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.
Ohio National Guard food bank support mission extends into December
The Ohio National Guard continues to assist 14 food bank locations and warehouses across the state, with about 350 Guard members currently supporting the food bank mission. Federal funding for the National Guard response nationwide for COVID-19 missions has been extended into December.
ONG Endurance Team marks successful overall season
Competitors run the Standhope Ultra 30k and 60k Challenge this summer in Sawtooth National Forest in central Idaho. All-Guard Marathon Team members took the opportunity to compete in one of the few races across the country that wasn’t canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ONG Endurance Team’s first year operating under its new name has been marked by both team and individual successes, including a third-place team finish at the National Guard Marathon Time Trials in September.
TRUST: The currency of leadership
Brig. Gen. James R. Camp, the assistant adjutant general for Air, says the COVID-19 pandemic is providing valuable insight for how well the organization operates in a joint environment: “When we emerge from this crisis, the lessons learned will be embraced and lasting improvements will be the result. The shared trust, and understanding of our differences gained between the Army and Air will have a lasting impact on our joint response capability.” Read more in the latest Buckeye Guard online publication.
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