Ohio National Guard Photo Gallery - March 2018

Photo Gallery

The Ohio National Guard celebrates Women's History Month


Col. Tracy Ringo

Tracy Ringo joined the Ohio National Guard 30 years ago as an enlisted medic and today she is a field surgeon and a colonel, making her the highest-ranking African-American woman in the Ohio Army National Guard.

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Col. Jennifer Mitchell

Ohio Army National Guard Col. Jennifer Mitchell has experienced major career milestones in the past year. Last June, Mitchell became the first woman to take command of the 16th Engineer Brigade and she was appointed chief of the joint staff for the Ohio Joint Force Headquarters. In a recent interview, she talks about influences and experiences that have shaped her 26-year career in the National Guard.

Sgt. Andrew Kuhn, ONG

Four top ranking airmen (women) on airstrip with aircraft in background.

179th Female Airmen

The top two each highest-ranking officers and enlisted Airmen in the 179th Airlift Wing are Chief April R. Gunnoe (from left), 179th Material Management Flight chief; Col. Allison C. Miller, who recently became thefirst female wing commander in Ohio Air National Guard history; Col. Patricia L. Barr, 179th Mission Support Group commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Dana M. Togliatti, 179th Force Support Squadron superintendent. In celebration of March as Women's History Month, the 179th AW is highlighting several of its female Airmen who do their part to contribute to the wing's success.

Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood, ONG

First Lt. Elena Ruiz-Krause

First Lt. Elena Ruiz-Krause (left), a platoon leader with Battery B, 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery at Fort Bliss, Texas, and Capt. Alan Bauerly, Battery B commander, watch their Soldiers prepare an M109 Paladin artillery system for firing Feb. 14, 2018, at Oro Grande Range Complex, New Mexico. Ruiz-Krause, a former member of the Ohio Army National Guard, earned her commission through Army ROTC and is serving on active duty as a field artillery officer.

Spc. Gabrielle Weaver, U.S. Army

Students at computers.

During a daylong cyber capture the flag event March 6, 2018, at Westerville High School in Westerville, Ohio, students from Central Ohio school districts and colleges worked in teams of two to solve a series of real-world scenarios to test their technical skills and knowledge of cybersecurity. Teams could retrieve virtual flags when they successfully solved the challenges, and trophies were awarded for first-, second- and third-place finishers.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Boys hold signs while they wait for their Dads to arrive from deployment. One sign reads "Who's excited Majoy Dancy id home? This Guy (photo of boy)!!

Family and friends of the 371st Sustainment Brigade wave flags and signs at the unit’s welcome home ceremony March 10, 2018, in Springfield, Ohio. About 280 Soldiers returned home from an almost yearlong deployment to Southwest Asia. The brigade headquarters managed sustainment operations in support of security cooperation, joint exercises and training in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility.

Staff Sgt. Michael Carden, ONG

Group shot outside of 180th Airmen with F-16s in back.

For the first time in Ohio Air National Guard history, all four wings and six geographically separated units, or GSUs, in the state have been awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for the same time period, for their significant achievements between 2014 and 2016. In this picture, Airmen assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing stand for a group photo Oct. 21, 2017, after a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the 112th Fighter Squadron.

Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Holliker, ONG

Ohio Air National Guard Master Sgt. Daniel Petry (center) oversees new Base Honor Guard Team members as they perform a flag-folding detail during training in October 2015 at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. The Base Honor Guard Team serving the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Area of Responsibility comprises about 115 National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active-duty Airmen who live in and serve Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Michigan, and performs more than 5,000 funerals a year for veterans and other eligible service members.

Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson, ONG