Two Ohio National Guard Soldiers passed the Special Forces Assessment and Selection earlier this year, qualifying them to attend the 53-week Special Forces Qualification Course. The two spent about six months with 19th Special Forces Preparatory Detachment, conducting physically demanding training prior to the 21-day SFAS.
180th FW Airman holds leadership post in BGSU student veterans chapter
Meet Staff Sgt. Kathryn Dobbs, a member of the 180th Fighter Wing and vice president of the Bowling Green State University chapter of the Student Veterans of America organization, which supports the university’s nearly 700 military-affiliated students through educational, financial and career support programs.
Honoring all those who’ve served
Generations of patriots have dedicated themselves to the defense of our country. They’ve made us stronger and far more resilient as a nation. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II; the Ohio National Guard answered the call, and was in every theater the American Army fought in. Ohio National Guard Soldiers and Airmen continue to answer the call today, for duty overseas as well as protecting the homeland and serving their communities. Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio adjutant general, presents this year’s Veterans Day message and video.
Video by Staff Sgt. George B. Davis, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs
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
Company H, 134th Support Battalion
HOME STATION: Stow
PARENT UNIT: Troop I, 1st Cavalry Regiment
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 18 November 1921, Akron, Ohio
To provide direct and habitual sustainment support to itself and the Combined Arms Battalion, Armor.
Heading home from the war on Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 22, 1945: About 2,000 Soldiers of the 37th Infantry Division embarked a ship in the Philippines to return to the United States on Thanksgiving Day 1945. The 37th had been overseas since May 1942 and had accumulated 592 days of combat on New Georgia, Bougainville and Luzon.