73rd Troop Command with patch.
Two helicopters

Anytime, Anywhere, No Notice ~
The 73rd Troop Command provides command, control and support of subordinate units during premobilization (peacetime) training and non-deployed (steadystate)/domestic operations in order to maintain readiness and mission-essential task list proficiency for eventual mobilization/deployment in agreement with the adapted sustainable readiness model.

History of The 73rd Troop Command

In this photo, Soldiers assigned to the 838th Military Police Company participate in a 5-mile dismounted patrol scenario during Exercise Platinum Wolf 18 in the Republic of Serbia.

July 10, 1899 ~
838th Military Police Company

The photo shows members of Company A, 112th Medical Battalion loading a simulated casualty into an ambulance during annual training, circa 1960.

March 1911 ~
684th Medical Company

The photo shows a UH-60 Blackhawk of Company A flying over a mountain in Iraq in 2009.

May 13, 1920 ~ Company A,
1st Battalion,137th Aviation Regiment

This photo is of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 166th Infantry, Camp Perry, Ohio, 1935.

April 27, 1927
135th Military Police Company

This photo is of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 166th Infantry, Camp Perry, Ohio, 1935.

April 27, 1927
285th Medical Company Organized

In this photo, Troop D, 1st Cavalry Squadron poses for a photograph at El Paso, Texas during the troop’s Mexican Border Service in 1917.

July 15, 1911 ~ Headquarters and
Headquarters Detachment,
437th Military Police Battalion and the
323rd Military Police Company

An H-19 Chickasaw helicopter of Aviation Company, 107th Armored Cavalry circles for a landing in front of a group of Soldiers.

Sept. 27, 1947 Company B, 3rd Battalion,
238th Aviation Regiment

In this 2002 photo, a noncommissioned officer conducts a guard mount inspection during the company’s mobilization to Fort Bragg, N.C. in support of Operation Noble Eagle.

Sept. 14, 1955
135th Military Police Company

group run in Army t shirts on road with flags.

Oct. 01, 1978
73rd Troop Command

In this July 26, 2012, photo, Soldiers from the 637th Chemical Company decontaminate a role player during Vibrant Response 13 at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, near Butlerville, Ind.

Sept. 15, 1986
637th Chemical Company

UH-60 Black Hawks take off and land.

Sept. 15, 1986
637th Chemical Company

June 24, 2018, photo, Capt. Jason Brand, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment, tries to catch his breath after leaving the CS gas chamber during annual training at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in Grayling, Mich.

Mar. 05, 1990
Headquarters and Headquarters Company,
1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment

Black Hawk helicopter crew member waits to engage targets with a M240C machine gun from the door of a Black Hawk.

Nov. 28, 1995
Companies B and D, 1st Battalion,
137th Aviation Regiment

In this March 2017 photo, Sgt. 1st Class Ross Miller (left) discusses with the medical operations officer, Maj Mary Hummel, how to safety transfer a patient from a hazardous environment to an ambulance during a training exercise in Cleveland.

Sept. 15, 2000
52nd Civil Support Team

1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment


People unveil building name in front of facility with inset of Crabtree.

Photo by Tech. Sgt. James Courtright, 121st Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Special Forces readiness center renamed for Soldier killed in Iraq

The Sgt. 1st Class Daniel B. Crabtree Special Forces Facility is rededicated Oct. 15, 2022, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. The existing readiness center for Company B, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group was renamed to honor Crabtree, a former member of the unit who died in 2006 when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle during his deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.



Two members

Photo by Capt. Jordyn Craft, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best: Ohio Homeland Response Force trains for variety of disasters

Members of the Ohio National Guard Homeland Response Force’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Task Force practice conducting search and rescue operations, utilizing a rubber training dummy, during a July 2022 exercise at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. Members of the CBRN-TF’s medical element, in conjunction with the search and extraction team, are trained to conduct ropes rescues in full hazmat gear if casualties are trapped in hard-to-reach places, need lifesaving treatment quickly and can’t be evacuated.



Soldiers stand in rows with heads bowed.

Photo by Spc. Jessica Silhavy, 196th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Deploying cyber protection, medical units honored during combined call to duty ceremony

Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Cyber Protection Team 172 and the 285th Medical Company (Area Support) bow their heads during the invocation portion of their combined call to duty ceremony Aug. 7, 2022, at Reynoldsburg High School-Summit Campus in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The Soldiers are deploying in support of Department of Defense operations worldwide, including working with U.S. allies and partner nations.



Collage of Soldier ,apping and two others letting off smoke screen.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Sydney Mariette, Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs

Ohio’s Soldier, NCO of Year represent at Region IV Best Warrior Competition

Sgt. Christian Stafford (left), Ohio Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, and Spc. Brock Cerneka, OHARNG Soldier of the Year, compete in the 2022 Army National Guard Region IV Best Warrior Competition May 11-15, 2022, at Camp Ripley, Minn. The annual competition tests the military skills, physical strength and endurance of the top National Guard Soldiers and NCOs from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. The 2023 Region IV competition will be hosted by the Ohio Army National Guard.



One of two Soldiers in front of unit standing at attention peing pinned with the Purple Heart.

Ohio National Guard photo

2 Ohio National Guard Soldiers awarded Purple Heart

Ohio Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Stephen Rhoades (center), commander of Special Troops Command (Provisional), pins the Purple Heart medal on Sgt. Tristan Meyers as Staff Sgt. Aaron Futrell stands at attention April 10, 2022, during a ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility #1 in North Canton, Ohio. Meyers and Futrell were among U.S. service members injured during a missile attack Jan. 8, 2020, at Al Asad Airbase, Iraq.



Soldiers treat simulated casualty dummy on ground.

Photo by Master Sgt. Garrick W. Morgenweck, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence

Training to provide care on the front lines

Spc. Hannah Hetman-Maiden (left), of the Ohio Army National Guard's 285th Medical Company, treats simulated casualties during a tactical evacuation exercise lane as part of the Brigade Combat Team Trauma Training (BCT3) course, Jan. 14, 2022, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. This course is designed to enhance a practical working knowledge of how to treat a wounded casualty in a combat environment, from point of injury through casualty evacuation.



Henry holding his naturalization certificate.

Courtesy photo

Haitian immigrant joins Ohio National Guard, fulfills quest for U.S. citizenship

Ohio Army National Guard Spc. Matthieu Henry, a radiology specialist with the 285th Medical Company, was born in Haiti, moved to the U.S. and eventually joined the Ohio National Guard and became a U.S. citizen. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Henry has served his fellow Ohioans by working at the largest regional food bank in Central Ohio and also has provided support for vaccination and testing efforts throughout the state.



Soldiers sling load a simulated piece of military equipment to a UH-60 Black Hawk.

Photo by Capt. Jason Nelson, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade

1-137th Aviation Regiment: Soldiers reflect on overseas deployment

Soldiers with the 1191st Engineer Company, based in Portsmouth, Ohio, got hands-on training with heavy equipment operations during annual training at Wayne National Forest near Ironton.



Maj. Gen. Steve Stivers, Capt. Michael Walter and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose stand in front of Ohio and American flags.

Photo by Ben Kindel, Ohio Secretary of State’s Office

Secretary of State names Guard member ‘Defender of Democracy’

Ohio Army National Guard Capt. Michael Walter (center), of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment, was presented the Defender of Democracy Award by Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose (right) during a ceremony June 8, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio, with Ohio Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Steve Stivers (left) in attendance. The award honored Walter for going above and beyond to make sure Soldiers in his unit were able to cast their ballots in elections while they were deployed overseas.


Soldier in hazmat suit at camping burner.

Photo by Edward Eagerton, Alaska National Guard Public Affairs

52nd CST participates in Exercise Orca 2021

Staff Sgt. Logan Gladfeather, a survey team member with the Ohio National Guard’s 52nd Civil Support Team, inspects a bus for dangerous and illicit substances May 19, 2021, at the Mat-Su Fire Training Center in Wasilla, Alaska, during Exercise ORCA 2021. About 250 National Guard members in CST units from multiple states were among the participants in ORCA, a chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear threats response exercise designed for participants to provide support in the aftermath of hazardous materials incident scenarios.



Sgt. 1st Class Kindra Elder standing by tree.

Photo by Spc. Jessica Silhavy, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Longtime victim advocate answers calling to help her fellow Soldiers

Sgt. 1st Class Kindra Elder, sexual assault response coordinator for the 73rd Troop Command, stands for a photo April 15, 2021, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. The SARC serves as the single point of contact to coordinate sexual assault victim care for service members following an incident.



Staff Sgt. Joshua L. Pittman and Cpl. Colin D. Hornish.

Courtesy photos

Honoring Ohio Army National Guard Soldier, NCO of Year

Staff Sgt. Joshua L. Pittman, of Company B, 5th Battalion, 54th Security Force Assistance Regiment in Columbus, Ohio, is the 2021 Ohio Army National Guard Soldier of the Year and Cpl. Colin D. Hornish, of the 838th Military Police Company in Youngstown, Ohio, is the 2021 OHARNG Soldier of the Year. The OHARNG Best Warrior Competition was conducted earlier this year at Camp James A. Garfield, near Newton Falls, Ohio.


Soldliers  running on gravel road.

Photo courtesy of Ohio Special Forces Preparatory Detachment, 19th Group

Earning the Green Beret: Becoming a National Guard Special Forces team member

A Special Forces pathway exists for men and women of the Army National Guard. Guard members go through the same selection and qualification training as active component candidates, and Ohio has B Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, located in Columbus. The 19th SFG is a National Guard element within U.S. Army Special Operations Command (Airborne).



CH-47 Chinook in dessert with line Soliders approaching for loading.

Photo by Sgt. Eric Smith, U.S. Army

Ohio aviation unit continues support of U.S. Central Command overseas

Soldiers taking the Army 12B10 combat engineer qualification course train with high explosives April 21, 2021, at the Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center, near Newton Falls, Ohio. Coming from all components of the Army, including the active duty, the Soldiers undergo this training as part of the course conducted by the Ohio Army National Guard’s 147th Regiment (Regional Training Institute).



Humvee outside First Energy stadium.

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Chad Menegay, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Ohio National Guard augments security for Cleveland presidential debate

Ohio National Guard military police Soldiers move their Humvee Sept. 29, 2020, in Cleveland to assist civil authorities and law enforcement from local, state and federal agencies in ensuring a safe and secure environment outside the first 2020 U.S. presidential debate. Guard members supported this effort by establishing roadblocks, staging quick reaction force teams prepared to respond if needed and patrolling with local Cleveland Police.



Collage of Noble doing pushups and Mason running.

Ohio National Guard graphic

Saluting the Ohio Army National Guard’s Best Warriors for 2020

Sgt. Benjamin Noble, of 2nd Squadron, 107th Cavalry Regiment, is the Ohio Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Cpl. Dauren Mason, of the 323rd Military Police Company, is the OHARNG Soldier of the Year. In late August, both of them took part in the Army National Guard Region IV Best Warrior Competition, which comprises several Midwestern states, and represented the Buckeye State proudly. Noble (at right), finished first in the 12-mile road march event, completing it in under 2 hours, 30 minutes.



Soldiers running with rifles.

U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Theresa Austin

Two Ohio teams compete at MAC Region Two Championships

Two Ohio Army National Guard teams recently competed in the National Guard Marksmanship Advisory Council Region Two Championships, with 1st Lt. Zachary Brewington (pictured, right) of the 838th Military Police Company earning the title of Novice Individual Overall Aggregate Champion. Participants spent four intense days in heat, rain and intense sunlight, competing in the event held Aug. 27-30, 2020, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.



Col Shank addresses Soldiers from podium in front of American flag.

Photo by Sgt. Scott Fletcher, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Ohio Army National Guard Black Hawk unit deploys

Col. Daniel J. Shank, Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, addresses Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment, during their call to duty ceremony June 17, 2020, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. Shank wished the unit well during their pending deployment in support of U.S. Central Command to provide aviation support and conduct partnership operations with countries in the region.



Capt. Brandon Moeller and other Soldiers are welcomed back to the U.S. after their plane landed.

Photo by Sgt. Alexander Morgan, 11th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Welcome home after a job well done

Capt. Brandon Moeller (left), production control officer for Company B, 638th Support Battalion (Aviation Support), and other Soldiers from the Ohio Army National Guard unit are welcomed back to the U.S. earlier this year after their plane landed at Fort Bliss, Texas. The unit returned from nearly a yearlong overseas deployment in support of U.S. Central Command.


Hailey and Lexi Ireton with fall decorations.

Courtesy photo

Sisters embark on National Guard careers together

Hailey (right) and Lexi Ireton are setting out on a new journey together as enlisted members of the Ohio Army National Guard. They will both serve as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) specialists in the 637th Chemical Company, based in Kettering, Ohio. “I love that my sister is in the Guard with me. It’s an amazing experience that I would love to share together,” Lexi said.



Soldier at podiium.

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Chad Menegay, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Ohio National Guard aviation detachment deploying to Afghanistan

Soldiers of Detachment 2, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 641st Aviation Regiment listen to speakers during their call to duty ceremony Nov. 13, 2019, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. The unit, which is deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, operates the C-26 fixed-wing, twin engine turboprop aircraft, primarily used for personnel and cargo transport.