Vol. 37, No. 3 ~ May/June 2019

Soldier in U.S.Army sweats lifts weighted ball while Uniformed Solider records results on clip board - blue skies, pine trees in background.

1-148th Infantry Regiment conducts trial of new Army Combat Fitness Test

Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment conducted a field trial of the new Army Combat Fitness Test at Camp James A. Garfield in Newton Falls, Ohio. The 1-148th was one of seven National Guard battalions from across the U.S. chosen to participate in the trial and provide feedback before it becomes the standard Army-wide in October 2020.




Airmen address Soldiers off the back of a C130H Hercules.

Ohio Air National Guard’s 164th Airlift Squadron Trains in North Carolina with active-duty Army

The 164th Airlift Squadron, based in Mansfield, Ohio, flew south this spring to conduct air drop training with the active-duty Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. “I think nothing really prepares you for combat like combat, but if this training shaves off the second or half second that you need, a lot of times that half second can be the difference between living or dying.”



Three Airmen in silhouette working atop a roof while tethered to cage lift

200th RED HORSE at tip of the spear for second year of Camp Kamassa project in Mississippi

The 200th RED HORSE Squadron recently assisted in the construction of Mississippi’s first fully accessible year-round camp facility for children and adults with serious illnesses, physical and mental challenges, and other special needs, through the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program.



Airmen gather around Ortiz in her hospital bed. Headline reads: AGAINST THE ODDS


Airman battling rare cancer found in less than 25 people worldwide

Meet Master Sgt. Charlotte Ortiz, the assistant recruiting and retention superintendent for Headquarters, Ohio Air National Guard in Columbus, Ohio, who is fighting Extramedullary Granulocytic Sarcoma with Central Nervous System Involvement (EGS/CNSI), an extremely rare form of cancer.



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Leadership Message

Building a Warrant Officer: Ohio’s Reserve Component Warrant Officer Candidate School

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jay K. Stuckman, the state command chief warrant officer for the Ohio Army National Guard, talks about Ohio’s Reserve Component-Warrant Officer Candidate School, which has produced more than 130 warrant officers since it began in 2006. Those who graduate WOCS become the newest members of an elite group that comprises only 2% of the OHARNG.




A look at some of the Soldiers, Airmen and civilians who make up the Ohio National Guard Family.

Collage of door to room 204 with dedication plaque and photo of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Emmanuel Kidd and Ronald McDonald House logo..
Room at Ronald McDonald House permanently dedicated to former Soldier
Graphic of soldiers on beach off back of vessel..
In Their Own Words: 75th Anniversary of D-Day
A team of 10 Ohio National Guard cyber warriors sit in classroom with laptops at tables to participate in a pilot program.
Ohio National Guard team prepares to defend critical infrastructure
Kids march in parade with banner that reads WE ARE THE MAJORITY
Counterdrug Task Force supports drug-free teens during We Are The Majority Rally
1-145th Armored Regiment trains at Fort Knox | FLICKR ALBUM
Emily poses in her office.
Fallen service members honored during annual Governor’s Wreath Laying | MORE PHOTOS

Company D, 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment

HOME STATION: Sandusky ~ Date and Place of Birth: 21 June 1920, Port Clinton, Ohio

To close with and destroy enemy forces using fire, maneuver and shock effect, or to repel his assault by fire and counterattack.

Historic black and white photo of Soldier patrolling street of houses damaged from tornado.
Historical Highlight

1924 Lorain-Sandusky Tornado

In June 1924, a deadly F4 tornado struck the Lake Erie shoreline communities of Sandusky and Lorain, Ohio. The Ohio National Guard was dispatched to the scene within nine hours to help with rescue work, caring for the injured, guarding property and protecting against vandalism.