Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - May 2011

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Members of the Ohio Army National Guard's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct military free fall parachute operations May 9, 2011, at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind. With the assistance of a CH-47D Chinook cargo helicopter and crew from the OHARNG's Company B, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment, Ohio's Special Forces Soldiers conducted jumps from above 12,000 feet.

(Ohio National Guard photo by Capt. Thomas P. Morrison)


Pfc. Andrew Kim, a gunner, and Spc. David Stevens, a team leader with Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment demonstrate spotting an incoming target aircraft when converted to the man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) May 13, 2011, at the unit's McConnelsville, Ohio armory. Soldiers with the 2-174th are conducting Avenger crew drills in preparation for a scheduled mobilization to the national capital region. This is the second time the battalion has been selected to support Operation Clear Skies, a mission which provides continuous air defense of the skies over Washington, D.C. The National Guard has provided air defense artillery units for the mission to safeguard the national capital region since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

(Ohio National Guard Photo by Sgt. Peter Kresge)";

Soldiers of Ohio's Homeland Response Force

Soldiers of Ohio's Homeland Response Force test their chemical protective masks to ensure they function properly before conducting a reconnaissance training mission during Operation Vigilant Guard May 18, 2011 in Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Operation Vigilant Guard is a multi-state exercise where Homeland Response Forces train for a natural disaster or terrorist attack by setting up and performing search and rescue, recovery, and medical operations.

(Ohio National Guard photo by Capt. Kristina Gaskins)

CAll to Duty

Following the call to duty ceremony for the 1484th Transportation Company, Pvt. First Class Ryan Yeater hugs Betsy Gray, a family friend outside of the James A Rhodes Arena on Saturday, June 4, 2011, Akron, Ohio. Given only 90 days of notice, the 1484th Transportation Company will deploy to Afghanistan in late summer 2011.

(Ohio National Guard Photo / Capt. Jonathan Johnson)