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Ohio Cyber Reserve member deployed in cybersecurity response

For the first time, a member of the Ohio Cyber Reserve (OhCR) was deployed on state active duty under the authority of Gov. Mike DeWine to assist in mitigating a recent cybersecurity breach of an undisclosed government agency. The deployment occurred just 16 months after passage of Ohio Senate Bill 52, which established the OhCR under the Adjutant General’s Department as part of the State Defense Force.


Earning the Green Beret: Becoming a National Guard Special Forces team member

Two Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers passed the Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) earlier this year, qualifying them to attend the 53-week Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC). The two spent about six months with 19th Special Forces Preparatory Detachment (SFPD) conducting physically demanding training including running, ruck marching, pushups, situps and land navigation as part of their assessment and then endured the strenuous 21-day SFAS course.


Ohio National Guard begins assisting with COVID-19 vaccinations

The Ohio National Guard has begun supporting the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Aging and several community partners to administer COVID-19 vaccines, as part of efforts to ensure eligible Ohioans have the opportunity to be vaccinated. Guard members are supporting efforts by state and local partners to assist Ohio’s underserved population with COVID-19 vaccinations. The focus will be on those most susceptible to COVID-19, including older Ohioans and those who are immunocompromised.


Romance Scams:
A Public Service Announcement

The internet is utilized for so many critical functions today — working, handling finances and bills, communication, entertainment and for some, finding companionship and forming romantic relationships. Unfortunately, those pursuing online relationships are sometimes not dealing with the person who they think is on the other end. Instead, it is a predator or romance con artist who portrays themselves from the start as someone a victim can trust; often the image chosen is that of a U.S. service member.



Airman superimposed portrait on top of backdrop of fires in  California mountains.

California wild fires
178th Wing sensor operator’s support saves
hundreds of lives during California wildfires

Collage with Staff Sgt. Kathryn Dobbs standing in front of VFW marquee and holding food to veteran in vehicle line.

Staff Sgt. Kathryn Dobbs
180th FW Airman holds leadership post
in BGSU student veterans chapter

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


Look in the Attic graphic

Ohio Army National Guard Historical Collections


In Through the Lens, Airmen with the 200th RED HORSE squadron help lay concrete during the expansion of an airfield in Iraq in 2005; in Week in Review, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment is organized in Worthington, Ohio in 1990; and Connecting to the Connections features the organizational color that was carried by the 107th Cavalry when it was inducted into federal service in March 1941 for World War II.




Cover of Vol. 39, No.1 - Jan/Feb 2021 2020