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Volume 42, Number 1
January - March  2024

Nameplate reads Buckeye Guard nameplate
Coat of arms


the Ohio Army National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment, organized and federally recognized on March 5, 1990, in Worthington, Ohio.



Herbert last Ohio governor to have served in National Guard

Thomas J. Herbert served as the 56th Governor of Ohio, from 1947 to 1949, and was the last governor also to have served in the Ohio National Guard. He commanded the first aviation unit in state history — the 112th Observation Squadron, 37th Division Aviation



01.06.24 ~ OHANG

180th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

ANG recognizes Outstanding Airmen of Year

The 2024 Ohio Air National Guard Outstanding Airmen of the Year winners were announced in January 2024. The selectees have gone above and beyond in the previous year, demonstrating superior leadership, job performance and personal achievement.

Airman of Year:
Senior Airman Gavin Woken, 121st ARW
Noncommissioned Officer of Year:
Tech. Sgt. Austin Bly, 180th FW
Senior NCO of Year:
Master Sgt. David Frashier, 121st ARW
Company Grade Officer of Year:
Capt. Michael Andrewes, 251st CEIG
First Sergeant of Year:
Master Sgt. Samantha Cannon, 121st ARW


02.02.24 ~ OHANG  |  121ST

Airman hugs loved one.

Tech. Sgt. Wendy Kuhn / 121st Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

121st Airmen return from deployment

Airmen from the 121st Air Refueling Wing are welcomed home from an overseas deployment upon their return at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 2, 2024. The 121st Air Refueling Wing provides combat-ready Airmen to provide security and defense of the state and nation.

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10.31.23 ~ OHARNG  |  37TH IBCT

Two Joint Light Tactical Vehicles parked outside the maintenance bay.

Staff Sgt. Jill Maynus / Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

1-145th Armored Regiment receives Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

Wheeled vehicle mechanics and maintainers of the Ohio Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 145th Armored Regiment were trained on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center in Newton Falls, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2023. The fielding of this current generation of tactical vehicles is part of a Department of the Army directive to modernize National Guard equipment.


04.12.24 ~ OHARNG

Photos of seven former members

Ohio National Guard Heritage Center

Ohio ARNG facility memorialization selections announced

Seven Ohio Army National Guard facilities will be dedicated in honor of former members who valiantly served the nation in the 20th century. The selections were made as part of the Army Memorial Program, which provides a permanent, lasting honor to distinguished personnel who served with valor and distinction.


02.03.24 ~ OHANG  |  ATAG

Major General James R. Camp stands at attention

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aleah Castrejon / 196th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Ceremony honors retiring Ohio ANG general’s contributions, achievements over 3 decades

Maj. Gen. James R. Camp is honored during a retirement ceremony, culminating more than 30 years of service to the Ohio National Guard and U.S. Air Force, at the at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio, Feb. 3, 2024. A command pilot with over 4,000 flying hours and multiple overseas deployments, his most recent assignments were as commander of the Ohio Air National Guard, Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air and commander of the 179th Airlift Wing.


01.12.24 ~ OHARNG  |  16TH EB

Soldiers sitting in rows of seats

Spc. Olivia Lauer / 196th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Signal company deploys in support of U.S.  Central Command

About 30 members of the 1137th Signal Company (Tactical Installation and Networking-Enhanced, or TIN-E), located in Springfield, Ohio, are honored during the unit's call to duty ceremony at the First Christian Church in Springfield, Jan. 12, 2024. While deployed, the Soldiers will provide installation, recovery, repair and maintenance of telecommunications network lines and infrastructure throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.


Volume 42, Number 1  ~  January-March 2024

Adjutant General: Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr.
Director, Government and Public Affairs: Mr. Joseph R. Gabriel
State Public Affairs Officer: Capt. Jenna L. Walton
Deputy Director, Communication: Ms. Heidi M. Griesmer

Editor: Mr. Steve Toth
Layout and Design: Ms. Cindy Ayers Hayter
Historian: Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Mann
Editorial/Electronic Design Support: Ms. Carleeann Smiddy
Video Editor/Producer: Staff Sgt. Thomas Moeger