Vigilant Guard 19-4 largest disaster response exercise in Ohio’s history
Vigilant Guard 19-4 — a national-level disaster response and emergency management exercise involving more than 3,000 personnel and over 90 local, state and federal agencies and co-sponsored by U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and the National Guard Bureau — tested Ohio’s ability to respond to various disaster simulations, challenging those involved to their very limits. The exercise was conducted Aug. 5-8 at more than 10 locations around the state.
GuardCare 2019 helps citizens in eastern Ohio
Ohio Air and Army National Guard health care specialists teamed together with local medical personnel Aug. 10-11, 2019, to provide free health services to residents of Tuscarawas County and the surrounding area during GuardCare 2019. The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio National Guard partner each year to hold GuardCare for one or two weekends in a medically underserved community.
121st Air Refueling Wing hero is Air National Guard Firefighter of the Year
Meet Staff Sgt. Michael Ginikos, a crew chief in the fire department at the 121st Air Refueling Wing, who won the 2018 Chief Albert Fitzpatrick Award for Air National Guard Firefighter of the Year.
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Command Sgt. Maj. Jones provides final thoughts before retirement
As he prepares to retire Nov. 30, Command Sgt. Maj. Rodger Jones, the eighth Ohio Army National Guard state command sergeant major, reflects on his nearly 40 years with the U.S. Army and Army National Guard in his farewell message to the force. Command Sgt. Maj. Dwight S. Chambliss accepted responsibility as the OHARNG state command sergeant major from Jones during a change of responsibility ceremony Sept. 30, 2019, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio.
A look at some of the Soldiers, Airmen and civilians who make up the Ohio National Guard Family.
THE OHIO NATIONAL GUARD LINEAGE LINK UP featuring
1484th Transportation Company
HOME STATION: North Canton ~ Date and Place of Birth: 1 October 1984, Akron, Ohio
To provide transportation support for the movement of bulk cargo, containers and personnel.
Sept. 2, 1945 – Yamashita Surrenders
Japanese Gen. Tomoyuki Yamishita, the Tiger of Malaya and commander of all Japanese forces in the Philippines, surrenders to U.S. forces on Sept. 2, 1945. Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler, commander of the 37th “Buckeye” Division, who was also serving as commanding general, U.S. Forces in Luzon, Philippine Islands, was there to accept the surrender.