Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - December 2017

Photo Gallery

Nearly 60 college and high school students work in teams of two to solve a series of real-world scenarios to test their technical skills and knowledge of cybersecurity during the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee’s (OC3) Cyber Range capture the flag event Dec. 1, 2017, at Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio. It was the first of what will be many cybersecurity contests across the state.

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Master Sgt. Serena Dedes, an equipment manager at the 180th Fighter Wing, holds a traditional feather flag used during pow wows along with water vase handmade by her mother.

Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel (left), chief, National Guard Bureau, and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Kepner (third from left), senior enlisted advisor to the CNGB, show their support for deployed Buckeyes from the 2nd Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment by doing the “O-H-I-O” with the 2-174th leadership team of Lt. Col. Michael S. Hartley (second from left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel L. Hobson during a recent trip to Iraq. Soldiers of the 2-174th ADA are deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan supporting the Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) mission, defending installations against indirect fire.

Sgt. 1st Class Ryan M. Walker, ONG
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Lt. Col. Daniel Long (right), deputy commander for the 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, shakes hands with Sgt. Maj. Walter Ising, a liaison officer with the German army.

Lt. Col. Daniel Long (right), deputy commander for the 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, shakes hands with Sgt. Maj. Walter Ising, a liaison officer with the German army, during the administration of the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, conducted in late September at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Long was one of about 160 Ohio National Guard and active-duty Soldiers and Army ROTC cadets who competed, and one of 29 ONG Soldiers who earned the coveted badge during the two-day event.

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Col. Camp in cockpit.

Col. James R. Camp runs through preflight checks onboard a C-130H Hercules before his final flight Dec. 5, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio. Camp, who relinquishes command of the 179th AW on Jan. 21, piloted his final flight in the military before continuing his service in the Ohio National Guard in his new assignment as Ohio’s assistant adjutant general for Air.

1st Lt. Paul Stennett, ONG
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Historical photo of National Guard members in 1941.

Commemorating the attack
on Pearl Harbor

In honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Dec. 7, the Ohio National Guard highlights Company C, 192nd Tank Battalion, which had been stationed in the Philippines since Thanksgiving when the Japanese attacked on Dec. 8, 1941, just hours after attacking Pearl Harbor. In this photo taken during training before going overseas, Company C's Earl McFay (from left), Paul Grassick, John Robinette, Earl Charles and George Zimmerman stand by their tank at Fort Knox, Ky. The lineage of Company C is carried on today through Company D, 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment, located in Sandusky.

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Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman (left), Ohio adjutant general, gives one of his coins to Brig. Gen. Jose Belchior da Silva of the Angolan Armed Force.

Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman (left), Ohio adjutant general, gives one of his coins to Brig. Gen. Jose Belchior da Silva of the Angolan Armed Forces during phase-two kick off of the PAMBALA 2017 exercise Dec. 9, 2017, in Bengo, Angola. PAMBALA 2017 is part of a trilateral agreement between the Angolan Armed Forces, Serbian Armed Forces and the Ohio National Guard to provide mutually beneficial medical training and experience to the three militaries while building new relationships with the Republic of Angola.

Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn, ONG
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Silhouette of saluting solidiers with National guard mott: Always Ready, Always There since 1639.

A 381-year heritage of service

The National Guard's heritage dates back 381 years ago to the 13 original colonies when the Massachusetts Bay Colony militia was organized on Dec. 13, 1636. This makes the National Guard the oldest component of the U.S. Armed Forces. Throughout our history, the men and women of the Ohio National Guard have been a trusted, reliable team that is “Always Ready, Always There.” (National Guard graphic)

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Catastrophic damage in street of Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Maria was regarded as the worst natural disaster on record in Puerto Rico, causing catastrophic damage and a major humanitarian crisis throughout the U.S. territory in September 2017. Multiple generations of the Berio family, many of whom are current or former members of the Ohio Army National Guard, traveled to Puerto Rico shortly after the hurricane hit to assist relatives living on the island with recovery efforts.

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Guard members form "O-H-I-O" with children from Angola.

Ohio Air National Guard members Capt. Sarah Woodson (from left), Maj. Adam Bihl and Senior Airman Hannah Halcomb play with children in the village of Ceramica and show some state pride by forming the “O-H-I-O”  the PAMBALA 2017 exercise Dec. 13, 2017, in Bengo Province, Angola, Dec. By participating in this trilateral medical engagement alongside the Angolan and Serbian Armed Forces, the Ohio National Guard is gaining real-world experience and training on tropical diseases while also providing valuable coaching and mentorship on disease management and containment. This engagement is the first of its kind to take place in the Republic of Angola and is part of a trilateral agreement between Angola, Serbia and the U.S.

Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn, ONG
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Ohio National Guard Members pass out snacks to children in the village of Ceramica.

Staff Sgt. Ashley Maldonado (from left), Senior Airman Hannah Halcomb and Capt. Sarah Woodson from the Ohio National Guard pass out snacks to children in the village of Ceramica during the PAMBALA 2017 exercise Dec. 13, 2017, in Bengo Province, Angola. By participating in this trilateral medical engagement alongside the Angolan and Serbian Armed Forces, the Ohio National Guard is gaining real-world experience and training on tropical diseases while also providing valuable coaching and mentorship on disease management and containment. Ohio has been paired with the Republic of Serbia since 2006 through the National Guard State Partnership Program.

Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn,
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U.S. Army Col. Kevin Edwards, an Ohio National Guard nurse practitioner, accepts the U.S. Flag during of the exchanging of flags.

Col. Kevin Edwards, an Ohio Army National Guard nurse practitioner, accepts the U.S. flag during of the exchanging of flags at the VIP day and closing ceremony for PAMBALA 2017, Dec. 14, 2017, in Bengo Province, Angola. Personnel from the Serbian Armed Forces and the Ohio National Guard exchanged flags with their host nation, the Republic of Angola, and remarks were given by representatives of each participating country on the success of the first-ever trilateral engagement. .

Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn, ONG
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Silhouette of mechanic working on C-130H at sunrise

The sun rises over the flight line Dec. 21, 2017, at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio, as aircraft maintainers perform engine runs on a C-130H Hercules. Maintainers ensure the wing’s fleet of C-130s are ready to be utilized as troop, medevac and cargo transport aircraft for worldwide missions or when needed to support domestic operations in the U.S.

Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood, ONG

Soldiers from the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team comprise a color guard representing the different eras of the 37th Division/37th IBCT, from World War I to the present.

MARKING A YEAR OF MILESTONES IN 2017

Soldiers from the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team comprise a color guard representing the different eras of the 37th Division/37th IBCT, from World War I to the present, during the celebration of the Buckeye Brigade's 100th anniversary earlier this year. This year marked milestone anniversaries for several Ohio National Guard units, many of which commemorated a century of service to the citizens of Ohio and the United States.

Bill Pierce, ONG
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Top Stories of 2017

A Look Back: Best of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we take a look back at some of the top Ohio National Guard stories of the past year — those most popular with our audience as well as some picks from ONG public affairs professionals, including some interesting stories you may have missed.

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Spc. Zackaree Forro, a communications specialist with the 137th Signal Company out of Newark, Ohio, fights off a would-be Army tackler.

Spc. Zackaree Forro, a communications specialist with the 137th Signal Company out of Newark, Ohio, fights off a would-be Army tackler, as his 10th-ranked Notre Dame College team works toward a 31-26 win Sept. 24, 2017, in South Euclid, Ohio. The win was perhaps NDC’s best-ever victory in rugby 15s and provided bragging rights for Forro as he beat his service’s collegiate team.

Staff Sgt. Chad Menegay, ONG
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Soldier silhouett of O-H-I-I

2017 COTTON BOWL
Dec. 29, 2017

GO BUCKS, beat USC!

image of engineer spread in Buckeye Guard.

Serving their Community:
Engineers Assist in Youngstown.

Soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard’s 16th Engineer Brigade spent a portion of their annual training earlier this year providing demolition support for the city of Youngstown, as part of the South Side Blight Removal and Greening project. Read more in the latest digital Buckeye Guard magazine about this mission that helped a local community, made possible through the Department of Defense Civil-Military Innovative Readiness Training Program.

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Animated ball drop to 2018.

The Ohio National Guard wishes all our Soldiers, Airmen, civilian employees and Families a Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a Happy New Year. As we look ahead to 2018, we have the opportunity to renew our commitment to be the first choice and achieve new levels of excellence. Always Ready, Always There.

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YEAR IN REVIEW