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  • 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

  • North Dakota ANG regional training site hosts CBRN training

    FARGO, N.D. – Chief Master Sgt. Kristi Erickson, the 119th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management superintendent, hosted 10 emergency management members from units across the country to test their chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) equipment and tactics in cold weather

  • Twin sisters retire from Ohio Air Guard together

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Identical twin sisters retired from the Ohio Air National Guard together after more than 20 years of service at the 178th Wing.Senior Master Sgt. Tammy J. Mundy, administration superintendent for wing staff at the 178th Wing, and Chief Master Sgt. Tabatha K. King, the senior

  • Texas Guard’s 136th Airlift Wing completes four-day exercise

    FORT WORTH, TX -- The 136th Airlift Wing conducted an operational readiness exercise Feb. 11-15 to assess its strengths and vulnerabilities and ensure a force of combat-ready Airmen.”The readiness exercise validates units performing their mission essential tasks in a contested, degraded and

  • Logistics makes the mission go round

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – “Do you fly?”Undisputedly, the most commonly asked question an Airman receives when a civilian learns they are in the Air Force.“You can’t fly without Supply.”Disputedly, the common response for a logistics Airman, since pilots consist of less than 1% of Airmen in the Air Force.The

  • U.S. Air National Guard units support 2021 Formidable Shield exercise

    Prestwick, Scotland, United Kingdom -- U.S. Air National Guard units from Iowa, Maine and Ohio are in the United Kingdom this week participating in multinational missile defense exercise Formidable Shield 2021.“Formidable Shield” is a biennial, live-fire exercise designed to test participating