Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - April 2018

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Cover of March/April Buckey Guard Magazine

We’re proud to announce the Buckeye Guard digital magazine has been awarded first place for online publications in the Defense Media Merit Awards program, a national competition recognizing excellence among National Guard and other military commands. In the new digital magazine, read more about how the Ohio National Guard contributes to the warfight to defend the nation, and in the new video newscast, learn about some resilient Guard members and what they do improve their lives and those around them. All of this and more in new editions of the Buckeye Guard, now available.

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Olentangy Liberty Middle School counselor Jason Durell (center), a sergeant in the Ohio Army National Guard, talks to sixth-grade students Conner Fauris and Vanessa Adams. Both Fauris and Adams are children of current or former military members. The Olentangy Local School District has been awarded the Purple Star Award from a state advisory board for supporting Military Families.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

graphic with spose images on dog tags. Reads Resilient Legacise of their Soldier's Service and Sacrifice of our Nation. Gold Star Spouse Day - April 5th, 2018.

On Gold Star Spouses’ Day, April 5, America pays respect to the spouses and families of fallen members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The military community, including the Ohio National Guard, is indebted to Gold Star husbands and wives, as they are the legacies of their spouse’s ultimate sacrifice and service to our nation.

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April 5th, 2018
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U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel McCall, assigned to the 3rd Infantry Divison at Fort Benning, Ga., in or near Salman Pak, Iraq during a deployment in support of Operation Iraq Freedom. McCall was killed in action in 2007, and his wife Brittnay says she has worked to honor her husband’s service and sacrifice by working as a Survivor Outreach Services coordinator, assisting other Gold Star Spouses and Families who have suffered a similar loss not only through the grieving process, but also with awareness and coordination of survivor benefits and other support.


Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice (left), director of Air National Guard, and Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Anderson, command chief of the Air National Guard, fly in a simulated C-130, called the Multi Mission Crew Trainer (MMCT), during their visit to the 179th Airlift Wing April 11, 2018, in Mansfield, Ohio. Rice and Anderson met with leadership and Airmen across the wing to learn about their mission, and culminated the visit with an “All Call” event where several Airmen were recognized for recent achievements.

Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood, ONG

Soldiers from the 216th Engineer Battalion, 16th Engineer Brigade, Ohio Army National Guard move vehicles during exercise Vibrant Response 18 on April 11, 2018, at Camp Atterbury, Ind. The exercise was linked to Guardian Response 18, the annual multicomponent U.S. Army North (ARNORTH) disaster response exercise, designed to validate more than 5,000 military and government civilian personnel to respond in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) disaster.

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Travis Meyers (fourth from left), recipient of the 2018 Military Youth of the Year Award by Ohio Military Kids, is presented with proclamations from the Ohio House and Senate April 11, 2018, on the floor of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Meyers is an active volunteer with Ohio Military Kids and a volunteer fireman for the Jerusalem Township Fire Department in Lucas County. Pictured are: Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (from left), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army; Dr. Theresa Ferrari, project director for Ohio Military Kids; state Rep. Michael Sheehy, whose 46th District covers part of Lucas County; Travis Meyers; and Travis’ parents, Marcia and retired Staff Sgt. Brian Meyers.

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Group stand in front of Chinook helicopter.

State legislators and staff members take part in an orientation flight and familiarization tour April 12, 2018, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. During the day, they were briefed on the roles and missions of the Ohio National Guard and learned about some of the equipment used by ONG Soldiers and Airmen, including the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in the background.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Elizabeth Fought and her husband, Staff Sgt. Joseph Fought, during Company A, 1st Battalion, 145th Armored Regiment's 2017 holiday party. Fought was recently named an Armed Forces Insurance (AFI) Military Spouse of the Year because of the extensive volunteer time and work she contributes to the unit's Family Readiness Group.

Photo by Judy Henderson

The Ohio Army National Guard has been recognized by the Secretary of the Army for its environmental restoration efforts at Camp Ravenna Joint Training Center in Northwest Ohio. Pictured in this photo is the MK-19 Range, constructed in 2006 after a munitions removal action was completed at the site in 2005. Further remediation was completed on land north of original three lanes in 2009 to allow for further weapons range development.

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Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman (left), Ohio adjutant general, presents a plaque of appreciation to Debbi Dach-Sugarman, committee co-chair for the Jewish Federation of Columbus, for her support as the featured speaker during a Holocaust Days of Remembrance presentation entitled “Legacy of Perseverance” April 17, 2018, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. As part of the ongoing Ohio National Guard Leadership Development Series, Dach-Sugarman shared a detailed account of what her father went through while growing up in Poland during the Holocaust.

Photo by Bill Pierce, ONG

More than 2,000 students marched through downtown for the “We Are The Majority” rally April 19, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Youth leaders from around the state gathered to celebrate living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle, a collaboration of the Ohio Prevention Action Alliance, the Ohio National Guard and Start Talking!

Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Recipients in group photo on stage.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has selected the Delaware Readiness Center for its William C. Habig Collaboration Award, which is annually presented to recognize an effective effort or innovative collaborative in central Ohio. Officers from the Ohio Army National Guard joined officials from the Delaware YMCA and city of Delaware to accept the award April 19, 2018, during a ceremony at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The combined training and community center opened in April 2015 and is used by Ohio National Guard Soldiers and members of the local community.

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The 179th Airlift Wing conducts a five-ship formation flight using five of their eight C-130H Hercules to conduct coordinated airdrops, April 26, 2018, in Mansfield, Ohio. As the unit’s first five-ship formation since the conversion back to the C-130H about five years ago, the flight allowed members of the maintenance, aerial port and operations groups to work together to increase the overall readiness of the wing’s deployable assets.

Capt. Paul Stennett, ONG

Field of teal pinwheels with runners and aircraft in background.

Military service members participate in the Ohio National Guard “Embrace Your Voice” 5K Color Run April 27, 2018, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. Participants were doused with teal powder as they ran, walked and biked the 3.1-mile event, which culminated Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in April and was intended to  encourage people to speak up, reach out and stand up for themselves and others.

Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson, ONG

Stayonovich at her desk.

Staff Sgt. Alicia Stayonovich, a criminal analyst for the Ohio Counterdrug Task Force, tracks drug trafficking patterns as part of her work with Homeland Security Investigations, an arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in Cincinnati. Stayonovich, who provides real-time intelligence and analysis for HSI agents in the field, takes a personal interest in helping remove drugs from the street as her brother died of a heroin overdose in 2015.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Ohio Air National Guard Master Sgt. Dane Adolph, a flight line avionics supervisor assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, poses for a portrait at his desk Sept. 10, 2017, in Swanton, Ohio. Adolph donated his kidney in April 2016 to someone in need so that his wife could be moved to No. 1 on the transplant list to receive a kidney donation. INSET: The Adolph family stands for a photo after a graduation ceremony one month after Adolph donated his kidney.

Photo by Airman Hope Geiger,
180th FW Public Affairs