Vol. 39, No. 5 ~ September/October 2021

Ohio Army National Guard vehicles lined up.

Ohio ARNG transportation units answer Louisiana’s call following Hurricane Ida

About 170 Ohio Army National Guard members from several units within the 112th Transportation Battalion were among the approximately 3,500 National Guard members from multiple states who answered Louisiana’s call for assistance after Hurricane Ida left a path of destruction through the southern state in late August. ~ Ohio National Guard photo

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20 years later: How 9/11 changed the Ohio National Guard

The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks changed the role of the National Guard and how it is utilized as part of the nation’s defense. Ohio National Guard Soldiers and Airmen reflect on the events of 9/11, the impact on them, and how that day changed Ohio National Guard operations.



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Signed, sealed, delivered: Logistics makes mission go round

The Ohio Air National Guard is the second largest Air National Guard in the country, with wings supporting not only the state and federal missions, but two different major commands. Ohio is also unique in that there are nearly 400 Airmen supporting the logistics missions across four flying wings, each with their own airframe.

Ohio Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jordan Hopson in uniform.

Mi casa es su casa: Hispanic heritage instills hard work, importance of inclusion for veteran Airman  

Meet Lt. Col. Albito Lopez, a communications officer and 33-year veteran of the Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard, who learned the value of family and hard work from his parents, who moved to the United States from Puerto Rico as children in the 1950s.

Leadership Message

Celebrating 15 years working with Serbia through State Partnership Program

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio adjutant general, introduces this video commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Ohio National Guard’s partnership with the Republic of Serbia and the Serbian Armed Forces, through the National Guard State Partnership Program.



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

Women leaders at front discussion table.
Current, former Ohio National Guard leaders share during symposium
Soldier climbing into M-ATV.
Ohio Army National Guard military police train on new M-ATVs
Soldiers stand at attention in formation during ceremony.
174th ADA Brigade completes European security mission
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn, left, with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Office, awaits the 'All Clear' while wearing an M50 gas mask during a Nuclear Operational Readiness Exercise, September 20, 2021, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. The NORE is to prepare Airmen for an upcoming Nuclear Operational Readiness Inspection (NORI).
121st ARW conducts Nuclear Operational Readiness Exercise
Soldiers walk on road carrying American and POW flags at dawn.
180th FW remembers 9/11 with ruck march
Airmen explain weapons on table to civilian man.
178th Wing hosts community day

Group photo from 2017.

251st Cyberspace Engineering and Installation Group

HOME STATION:  Springfield
PARENT UNIT:  251st Communications Group
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:  5 October 1952, Springfield, Ohio

To command, organize, equip, train and administer assigned expeditionary cyberspace engineering installation and combat communication forces in support of state and federal emergencies and contingency operations.

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20 years ago:
‘We’ll Do It’ Regiment first to answer call

Just weeks following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 1-148th Infantry Regiment was the first Ohio National Guard unit to receive federal mobilization orders for Operation Noble Eagle. It was the first time since 1952 — for the Korean War — that the 148th had been ordered into federal service.

Lt. Col. James A. Poston is shown emerging from his F-84E Thunderjet -inset of Poston holding trophy