January 2019 Gallery
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.