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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Diversity and Inclusion Program creates and sustains an organization dedicated to mission effectiveness, valuing diversity and ensuring each individual has the opportunity and means to reach maximum potential. We will leverage the existing pool of talent within our structure and seek new talent representative of our demographics, education levels, cultural and professional background in all of the communities we serve. We will provide the necessary platform for leaders, Airmen, Soldiers and civilians to embrace each other's differences, and understand how our collectively focused energies will increase the effectiveness of our dual roles of supporting state and federal missions.

VIDEOS

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio adjutant general, speaks out against racism

A message to the force from our Maj. Gen. John Harris, Jr., Ohio adjutant general, about racism in the organization and respect while on mission. “Racism is a very real thing in our culture. Racism divides us, and it destroys trust. It's reprehensible.”

Video by Stephanie Beougher, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Ohio National Guard Historic firsts for women

This video honors women who have served in the Ohio National Guard and their historic contributions to the organization.

SNAPSHOTS

Female Airman poses in uniform with aircraft and firetruck behind her.

02.22.2021 ~ Aairman First Class Sophie Tridico, Airman tops in her class at basic training, DOD Fire Academy

African American woman stands by tree in uniform.

02.20.2021
Sgt. Cherelle Hines
121st ARW Airman:A passion to serve

Henry in uniform holding certificate.

01.13.2022 ~ Spc. Matthieu Henry
Radiology specialist with the 285th Medical Company

Lt. Col. Albito Lopezand family composite.

10.14.2021 ~ Lt. Col. Albito Lopez
Hispanic heritage instills hard work, importance of inclusion

Women in uniform at table.

09.29.2021 ~ Current, former ONG leaders share experiences during women's mentorship symposium

Ohio Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jordan Hopson in uniform.

08.27.2021 ~ Tech. Sgt. Jordan Hopson
121st Airman is Ohio Air National Guard Recruiter of Year

Soldier at window with weapon.

08.10.2021~ Spc. John Owen
Military has provided family, friends, career for South Korean immigrant

Master Sgt. Aaron Foy in uniform

04.15.2021 ~ Master Sgt. Aaron Foy
Formerly in military police, Soldier now trains others in sexual assault awareness, prevention

Ohio Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Brianne Forrester in uniform

04.01.2021 ~  
Senior Master Sgt. Brianne Forrester
Air Guard victim advocate strives for safe space for those who need help

Brig. Gen. Rebecca O’Connor speaks with medai from stands of arena.

03.19.2021
Brig. Gen. Rebecca O’Connor
Dual-status commander unifies forces

Soldiers stands in line with vehicles while deployed.

10/06/2020 ~ Staff Sgt. Adriel Nemec
Hispanic Heritage Month

Female soldier stands with arms crossed.

07/20/2020
Second Lt. Colleen O’Callaghan
Ohio’s first female infantry officer

Soldier stands with arms crossed in warehouse.

04/03/2020 ~ Spc. Jacque Elama
Ohio National Guard Soldier shares story of becoming U.S. citizen

Drummers Drumming

02/24/2020 ~ Black History Month celebration

Honkpo in front of US and Ohio flags.

02/24/2020 ~ Sgt. Kouami Honkpo
Freedom and Opportunity: A Togolese-American story

Bah accepts award in front of Soldiers standing at attention.

02/24/2020 ~ Capt. Sulaiman Bah
From immigrant to Citizen-Soldier: A commander’s uncommon journey

Jill Hoffman receives the 945th Engineer Company guidon.

01/11/2020 ~ Capt. Jill Hoffman receives the 945th Engineer Company

Brandt in uniform with young daughters.

11/26/2019 ~ Capt. Chris Brandt
Native American Heritage Month

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Female Airman poses in uniform with aircraft and firetruck behind her. African American woman stands by tree in uniform. Henry holding his naturalization certificate. Lt. Col. Albito Lopezand family composite. Women in uniform at table. Ohio Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jordan Hopson in uniform. Soldier at window with weapon. Master Sgt. Aaron Foy in uniform Ohio Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Brianne Forrester in uniform Second Lt. Colleen O’Callaghan stands with arms crossed. Soldiers stands in line with vehicles while deployed. Female soldier with arms crossed. Soldier with arms crossed in warehouse. Drummers Drumming Jill Hoffman receives the 945th Engineer Company guidon. African-American Soldier in front of US and Ohio flags. Bah accepts award in front of Soldiers standing at attention. Bah accepts award in front of Soldiers standing at attention. Brandt in uniform with young daughters.


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