Vol. 40, No. 2 ~ March/April 2022

Buckeye Guard cover: F-16 on tarmak with Arctic mountains at sunset.

180th Fighter Wing takes part in Arctic Edge 2022

More than 100 Airmen and eight F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 180th Fighter Wing, deployed to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in early March to take part in Exercise Arctic Edge 2022, a biennial homeland defense exercise designed for U.S. and Canadian armed forces to demonstrate and exercise a joint capability to rapidly deploy and operate in the Arctic.

Uniformed soldiers come off escalator with luggage under red white & blue Welcome Home sign.

196th MPAD Soldiers return from successful USEUCOM deployment; showcase U.S. military training with partners, allies

A contingent of Soldiers with the 196th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment returned to Ohio in early 2022 after a nearly yearlong deployment to multiple countries providing public affairs support to U.S. European Command.



Maj. Gen. Harris and Soldier unviel plaque.

Ohio Army National Guard readiness center in Portsmouth first of nearly two dozen planned facility upgrades across state

A rededication ceremony for the Sgt. Edward S. Doan Armory March 11, 2022, in Portsmouth, Ohio celebrated the completion of a two-year, $1.8-millon renovation. It marked the first of about 20 Ohio Army National Guard facilities that will be renovated through 2028.

OHMR member’s nursing skills, quick actions save life

Meet Ohio Military Reserve 1st Lt. Heidi Peterson, a trained nurse who rescued a man from a burning car in November 2021 on the way home from her monthly drill training. She received the Citizen’s Cross from the Mount Vernon Fire Department for her heroism.

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Secretary announces revised Army Combat Fitness Test, outlines implementation

The Army recently issued a directive outlining a time-phased implementation of a revised Army Combat Fitness Test as the Army’s general physical fitness test, including new age-and-gender-performance scoring scales. Active Guard Reserve Soldiers are to begin taking the ACFT for record in October, followed by other Reserve and National Guard Soldiers in April 2023.



A look at some of the Soldiers, Airmen and civilians who make up the Ohio National Guard Family.

Male coach with 3 biathlon team members wearing Ohio flag jackets.
ONG Biathlon Team members earn medals at 2022 CNGB Championships
Airmen standing at attention while being pinned with purple heart at unit stands at attention observing inside hangar.
2 Soldiers awarded Purple Heart
Asst. Adj. gen for Air holds up illustration while Serbian Chaplains stand beside him.
Serbian Armed Forces chaplains visit Ohio
Airman stand at attention in rows while family and friends stand with hands over heart in section to the left.
178th Wing Airmen deploy in support of U.S. Central Command
CSM Chambliss poses with 2 Soldiers holding trophies in front of Ohio and American flags. Headline reads: 20220 Best Warrior Competition, top Soldier, NCO of Year.
Top Soldier, NCO crowned during OHARNG Best Warrior Competition
The family of Brig. Gen. David B. Johnson pins on his one-star rank insignia.
New Ohio ANG chief of staff promoted to brigadier general

Company C, 237th Support Battalion

HOME STATION:  Akron, Ohio
Company C, 237th Support Battalion  DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:  
16 April 2006, Akron, Ohio

To provide Echelon II medical care to supported maneuver battalions with organic medical platoons. This company provides both Echelons I and II medical treatment on an area basis to those units without organic medical assets operating in the brigade support area (BSA).

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‘Houston, we’ve had a problem’:
Ohio ANG pilot part of famed Apollo 13 spaceflight; later chronicled in movie

On April 11, 1970, Apollo 13 launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the mission of landing on the moon. The crew included lunar module pilot Capt. Fred Haise (right), a former fighter pilot with the Ohio Air National Guard’s 164th Tactical Fighter Squadron.

Official NASA photo of 3 astronaughts on Apllo 13 flight.