Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - May 2018

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Accident scene of car and motorcycle.

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Village of Obetz police respond to a fatal vehicle accident April 13, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. The collision occurred when an automobile made a left turn in front of the motorcyclist. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, reminding riders as well as drivers of four-wheeled vehicles how critical it is to follow traffic laws and operate their vehicles safely.

Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson, ONG

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (right), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, presents a plaque of appreciation to Lt. Col. Anthony Lam, deputy director of personnel for the Ohio Army National Guard, for his support as the featured speaker during an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month presentation May 2, 2018, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. As part of the ongoing Ohio National Guard Leadership Development Series, Lam recounted his family's Chinese-Hawaiian heritage and his life growing up in a multicultural environment.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG
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Warren Motts points to his name on the 2017 Honorees plaque

Warren Motts points to his name on the permanent plaque commemorating his induction into the 2017 class of the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame May 2, 2018, in the lobby of the Riffe Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Motts was in a class of 20 veterans inducted last November, with the enshrinement ceremony following in May to celebrate Military Appreciation Month.

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Lt. Col. John Vagnier (left), commander of the 112th Engineer Battalion, and Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman (right), Ohio adjutant general, congratulate Master Sgt. Danny Bell following his induction into Ohio Military Hall of Fame May 4, 2018, at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Bell received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor for actions that took place near Samarra, Iraq in July 2004, when he was deployed with Vaginer and other Soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard's 216th Engineer Battalion.

Bill Pierce, ONG

Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Mann, Ohio Army National Guard historian, marches in the 2015 Columbus Veterans Day parade Nov. 11, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. He is wearing a uniform similar to those worn by Ohio National Guard Soldiers in World War II.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Team photo of 3 soldiers

The Ohio National Guard was represented by the team of Sgt. William Collins (from left), Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Singer and Sgt. Larry Gravius during the 41st Annual Lincoln National Guard Marathon May 6, 2018, in Lincoln, Neb. More than 160 National Guard runners and ruck marchers made their way to the finish line, with Ohio finishing 21st as a team with an average 4 hours, 1 minute, 14 seconds.

Spc. Lisa Crawford,
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Maj. Marc Sterner, with the 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, is reunited with his Family at his unit's welcome home ceremony May 8, 2018, at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Sterner deployed as part of Task Force Guthrie Greys to the National Capital Region in Washington D.C. to provide command and supervisory oversight to the homeland defense mission for Operation Noble Eagle.

Sgt. Andrew Kuhn, ONG

Celebrating our
25-year partnership with Hungary
This year, the Ohio National Guard marks a quarter century of partnering with Hungary through the National Guard's State Partnership Program, which pairs U.S. states' National Guards with partner nations around the world to promote regional stability and civil-military relationships. During this time, the ONG and Hungarian Defence Forces have conducted more than 300 joint military exercises and senior military and civic leader visits, laying the foundation for another 25 years of working and training together.


Graphic identifying 2 soldiers.

Sgt. Ben Tiller (left), a member of the 122nd Army Band and a resident of Pleasantville, Ohio, and Spc. Elliott Stockton, a member of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment and a resident of Cincinnati, won the Ohio Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition in the noncommissioned officer and Soldier categories, respectively, during a competition in March. They are representing Ohio in the Army National Guard Region IV Best Warrior Competition May 7-10 at Fort McCoy, Wis., competing against the best Soldiers and NCOs from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin for the right to advance to the National Guard-level competition in June. The Wisconsin National Guard is posting updates and photos to its social media sites.


Soldier going over large log "hurdle-type obstacle"  in

Ohio Army National Guard Sgt. Benjamin T. Tiller, a senior musician percussionist with the 122nd Army Band, clears an obstacle during the confidence course portion of the Region IV Best Warrior Competition May 9, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis. The Best Warrior Competition is a grueling three-day test of a Soldier’s endurance, mental toughness and military skills through a series of events including an Army Physical Fitness Test, M-4 rifle and M-9 pistol qualification, stress fire exercise, day and night land navigation, written test, essay, appearance board, Army Warrior Tasks, call for fire scenario and a 12-mile ruck march. Winners advanced to the National Guard Bureau competition scheduled for July 23-27 at Indiantown Gap, Pa.

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Hungarian and American  shaking hands outside of facility.

Tom Homan (right), Delaware, Ohio city manager, thanks Maj. Gen. Istvan Szabó, deputy chief of defense for the Hungarian Defence Forces, for visiting the Delaware Training and Community Center, May 14, 2018. A delegation from Hungary is in Ohio this week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the nation's partnership with the Ohio National Guard through the State Partnership Program, a Department of Defense initiative pairing countries with U.S. states' National Guards that is designed to foster civil-military relationships and strengthen regional security.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Students in computer lab.

Students from the University of Akron and area high schools tested their skills at defending against cyberattacks during a virtual capture the flag event at the university May 16, 2018, in Akron, Ohio. The event was part of the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee’s (OC3) Cyber Range, a virtual training ground accessible for competitions, training and as a testing environment for schools, governments and businesses.

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Kathy Cocuzzi, vice mayor of Westerville, Ohio, and Tech. Sgt. Michelle Lucius, 121st Air Refueling Wing crew chief, unveil the artwork designating one of the wing’s KC-135 Stratotankers as the “Pride of Westerville” May 18, 2018, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. It is often tradition for a wing to designate its aircraft with the names of towns and cities near a base as a way to honor the support that local communities provide to the National Guard and its members.

Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson, ONG

Ohio Army National Guard 1st Lt. Sara Stigler recites the oath administered by her mentor, retired Col. Steve Ulrich, to become a field surgeon on May 19, 2018. Stigler, still in her hospital gown, had given birth just hours before to her first child at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.

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Nate and Irene Miller, husband and wife, pose with recruiters Sgt. 1st Class James Youngdahl (left) and Sgt. Noah Siegner after enlisting together into the Ohio Army National Guard May 25, 2018, at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Cleveland. The couple, married for four years, enlisted together into the Ohio Army National Guard and are scheduled to go to basic training in October, and will be assigned to the 1484th Transportation Company, based in North Canton, Ohio.

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Officials with the Ohio Adjutant General’s Department, the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the University of Cincinnati gathered on May 29, 2018, for a virtual ribbon cutting to unveil the Ohio Cyber Range at UC. The Ohio Cyber Range, one of many initiatives developed by the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee (OC3), is a virtual training ground accessible for competitions, training and testing environment for schools, governments and businesses.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus signs a program for Ohio Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Rakes and his stepson Kase Ashcraft at a luncheon May 30, 2018, as part of Military Appreciation Day festivities at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Kase and his mother, Andrea Rakes (right), were recognized for their family's resiliency during Ryan's recent deployment to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG