Coronavirus/COVID-19 coverage

Check news updates, photos and videos on what your Ohio National Guard is doing to support government and civilian health organizations during the pandemic.

52nd Civil Support Team must always be ready for real-world missions aiding civil authorities

Members of the 52nd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction) recently participated in a validation exercise at the Fairfield County Airport in Carroll, Ohio. Each of the nearly 60 congressionally mandated civil support teams across the country is evaluated and validated every 18 months to ensure the team’s skills are up to the task of helping keep communities safe and protecting the homeland.


Ohio National Guard food bank support mission extends into December

The Ohio National Guard continues to assist 14 food bank locations and warehouses across the state, with about 350 Guard members currently supporting the food bank mission. Federal funding for the National Guard response nationwide for COVID-19 missions has been extended into December.


ONG Endurance Team marks successful overall season

Competitors run the Standhope Ultra 30k and 60k Challenge this summer in Sawtooth National Forest in central Idaho. All-Guard Marathon Team members took the opportunity to compete in one of the few races across the country that wasn’t canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ONG Endurance Team’s first year operating under its new name has been marked by both team and individual successes, including a third-place team finish at the National Guard Marathon Time Trials in September.


TRUST: The currency of leadership

Brig. Gen. James R. Camp, the assistant adjutant general for Air, says the COVID-19 pandemic is providing valuable insight for how well the organization operates in a joint environment: “When we emerge from this crisis, the lessons learned will be embraced and lasting improvements will be the result. The shared trust, and understanding of our differences gained between the Army and Air will have a lasting impact on our joint response capability.” Read more in the latest Buckeye Guard online publication.



Amsden in full gear, rifle in hand, doning an orange vest with the number 24, running on road during competition.

Sgt. Aaron Amsden
1-145th Soldier earns ARCENT NCO of Year
title on deployment

Nemec leans on vehicle in row while on an overseas deployment.

Staff Sgt. Nemec
Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
Soldier’s path to service began in Argentina

Second Lt. Colleen O’Callaghan stands with arms crossed.

Second Lt. Colleen O’Callaghan
Ohio’s first female infantry officer serves on
the front lines during COVID-19 pandemic

Spcs. Gabriel Kirk and Javier Roman stand in uniform and masks posing at food drive up tent.

Spcs. Gabriel Kirk (left) and Javier Roman
Ohio Guard members build bridges over
language barriers at food bank

Head shot of Pfc. Dal Sum with mask in hospital lobby

Pfc. Dal Sum
Guard member helps family friend, pregnant
COVID-19 patient at Columbus hospital

Spc. Jacque Elama stands in warehouse

Spc. Jacque Elama
Ohio National Guard Soldier shares story
of becoming U.S. citizen

Hailey and Lexi Ireton with fall decorations.

Hailey and Lexi Ireton
Sisters embark on NG carareers together

Bah accepts award in front of Soldiers standing at attention.

Capt. Sulaiman Bah
A commander's uncommon journey

African-American Soldier in front of US and Ohio flags.

Sgt. Kouami Honkpo
Freedom and Opportunity

Tucker stands with TAG and Lt Gov holding award.

Master Sgt. Ryan K. Tucker
A Lifesaver: Right Place, Right Time

OU footbal player in uniform on field with super imposed image of him in military uniform.

2nd Lt. Devin King
Excelling on the gridiron

Man and woman capture fox and man and woman release eagle.

Maj. Gwendolyn Hoogendorn
Giving Back: Wildlife Warrior

Before and after pics of guy who lost 145 pounds

Spc. Matt Logsdon
A case study in motivation

Staff Sgt. Michael Ginikos, in Air Guard camo, stands in front of firetruck.

Staff Sgt. Michael Ginikos
ANG Firefighter of the Year

Staff Sgt. Ken Keller with wife and 6 adopted children sit for photos on farm.

Staff Sgt. Ken Keller
Celebrating Adoption

Brandt in uniform with young daughters.

Capt. Chris Brandt
Cherokee heritage sets life�s foundation

Col. Kimberly Fitzgerald at podium.

Col. Kimberly A. Fitzgerald
Leading the way at 178th Wing

Portrait of Lovelace in front of Cincinnati enforcement flag.

Tech. Sgt. Chel sea Lovelace
Finding purpose through tragedy

Stearns poses with Maj. Gen. Harris while displaying her belt

1st Lt. Valerie Stearns
Challenging herself in order to grow


A look in the attic graphic

THIS WEEK: November 30 - Dec. 6

In Through the Lens, members of the 37th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop patrol the Numa Numa Trail on Bougainville, in 1943; in Week in Review, the 121st Air Refueling Wing is organized in the Army Air Force at Hamilton Field, Calif. as the 357th Fighter Group, in 1942; and the unique unit emblem of the 166th Air Refueling Squadron is highlighted.




Cover of Vol. 38, No.4 -September/October 2020


Army National Guard ROTC scholarship ad

Army National Guard ROTC scholarship ad