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Ready when needed: Ohio National Guard’s history of supporting Ohio during times of emergency

The Ohio National Guard has a long history of supporting first responders and citizens in the aftermath of natural disasters or emergencies. With a bench of nearly 17,000 members who live and work throughout the Buckeye State, the Ohio National Guard is always ready and always there during times of emergency or disaster, as it has been for decades, serving Ohioans — as Ohioans.


2020 OHARNG Best Warriors crowned

The Ohio Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition, conducted this summer at the Defense Supply Center Columbus, provided a challenging, multi-event environment to determine the organization’s best Soldier and noncommissioned officer.


The Ohio National Guard’s role in state’s COVID-19 response

There have been more than 900 Ohio National Guard and Ohio Military Reserve members who have served their communities during the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Missions have included everything from supporting humanitarian efforts at 14 local food banks and regional warehouses to collecting personal protective equipment, collaborating with regional partners to identify and develop alternate care sites to expand medical capacity, and augmenting medical and operational staff at prisons.


Behavioral Health Team initiates new, robust suicide prevention training program

The Ohio Army National Guard Behavioral Health Team has initiated a suicide prevention training program based in part on findings from an ongoing, 12-year longitudinal study of the organization’s members that assesses military and civilian factors related to mental health risk and resilience. The program is called First Line Leader Training, and its focus is on teaching key leaders how to better connect with their people.



Second Lt. Colleen O’Callaghan stands with arms crossed.

Second Lt. Colleen O’Callaghan
Ohio’s first female infantry officer serves on
the front lines during COVID-19 pandemic

Spcs. Gabriel Kirk and Javier Roman stand in uniform and masks posing at food drive up tent.

Spcs. Gabriel Kirk (left) and Javier Roman
Ohio Guard members build bridges over
language barriers at food bank

Head shot of Pfc. Dal Sum with mask in hospital lobby

Pfc. Dal Sum
Guard member helps family friend, pregnant
COVID-19 patient at Columbus hospital

Spc. Jacque Elama stands in warehouse

Spc. Jacque Elama
Ohio National Guard Soldier shares story
of becoming U.S. citizen

Hailey and Lexi Ireton with fall decorations.

Hailey and Lexi Ireton
Sisters embark on NG carareers together

Bah accepts award in front of Soldiers standing at attention.

Capt. Sulaiman Bah
A commander's uncommon journey

African-American Soldier in front of US and Ohio flags.

Sgt. Kouami Honkpo
Freedom and Opportunity

Tucker stands with TAG and Lt Gov holding award.

Master Sgt. Ryan K. Tucker
A Lifesaver: Right Place, Right Time

OU footbal player in uniform on field with super imposed image of him in military uniform.

2nd Lt. Devin King
Excelling on the gridiron

Man and woman capture fox and man and woman release eagle.

Maj. Gwendolyn Hoogendorn
Giving Back: Wildlife Warrior

Before and after pics of guy who lost 145 pounds

Spc. Matt Logsdon
A case study in motivation

Staff Sgt. Michael Ginikos, in Air Guard camo, stands in front of firetruck.

Staff Sgt. Michael Ginikos
ANG Firefighter of the Year

Staff Sgt. Ken Keller with wife and 6 adopted children sit for photos on farm.

Staff Sgt. Ken Keller
Celebrating Adoption

Brandt in uniform with young daughters.

Capt. Chris Brandt
Cherokee heritage sets life�s foundation

Col. Kimberly Fitzgerald at podium.

Col. Kimberly A. Fitzgerald
Leading the way at 178th Wing

Portrait of Lovelace in front of Cincinnati enforcement flag.

Tech. Sgt. Chelsea Lovelace
Finding purpose through tragedy

Stearns poses with Maj. Gen. Harris while displaying her belt

1st Lt. Valerie Stearns
Challenging herself in order to grow




Cover of Vol. 38, No.2 - March-June2020


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