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  • Ohio’s 123rd Air Control Squadron Trains with NATO Allies

    BLUE ASH, Ohio - Airmen assigned to the 178th Wing’s 123rd Air Control Squadron hosted a two-week combined training exercise with eight service members from NATO allies Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Hungary.The training, which included air battle management, ground control intercept, large-force

  • Ohio Air Guard Engineers Conduct Annual Training in Spain

    MORON AIR BASE, Spain - Ohio Air National Guard Airmen from the 200th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer (RED HORSE) completed construction projects at Morón Air Base as part of the Deployment for Training program. The RHS deploys quickly and efficiently, anywhere

  • Airmen Train for Space Operations During Vulcan Guard

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - The Ohio Air National Guard’s 178th Wing hosted an iteration of the Vulcan Guard space exercise Aug. 10-11, bringing together U.S. Space Command, the Brazilian military and all seven National Guard states conducting space operations.Vulcan Guard is a series of space-focused

  • Ohio Air Guard Fighter Wing Trains at Volk Field

    CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. - More than 90 Airmen and six F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing deployed to Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wisconsin, in early August to participate in exercise Northern Lightning.Northern Lightning, an annual event at Volk Field,

  • A Critical Battlespace: Guard Units Train on Electromagnetic Warfare

    BANGOR, Maine – Sure and swift.Those words, embroidered on unit patches worn by Airmen with the Florida Air National Guard’s 114th Electromagnetic Warfare Squadron during a training exercise recently, summarized the mindset of those who operate in the electromagnetic spectrum — the invisible

  • 121st Pilots, Aircrew Participate in Water Survival Training

    REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio - Pilots and aircrew with the 121st Air Refueling Wing participated in Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape water survival training May 7.Every three years, pilots and aircrew go through SERE water survival training to familiarize themselves with the different equipment and to

  • Five ANG Wings Train at Operation Hoodoo Sea

    HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla. - Five Air National Guard wings are conducting agile combat training during Operation Hoodoo Sea along the southeast U.S. coast.The exercise, led by the Virginia ANG, seeks to test and validate minimum force elements using multi-capable Airmen executing functions

  • Ohio Guard Airmen Participate in Counter-Narcotics Training

    SWANTON, Ohio - Ohio Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron took part in counter-narcotics training with the Defiance Police Department in March.Airmen who participated in the class learned about various illegal drugs, how they can be concealed and

  • ANG Brings Childhood Friends Full Circle as top Achievers

    RICKENBACKER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ohio - Michael Zinsmeister and Lance Perone were just two young boys from a small town near Zanesville, Ohio, who rode the school bus together. Mutual friends led them to hang out with each other. However, once college came around, they went their separate ways.

  • Ohio National Guard’s 180 Fighter Wing Trains in Key West

    NAVAL AIR STATION KEY WEST, Fla. – More than 150 Airmen and 10 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing deployed to Naval Air Station Key West for air tactics exercises.The Airmen trained at the end of October with the Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 111 “Sun