January 2019 Gallery

military vehicles are transported across water on a barge

Photo by Sgt. Shiloh Capers, U.S. Army

2 Guard members prepare for new service overseas

Military vehicles belonging to 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany, are ferried over the Mosoni-Duna River during a rehearsal river crossing July 4, 2017, in Hungary. The movement was part of the Szentes Axe exercise that included the State Partnership Program partners Ohio National Guard and Hungarian Defence Forces. Two Ohio National Guard members recently were selected as the new bilateral affairs officers to represent the organization at the U.S. embassies in Serbia and Hungary later this year.

~ READ STORY |  STATE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM |  HUNGARY |  SERBIA

 

Soldiers practice off-road under cover of pink smoke screen

Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, Ohio National Guard

Buckeyes training Buckeyes

Ohio's PTAE helps Soldiers prepare for deployment

With the Ohio National Guard supporting a variety of missions around the world, the Pre-Mobilization Training Assistance Element (PTAE) ensures that Soldiers and units are trained for what faces them, before they deploy.

~ READ STORY  |  SPECIAL TROOPS COMMAND

 

Two commanders pose holding the flag in between them

Photo by 121st Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Change of Command at the 121st ARW

Col. Dave Johnson (right) receives the guidon of the 121st Air Refueling Wing from Col. James Camp, Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air, during a change of command ceremony Jan. 6, 2019, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. Johnson, who began his military career in 1986 as a jet engine mechanic with the 121st Tactical Fighter Wing, returns to the 121st ARW after serving as the 179th Airlift Wing Operations Group commander in Mansfield, Ohio. He replaces Col. Mark Auer, who is moving to a position with Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio.

~ READ STORY |  121st AIR REFUELING WING

 

Assistant Adjutant General for Air Promoted: Camp stands on stage while one-star flag is unfurled.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Menegay, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Assistant adjutant general for Air promoted

Brig. Gen. James R. Camp (center), Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air, accepts the posting of personal colors as part of his promotion ceremony Jan. 9, 2019, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. Camp is responsible for directing Air National Guard operations and establishing policy to ensure mission readiness of more than 5,100 personnel assigned to four flying wings and six geographically separated support units.

~ READ STORY |  BG JAMES R. CAMP - ASST. ADJ. GENERAL: AIR

 

Airman shivels sidewalk.

Photo by Sgt. Shiloh Capers, U.S. Army

178th Security Forces defenders brave cold to keep base safe

A member of the 178th Wing Security Forces shovels snow at the Springfield Air National Guard Base during the weekend of Jan. 12-13, 2019, in Springfield, Ohio. Between 2 to 4 inches of snow hit Ohio during the first winter storm of the season, with approximately 5-10 inches more of snow predicted for the following weekend.

~ 178TH WING

 

Historic black and white photo of Guard on steps of the Ohio Capital building for inauguration.

Photo from Ohio Army National Guard Historical Collections

Ohio National Guard History: Supporting the Governor's Inaugural

The Ohio National Guard has a long history of supporting inaugural ceremonies for Ohio's governors, helping to honor a new state chief executive or one who is re-elected for a second term.

Mike DeWine took office at midnight Jan. 14, 2019, as Ohio’s 70th governor.

~ READ STORY |  Mike DeWine, Ohio Governor

 

Historic black and white photo of Guard on steps of the Ohio Capital building for inauguration.

Photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office

Meet the Ohio Adjutant General

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris, Jr. is sworn in as the 83rd Adjutant General of Ohio by Gov. Mike DeWine as Harris’ wife, Angela, holds the Bible and other family members look on, Jan. 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. In a recent video interview, Harris discusses his organizational priorities, leadership and the reason he has been a member of the Ohio National Guard for more than 30 years.

~ MAJ. GEN. JOHN C. HARRIS, JR. - OHIO ADJUTANT GENERAL

 

Airman shivels sidewalk.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Menegay, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

ONG Counterdrug Task Force receives Community Champion Award

The Union County Drug Free Coalition recognized the Ohio National Guard Counterdrug Task Force as the 2019 Community Champion Award winner, for the team's significant contributions to educating youth on making healthy life choices.

~ READ STORY |  COUNTERDRUG TASK FORCE

 

Composite pic of Soldier in camo, paralelled with in military police uniform.

Photo by Bill Pierce, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

To Protect and to Serve:
Soldier uses military training to enhance civilian pursuits.

For Spc. Kayla Line, a member of the 323rd Military Police Company in Toledo, the training she has received in the military and skills she has learned have helped her to pursue civilian career opportunities, including her time working as a private security enforcement officer.

~ READ STORY  |  SPECTIAL TROOPS COMMAND

 

Airman stands in front of school.

Photo by Airman Alexis Wade, 179th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Living the Airman’s Creed:
Citizen-Airman serves community, state and nation in variety of roles

Staff Sgt. Patrick Williams, a member of the 179th Airlift Wing Force Support Squadron in Mansfield, Ohio, embodies the concept of the Citizen-Airman as he serves his community, state and nation in variety of roles.

~ READ STORY  |  179th AIRLIFT WING

 

Ohio National Guard Members stand for a photo at MLK breakfast.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during annual breakfast

A contingent of Ohio National Guard members, led by Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (front row, fourth from left), Ohio adjutant general, attends the 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast, Jan. 21, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. Billed as the largest of its kind in the U.S., the gathering celebrates and honors the legacy of the 1960s civil rights leader.

~ WATCH VIDEO |  DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

 

Ohio National Guard Members stand for a photo at MLK breakfast.

Photo by 178th Public Affairs

178th Logistics Readiness Squadron keeps the wing going

Senior Airman Kimberly Sheridan, a materials handler with the 178th Logistics Readiness Squadron, inventories protective masks after performing cleaning and maintenance on them. Through functions including supply distribution and materiel management, the 178th LRS plays a key role in ensuring the wing’s Airmen are equipped and resourced for mission success.

~ 178th WING

 

Governor stands with Serbian Prime Minister

Photo by 178th Public Affairs

Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia visits Ohio

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (second from right), Ohio adjutant general, and Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić (second from left) display a gift Harris presented to Brnabić during an official Serbian delegation visit Jan. 28, 2019, to the Ohio National Guard Joint Force Headquarters located at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. Also pictured are Serbian Ambassador to the U.S. Djerdj Matković (left) and Col. Dragan Galić (right), defense, military, naval and air attaché with the Serbian Embassy in the U.S. Brnabić led a Serbian delegation to Ohio to explore potential future agricultural and business exchanges, as well as meet with state government officials.

~ READ STORY |  STATE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM |  SERBIA