From a young Soldier playing the flute in the band, to an experienced Airman responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, to a civilian leading cybersecurity for a presidential debate, Lt. Col. Thomas Butler’s career, both civilian and military, has been diverse, with each experience building toward the next. Butler, whose current civilian role is as director of cybersecurity intelligence for the Cleveland Clinic, was integral to establishing a network specifically created to monitor and thwart possible cyber threats during the first 2020 debate (pictured), held last September in Cleveland.
178th Wing sensor operator’s support saves hundreds of lives during California wildfires
Senior Airman Andrew , a sensor operator with the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio, provided critical support to firefighters and rescue crews during the historic wildfires in California during the summer of 2020, helping save hundreds of lives.
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, which was launched in 2020 to empower noncommissioned officers and reinforce the lost art of Soldier care.
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 812th Engineer Company
HOME STATION: Lorain
PARENT UNIT: Headquarters Company, 73rd Infantry Brigade
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 2 February 1926, Akron, Ohio
To conduct mobility, counter mobility, survivability tasks and provide support of general engineering missions, in support of Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) and supported units.
Stow armory named for U.S. Colored Troops hero during Civil War
First Sgt. Robert Pinn (1843-1911), Company I, 5th United States Colored Troops, earned the Medal of Honor during the Battle of New Market Heights, Va. on Sept. 29, 1864. A native of Stark County, he was the first Black Soldier to have an armory or readiness center named after him in the state, in the early 1970s, when the new Ohio Army National Guard Armory in Stow was opened.