared values represented by the oath of service, and identified the spectrum of behaviors and reporting procedures for extremism, whether on or off duty.
179th AW selected as preferred location for Air National Guard’s first cyber warfare wing
The Department of the Air Force has identified Ohio’s Mansfield-Lahm Air National Guard Base as the preferred location for the first ANG cyber warfare wing in the country. The transformation will support Air Combat Command’s future requirements and result in operational mission changes.
Spc. John Owen ~
Living the American Dream: Military has provided
family, friends, career for South Korean immigrant
Senior Master Sgt. Mark Schneider ~
200th RED HORSE member is senior
NCOof year for Air National Guard
Master Sgt. Aaron Foy ~
military police, Soldier now trains others
in sexual assault awareness, prevention
Senior Master Sgt. Brianne Forrester
Air Guard victim advocate strives for
safe space for those who need help
California wild fires:
178th Wing sensor
operator’s support saves hundreds of
lives during California wildfires
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
ONG HISTORY | THIS DAY / WEEK
In Through the Lens, a group of Filipino children honor the 37th Infantry Division following their country’s liberation from the Japanese during World War II; in Week in Review, the 178th Wing, 179th Airlift Wing and 180th Fighter Wing are allotted to the Ohio Air National Guard in 1962; and Connecting to the Collections features the 37th Division’s Camp Shelby souvenir pennant.
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