Vol. 37, No. 4 ~ July/August 2019

Silhouette of Soldiers in filed.

Platinum Wolf ‘19: Multinational exercise expands Ohio-Serbia State Partnership

About 500 Soldiers representing 10 countries trained at South Base, Serbia during Platinum Wolf 19, a two-week multinational training exercise designed to enhance interoperability and cooperation between partner and allied nations while building relationships. As part of Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program, the Ohio National Guard has had a state partnership with Serbia since 2006.




A CH-47 Chinook helicopter carries a M777over trees.

Up, Up and Away: Soldiers sling supplies underneath Chinooks

Soldiers with the 237th Support Battalion conducted sling load training earlier this year at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center near Newton Falls, Ohio. Soldiers practiced preparing and rigging a variety of military equipment and vehicles before attaching them to CH-47 Chinook helicopters, learning the importance of airlift capabilities that can transport cargo to and from largely inaccessible locations.



Airmen in raft approach person struggling in rapid water for rescue. Headline reads: Swift Water Rescue

178th Civil Engineering Squadron Airmen gain swift water rescue skills

Airmen with the 178th Civil Engineering Squadron trained for swift water rescue missions this spring at various locations throughout Ohio. The 178th CES is one of the first, fully operational Air National Guard units to provide these real-world rescue services during times of need. Airmen from the unit learned how to understand river currents, operate rescue boats and save lives of individuals affected by swift water disasters.




Counterdrug analyst finds purpose through tragedy

Meet Tech Sgt. Chelsea Lovelace, who conducts counterdrug operations as a criminal analyst for the Ohio National Guard Counterdrug Task Force. Lovelace, who was a senior in high school when her father Eric died of a morphine pill overdose, helps the Cincinnati Police Department’s Narcotics Division catch and prosecute drug dealers.



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Leadership Message

Strong teams begin with ‘engaged, accountable leadership’

Col. Daniel Shank, Ohio assistant adjutant general for Army, said he is impressed with the level of engagement, dedication and professionalism of Ohio Army National Guard members who are working to ensure mission success, which is critical to building and maintaining a strong team.




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

Ohio National Guard leadership stand with Angolan delegation in front of Minute Man statue outside entrance to Ohio National Guard Joint Force Headquarters.
Angolan Armed Forces general visits US, Ohio for first time
121st Air Refueling Wing Mission Video
Soldiers conducting live-fire exercises in Hungary.
Ohio National Guard field artillery units participate in BREAKTHROUGH 19
Commanders salute.
New commander takes charge at 251st Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group
1483rd Transportation Company conducts convoy operations training
Soldier looks over generator in field.
Astral Knight 19 comes to a close

838th Military Police Company

HOME STATION: Youngstown ~ Date and Place of Birth: 10 July 1899, Warren, Ohio

To provide military police (MP) support to an assigned area of operations.

Painting of Hell's Witch aircraft with black and white photo of Baker superimposed.
Historical Highlight

Lt. Col. Addison Baker earns Medal of Honor during WWII

On Aug. 1, 1943, Lt. Col. Addison Baker commanded the 93rd Bombardment Group during a daring low-altitude Allied bombing mission of Axis oil refineries at Ploiesti, Romania named Operation Tidal Wave. Baker piloted his B-24 Liberator, named “Hell’s Wench,” as the lead aircraft of the second formation of 177 total aircraft.