There have been more than 900 Ohio National Guard and Ohio Military Reserve members who have served their communities during the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Missions have included everything from supporting humanitarian efforts at 14 local food banks and regional warehouses to collecting personal protective equipment, collaborating with regional partners to identify and develop alternate care sites to expand medical capacity, and augmenting medical and operational staff at prisons.
#KNOWYOURMIL ~ From relying on food to delivering it: Soldier shares story of becoming U.S. citizen
Meet Spc. Jacque Elama, who was born in a refugee camp in Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo and immigrated to the U.S. at age 9 with his four siblings, parents and his uncle, with hopes for a better life and to pursue the ultimate American dream. Elama, along with his family, spent half of his life relying on community donations to survive, but today he is on duty supporting his local food bank and serving his fellow Ohioans in need.
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Adjutant general provides update on COVID-19 response efforts
Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio adjutant general, talks about the multitude of support provided by members of the Ohio National Guard and Ohio Military Reserve during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the way ahead.
Ohioans serving Ohioans ~
Always ready, always there!
A look at some of the Soldiers, Airmen and civilians who make up the Ohio National Guard Family.
THE OHIO NATIONAL GUARD LINEAGE LINK UP featuring
1192nd Engineer Company
HOME STATION: Newton Falls ~ Date and Place of Birth: 19 June 1875, Youngstown, Ohio
Conducts horizontal and vertical construction tasks with emphasis on horizontal construction to establish and maintain the infrastructure required to conduct and sustain activities across the range of military operations.
V-E Day at 75: The Ohio National Guard in the European Theater
May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe, or V-E Day, marked the end of World War II in the European Theater of Operations where 11 Ohio National Guard units served during the war.