Ohio National Guard Top Snapshots of 2018

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Spc. Adam Reeder, a carpenter with the 1194th Engineer Company, pulls security while other Soldiers of his team shield their casualty from the rotor wash of an Ohio Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook during the unit's casualty evacuation training June 19, 2018 at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in Grayling, Mich. Reeder, a Wheelersburg, Ohio native, and his team respond to real-life scenarios as part of their annual training requirements for the Ohio Army National Guard.

Sgt. Andrew Kuhn/Released, ONG

Oscar Hernandez (second from left), a training specialist from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Agency, guides Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1487th Transportation Company on how to detect electromagnetic interference on an AN/PSN-13 Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) June 23, 2018, during annual training at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in Grayling, Mich. This training provides Soldiers guidance in the event they encounter a contested electronic warfare environment.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Armed Soldiers in combat gear coming out of stone structure.

An Ohio National Guard Soldier smiles after his squad composed of Hungarian, Serbian and ONG soldiers completes a training event successfully during Exercise Neighbors Sept. 20, 2018, in Ujdorogd, Hungary. Exercise Neighbors is a multilateral training exercise between the three nations, focusing on strengthening interoperability and regional partnerships.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Over the shoulder image of family member taking family photo on his phone.

Pfc. Tamboura L. Jenkins, with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, takes a photo with his family after his unit's call to duty ceremony Sept. 26, 2018, in Marysville, Ohio. Battery C is deploying to Europe as part of the European Deterrence Initiative to protect U.S. and allied installations against unmanned aerial vehicles and aircraft.

Sgt. Andrew Kuhn, 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


Airmen stand on lift pad in front of helicopter

Airmen with the 178th Wing teamed up with the aviation department of the Ohio State Highway Patrol to provide flood relief to affected areas in the Southern regions of Ohio, Feb. 27, 2018. Nearly 10 Airmen provided birds-eye view imagery to analysts on the ground who coordinated with emergency relief agencies.

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Airmen smooth concrete with truck in the background.

Airmen with the 200th RED HORSE participate in a field training exercise Aug. 4, 2018, at Camp Perry Joint Training Center, near Port Clinton, Ohio. RED HORSE (Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer) units provide the Air Force with a highly mobile civil engineering response force to support contingency and special operations worldwide.

Senior Airman Megan Shepherd, ONG

Pilot for a Day

Honorary Air Force Col. Shane Sagraves sits in the cockpit of a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 121st Air Refueling Wing, before the jet leaves to fly a mission Aug. 22, 2018, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. Sagraves and the rest of his family were hosted by the 121st ARW through the “Pilot for a Day” program, which provides children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses an opportunity to experience a day in the life of an Ohio National Guard Airman.

Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer, ONG

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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

Silhouette of airman on ground level under aircraft at sunset.

A crew chief assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing conducts preflight checks Sept. 20, 2018, during Combat Archer, a two-week air-to-air Weapons System Evaluation Program to prepare and evaluate operational fighter squadrons’ readiness for combat operations, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Combat Archer helps 180th FW Airmen refine the skills needed to protect the American homeland and provide increased capability to combatant commanders worldwide.

Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes, 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

Soldiers sitting on floor of tent, sharing local prepared meal.

Col. Andrew Aquino (from left), chaplaincy director for the Ohio National Guard; Col. Saša Milutinović, head of division for religion for the Serbian Armed Forces; and Col. Slajan Stamenkovic, duty commander, 4th Army Brigade, Serbian Armed Forces, gather together with United Arab Emirates soldiers for a traditional Emirate meal, June 19, 2018, at Serbia's South Base and Boravac Training Area, during Exercise Platinum Wolf 2018. The goal of the meal was to ensure the soldiers' religious dietary needs were properly met and share ideas for continued religious support of the Emirate soldiers in the future. Platinum Wolf 18.

Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker, ONG

An Ohio National Guard joint color guard marches in the Red, White & BOOM! Parade July 3, 2018, in downtown Columbus, Ohio. More than 100,000 spectators lined the
1-mile parade route to celebrate Independence Day and to catch sight of, and thank, military service members and veterans. Ohio National Guard support to the parade also included the 122nd Army Band and military vehicles.

Sgt. Joanna Bradshaw, ONG

Solider kneels on floor next to child playing with basketball.

Col. Terri Williams, chief information officer with the Ohio National Guard plays basketball with Anwar, a 3-year old student with Dublin City Schools on July 31, 2018, at Wright Elementary School in Dublin, Ohio. Approximately 10 Soldiers and Airmen from the Ohio National Guard volunteered their lunch hour to spend quality time playing with kids at Wright Elementary as part of the Dublin Free Summer Lunch Program, which provides food and social activities for kids in the Dublin area four days a week over a two-month period.

Capt. Jordyn Sadowski, ONG

New recruits take oath under the goal post in Ohio Stadium

Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman, Ohio adjutant general, swears in new members of the Ohio Air and Army National Guard during the Ohio State-Nebraska football game 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.

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