180th Fighter Wing trains with ‘Sun Downers’ in Sunshine State
Airmen with the 180th FW traveled to Key West to train with Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 111, the Navy’s premier adversary squadron, which provided realistic training scenarios to help prepare them for homeland defense and contingency operations around the globe.
State command chief leads through strong support from family, fellow Airmen
Meet Chief Master Sgt. Troy Taylor, the 12th state command chief master sergeant of the Ohio Air National Guard. He attributes his success to the support he has received from his family, fellow Airmen and mentors who have helped mold him into the leader he is today.
Adjutant general presents his 2022 Veterans Day message
In a video message, Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. honors and thanks all veterans, past and present, who’ve served their communities, state and nation in a variety of ways, including Ohio National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who’ve answered the call. Veterans of all generations share a common bond to serve and are part of “maintaining that long line, that tradition of excellence that makes our country what it is today.”
~ Video by George B. Davis and Staff Sgt. Aven Santiago, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs
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
Company B, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment is organized in Columbus, Ohio as Battery A, 183rd Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
On this day in Ohio National Guard history, Sept. 26, 1947:
Company B, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment is organized in Columbus, Ohio as Battery A, 183rd Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion. The battery was a segregated unit and was called into federal service in 1952 for the Korean War as part of the 37th Division. It was converted to an aviation unit in 1959 and later moved to the Akron-Canton Airport. The company was reorganized under its present designation in 2006 and has multiple deployments in support of the War on Terrorism flying the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. In this photo, members of Battery A, 137th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion are shown working on their .50-caliber Quadmount gun system, circa 1955.
Army artillery branch turns 247
Ohio National Guard lineage goes back to Civil War
On Nov. 17, 1785, the Continental Congress created the artillery branch in the U.S. Army. Since then, Ohio’s artillery units have earned campaign credit in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War and War on Terrorism.