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  • 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 marksmanship skills using long range distance targets, land navigation, night operations, dismounted patrolling, tactical combat casualty care, and leadership development.
  • 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. Joshua Curtis, 178th Wing Career Enlisted Aviator, the lifesaving skills he learned in the Ohio Air National Guard helped him save his nephew’s life.
  • 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 were gathered in the hanger for the surprise birthday celebration.
  • Three 178th Security Forces Airmen named top award winners

    Three Airmen from the 178th Security Forces Squadron received national-level recognition for their extraordinary contributions in 2020 at Springfield-Beckley Air National Guard Base, Ohio.
  • 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 deadly virus, civil unrest unraveled. Protesters speaking out against injustice took to the streets to have their voices heard. In order to provide relief efforts for the pandemic and help maintain order in response to civil unrest, the National Guard was called to assist local and state agencies.
  • 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 Airmen. Her warm demeanor and outgoing personality establishes a very welcoming aura. Hernandez is a friend to all and quick to help those around her.
  • Airman saves more than 200 lives during California wildfires

    Ohio Guardsmen answer when called upon, whether operations are domestic or overseas. An Ohio National Guard sensor operator answered California’s call during the recent wildfire crisis. With little notice, Senior Airman Andrew volunteered for emergency state active duty orders to provide fire relief. Andrew arrived at March Air Reserve Base Aug. 30, 2020 and continued fighting fires until Sept. 27, 2020. He worked with service members from different states and career fields to push back against encroaching flames.
  • 178th Airman selected for U.S. Army Ranger School

    Tech. Sgt. Zachary Evans, an analyst assigned to the 178th Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Group, was selected for the U.S. Army Ranger School. Evans is one of only five National Guard service members nationwide to be accepted and is the only member selected from Ohio. Every year, the National Guard Bureau is authorized a limited number of seats for Airmen in the Air National Guard to attend Ranger training as part of an enlisted developmental opportunity. To apply for the training, applicants must submit an application in addition to completing a physical, the Ranger Fitness Assessments, and evaluations of the Airmen’s ability to perform land navigation, combat water survival, Ranger task training and patrols.
  • Ohio National Guard members provide COVID-19 relief to fellow Ohioans through PPE distribution

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Strategic National Stockpile provides personal protective equipment, medicine and supplies to supplement state and local medical inventories during public health emergencies. This has been crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since last spring, Ohio National Guard Airmen and Soldiers have been working alongside Ohio Department of Health personnel at the State of Ohio’s Receive, Store and Stage (RSS) warehouse to distribute this equipment statewide during COVID-19 relief efforts.
  • Camaraderie, mentorship and lasting friendships: Ohio National Guard members mentor new member of their team

    One of the key values in the military is camaraderie. Whether that’s being a battle buddy in the Army or a Wingman in the Air Force, the core value focuses on helping out the person next to you. This mentality creates brothers and sisters in arms and fosters camaraderie.
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