Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - November 2018

Photo Galleries

Celebrating Native American Indian Heritage Month in November

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (right), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, presents a plaque of appreciation to Master Sgt. Serena Dedes for her support as the featured speaker during a Native American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 1, 2018, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. Dedes, a material manager at the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio, is a Native American Indian with ties to the White Mountain Apache Tribe outside of Phoenix. She connects her military experience with her White Mountain Apache background by sharing her heritage with those she serves alongside. Read more about Dedes' story in our website's Featured News section.

Bill Pierce, ONG

Tech Sgt. Nicholas M. Alexander, a recruiter with the 179th Airlift Wing, stands for a photo Nov. 1, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio. Alexander has been a recruiter with the 179th AW for two years and is using innovative techniques to increases awareness of the National Guard in the local area.

Airman Alexis Wade, Ohio National Guard

Airman kneels to shake hands with old man in wheelchair at the nursing home.

Celebrating Veterans Day

First Lt. Ashley Chapa (right), director of the 180th Fighter Wing equal opportunity office, speaks with U.S. Army World War II veteran Roman Rywalski during a ceremony honoring veterans at the Swanton Healthcare & Retirement Center Nov. 3, 2018, in Swanton, Ohio. Members of the 180th FW Company Grade Officers Council visited local veterans ahead of the Veterans Day holiday and presented them with certificates to honor their service. Garcia served in the 1950s and '60s.

Staff Sgt. John Wilkes, ONG

dvids logo MORE PHOTOS

Celebrating Veterans Day

Sgt. Benjamin Tiller, the Ohio Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, prepares to carry the American flag on to the field and lead The Ohio State University football team out of the tunnel before its game against Nebraska, Nov. 3, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were involved in a variety of activities before and during the game, which was dedicated to honoring military men and women for Veterans Day.

Senior Airman Christi Richter, ONG

Brig. Gen. Rebecca O’Connor, Ohio Air National Guard chief of staff, speaks with Gold Star Family members at the ninth annual Survivors Day at the Races Nov. 4, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. Senior military officials from the region supported the event to remind the families of fallen service members they are not alone and the military is there for them. The event is the largest Survivors Outreach Services event in the country to honor Gold Star Families.

Sgt. 1st Class Scott Raymond,
U.S. Army National Guard

GRoup shot of inductees on stage.

Twenty Ohio veterans were inducted into the 2018 class of the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame at a ceremony Nov. 8, 2018, at Radiant Life Church in Dublin, Ohio. The honorees, including three former Ohio National Guardsmen, were recognized for their outstanding contributions to their local communities, Ohio and the nation outside of the military.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Soldiers stand at monument for group shot.

Celebrating Veterans Day

Retired Belgian army Sgt. Maj. Peter Stassen (center) stands with the command team and other Soldiers from the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Flanders Field American Cemetery Aug. 5, 2018, in Waregem, Belgium. Stassen and his wife adopted the grave of Sgt. Willis Burnworth, who served in the 145th Infantry, 37th Division, Ohio National Guard, and was killed on Oct. 31, 1918, near Olsene, Belgium during World War I.

Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Mann, ONG

Celebrating Veterans

Airmen of the 121st Air Refueling Wing march past spectators waving American flags as part of the annual Veterans Day parade, Nov 9, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. More than 50 members of the Ohio Army and Air National Guard supported the event, including the color guard, vehicles, the 122nd Army Band and marchers. This year’s parade celebrated the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice and the American Legion centennial.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

graphic on top of photo of WWI Soldier shaking hands with local woman.

On this day in Ohio National Guard
history, Nov. 11, 1918

At 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month, World War I would come to an end. The Ohio National Guard would contribute the 37th Division, 166th Infantry and 2nd Battalion, 372nd Infantry to the American Expeditionary Force. All told, Ohio would send 256,000 men and women of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps to the Great War while suffering 6,777 deaths.

Ohio National Guard graphic

Celebrating National
Apprenticeship Week Nov. 12-18

Martin Helms (left), a chief warrant officer 2 in the Ohio Army National Guard, is a journey-level electrician and the Akron Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee’s training director, where he got his start as an electrical apprentice in 2006. Apprenticeship programs and skilled trades are some of the most sought after professions in Ohio. Pictured with Helms are committee staff members Steve Mangus (from left), Amy Pendergrass and Lysa Devinney.

Courtesy photo

U.S. Dept. of Labor website
Governor's proclamation

Tricia Maassel touches the stars which represent the lives lost at Shanksville, Pa., as part of the inaugural public tour of the Northwest Ohio 9/11 Memorial Nov. 13, 2018, at the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio. The memorial commemorates the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the actions of the armed forces in all the days that followed.

Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes, ONG

The Ohio National Guard wishes
everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for all the Citizen-
Soldiers, -Airmen, civilian employees
and Family members who make up the
Ohio National Guard Family.

In this photo from 1898, Company C,
1st West Virginia Volunteer Infantry
serves Thanksgiving dinner to Company C, 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Knoxville, Tenn.

Ohio Army National Guard
Historical Collection

Historic photo of Soldiers on horses walking down street with color bar overlay.

On this day in Ohio National
Guard history, Nov. 22, 1918

A provisional battalion of Soldiers from all units of the 37th Division led the formal reentry of the King and Queen of Belgium into the capitol city of Brussels after four years of war. Lt. Col. William Marlin, who commanded the provisional unit, later wrote: “It was a scene that beggars description. For here was a people released from bondage but a day previous giving vent to its joy in the outward manifestations of cheers and songs, of music, laughter and gayety. The roar of the greeting coupled with the ever present cry 'Vive le America' will ring in the ears and memory of the Americans who heard it as long as they live.”

Ohio National Guard graphic

Col. Thomas E. Moore (front left), commander, 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Ohio Army National Guard, and Command Sgt. Maj. Dwight S. Chambliss, the brigade command sergeant major, uncase the unit colors during a transfer of authority ceremony Nov. 28, 2018, on Katterbach Kaserne in Ansbach, Germany. Col. Richard A. Wholey Jr., commander, 678th ADA Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard, relinquished command to Moore during the ceremony.

Capt. Aaron Smith, ONG

A Soldier assigned to the Ohio Army National Guard’s 637th Chemical Company prepares to enter the pool during chemical protective suit water confidence training, Nov. 29, 2018, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. While overseas in support of Operation Spartan Shield, the unit’s mission is to serve as the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense response force for the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Sgt. James Larimer, U.S. Army

recruited Soldiers sit on bleachers under awning listening to recruiters talk.

Sgt. 1st Class Adam Dick (standing, left) and Staff Sgt. Tony Utz (standing, right), both Ohio Army National Guard recruiters in the Central Ohio area, conduct a question-and-answer session recently with Soldiers going through Basic Combat Training (BCT) at Fort Jackson, S.C.  Members of the OHARNG Recruiting and Retention Battalion conduct periodic visits to various BCT sites throughout the U.S. to check in on trainees from Ohio.

Ohio National Guard