Prepare for the worst, hope for the best: Ohio Homeland Response Force trains for variety of disasters
About 260 Soldiers and Airmen of the Ohio National Guard Homeland Response Force traveled to Muscatatuck Urban Training Center this summer to hone their skills and refine their processes if they are ever activated to respond to a real-life natural or man-made disaster.
Senior Airman Kristina Schneider
Air Force names Ohio ANG member one
of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year
Meet Senior Airman Kristina Schneider, a fire protection journeyman at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio,who has been named one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2022.
Chief Master Sgt. Heidi Bunker
State command chief bids farewell after over 30 years in Ohio ANG
Chief Master Sgt. Heidi Bunker, the 11th command chief master sergeant of the Ohio Air National Guard, retires after 31 years in the military including serving since January 2020 as the state’s top enlisted Airman. In her farewell message, Bunker says she has “immense feelings of awe and gratitude for having the great pleasure of serving” alongside her fellow Airmen.
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
112th Fighter Squadron
HOME STATION: Swanton, Ohio
PARENT UNIT: 112th Aero Squadron (U.S. Army Air Service)
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 18 August 1917, Kelly Field, Texas
To achieve the capability of worldwide deployment and to be prepared, upon implementation, to deploy, destroy enemy forces and facilities through the delivery of all types of tactical weapons compatible with the weapon system possessed in support of the roles of counter air, interdiction and close air support and to provide combat ready aircrews capable of deploying anywhere in the world within 24 hours of notification.
145th Armored Regiment’s coat of arms gets approval by War Department
On July 17, 1928, nearly five years after the approval process was initiated, the Secretary of War approved the design and symbolism of the coat of arms for the 145th Infantry Regiment, the ancestor of today’s 145th Armored Regiment.