News, photos and videos on what your Ohio National Guard is doing to support government and civilian health organizations during the pandemic.
This is My Squad:
A Personal Pronoun
Ohio Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Sheldon Chambliss about the sergeant major of the Army’s “This is My Squad” initiative to empower noncommissioned officers and reinforce the lost art of Soldier care. ~ Photo by Staff Sgt. George B. Davis, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs
Earth Day 2021:
Lighting switch at Ohio National Guard facilities expected to save up to 30% in energy costs
Outdated and less efficient lighting is being replaced with more energy-efficient LED systems at Ohio National Guard facilities across the state. With state funding from the capital budget and assistance from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, lighting improvements have been made at 12 Army National Guard readiness centers, leading to reduced energy consumption and providing estimated cost savings up to 30% on electrical lighting expenses for the impacted facilities.
Marking a year of COVID-19 mission support: Ohio National Guard continues to answer the call
Since March 23, 2020 — the one-year anniversary of the Ohio National Guard’s first mission as part of the state’s response to COVID-19 — a total of 5,600 Soldiers, Airmen, and members of the Ohio Military Reserve and Ohio Naval Militia — nearly a third of the entire Ohio National Guard force — have answered the call to help their communities during nearly 70 missions, which have included providing vaccinations, collecting personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers and providing staffing support to state prisons and long-term care facilities.
Soaring to Success:
Air Force recognizes 3 Ohio ANG wings for outstanding achievement
Three Ohio Air National Guard wings — the 121st Air Refueling Wing, 178th Wing and 180th Fighter Wing — have been recognized again with the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. The award is given to units that demonstrate exceptional meritorious service, accomplish specific acts of outstanding achievement and/or excel in combat operations.
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