Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - October 2018

Photo Galleries

Three airmen galer around desk to look at computer screen.

Airmen with the 178th Wing Incident Awareness and Assessment team assist with flood relief efforts Sept. 14-20, 2018, at Springfield Air National Guard Base in Springfield, Ohio. The team provided imagery analysis to provide situational awareness for emergency responders on the ground in North and South Carolina.

Staff Sgt. Rachel Simones, ONG

Group pic.

Col. Gary McCue (back right) and wife Molly stand behind their daughters Emily (from left), Josie, Zoe and Carly after Josie took the oath of enlistment May 9, 2018, to become a member of the Ohio Air National Guard. Josie, a 17-year-old high school senior at Clear Fork High School in Richland County, decided to enlist as a crew chief with the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio, the same military job and unit where her father started his career in 1983.

Courtesy photo

Indiana National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Lee Miller, a 38th Infantry Division artillery fire control sergeant, supports a camouflage net in setting up the division’s expeditionary headquarters during their annual training in September at Camp Atterbury, near Edinburgh, Ind. Nearly 600 members of the 38th ID are currently at Camp Atterbury for a nine-day warfighter exercise, which will evaluate the Soldiers’ proficiencies as they respond and communicate to various battlefield scenarios throughout the training.

38th Infantry Division photo

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

Staff Sgt. Arsenio H. Hernandez, a cyber security specialist at the 179th Airlift Wing Communications Squadron, poses for a photo Oct. 9, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio. Hernandez, who grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Sinaloa, Mexico, moved to Ohio when he was 16 to find greater opportunities, eventually becoming a U.S. citizen and joining the military one month later.

Airman Alexis Wade, ONG

Tent camp with humvee in front and Soldiers working around on set-up.

A 38th Infantry Division Soldier guides a Humvee Oct. 9, 2018, at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Indiana, during the unit's nine-day warfighter exercise. The 38th Infantry Division, headquartered in Indianapolis and known as the Cyclone Division, is one of the 18 divisions of the U.S. Army, and one of eight National Guard divisions. It contains Army National Guard units from Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Delaware, Michigan, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Master Sgt. Jeff Lowry,
Indiana National Guard

Guard Memebrs and Serbian Soldiers wearing green and red colored vests talk among themselves outside a tent in cleared area.

Master Sgt. John Jennings, 179 AW Fire and Emergency Services assistant chief of operations, serves as an evaluator during the NATO-led SRBIJA 2018 exercise, Oct. 9, 2018. Ohio National Guard members participated in the consequence management exercise that involved an earthquake scenario; a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear response; water rescue; and urban search and rescue, Oct. 8 -11, 2018. This exercise allowed Ohio National Guard members the opportunity to participate in the 18th Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center (EADRCC) exercise, one of the largest exercises organized by NATO. It was the first time the Republic of Serbia has hosted the event, which included around 2,000 personnel from almost 40 countries.

Capt. Paul Stennett, ONG

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (right), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, unveils a new sign for Camp James A. Garfield during a ceremony Oct. 10, 2018, at the newly renamed training site near Newton Falls, Ohio. Formerly known as Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center, the installation is undergoing $37 million in upgrades as part of a plan to become a world-class training destination for military units as well as civilian law enforcement and first responders.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Soldiers stand in front of chinook helicopter.

Seven crew members and a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from the Ohio Army National Guard’s Company B, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment, based out of North Canton, Ohio, were deployed Oct. 11-17, 2018, to Florida in support of Hurricane Michael recovery efforts. The Soldiers and their airframe worked to deliver water, food and rescue personnel.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Col. Rebecca L. O’Connor, the joint director of intelligence for the Ohio National Guard Joint Force Headquarters (center), is pinned with rank of brigadier general during a promotion ceremony Oct. 12, 2018, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. O’Connor is the first woman in the Ohio Air National Guard to attain the rank of brigadier general and will now serve as the OHANG chief of staff.

Airman 1st Class Amber Mullen, ONG

Grip and grin shot shaking hands with award.

Brig. Gen. Anthony DiGiacomo, commander of the Ohio Army National Guard Special Troops Command (Provisional), awards the Army Achievement Medal to the STC Noncommissioned Officer of the Year to Sgt. Zachary Smith, a combat medic with the Ohio Army National Guard Medical Detachment, Oct. 14, 2018, at the Camp Sherman Joint Training Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. Smith won the noncommissioned officer category and was named the STC’s NCO of the Year after a very strong overall performance, and will move forward to the State BWC, scheduled for March 2-3, 2019, at Camp Sherman.

Staff Sgt. Chad Menegay, ONG

An Avenger Weapon System fires at a live-fire short-range missile range Oct. 14, 2018, near White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The system was operated by Soldiers with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Ohio Army National Guard, who were preparing to mobilize as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve to support the United States’ NATO allies overseas.

Staff Sgt. Jarred Woods,
157th Infantry Brigade Public Affairs

Airmen in treed area stand around parachute on ground as they listen to trainers.

F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing participate in survival training Oct. 14, 2018, at Oak Openings Metropark in Swanton, Ohio. Personnel go through periodic training on a variety of survival tactics, helping ensure they have the skills necessary to endure in the wilderness, build shelter, acquire food and water, and evade capture during a combat situation until they can be rescued by friendly forces.

Staff Sgt. John Wilkes, ONG

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman (left), Ohio adjutant general, presents Luis Orozco, vice president of marketing and general manager of Telemundo Columbus, with a plaque in recognition for his support as featured speaker during a National Hispanic Heritage Month observance Oct. 15, 2018, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. Beginning in 1968 as a weeklong celebration of histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, it was changed in 1988 to a 31-day celebration, which is observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 each year.

Bill Pierce, ONG

Airmen on metal roof moving fallen stone walls of building

Airmen from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 200th RED HORSE (Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer) Squadron and 179th Airlift Wing work to provide damage assessment and repair of the Continental United States NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) Region-First Air Force (Air Forces Northern) Headquarters building at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The Airmen, who specialize in heavy construction, were assisting with recovery efforts Oct. 17-22, 2018, at Tyndall AFB following Hurricane Michael, which caused serious damage to the base.

Capt. Ashley Klase,
U.S. Air National Guard

group on base of stairs to simulator cutting a red ribbon with staff on floor watching.

Col. James R. Camp (in camouflage uniform), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air, and Col. Mark Auer (with scissors), commander of the 121 Air Refueling Wing, are joined by elected officials and staff representatives during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new KC-135 Stratotanker flight simulator (in background, at left) Oct. 19, 2018, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. The flight simulator will be paired with the wing’s existing refueling boom simulator, allowing 121st aircrews to maintain their proficiency at home and also attract Airmen from all across the country to train at the 121st ARW.

Senior Master Sgt. Ralph M. Branson, ONG WATCH VIDEO

Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman (right), Ohio adjutant general, looks on as Capt. Greg Rothrock, Coast Guard Research and Development Center commanding officer, signs a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU), Oct. 22, 2018, at Ohio National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. This is the first time the USCG RDC has signed an MOU with a state’s National Guard, which allows the ONG and USCG RDC to work together on cyber engagements.

Bill Pierce, ONG

Airmen with the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group prepare to board a C-130H Hercules to leave for an overseas deployment Oct. 26, 2018, from the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield Ohio. Air Force maintenance specialists are tasked with ensuring all assigned aircraft and equipment are maintained to the most exacting standards, ready to be flown or operated at a moment's notice so that missions can be safely and effectively performed.

Airman Alexis Wade, ONG

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (left), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, presents the National Guard Association of the United States Valley Forge Cross for Heroism to Capt. Evan Guilfoyle Oct. 27, 2018, during the Ohio Army National Guard Army Leader Conference, held at Defense Supply Center Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. Serving in his civilian capacity as a Kentucky State Highway Patrol trooper, Guilfoyle risked his life by entering a burning building to locate and rescue a bedridden elderly man.

Staff Sgt. George B. Davis, ONG

Capt. Aaron Smith spends time with loved ones following the call to duty ceremony for Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Oct. 28, 2018, in Gahanna, Ohio. The unit is deploying to Germany in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, where it will provide supervisory oversight of short-range air defense artillery formations stationed in Europe, as part of the European Deterrence Initiative.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Soldiers with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Ohio Army National Guard (left) and Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 263rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, South Carolina Army National Guard stand in formation during a transfer of authority ceremony Oct. 30, 2018, in Grafenwoehr, Germany. About 80 Soldiers from Battery C, 1-174th ADA, based in Marysville, Ohio, are providing enhanced air defense capability in support of U.S. European Command, as part of the European Deterrence Initiative.

Spc. Patrick Swanson, U.S. Army