Airman tops in her class at DOD Fire Academy
For Airman First Class Sophie Tridico, a member of the Fire Protection Unit at the 179th Airlift Wing, her military career has gotten off to a big start, as she graduated Basic Military Training with the distinguished “First Airman” award and the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy as the top student in her technical school.
Haitian immigrant joins Ohio National Guard, fulfills quest for U.S. citizenship
Meet Ohio Army National Guard Spc. Matthieu Henry, a radiology specialist with the 285th Medical Company who was born in Haiti, moved to the U.S. and eventually joined the military and became a U.S. citizen. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Henry served his fellow Ohioans by working at the largest regional food bank in Central Ohio and also provided support for vaccination and testing efforts throughout the state.
COVID-19: Ohioans serving Ohioans
Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio adjutant general, talks about how Airmen and Soldiers have stepped up to help in their communities since the pandemic began two years ago, including the recently concluded hospital staff support mission. Gov. Mike DeWine also provides a special thank you video message to Guard members for their service to their fellow Ohioans.
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
196th Public Affairs Detachment
HOME STATION: Columbus, Ohio
PARENT UNIT: 196th Public Affairs Detachment
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 1 February 1972, Worthington, Ohio
To provide direct Public Affairs support to units deployed in support of Army, joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational operations.
Marking the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Buena Vista
On Feb. 23, 1847, American forces defeat Mexican troops at the Battle of Buena Vista. The 2nd and 3rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiments were active in the battle, guarding supply depots and escorting wagon trains that were rushing needed supplies to the battle.