Vol. 39, No. 6 ~ November/December 2021

Graphic reads 2021 YEAR IN REVIEW

2021 year in review: Ohio National Guard, State Defense Force contribute to multitude of missions in service to community, state and nation

The Ohio National Guard 2021 Year in Review looks at the top news stories and organizational accomplishments of the past year, including the continuing support of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as balancing federal deployments and domestic missions along with developing cybersecurity capabilities and celebrating the continuation of key strategic partnerships.

Soldiers on ground fixing wire with explosion off to the right.

High explosives training prepares future combat engineers

Coming from all components of the Army, including the active duty, Soldiers taking the Army 12B10 combat engineer qualification course undergo high explosives training at the Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center, conducted by the Ohio Army National Guard’s 147th Regiment (Regional Training Institute).



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Ohio Cyber Reserve members train to assist with cybersecurity issues

The first group of Ohio Cyber Reserve (OhCR) civilian volunteers recently completed cybersecurity assessment training so they can assist state and local governments with identifying gaps in cybersecurity processes and policies that might make the government systems vulnerable to cyberattack.

Stuckman outside chopper with inset of formal photo.

Ohio’s command chief warrant officer prepares to close chapter on storied 37-year career  

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jay K. Stuckman, the Ohio Army National Guard state command chief warrant officer, is retiring after a 37-year career that has included leading the OHARNG Warrant Officer Cohort since June 2012. The state command chief warrant officer advises the assistant adjutant general for Army and manages the military aspects of all full-time and traditional warrant officers to include readiness, training and education.

Leadership Message

Develop yourself: Accelerate change or lose

Chief Master Sgt. Heidi Bunker, Ohio Air National Guard command chief master sergeant, outlines the Air Force chief of staff’s “accelerate change or lose” vision for developing an adaptable, multicapable force of Airmen necessary to operate and be successful in the future. The Air Force must develop leaders with the appropriate tools to create and sustain an environment that emphasizes trust and empowerment of the people they lead.


Chief Master Sgt. Heidi Bunker at podium


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

Guard Members on football field as O H I O flags are held behind them- BRUTUS superimposed.
A special day at The Shoe
Arrozal shakes hands as he receives plaque.
Hot Shot: Soldier earns Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge
Two soldiers pose in front of military vehicles.
Ohio Army National Guard names top recruiters for 2021
Air Guard leadership stand in front of colors.
179th Airlift Wing conducts change of command
Leadership in front of Christmas tree, Maj. Gen. Harris at podium.
Wreaths Across America ceremony at Ohio Statehouse honors veterans
Staff Sgt. Briana Staples, retired Master Sgt. Jeannette Anderson, and Jane Esprit pose in front of Christmas tree.
Airmen help fellow Airmen during holidays

1483rd Transportation Company

HOME STATION:  Walbridge, Ohio
PARENT UNIT:  1483rd Transportation Company
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:  16 December 2004, Walbridge, Ohio

To provide transportation for the movement of containerized, non-containerized, palletized, dry and/or refrigerated cargo, and bulk water products.

Ohio Army National Guard 112th Engineer Brigade's Coat of Arms
Historical Highlight text

Ohio National Guard reorganizes following World War II

No sooner had the guns fell silent at the end of World War II, the Ohio National Guard began to make plans for its reorganization back home. The state was initially allotted an authorized force structure totaling 27,000 personnel, with the largest piece of that being the reorganized 37th Infantry Division. Maj. Gen. Leo M. Kreber, the wartime division artillery commander, was selected by Gov. Frank Lausche to command and organize the division.

Soldiers from the 37th Infantry Division arrange their equipment after arriving at annual field training in 1948 via train. Despite shortages of equipment and supplies and reduced strength authorizations due to budget limitations, the 37th Infantry Division maintained its reputation as one of the better National Guard divisions during the post-war reorganization period.