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  • 178th Chief serves community as Guard and Civil Air Patrol member

    The call to serve ones community does not always start with raising your right hand to join the military. Rather, it starts with an innate desire to give something of yourself to serve your community at large which can manifest in a variety of capacities. For Chief Master Sgt. Peter Bowden, 178th

  • 178th Airman Wins John L. Levitow Award

    Tech. Sgt. Seth Loppe, a sensor operator assigned to the 178th Operations Group, was awarded the John L. Levitow Award for excellence in professional military education. Loppe graduated from Noncomissioned Officer Academy (NCOA) in March of 2021 with an academic average of 100 percent. This

  • 178th Wing Hosts Community Day

    The Ohio Air National Guard’s 178th Wing hosted its first community day in two years today at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport.The event featured hands-on displays of the wide-reaching missions at the wing, from remotely piloted aircraft and cyber intelligence; to swift water rescue and

  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or

  • 178th Security Forces sharpen warfighting skills

    Airmen assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard's 178th Wing Security Forces Squadron conducted wartime skills training at the Volk Field Combat Regional Training Center, Wisc. from June 23-July 2 to enhance their air base ground defense skills.The Airmen improved many of their tactics and

  • Airmen uses military training to save nephew’s life

    Airmen train for all possibilities. From weapons training to cultural competencies and medical skills, Airmen’s skills reach beyond their specific career field in order to accomplish their mission. The benefits of these skills often transfer outside the military into civilian life. For Tech. Sgt.

  • One Hundred Years of Larkin

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (ret.) Darrell Larkin celebrated his 100th birthday 8 May, 2021. As he landed his birthday flight at the Highland County Airport, he was greeted with many familiar faces from the past singing him happy birthday. Members of the Airport, family, friends, and Military personnel

  • 178th Augmentee program steps up to defend the base

    In 2020, our nation faced an era of great uncertainty. A global pandemic plagued nations worldwide. Many countries went into lockdowns while frontline workers worked tirelessly to control the spread of the virus. America was not spared as the virus swept across the states. In the midst of battling a

  • Hernandez wins 2020 Civilian of the Year Award for the 178th Wing

    Amy Hernandez, the Director of Psychological Health Services at the 178th Wing, was awarded the 2020 Civilian of the Year Award Jan. 21 at Springfield-Beckley Air National Guard Base, Ohio.Hernandez is a valued team member at the Wing and plays an integral role in the overall health and wellbeing of