179th AW’s “Flying Legacy” tribute ceremony celebrates more than 70 years in Mansfield
After being selected to become the nation’s first Air National Guard cyberspace wing, the 179th Airlift Wing marked its upcoming transition by honoring its heritage as a flying unit, dating back more than 70 years the ceremonial final formation flight of two C-130Hs during the its “Flying Legacy” tribute ceremony this spring.
A Day in the Life: Ohio National Guard historian
Meet Sgt. 1st Class Josh Mann, who for nearly the last 20 years has been charged with preserving the history and artifacts of the Ohio National Guard, ensuring the organization's history and the stories of its Soldiers and Airmen continue to be told.
Honoring America and the Americans who serve
John C. Harris Jr.
Ohio Adjutant General
The benchmarks of the summer season include two uniquely American holidays that, while different in what they represent, celebrate and honor the United States and its citizens who have fought and sacrificed throughout history to create and maintain America as the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio adjutant general, shares his 2022 Memorial Day and Independence Day messages.
Memorial Day 2022: In a video message to the force, Maj. Gen. Harris reflects on how current world events should serve as a reminder to us all to honor the men and women who’ve paid the ultimate price in service to our great nation.
Independence Day 2022: In his Fourth of July message, Maj. Gen. Harris honors all Americans who have served their country since its beginning in 1776. ~ READ MESSAGE
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
Battery A, 1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery Regiment
HOME STATION: Delaware, Ohio
PARENT UNIT: Company C, 237th Support Battalion
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 7 May 1884, Bucyrus, Ohio
To destroy, neutralize or suppress the enemy with cannon fire.
'Remember the Maine!':
Mobilizing for the war with Spain
On April 25, 1898, the United States declared war on Spain following the sinking of the USS Maine, an American battleship, in Havana Harbor. By 5 p.m. that day, the State of Ohio had received orders from Washington to muster its units for volunteer service.