Vol. 38, No. 3 ~ July-August 2020

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The Ohio Army National Guard’s finest took part in the 2020 Best Warrior Competition this summer. The Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year were crowned during the event, modified this year to account for health and safety considerations with regard to COVID-19.

Headshot of airman in survival gear in forest.- Maintaining readiness amid COVID-19

Maintaining readiness amid COVID-19:
Adaptability key to 179th AW’s continued training

For aircrew personnel at the 179th Airlift Wing, adaptability during COVID-19 has been key in maintaining mission readiness while following the necessary safety precautions and protocols during combat survival training.



Soldiers pose in masks in front of Mid-Ohio Foodbank trucks at farm construction site.

Ohio National Guard helps build urban farm to grow Columbus communities

Guard members helping at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank had a unique task assigned to them at an off-site location — build an urban farm. Located on Columbus’ near west side, the farm will provide access to fresh, local produce while also serving to educate local communities.

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

Ohio’s first female infantry officer serves on the front lines during COVID-19 pandemic

Meet Second Lt. Colleen O’Callaghan, a platoon leader with the Ohio Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment. O’Callaghan, the Ohio National Guard’s first female Army infantry officer in its 232-year history, is among many Guard members who volunteered to serve their fellow Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leadership Message

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.”



A look at some of the Soldiers, Airmen and civilians who make up the Ohio National Guard Family.

UH-60 Blackhawk on landing pad at sunrise.
Sunrise at mob station for Ohio's 1-137th Avaition Regiment
Family members of Brig. Gen. Gary McCue affix new one-star shoulder boards on the epaulets of his uniform shirt.
Stars align for Ohio National Guard’s newest general officer
Photo gallery on DVIDS of The Georgia Air National Guard 202d EIS, based at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is leading the project which includes multiple Air National Guard EIS units. The Airmen are relocating multiple communication systems’ cables and equipment to hardened facilities as part of the on-going recovery efforts in response to damage sustained during Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
220th EIS helps complete large-scale project in Puerto Rico
Spc. Javier Roman, a fire control specialist with the Ohio Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery Regiment, registers people at Mid-Ohio Foodbank June 19, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. ~ Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Vega, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs
Guard members build bridges over language barriers at food bank
F-16 Fighting Falcon taking off at sunset..
180th Fighter Wing conducts night flying

323rd Military Police Company

PARENT UNIT:  Troop D, 1st Cavalry Squadron
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:  15 July 1911, Toledo, Ohio

To provide military police support to an assigned area of operations and is employed to execute all MP functions.

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323rd Military Police Company insignia
75th Anniversary graphic of V-J Day
Historical Highlight text

V-J Day at 75: The Buckeye Division helps achieve victory in the Pacific

Sept. 2, 1945: Victory over Japan, or V-J Day, marked the formal surrender by Japan to Allied forces, ending World War II. The 37th Infantry “Buckeye” Division was one of eight Ohio National Guard units that fought in the Pacific Theater and aided in the Allies’ ultimate victory.