Check news updates, photos and videos on what your Ohio National Guard is doing to support government and civilian health organizations during the pandemic.
Ohio Cyber Reserve member deployed in cybersecurity response
For the first time, a member of the Ohio Cyber Reserve (OhCR) was deployed on state active duty under the authority of Gov. Mike DeWine to assist in mitigating a recent cybersecurity breach of an undisclosed government agency. The deployment occurred just 16 months after passage of Ohio Senate Bill 52, which established the OhCR under the Adjutant General’s Department as part of the State Defense Force.
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.
Ohio National Guard begins assisting with COVID-19 vaccinations
The Ohio National Guard has begun supporting the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Aging and several community partners to administer COVID-19 vaccines, as part of efforts to ensure eligible Ohioans have the opportunity to be vaccinated. Guard members are supporting efforts by state and local partners to assist Ohio’s underserved population with COVID-19 vaccinations. The focus will be on those most susceptible to COVID-19, including older Ohioans and those who are immunocompromised.
A Public Service Announcement
The internet is utilized for so many critical functions today — working, handling finances and bills, communication, entertainment and for some, finding companionship and forming romantic relationships. Unfortunately, those pursuing online relationships are sometimes not dealing with the person who they think is on the other end. Instead, it is a predator or romance con artist who portrays themselves from the start as someone a victim can trust; often the image chosen is that of a U.S. service member.
California wild fires
178th Wing sensor operator’s support saves
hundreds of lives during California wildfires
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