Vol. 39, No. 3~ May-June 2021

Cover of Buckeye Guard online publication - May/June 2021

About 200 Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment, located in Columbus, returned home recently after a nearly yearlong overseas deployment. The 1-137th served as part of the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, which included about 1,400 Soldiers from nine states.

BG Camp at podium, addressing Guard members in classroom.

Maintaining mission readiness:
Taking a pause to discuss extremism

Units conducted stand-downs in the first half of 2021 to address extremism in the ranks. The Department of Defense-mandated training focused on what brings members of the military together, reinforced the shared values represented by the oath of service, and identified the spectrum of behaviors and reporting procedures for extremism, whether on or off duty.



Senior Master Sgt. Mark Schneider poses for pic with signature red cap and equipent in background.

200th RED HORSE member is senior NCO of year for Air National Guard

Senior Master Sgt. Mark Schneider, a pavement, maintenance and construction equipment superintendent for the 200th RED HORSE in Port Clinton, Ohio, was named the Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the Air National Guard earlier this year. He is the first 200th RHS member to earn the national-level recognition.

Staff Sgt. George Davis with wife, son and dog outside.

Father, Soldier builds family and career

Meet Staff Sgt. George Davis, a public affairs noncommissioned officer for the 196th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment based out of Columbus, Ohio and currently deployed overseas in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, who balances his military obligations with his commitment to family.

2022 National Guard Bureau Posture Statement header.
Leadership Message

Continued investment in the National Guard ensures future threats are met

Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief, National Guard, talks about the 2022 National Guard Posture Statement.



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

Airman in hazmat suit at burner.
52nd CST participates in Exercise Orca 2021
Retired Maj. Gen. Gordon L. Ellis (center) receives the Distinguished Service Medal from Maj. Gen. Tim Thombleson (left), commanding general of the 38th Infantry Division, and Maj. Gen. John C. Harris, Ohio adjutant general.
Retired Maj. Gen. Ellis receives Distinguished Service Medal for nearly 40-year Army career
Leadership wearing masks pose in front of flags.
Serbia, State of Ohio agencies continue education partnership
Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (left) poses with Hungarian Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő.
Ohio adjutant general conducts capstone visit with partner Hungary
Soldiers create new cover and concealment for their M777 howitzer.
37th IBCT conducts monthlong training rotation at JRTC
Staff Sgt. Morgan Hall, a boom operator assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 121st Air Refueling Wing, looks out of the boom pod of a KC-135 Stratotanker during a refueling flight.
Eyes on from the boom pod

Graphic of organization of Headquarters and 
Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment on May 1, 1921

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion,
148th Infantry Regiment   

HOME STATION:  Walbridge
PARENT UNIT:  Sanitary Detachment, 2nd Infantry Regiment
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:  1 May 1921, St. Marys, Ohio

To close with and destroy enemy forces using fire, maneuver and shock effect, or to repel his assault by fire and counterattack.

Samuel R. Curtis

Samuel R. Curtis

Historical Highlight text


175th Anniversary of the mobilization for the Mexican War

Ohio Gov. Mordecai Bartley issued the first call for troops for the Mexican War on May 20, 1846. The same day, Samuel R. Curtis, adjutant general of Ohio, issued orders directing that a general rendezvous would be established at Camp Washington near Cincinnati. In less than two weeks, 40 companies of Ohio troops were gathered, 10 more than were needed.

George W. Morgan

Col. George W. Morgan