Ohio National Guard News

A look back:
Ohio National Guard units celebrate
several historic milestones in 2017

Story by Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (12/18/17) — This year marked milestone anniversaries for several Ohio National Guard units, many of which commemorated 100 years of service to the citizens of Ohio and the United States.

16th Engineer Brigade patch

The Ohio Army National Guard’s 16th Engineer Brigade and 371st Sustainment Brigade, with roots dating back to World War I, each celebrated 100 years of service. READ MORE

371st Sustainment Brigade patch


Camp Castle sign

sign greets visitors to Camp Castle, home of Task Force 16 in Puente Grande, Honduras during Fuertes Caminos ‘89. Fuertes Caminos was a six-monthlong operation that built roadways through the mountains of Honduras.

(Ohio Army National Guard Historical Collections)

371st officers in 1966.

Two officers of the 371st Artillery Group look over a map during state active duty for the September 1966 riots in Dayton, Ohio.

37th IBCT patchA special ceremony marked the 100th anniversary of the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT). Veterans from as far back as World War II joined current members of the 37th IBCT to commemorate the Buckeye Brigade’s contributions from World War I to the present. READ MORE

180th Fighter Wing patchThe Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing in Toledo can trace its origins back 100 years to the 112th Fighter Squadron. The 180th FW celebrated by unveiling an anniversary emblem to be displayed on the squadron jet until Aug. 17, 2018.

251st CEIG patchThe Ohio Air National Guard’s 251st Cyber Engineering Installation Group (CEIG) and 269th Combat Communications Squadron (CBCS), both based in Springfield, marked their anniversaries with a special ceremony this summer. At 65 years of service for the 251st CEIG and 75 years of service for the 269th CBCS, they are the oldest expeditionary cyber units in the U.S. Air Force. READ MORE

Newly inducted members into the 251st Cyber Engineering Installation Group/269th Combat Communications Squadron Hall of Fame .

Newly inducted members into the 251st Cyber Engineering Installation Group/269th Combat Communications Squadron Hall of Fame are recognized at an anniversary ceremony to celebrate the heritage of the two Ohio Air National Guard units Aug. 5, 2017, at the Hollenbeck-Bayley Conference Center in Springfield, Ohio. The 251st CEIG celebrated a history of 65 years, and the 269th CCS celebrated its 75th anniversary. (Senior Airman Rachel Simones, ONG)

One-hundred years of service at Camp Sherman in Chillicothe was celebrated this summer. Camp Sherman played a major role in the mobilization of U.S. Army troops during World War I. By the end of the war, more than 40,000 Soldiers had passed through the camp’s gates for training.

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