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Public Affairs

The 178th Wing Public Affairs Office is the direct link to neighboring communities and the news media. Our mission is to tell the Air Force story, build public trust and support, and enhance Airmen morale and readiness. Public Affairs contributes to global influence and deterrence by releasing timely, accurate information on Air Force people, activities and capabilities.

Media & External Communications

The Public Affairs Office is the 178th Wing's laision with local, regional, national and international news media. We respond to media queries, write news releases on significant events, arrange interviews with spokespersons and coordinate other activities to enhance the relationship with members of the press.

Media are required to be escorted all times while on the installation. Bonafide news media may subscribe to receive e-mailed press releases on base activities. For more information, news media may call 937-327-2321 or 937-327-2216.

Joint Hometown News

You can help tell the Air National Guard story and be recognized by completing a Hometown News Release. Family members and friends always enjoy reading about the accomplishments of those who serve.

The Defense Media Activity's Joint Hometown News Service produces a variety of print and electronic news products highlighting the accomplishments and worldwide activities of individual soldiers and airmen.

Air Force members can also submit a hometown news release to highlight their professional accomplishments and milestones. Examples of activities deserving of recognition include promotions, awards, decorations, changes in assignments, academic degrees, participation in deployments and major exercises.

Airmen directly involved in ISR missions must contact the 178th Public Affairs office prior to submitting a hometown news release.

To submit a hometown news release, click here. You may need to upload verification documents such as award certificates, etc.

Visual Information

The 178th Public Affairs Office provides still photography, videography and limited graphics production capabilities to enhance communication for 178th's internal and external customers. Services range from official studio and Passport photos to video editing and production.

Department of Defense customers request support using an AF IMT 833, Multimedia Workorder. Requests must include quantity, type, and size of products and services, describe the planned use and certify that the work is for official business.

The customer's signature (electronic or physical) indicates that the request is for official purposes. Requests need to be physically or electronically signed and emailed to the 178th WG Public Affairs Office.

Social Media

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The 178th Wing wishes you a safe and happy Independence Day! 242 years ago, the Declaration of Independence established a new republic that embodies the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We take this day to celebrate our nation's independence and honor those who make sacrifices daily to protect the USA.
Joining the Ohio Air National Guard comes with plenty of benefits! Watch this video to learn more about the benefits that Airmen receive for serving. #KnowYourMil
The 178th Wing hosted the Air Commander Meeting for all of the commanders and command chiefs in Ohio. This meeting brings senior leaders together to discuss issues and changes within the Ohio Air National Guard.
“Greater understanding and awareness of PTSD will help Veterans and others recognize symptoms, and seek and obtain needed care." - Dr. Paula P. Schnurr, Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD #NationalPTSDAwarenessDay
The 178th Wing Security Forces Squadron partnered with members of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Special Tactics and Response Team to conduct training. Click the link below to learn about how collaboration with community organizations can improve mission readiness! http://www.178wing.ang.af.mil/News/Article/1558987/ohio-responders-partner-for-training-in-michigan/
Do you #KnowYourMil? As an entrepreneur, Tech. Sgt. Robert Florence often needs to think outside the box. Click the article below to see how being a business owner helps this service member achieve mission success at the 178th Wing! http://www.178wing.ang.af.mil/News/Article/1556944/guardsman-thinks-outside-the-box-to-achieve-goals/
The Military Reserve Exchange Program fosters international relationships and provides a unique cultural experience for service members. To learn more about the impact of this program, click the article below! http://www.178wing.ang.af.mil/News/Article/1555753/german-naval-officer-visits-178th-wing-as-part-of-military-reserve-exchange-pro/
Tech. Sgt. Luke McIntosh, a member with the 178th Wing, had to put his military training to use when his friend stopped breathing. Check out this video to find out how McIntosh's Air Force experience prepared him to save a life.
Do you #KnowYourMil? Tech. Sgt. Elisabeth Gelhar's passion for photography shines through in her military career. Click the link below to learn more about how this service member's entrepreneurship enhances the 178th Wing mission. http://www.178wing.ang.af.mil/News/Article/1548276/photographer-uses-entrepreneurship-skills-to-enhance-her-military-career/
Do you #KnowYourMil? Entrepreneurs and innovators with the 178th Wing bring diverse experiences to the table! Check out the article below to learn more about how Lt. Col. Gary Katz, an entrepreneur in the Ohio National Guard, uses his civilian skills to enhance military mission success. http://www.178wing.ang.af.mil/News/Article/1543317/flight-surgeon-uses-entrepreneurship-skills-to-achieve-mission-success/
The heroic sacrifices of those who served on D-Day remind us of why we serve. Check out this video to learn more about the impact of air power over seven decades ago.
Tech. Sgt. Ken Overstreet, a client systems technician with the 178th Wing, participated in the 2018 Birdies for the Brave Program at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Overstreet was the caddy at the 16th hole for PGA Tour professional golfer Pat Perez!
As Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes to a close, check out Lt. Col. Simon Nguyen's incredible journey from evacuating Vietnam to joining the Ohio National Guard. Find out how Nguyen's story came full circle when he reunited with the same type of aircraft that rescued him as a child. The National Guard | United States Air Force | Air National Guard
Congratulations to SSgt. and Mrs. Peck on your marriage today! #kpsquared
With great sadness we announce the passing of former 178th Wing Command Chief Orrin Grosjean. You will be greatly missed.
Joseph Frederick, a retired pilot with the 178th Wing, realized that the aircraft he flew 50 years ago was turned into a static display at the Springfield Air National Guard Base. Frederick was able to stand beside this aircraft once more and reflect on his career in the Air National Guard. Click the link below to read more about Frederick's Air Force experience! http://www.178wing.ang.af.mil/News/Article/1535515/retired-fighter-pilot-reflects-on-air-national-guard-career/
Springfield Ohio Memorial Day Parade 2015. Thank you veterans for your service and for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Capt. Nick Bauman and Staff Sgt. Taylor Mainous won the General John P. Jumper Award for Excellence in Warfighting… https://t.co/Kl7htGkuWU
Members from wings around the state participated in Paradigm Shift training to build comprehensive prevention strat… https://t.co/t6MXFvRtvC
The 251st CEIG's dedication to mission success allows them to stand out once again! Click the link below to learn m… https://t.co/A0FdznvhMc
Our Security Forces defenders are hard at work keeping the base safe despite the winter weather! #winterhttps://t.co/jTemV7Gy0U
Click the link below to learn more about how a 178th Wing member's heroic actions earned him the Ohio Distinguished… https://t.co/lSIM5JZwAd
Maj. Gen. Mark Bartman, the Adjutant General of the Ohio National Guard, visited the 178th Wing and recognized Airm… https://t.co/cqV9eSSdEq
The 123rd Air Control Squadron recently partnered with NATO nations to train personnel on the use of combined air o… https://t.co/7p9CG65ezu
RT @OHNationalGuard: Seasons Greetings from around the globe! Tech Sgt. Ray Adams, deployed with the @178thWing, wants to wish his loved on…
RT @USNationalGuard: Today is the National Day of the Deployed. It honors all of the brave men and woman who have deployed or are currently…
Members with the 178th Wing Operations Group recently participated in Clear Sky 2018, a multinational exercise held… https://t.co/tKEXRlBp8h
RT @WDTN: The 178th Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard has been helping with Florence remotely since the storm hit last Friday. https://t…
The 178th Wing is officially partners with Clark State Community College! An agreement was signed to seal the deal… https://t.co/n6qgbioPkO
178th Wing Airmen know how to celebrate #NationalCheesePizzaDay! It takes hard work to make the mission happen, but… https://t.co/ZaQQAR16A1
The 178th Wing is partnering with @clarkstate ​to provide increased education benefits to Airmen. Check out this vi… https://t.co/J6qTVmT0ry
Check out this story to see how the #251st CEIG contributed to the construction of the second largest building in t… https://t.co/fFgF6zgq2w
RT @WrightPattAFB: There was no real world active shooter incident on Wright-Patterson AFB and base personnel remain safe.
RT @WrightPattAFB: At approximately 12:40 p.m., base emergency responders (security forces, fire department) responded to a reported Active…
Joining the Ohio Air National Guard comes with plenty of benefits! Watch this video to learn more about the benefit… https://t.co/lCYuFcVtUd
RT @usairforce: #FaceofDefense: Air Guard twins serve together for nearly 20 years. https://t.co/snSWsxxYz9 https://t.co/FYwUrjYTVf
The 178th Wing Security Forces Squadron partnered with members of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correct… https://t.co/SRsneZ9Epu