Ohio National Guard Story Archives 2019

A LOOK IN THE ATTIC

On this week in Ohio National Guard History

Compiled and created by Ohio Army National Guard Historical Collections

2024: In Through the Lens  JAN |  FEB |  MAR |  APR |  MAY |  JUNE | 

Jan. 01-07

A look in the attic publication.

Soldiers of the 1-137th Aviation Regiment are honored during a call to duty ceremony in 2009; in Week in Review, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 112th Medical Battalion is organized in 1904 as the Medical Department, Ohio National Guard; and In Their Own Words recalls members of the 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry ringing in 1899 aboard a ship headed for Cuba.

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Jan. 08-14

A look in the attic publication.

The 148th Infantry Soldiers conduct a patrol on Luzon during World War II; in Week in Review, former Ohio Guard member Thomas J. Herbert is inaugurated as the Buckeye State’s 56th governor in 1947; and Hall of Valor honors Pfc. Bartholomew P. Miracolo of the 148th Infantry, 37th Division, who earned the Silver Star for his “gallantry in action” in the Philippines in 1945.

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Jan. 15-21

A look in the attic publication.

The 838th Military Police Company conducts annual training in Panama in 1998; in Week in Review, Operation Desert Storm begins in 1991, with more than 1,600 Ohio National Guard members ultimately deployed in support of the campaign; and Connecting to the Connections features the travel bag of a 148th Infantry Soldier from when the 37th Infantry Division was activated into federal service for the Korean War in 1952.

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Jan. 22-28

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The 178th Security Police Flight participates in Winterbase 1990; in Week in Review, the 166th Tactical Fighter Squadron is ordered into federal service following the seizure of the USS Pueblo in 1968; and Hall of Valor honors Sgt. Frank Hernandez of the 148th Infantry, who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism at San Felipe in 1945.

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Jan. 29-Feb. 4

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The 180th Tactical Fighter Group is honored by the city of Toledo in 1989; in Week in Review, Ohio troops are among 2,000 men stationed at the newly-established Fort Meigs in 1813, in preparation for an invasion of Canada; and In Their Own Words recalls the 148th Infantry’s 1945 discovery of Bilibid Prison, which had housed over 1,200 Japanese prisoners for more than three years.

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Feb. 5-11

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Members of the 2-372nd Infantry train on operating a telephone switchboard prior to entering federal service in 1941; in Week in Review, the actions of four 148th Infantry Soldiers would earn them the Medal of Honor in 1945; and Hall of Valor honors Pfc. Robert F. Babson, of the 145th Infantry, who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for “extraordinary heroism” in the Philippines during World War II.

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Feb. 12-18

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Members of Company A, 146th Infantry gather for a formation in France in 1919; Ohio troops contribute to Grant’s victorious assault of Fort Donelson in 1862; and Connecting to the Connections features the regimental colors carried during the Civil War by the 68th Ohio, one of the units that took part in the capture of Fort Donelson.

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Feb. 19-25

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A 37th Infantry Division flamethrower works to clear rooms in the Walled City of Intramuros in 1945; Ohio troops play a role in the American victory over Mexico at the Battle of Buena Vista in 1847; and In Their Own Words offers a vignette from the 145th Infantry’s attack on Intramuros.

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Feb. 26 - March 3

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Soldiers of the 166th Infantry conduct movement on foot to their camp in France in 1918; in Week in Review, Ohio becomes the 17th state to join the Union, in 1803; and In Their Own Words recalls the organization of the 105th Communications Squadron (now the 220th Engineering Installation Squadron) in Zanesville, Ohio in 1948.

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March 4-10

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Members of the 112th Medical Battalion transfer a Soldier wounded during fighting on Bougainville’s Hill 700 in 1944; in Week in Review, the 107th Cavalry Regiment and 2-372nd Infantry are ordered into active federal service for World War II; and Connecting to the Connections features the organizational colors of Support Squadron, 107th Armored Cavalry used in 1987-1993.

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March 11-17

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Soldiers of the 2-372nd Infantry are sent off by friends and family as they prepare to travel to Fort Dix, N.J. in 1941; In Their Own Words quotes excerpts from a Cincinnati Enquirer article that describes the day’s’ events when Company G, 372nd Infantry departed the Queen City for New Jersey during World War II; and Hall of Valor honors Pfc. Gerald E. Shaner, of the 2-148th Infantry, who earned the Silver Star for his “gallantry in action” on Bougainville in 1944.

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March 18-24

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Members of the 2-107th Cavalry conduct a refueling exercise involving their AH-1 Cobra helicopters in 1995; and in Week in Review, Ohio contributes significant manpower to aid the Union victory at the Battle of Bentonville, N.C., in 1865; and the 147th Infantry lands on Iwo Jima in 1945 to take over security of the island from the Marines.

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March 25-31

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Airmen from the 180th Communications Flight participate in a co-located operating base exercise in California in 1990; and in Week in Review, the first six Medals of Honor are awarded to Ohio Soldiers in 1863; and the Ohio Militia is redesignated as the Ohio National Guard in 1864.

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April 4-7

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37th Division Soldiers take part in Army Day Review at Camp Shelby, Miss., in 1941; in Week in Review, Rickenbacker Air Force Base is transferred from the U.S. Air Force to the Ohio Air National Guard in 1980; and Connecting to the Collections features the admission pass to the 1941 Army Day Review, which had over 20,000 people in attendance.

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April 8-14

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The mothers of Ohio National Guard Soldiers returning from World War I hold a homecoming dinner for them in 1919; in Week in Review, Apollo 13, piloted by Capt. Fred Haise Jr., formerly of the 179th Tactical Fighter Wing, launches from Kennedy Space Center in 1970; and Hall of Valor honors 2nd Lt. James L. McCormick II of the 1487th Transportation Company, who earned the Silver Star in Iraq in 2004.

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April 15-21

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A 166th Infantry Soldier helps some French locals during World War I; in Week in Review, Ohio contributes to President Lincoln’s call for 75,000 troops following the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in 1861; and Connecting to the Connections features the belt plate worn by Ohio Volunteer Militia troops during the Civil War.

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April 22-28

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112th Engineer Regiment Soldiers emplace a portable bridge in England in 1943; in Week in Review, the 37th Infantry Division captures the Philippine city of Baguio in 1945; and Connecting to the Connections features the guidon of Company C, 113th Medical Battalion that was used from 1968 to 1977.

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April 29-May 5

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Soldiers with the 987th Field Artillery fire their howitzer at Chinese forces in 1951 during the Korean War; in Week in Review, Gov. Return J. Meigs orders portions of the Ohio Militia to mobilize for the War of 1812; and Hall of Valor honors Capt. Hubert Dilger, of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, who earned the Medal of Honor for “extraordinary heroism” at Chancellorsville, Va., in 1863.

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May 6-12

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148th Infantry Soldiers conduct mortar training in 1963; in Week in Review, Pfc. Anthony Krotiak posthumously earns the Medal of Honor for his actions at Balete Pass in 1945; and Connecting to the Collections features a pocket patch of the 112th Engineer Battalion.

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May 13-19

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Gov. Frank Lausche meets with 37th Infantry Division Soldiers training at Camp Polk, La. in 1952; in Week in Review, Lockbourne Air Force Base is renamed Rickenbacker Air Force Base in 1974; and Hall of Valor honors Staff Sgt. Hugh W. Bruce, of the 148th Infantry, who earned the Silver Star for “gallantry in action” on Bougainville in 1944.

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May 20-26

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The 136th Artillery shows off a howitzer during an Armed Forces Day event at Lockbourne Air Force Base in 1966; and in Week in Review, Gov. Mordecai Bartley orders three regiments of the Ohio Militia into service for the Mexican War in 1846; and the 37th Infantry Division sails from San Francisco for Fiji and New Zealand in 1942.

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May 27 - June 2

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Soldiers with the 166th Infantry support Memorial Day observances in 1950; in Week in Review, the 122nd Army Band is organized in 1944 as the 37th Infantry Division Band; and Connecting to the Connections features the 121st Tactical Fighter Wing emblem from the 1980s.

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June 3-9

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Security police from the 160th Air Refueling Group conduct training at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in 1992; in Week in Review, the 14th and 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry are the first Ohio regiments to unfurl their colors in battle during the Battle of Philippi in 1861; and Hall of Valor honors Maj. William A. Richards of the 112th Engineer Combat Battalion, who was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism and leadership during the D-Day invasion in 1944.

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June 10-16

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The 112th Medical Battalion conducts clothing issue at Camp Polk, La. in 1952; in Week in Review, the 121st, 179th and 180th Communications Flights are organized in 1966; and Connecting to the Connections features the distinctive unit insignia for the 112th Quartermaster Regiment.

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June 17-23

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A 148th Infantry Soldier takes a break to conduct personal hygiene while at his post in the Philippines in 1945; in Week in Review, Ohio’s first air unit, the 37th Division Aviation, is organized in Cleveland in 1927; and Hall of Valor honors Cpl. Curtis Harrison, of the 166th Infantry, who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for “extraordinary heroism” in France in 1918.

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 2023 


Jan. 09-15, 2023

In Through the Lens, the ingenuity of a 145th Infantry Soldier provides music during downtime on Bougainville in 1944; in Week in Review, former Ohio National Guard member Thomas J. Herbert is inaugurated as Ohio governor in 1956; and In Their Own Words features Sgt. Otis Earl Hawkins of Company E, 145th Infantry, who recalls the Lingayen Gulf landings during World War II.

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Jan. 16-22, 2023

In Through the Lens, Findlay’s Company F, 148th Infantry undergoes an inspection to gain its federal recognition in 1954; in Week in Review, the 121st Fighter Wing is redesignated as the 121st Air Refueling Wing in 1993; and Connecting to the Connections features the Desert Camouflage Uniform worn by troops during the Gulf War.

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Jan. 23-29, 2023

In Through the Lens, Gen. John J. Pershing, commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Forces, inspects Soldiers of the 37th Division during World War I; in Week in Review, the 166th Tactical Fighter Squadron is ordered into federal service after North Korea captured the USS Pueblo in 1968; and In Their Own Words recalls Pershing’s several hourslong inspection of 37th Soldiers in 1918 on a parade field near Alencon, France.

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Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2023

In Through the Lens, a 37th Infantry Division baker showcases some of the products from “Ye Old Bake Shoppe” on Bougainville in World War II; in Week in Review, Gen. William Henry Harrison establishes Fort Meigs on the south side of the Maumee River in 1813; and Hall of Valor honors Capt. Labin Knipp of the 37th ID, who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic actions in Manila, Philippines in 1945.

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Feb. 5 - 12, 2023

In Through the Lens, Ohio Army National Guard engineers support the city of Columbus Grove following a winter storm in 1977; in Week in Review, three 148th Infantry Soldiers earn the Medal of Honor on the same day in 1945; and Hall of Valor honors Chief Warrant Officer Sayre L. Shulters, who earned the Silver Star for his “gallantry in action” on Luzon during World War II.

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Feb. 13 - 19, 2023

In Through the Lens, Ohio Army National Guard engineers support the city of Columbus Grove following a winter storm in 1977; in Week in Review, three 148th Infantry Soldiers earn the Medal of Honor on the same day in 1945; and Hall of Valor honors Chief Warrant Officer Sayre L. Shulters, who earned the Silver Star for his “gallantry in action” on Luzon during World War II.

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Feb. 20 - 26, 2023

In Through the Lens, the first services are conducted at the Church of San Agustin since American forces retook the Walled City of Intramuros in 1945; in Week in Review, the 2nd and 3rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiments contribute to the U.S. victory over Mexican troops at the Battle of Buena Vista in 1847; and Connecting to the Collections features the National Flag of the 2nd OVI that the regiment carried during the Mexican War.

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Feb. 27 - March 5, 2023

In Through the Lens, Ohio Army National Guard engineers provide support following a winter snowstorm in Northwest Ohio in 1984; in Week in Review, the 220th Engineering Installation Squadron is organized in Zanesville in 1948; and Hall of Valor honors Sgt. Dale Kinslow of the 145th Infantry, who earned the Silver Star for his brave actions in the Philippines in 1945.

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March 6-12, 2023

In Through the Lens, 145th Infantry Soldiers load a bazooka on Bougainville in 1944; in Week in Review, the Army approves the coat of arms for the 107th Cavalry Regiment; and Hall of Valor honors Company F, 145th Infantry, 37th Infantry Division, which earned the Presidential Unit Citation for its contribution during the Battle of Hill 700 during World War II.

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March 13-19, 2023

In Through the Lens, a 179th Tactical Airlift Group aircrew plans for a joint training mission with their West German counterparts in 1990; in Week in Review, Ohio contributes significant forces to the Union Army’s victory at the Battle of Bentonville, N.C. in 1865; and In Their Own Words recalls Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler’s personally-led counterattack against Japanese invaders on Bougainville in 1944.

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March 20-26, 2023

In Through the Lens, the mayor of Tiffin tours his town’s National Guard cavalry unit and armory in 1965; in Week in Review, the 147th Infantry lands on Iwo Jima to take over operations from the Marines in 1945; and In Their Own Words highlights World War II veteran John Herman’s experiences on Iwo Jima.

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March 27 - April 2, 2023

In Through the Lens, a ship carrying Soldiers from the 145th Infantry, 37th Division returns home to the U.S. following World War I; in Week in Review, Rickenbacker Air Force Base is transferred to the Ohio Air National Guard in 1980; and In Their Own Words highlights an excerpt from the “37th Division in the World War,” that describes how the 145th Soldiers returning from France were greeted when the disembarked at the harbor of New York in 1919.

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April 3-9, 2023

In Through the Lens, Ohio National Guard Soldiers participate in German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge qualifications in 2016; in Week in Review, Ohio forces make up a significant portion of Grant’s victorious army at the Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., in 1862; and Connecting to the Connections features the American flag carried by the antecedent to the current 1-134th Field Artillery Regiment, circa late-19th century.

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April 10-16, 2023

In Through the Lens, 1938’s best battery in the 135th Field Artillery is recognized with the Toledo Firing Battery trophy; and in Week in Review, Apollo 13 launches from Kennedy Space Center in 1970, with Capt. Fred W. Haise Jr., formerly of the 164th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 179th Tactical Fighter Wing, serving as lunar module pilot; and the Great Locomotive Chase, also known as Andrews’ Raid, takes place in northern Georgia in 1862, resulting in a group of Ohio Infantry Soldiers to be among the first recipients of the Medal of Honor.

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April 17-23, 2023

In Through the Lens, 37th Signal Company Soldiers turn in their laundry on Bougainville in 1944; in Week in Review, the 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment is organized in 1854 in Cincinnati as the Guthrie Greys; and In Their Own Words recalls 148th Infantry Chaplain Elmer Heindl’s experience during the regiment’s drive to take the Philippine city of Baguio in World War II.

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April 24-30, 2023

In Through the Lens, Soldiers with the 148th Infantry help local Boy Scouts plant trees near Findlay, Ohio in 1954; in Week in Review, Baguio, the Philippine summer capital city, is captured by the 37th Infantry Division in 1945; and Connecting to the Connections features the mess uniform jacket worn by Command Sgt. Maj. Michael O. Howley, the 4th State Command Sergeant Major of the Ohio Army National Guard.

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May 1-7, 2023

In Through the Lens, Staff Sgt. Estella Hundley is the first female crew chief in the 160th Air Refueling Group to be honored with her name on one of the unit’s KC-135R aircraft, in 1992; in Week in Review, the Ohio National Guard is ordered into federal service for the War with Spain in 1898; and Hall of Valor honors Staff Sgt. Theodore Babiasz of the 148th Infantry, who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for his service in the Philippines in 1945; during an engagement with the enemy, he covered a live hand grenade with his foot to save his fellow Soldiers from injury or death.

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May 8-14, 2023

In Through the Lens, Soldiers with the 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry return from occupation duty in Cuba in 1899, following the Spanish-American War; in Week in Review, Pfc. Anthony Krotiak, of the 148th Infantry, is killed when he jumps on an enemy grenade to save his fellow Soldiers during World War II, an action that would earn him the Medal of Honor; and Connecting to the Connections features the aviation flight suit patch worn by Company A, 1-137th Aviation, during duty in Kosovo, in 2004-05.

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May 15-21, 2023

In Through the Lens, Soldiers with Company C, 148th Infantry conduct a flag folding in front of the Findlay Armory in 1955; in Week in Review, Lockbourne Air Force Base is renamed Rickenbacker Air Force Base in honor of Ohio native and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker in 1974; and Hall of Valor honors Staff Sgt. Herbert Corbin, of the 148th Infantry, who earned the Silver Star for gallantry in action at Balete Pass in the Philippines in 1945.

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May 22-28, 2023

In Through the Lens, 145th Infantry Soldiers wait to ship out for New Zealand in 1942; and in Week in Review, 1,350 Guard members are called to duty in Toledo, Ohio in response to a violent strike at the Toledo Auto-Lite plant in 1934; and Ohio regiments make up a significant part of Union forces during separate battles at New Hope Church, Ga. And Pickett’s Mill, Va., in 1864.

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May 29 - June 4, 2023

In Through the Lens, a 136th Field Artillery Soldier prepares a 155 mm howitzer during training at Fort Polk, La. in 1952; in Week in Review, the 121st, 178th and 180th Security Forces Squadrons are federally recognized in 1973; and Connecting to the Connections features a 1980s era bass drumhead from the 122nd Army Band, which celebrates its birthday June 1.

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June 5-11, 2023

In Through the Lens, 37th Infantry Division Soldiers dedicate an athletic field on Bougainville to a fallen comrade in 1944; in Week in Review, the 112th Engineer Battalion is among units landing on Omaha Beach during the Normandy invasion; and Connecting to the Connections features the whale’s tooth necklace given to Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler in Fiji during World War II.

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June 12-18, 2023

In Through the Lens, nurses with the 145th Mobile Surgical Hospital set up operations at Camp Perry in 1993; in Week in Review, the 179th Communications Flight is federally recognized in 1966; and Connecting to the Connections features the distinctive unit insignia for the 145th MASH.

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June 19-25, 2023

In Through the Lens, Airmen with the 220th Engineering Installation Squadron compete in the 1989 EI Combat Shootout; in Week in Review, the 1192nd Engineer Company is organized in Youngstown, Ohio in 1875 as the Iron City Guards; and In Their Own Words recalls the first experiences of 37th Division Soldiers when they arrived in Brest, France during World War I.

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June 26 - July 2, 2023

In Through the Lens, Soldiers from the 136th Field Artillery Battalion wait to board a ship during operations on Guadalcanal in 1943; in Week in Review, the Guard is called to provide support following the 1924 Lorain-Sandusky Tornado, the deadliest in Ohio history; and Hall of Valor honors Musician Richard Enderlin, of the 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, who volunteered to be an infantryman during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 and earned the Medal of Honor.

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July 3-9, 2023

In Through the Lens, firefighters with the 5694th Engineer Detachment test their skills during annual training at Camp Grayling, Mich., in 1986; in Week in Review, Maj. Gen. Ulysses Grant’s victory at Vicksburg on the Fourth of July is aided by a significant Ohio contingent, in 1863; and In Their Own Words recalls the narrow escape by Brig. Gen. Erastus B. Tyler’s Union forces at the Monocacy River during the Civil War.

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July 10-16, 2023

In Through the Lens, Soldiers with the 180th Antiaircraft Battalion train on radar equipment at Camp Perry in 1958; in Week in Review, the Ohio National Guard is called into federal service for World War I in 1917; and Hall of Valor honors Cook John Wrobbel of the 166th Infantry, who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism in France in 1918.

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July 17-23, 2023

In Through the Lens, Airmen with the 164th Weather Station return to Mansfield, Ohio in 1962 after an overseas tour in France; and in Week in Review, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is constituted in the Ohio National Guard as Headquarters, 37th Division in 1917; and Confederate Gen. John H. Morgan’s Raiders are defeated near Portland, Ohio at Buffington Island by federal troops and Ohio Militia in 1863.

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July 24-30, 2023

In Through the Lens, Soldiers compete in the two-man team .30-cal. championship matches at Camp Perry in 1959; in Week in Review, the Northwest Territory Militia is organized in Marietta, Ohio in 1788, marking the birth of the Ohio National Guard; and In Their Own Words recalls a conversation with the governor that ended racial segregation in the Ohio Guard in 1954.

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July 31 - Aug. 6, 2023

In Through the Lens, Soldiers with the 73rd Infantry Brigade train on the Improved TOW Vehicle at Camp Grayling. Mich., in 1987; in Week in Review, three Ohio National Guard members earn the Medal of Honor for their heroic actions in 1943; and In Their Own Words recalls the 2-145th Infantry’s attack on Horse Shoe Hill during World War II.

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Aug. 7-13, 2023

In Through the Lens, go back to Annual Training ‘87 at Camp Grayling, Mich. with the 112th Engineer Battalion, where M1 “steel pot” helmets are still the combat headgear of record; in Week in Review, Battery A, 1-174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment is organized as the Cincinnati Zouaves in 1868; and Connecting to the Connections features the guidon of Company A, 1-147th Infantry from the 1980s.

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Sept. 25 - Oct. 1, 2023

In Through the Lens, 37th Division Soldiers wounded during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive are treated in France in 1918; and in Week in Review, the 200th RED HORSE Squadron is constituted in Port Clinton, Ohio in 1971; and four Ohioans of the 5th United States Colored Troops earn the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, Va. in 1864.

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Oct. 2-8, 2023

In Through the Lens, the 1-145th Armored Regiment is at Fort Bliss, Texas prior to its mobilization in support of Operation Spartan Shield in 2019; in Week in Review, the 251st Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group is organized in Springfield, Ohio in 1952; and Hall of Valor recognizes Lt. Col. Wager Swayne, of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, who earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War.

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Oct. 9-15, 2023

In Through the Lens, the 37th Division conducts a memorial service on Guadalcanal in 1943; in Week in Review, multiple Ohio Air National Guard units are ordered into active federal service for the Korean War in 1950; and Connecting to the Connections features a late 19th century rifle qualification badge for the First Cleveland Troop.

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Oct. 16-22, 2023

In Through the Lens, 37th Division Soldiers march through downtown Cleveland to the train depot after being inducted into federal service in 1940 for World War II; in Week in Review, the 1st Battalion, Ohio Volunteer Artillery is mustered out of federal service in 1898 following the War with Spain; and Hall of Valor honors Sgt. Henry C. LaMorder of the 166th Infantry, who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for saving a wounded comrade in France during World War I.

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Oct. 23-29, 2023

In Through the Lens, the 37th Infantry Division Band plays during a full division review in the Philippines in 1945; in Week in Review, Troop B, 2-107th Cavalry is organized in Lebanon, Ohio in 1947; and In Their Own Words recalls Cleveland News war correspondent Ray Turk’s 1944 column, “GI Wins Race To Catch Boat For Trip Home.”

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Nov 6-12, 2023

In Through the Lens, Soldiers string up hammocks on Bougainville in 1943; in Week in Review, Ohio troops contribute to the Union victory at the Battle of Droop Mountain, W.Va. in 1863; and Connecting to the Connections features the final 75 mm shell casing expended by the 135th Field Artillery at end of World War I, marked by an armistice on Nov. 11, 1918.

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Nov 13-19, 2023

In Through the Lens, Soldiers from the 612th Engineer Battalion help clear roadways in Van Wert County following deadly tornadoes in 2002; in Week in Review, 37th Infantry Division Soldiers begin departing the Philippines for home following the end of World War II; and Connecting to the Connections features the 1942 version of the Army enlisted service coat, worn by a 37th ID Soldier.

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Nov 20-26, 2023

In Through the Lens, Soldiers of Company C, 192nd Tank Battalion gather for a unit photo just before being inducted into federal service in 1940; in Week in Review, Ohio contributes several regiments of men during the final battles of the Chattanooga Campaign, ending in a decisive Union victory; and Hall of Valor honors Musician John S. Kountz, of the 37th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, who dropped his instrument and seized a musket at Missionary Ridge, Tenn., in 1863; his “extraordinary heroism” earned him the Medal of Honor.

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Nov 27 - Dec. 3, 2023

In Through the Lens, Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler, commanding general of the 37th Infantry Division, inspects the collection of lighters sent to troops on Bougainville during World War II; in Week in Review, the 121st Air Refueling Wing is organized in the Army Air Force at Hamilton Field, Calif., in 1942; and Connecting to the Connections features the final guidon of Company B, 612th Engineer Battalion before it was reorganized in 2007.

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Dec. 4-10, 2023

In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 1-145th Armored Regiment train during Exercise Iron Union in the United Arab Emirates in 2019; in Week in Review, the shoulder sleeve insignia for the 16th Engineer Brigade is approved in 1969; and Connecting to the Connections features an improvised rocket launcher captured in Iraq in 2004 by Soldiers of the 1-107th Cavalry.

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Dec. 11-17, 2023

In Through the Lens, 147th Infantry Soldiers take on the Expert Infantryman Badge test on New Caledonia in 1944; in Week in Review, nearly 40% of the 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) is lost during the charge up Marye’s Heights in 1862; and Hall of Valor honors Sgt. William Garrett of the 41st OVI, who earned the Medal of Honor during the Battle of Nashville in 1864.

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Dec. 18-24, 2023

In Through the Lens, members of the 323rd Military Police Company are welcomed home following a deployment to Iraq, in 2003; in Week in Review, the 180th Tactical Fighter Group supports Operation Just Cause in Panama in 1989; and In Their Own Words features Maj. Charles Henne of the 148th Infantry, who recalls his December 1945 reunion with his family after returning from more than three years of service in the Pacific.

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Dec. 25-31, 2023

In Through the Lens, deployed members of the 371st Sustainment Brigade attend a Christmas pageant at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq in 2008; in Week in Review, more than 2,500 Ohioans are killed or wounded fighting during the Battle of Stones River in the Civil War; and Connecting to the Connections features a 1944 Christmas Card from the Beightler family.

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 2022 


Jan. 03-09, 2022

Guard members participate in the inauguration of Gov. C. William O’Neill in 1957; in Week in Review, Operation Desert Storm begins in 1991, supported by 1,600 deployed Ohio Soldiers and Airmen; and In Their Own Words describes the day the 14th Infantry Regiment’s armory in downtown Columbus burned down completely, in 1888.

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Jan. 10-16, 2022

In Through the Lens, the Ohio National Guard is called to state active duty following a snowstorm in Southeast Ohio, in 1994; in Week in Review, the 14th Infantry Regiment Armory, located in Downtown Columbus, is destroyed in a fire, in 1888; and Connecting to the Connections features the wool field “Ike” jacket being issued to 37th Division Soldiers at the time of the unit’s federal activation for the Korean War in 1952.

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Jan. 17-23, 2022

In Through the Lens, the crew of a M20 Armored Utility Car heads toward Manila in 1945; in Week in Review, the Militia Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep and Ohio National Guard Maj. Gen. Charles Dick, creates the modern National Guard; and Connecting to the Collections looks at the 45-star U.S. flag carried by the 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the War with Spain.

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Jan. 24-30, 2022

In Through the Lens, an Airman with the 179th Communications Flight configures a network switch; in Week in Review, during its drive south to Manila, the 37th Infantry Division diverts west to seize multiple strategic points in 1945; and Hall of Valor highlights Staff Sgt. Ralph Nyquist, who earned the Silver Star for his life-saving actions on Luzon in World War II.

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Jan. 31 - Feb. 6, 2022

In Through the Lens, the governor presents the Silver Star Medal to a Special Forces Soldier in 2010; in Week in Review, 2nd Lt. Robert M. Viale posthumously earns the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Manila in 1945; and Connecting to the Collections, the work an Army photojournalist supporting combat operations in Iraq is featured on the cover of a worldwide magazine.

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Feb. 7-13, 2022

In Through the Lens, 145th Infantry Soldiers take a break for chow on Bougainville during World War II; in Week in Review, three 148th Infantry Soldiers earn the Medal of Honor for their heroic actions on Feb. 9, 1945; and Hall of Valor highlights Technician Fifth Grade James S. Guthrie, a medic who earned the Silver during the assault on the Paco Railroad Station in 1945.

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Feb. 14-20, 2022

In Through the Lens, 145th Infantry Soldiers take a break for chow on Bougainville during World War II; in Week in Review, three 148th Infantry Soldiers earn the Medal of Honor for their heroic actions on Feb. 9, 1945; and Hall of Valor highlights Technician Fifth Grade James S. Guthrie, a medic who earned the Silver during the assault on the Paco Railroad Station in 1945.

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Feb. 21-27, 2022

In Through the Lens, old meets new during Ohio National Guard Muster Day activities at the Statehouse in 1958; in Week in Review, the 220th Engineering Installation Squadron is organized in Zanesville in 1948; and Connecting to the Collections features the field order for the 145th Infantry’s part in the assault on the walled city of Intramuros during World War II.

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March 7-13, 2022

In Through the Lens, Second Army officials visit the 1-148th Infantry in 1963; in Week in Review, the coat of army for the 107th Cavalry Regiment is approved in 1927; and Hall of Valor features Capt. Sidney S. Goodkin, who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions at Bougainville in 1944.

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March 14-20, 2022

In Through the Lens, the top Soldiers in the state take part in the 2016 Ohio Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition; in Week in Review, Ohio forces contribute to the Union victory at the Battle of Bentonville in 1865; and Connecting to the Connections features the national flag of the 46th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, which was first organized in 1861 and fought at Bentonville.

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March 21-27, 2022

In Through the Lens, a retired Soldier is recognized for over three decades of service during a 1956 ceremony at the Lima Armory; in Week in Review, the first Medals of Honor are awarded to six Ohio Soldiers by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton in 1863; and Connecting to the Connections features the program from the Rodger Young Memorial event in 1945, which honored a 37th Infantry Division private who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Pacific.

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March 28-April 4, 2022

This Week in History, Ohio National Guard personnel plan recovery operations in the aftermath of the deadly Xenia Tornado in 1974. In Week in Review, Rickenbacker Air Force Base is transferred to the Ohio Air National Guard in 1980. In Their Own Words features a letter to the citizens of Xenia from one of the ONG leaders in charge of Guard efforts following the tornado, which killed more than 30 people and caused millions of dollars in damage.

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April 4-8, 2022

In Through the Lens, Soldiers with the 107th Cavalry participate in Army Day exercises in 1939 at Fort Hayes; in Week in Review, Ohio contributes significant manpower to the Union victory at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862; and Connecting to the Connections features a mother’s care package sent to an Ohio Soldier serving in the Pacific during World War II.

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April 11-17, 2022

In Through the Lens, a 37th IBCT Soldier gets down and dirty during training at Camp Ravenna in 2011; in Week in Review, Apollo 13 launches from Kennedy Space Center in 1970 with Capt. Fred W. Haise Jr., a former pilot with the 164th Tactical Fighter Squadron, as a crew member; and In Their Own Words examines the importance of the Andrews Raid in building the Union Army’s reputation as a brave and daring fighting force.

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April 18-24, 2022

In Through the Lens, Gen. Mark Clark, chief of Army Field Forces, visits 37th Infantry Division troops training at Camp Polk, La., in 1952; in Week in Review, the 148th Infantry Regiment is the first Ohio National Guard unit to have its coat of arms approved by the U.S. War Department, in 1923; and Hall of Valor salutes Capt. James O. Millot, who earned the Silver Star for his actions in the Philippines in 1945.

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April 25 - May 1, 2022

In Through the Lens, Ohio National Guard troops march through downtown Findlay before they mobilize for the War with Spain in 1898; in Week in Review, elements of the Ohio Militia are ordered to rendezvous at Dayton leading up to the War of 1812; and In Their Own Words recalls the formation of the Ohio National Guard at the onset of the War with Spain.

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May 2-8, 2022

In Through the Lens, a 166th Infantry Soldier shows off a German rifle captured in a nighttime raid in France during World War I; in Week in Review, the official end of World War II in Europe is marked by V-E Day; and In Their Own Words recalls when a group of volunteers from the 47th Ohio Infantry attempted to run two barges of supplies past the Confederate forces at Vicksburg. Miss., in 1863.

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May 9-15, 2022

In Through the Lens, First Lady Barbara Bush visits the Springfield Air National Guard Base in 1992; in Week in Review, the Ordnance Corps is established by an act of Congress in 1812; and Connecting to the Collections features the recently recovered organizational colors of the 737th Maintenance Battalion, utilized from the early 1960s through the early ‘70s.

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May 16-22, 2022

In Through the Lens, the “Ohio War” exercise is conducted in 1929, west of Columbus; in Week in Review, Lockbourne Air Force Base is renamed Rickenbacker Air Force Base in honor of Ohio native and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker in 1974; and Hall of Valor salutes 1st Sgt. John H. Brown, of the 47th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, who earned the Medal of Honor for his actions in 1863 in Vicksburg, Miss.

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May 23-29, 2022

In Through the Lens, a group of 37th Infantry Division Soldiers all hailing from the Spencerville, Ohio area gather for a photo on Bougainville in 1944; and in Week in Review, Gov. George White calls out 1,350 Ohio Guardsmen to Toledo in response to a violent strike at the Toledo Auto-Lite plant in 1934, and Congress passes the Second Dick Act in 1908, further restructuring and modernizing the National Guard.

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May 30 - June 5, 2022

In Through the Lens, the 416th Engineer Group is welcomed home in 2005 after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan; in Week in Review, the Battle of Philippi is the first organized land action of the Civil War, in 1861, with elements of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry being the first Ohio regiments to unfurl their colors in battle; and Hall of Valor salutes Sgt. 1st Class Mark Wanner, who earned the Silver Star for his lifesaving actions in Afghanistan in 2009.

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June 6-12, 2022

In Through the Lens, the 811th Engineer Company trains on how operate following a potential chemical attack, in 2013; in Week in Review, the 37th Infantry Division arrives at Suva, Fiji Islands in 1942; and In Their Own Words features 1st Sgt. Rans Blando of the 112th Combat Engineer Battalion, who recounts some of his memories from the D-Day invasion in 1944.

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June 13-19, 2022

In Through the Lens, Soldiers of Company D, 137th Aviation conduct annual training at Corpus Christi Army Depot in 2000; in Week in Review, the Infantry Branch, the oldest in the Army, is constituted in 1775, which also marks when the U.S. Army was formed; and Connecting to the Connections highlights the 166th Regimental Combat Team shoulder sleeve insignia utilized by the unit during 1950s.

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June 20-26, 2022

In Through the Lens, 180th Security Forces Squadron members conduct range qualification in 2006 at Camp Perry; in Week in Review, the 164th Weather Flight is organized in Mansfield, Ohio as the 164th Weather Station (Type A) in 1948; and Connecting to the Connections features the mess kit of Charles G. Riedmiller, who was a prisoner of war for three years in the Philippines during World War II.

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June 27 - July 3, 2022

In Through the Lens, 37th Infantry Division Soldiers conduct motor pool operations at Camp Polk, La. in 1952; in Week in Review, the Ohio National Guard helps with disaster relief following the deadly 1924 Lorain-Sandusky Tornado; and In Their Own Words recounts the moment an Ohio Volunteer Infantry officer was wounded during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

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July 4-10, 2022

In Through the Lens, 136th Field Artillery Battalion Soldiers fire at targets on New Georgia in 1943; in Week in Review, elements of the 145th and 148th Infantry land for the attack on Bairoko Harbor during World War II; and Connecting to the Connections features the reunion ribbon for the 1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery from 1901.

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July 11-17, 2022

In Through the Lens, 1-145th Infantry Soldiers load their ammunition supply prior to leaving Guadalcanal in 1943; in Week in Review, the 166th Infantry helps stop a German attack near the French village of Suippes in 1918; and Hall of Valor salutes Staff Sgt. Charles Kettler, of the 148th Infantry, who earned the Silver Star posthumously for his actions on New Georgia during World War II.

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July 18-24, 2022

In Through the Lens, Soldiers from the 107th Armored Cavalry provide security for Cleveland Fire Department personnel during the 1966 Hough Riots; and in Week in Review, the 178th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group and the 125th, 126th and 127th Intelligence Squadrons are constituted in the Ohio Air National Guard in 2014 at Springfield.

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July 25-31, 2022

In Through the Lens, Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler, 37th Infantry Division commanding general, plans operations with his staff at the 37th ID command post during World War II; in Week in Review, Gov. Arthur St. Clair organizes the Northwest Territory Militia in Marietta, Ohio, marking the birth of the Ohio National Guard; and Hall of Valor salutes twin brothers Paul and Charles Wishart, who both earned the Silver Star on the same day for their actions on New Georgia in 1943.

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Aug. 1-7, 2022

In Through the Lens, a unit photo from 1939 includes Capt. Addison Baker, who nearly four years later would earn the Medal of Honor; in Week in Review, the Ohio National Guard is drafted into service for World War I; and In Their Own Words recounts the activities of the 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry after landing at Puerto Rico in 1898 during the War with Spain.

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Aug. 8-14, 2022

In Through the Lens, 2nd Lt. Carmine J. Forzono is presented the Ohio Cross for his actions in saving fellow Airmen from a burning building during the Guard’s response to the 1974 Xenia tornado; in Week in Review, the 987th Armored Field Artillery Battalion is ordered into active federal service for the Korean War in 1950; and Connecting to the Connections features a 105 mm shell casing fired by the 987th during combat operations in Korea.

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Aug. 15-21, 2022

In Through the Lens, the 112th Medical Battalion undergoes a command inspection in 1966 at the Brig. Gen. Harold M. Bush Armory in Columbus; in Week in Review, the 121st, 178th, 179th and 180th Comptroller Flights are constituted in 2010; and Connecting to the Connections features the 42nd “Rainbow” Division shoulder sleeve insignia worn by Col. Benson Hough, commanding officer of the 166th Infantry during World War I.

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Aug. 29 Sept. 4, 2022

In Through the Lens, a member of the 37th Division pigeon section gets an examination during World War I; in Week in Review, Ohio contributes several regiments to Union forces during the Second Battle of Bull Run in 1862; and Operation Buckeye is launched in support of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, as hundreds of Ohio National Guard troops are transported to Louisiana in 2005.

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Sept. 5-11, 2022

In Through the Lens, the Ohio National Guard provides support in Louisiana following the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina in 2005; in Week in Review, aircraft from the 180th Fighter Wing and 121st Air Refueling Wing are scrambled to protect U.S. airspace following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001; and In Their Own Words features a journal excerpt from an Ohio Volunteer Infantry Soldier whose first combat experience came at the Battle of Carnifex Ferry during the Civil War.

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Sept. 12-18, 2022

In Through the Lens, elements of the 166th Infantry supply train move during the St. Mihiel offensive in 1918; and in Week in Review, future U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes is wounded commanding the 23rd Ohio at Fox’s Gap during the Battle of South Mountain, Md., in 1862; and with the passage of the National Security Act of 1947, the U.S. Air Force becomes a separate branch of the U.S. military.

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Sept. 19-25, 2022

In Through the Lens, 37th Infantry Division Soldiers participate in civil disturbance and riot control training at the Ohio Exposition Center in Columbus, in 1967; in Week in Review, the 200th RED HORSE is constituted in Port Clinton, Ohio as the 200th Civil Engineering Squadron, in 1971; and In Their Own Words features Sgt. John Bolton of the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, who describes the actions of the regiment on Snodgrass Hill during the waning moments of the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863.

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Sept. 26 - Oct. 2, 2022

In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 148th Infantry receive Purple Heart Medals in 1943 at Guadalcanal; and in Week in Review, four Ohioans of the 5th United States Colored Troops would earn the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm in 1864; and the 121st Tactical Fighter Wing is ordered into federal service for the Berlin Crisis in 1961.

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Oct. 2-9, 2022

In Through the Lens, Soldiers from 2-137th Aviation help clean up the Scioto River in 1993 as part of the Adopt-A-Waterway Program; in Week in Review, the 251st Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group is organized in 1952 in Springfield, Ohio; and Connecting to the Connections features the flag carried by the 121st Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.

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Oct. 10-16, 2022

In Through the Lens, Ohio National Guard Soldiers arrive for federal service along the Mexican Border in 1916; in Week in Review, several Ohio Air National Guard units are ordered into active federal service for the Korean War in 1950; and Hall of Valor honors Pvt. George Brenstuhl, a company runner who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism during World War I.

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Oct. 17-23, 2022

In Through the Lens, Ohio Gov. John Bricker breaks bread with 37th Division Soldiers training at Camp Shelby. Miss., in 1941; in Week in Review, Ohio Volunteer Artillery troops are mustered out of federal service in 1898 at the conclusion of the War with Spain; and Hall of Valor honors Sgt. Clifford Thompson, who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for his selfless actions to save the lives of his fellow infantrymen during World War I.

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Oct. 24-30, 2022

In Through the Lens, Special Forces Soldiers are honored during a call to duty ceremony in 2005; in Week in Review, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2-174th Air Defense Artillery is organized in McConnelsville as Company M, 7th Infantry Regiment; and Connecting to the Collections features the final guidon used by Lebanon’s Company C, 372nd Engineer Battalion before the unit’s 1994 reorganization.

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Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2022

In Through the Lens, a Soldier with the 166th Infantry is greeted by a French couple following the liberation of their village during World War I; in Week in Review, Ohio troops provide significant manpower for the Union victory at the Battle of Droop Mountain in 1863; and Hall of Valor honors Maj. William Marlin of the 148th Infantry, who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic leadership during the Escaut River crossing in Belgium, in 1918.

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Nov. 7 - 13, 2022

In Through the Lens, the 112th Medical Battalion’s austere surgical tent on Bougainville from 1943 is featured; in Week in Review, World War I ends in 1918; and In Their Own Words highlights excerpts from “Red White Memoirs” by Col. Lawrence K. White, commander of the 148th Infantry during the Bougainville landing.

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Nov. 21 - 27, 2022

In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 145th Infantry enjoy a break for Thanksgiving dinner on Bougainville in the South Pacific in 1943; and in Week in Review, Ohio contributes 10 infantry regiments and one artillery battery to a 14,000-man force to support the final battles of the Union Army’s successful Chattanooga Campaign in 1863; and Company C, 192nd Tank Battalion and the 112th Observation Squadron are ordered into federal service in 1940 for World War II.

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Nov. 28 - Dec. 4, 2022

In Through the Lens, leadership of the 1-134th Field Artillery marks the official start of the battalion’s mission in Afghanistan during a transfer of authority ceremony in 2011; in Week in Review, the 121st Air Refueling Wing is organized in the Army Air Force in 1942; and Connecting to the Connections features the organization colors of the 1-134th Field Artillery that were used from 2009 to 2014.

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Dec. 5-11, 2022

In Through the Lens, officers of the 1-145th Infantry and 1-107th Cavalry gather for a formal dinner in 1938; in Week in Review, the coat of arms for the 155th Chemical Battalion is approved in 2006; and Connecting to the Connections features the 1933 promotion certificate of Cpl. Francis Folk, who would earn the Silver Star in World War II, retire as a colonel and have an armory named for him.

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Dec. 12-18, 2022

In Through the Lens, the 179th Tactical Fighter Group wins the Frank P. Lahm Air Safety Trophy for having the best flying safety record for 1975; in Week in Review, Ohio makes up a significant part of the 50,000-man Union force that is victorious at the Battle of Nashville in 1864; and the 37th Infantry Division is inactivated at Camp Anza, Calif., following World War II.

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Dec. 19-25, 2022

In Through the Lens, Soldiers attend Christmas services while on Bougainville in 1943; in Week in Review, the 180th Fighter Group supports Operation Just Cause: the Invasion of Panama in 1989; and Connecting to the Collections features the 1940 Christmas dinner menu card for Soldiers of the 37th Division who were training at Camp Shelby, Miss., prior to going overseas during World War II.

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Dec. 26, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023

In Through the Lens, an F-16 fighter jet from the 180th Fighter Wing flies over Iraq in support of a no-fly zone enforcement in 1996; in Week in Review, the Union victory at the Battle of Stones River comes at a great cost, including more than 2,500 casualties among Ohioans; and Hall of Valor honors Sgt. Albert Allen, who earned the Silver Star for his courageous actions in the Philippines in 1941.

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Jan. 11-17, 2021

Guard members participate in the inauguration of Gov. C. William O’Neill in 1957; in Week in Review, Operation Desert Storm begins in 1991, supported by 1,600 deployed Ohio Soldiers and Airmen; and In Their Own Words describes the day the 14th Infantry Regiment’s armory in downtown Columbus burned down completely, in 1888.

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Jan. 18-24, 2021

The 1486th Transportation Company cases its unit guidon at the conclusion of a deployment to Afghanistan in 2013; in Week in Review, the Militia Act, sponsored by Congressman and Ohio National Guard Maj. Gen. Charles Dick, creates the modern National Guard; and Connecting to the Collections features a Civil War-era flag staff of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which was commanded by Col. James A. Garfield, who later became the 20th U.S. president.

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Jan. 25-31, 2021

In Through the Lens, the 372nd Infantry Regiment is recognized for its heroic actions in France during World War I; in Week in Review, the 166th Tactical Fighter Squadron is ordered into federal service in 1968 for the USS Pueblo Crisis; and Connecting to the Collections features the Distinguished Service Cross earned by Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler, commanding general of the 37th Infantry Division, during the Luzon Campaign in World War II.

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Feb. 1-7, 2021
In Through the Lens, the 612th Engineer Battalion uncases its colors to mark the beginning of a 2005 deployment to Iraq; in Week in Review, 2nd Lt. Robert M. Viale, of Company K, 148th Infantry, is killed during the Battle of Manila in 1945, where his actions led to him being awarded the Medal of Honor; and In Their Own Words recalls the 37th Infantry Division’s amphibious assault across the Pasig River in the Philippines during World War II.

Feb. 8-14, 2021
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 166th Infantry train on the “one-pounder” with the French army during World War I; in Week in Review, three members of 148th Infantry earn the Medal of Honor on the same day in 1945; and MythBusters investigates if the 148th has the most MOH recipients from one regiment in the entire Army.

Feb. 22-28, 2021
In Through the Lens, the 37th Division Band is part of the entertainment for an audience of 2,000 who were recently liberated from a Japanese internment camp in 1945; in Week in Review, the 220th Engineering Installation Squadron is organized in Zanesville, Ohio as the 105th Communications Squadron in 1948; and In Their Own Words recounts what it was like for members of the 37th Division Band to play music again after months off supporting defense operations in the Philippines.

March 1-7, 2021
In Through the Lens, Airmen with the 200th RED HORSE squadron help lay concrete during the expansion of an airfield in Iraq in 2005; in Week in Review, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 137th Aviation Regiment is organized in Worthington, Ohio in 1990; and Connecting to the Connections features the organizational color that was carried by the 107th Cavalry when it was inducted into federal service in March 1941 for World War II.

March 8-14, 2021
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 145th Infantry occupy Hill 700 on Bougainville during an attack by the Japanese in 1944; in Week in Review, the U.S. Army Adjutant General’s Office approves the coat of arms for the 107th Cavalry Regiment in 1927; and Connecting to the Connections features the campaign hat worn by Soldiers in the all-black 2nd Battalion, 372nd Infantry, circa 1940.

March 15-21, 2021
In Through the Lens, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter conducts a sling load of a heavy drop pallet during training in 2016; in Week in Review, the 147th Infantry lands on Iwo Jima in 1945 to take over security operations on the island from the Marines; and Facility Facts features the first armory built in Hamilton, Ohio, in 1925.

March 22-28, 2021
In Through the Lens, the Japanese infiltrate the 2-129th Infantry’s perimeter on Bougainville in 1944; in Week in Review, the 216th Engineer Battalion is constituted into the U.S. Army in 1942; and Connecting to the Collections highlights one of the first U.S. service members to earn the Medal of Honor, Ohio Volunteer Infantry Sgt. James Jardine, in 1863.

March 29 - April 4, 2021
In Through the Lens, Airmen with the 178th Tactical Fighter Group help plan recovery efforts in Xenia, Ohio after a powerful F5 tornado leveled much of the town in 1974; in Week in Review, Rickenbacker Air Force Base is transferred from the U.S. Air Force’s Strategic Air Command to the Ohio Air National Guard in 1980; and Connecting to the Collections highlights a metal plate from a saddle blanket of the First Cleveland Cavalry, known as the “Black Horse Troop.”

April 12-18, 2021
In Through the Lens, Soldiers with the 416th Engineer Group deliver supplies at a school in Afghanistan in 2004; in Week in Review, The Great Locomotive Chase, also known as Andrews’ Raid, takes place in northern Georgia, when about 20 volunteer Soldiers from the 2nd, 21st and 33rd Ohio Infantry go behind enemy lines to steal a train and damage vital Confederate rail and telegraph lines; and In Their Own Words recalls the mustering of troops in Columbus, Ohio for Civil War service.

April 19-25, 2021
In Through the Lens, firefighters with the 180th Fighter Wing train during an aircraft crash and recovery exercise in 2009; in Week in Review, the coat of arms for the 148th Infantry Regiment is approved in 1923, marking the first Ohio National Guard unit to receive War Department approval; and Connecting to the Collections also highlights the 148th Infantry, featuring the regiment’s organizational colors from the first half of the 20th century.

April 26 - May 2, 2021
In Through the Lens, 37th Infantry Division troops take part in a flag-raising ceremony after liberating the city of Baguio in the Philippines from the Japanese during World War II; in Week in Review, Gov. Return J. Meigs issues orders the Ohio Militia to bring proportions of their men to rendezvous at Dayton, in preparation for the War of 1812; and In Their Own Words looks back at Ohio’s involvement in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Va., where 13 regiments took part in the May 1-3, 1863, engagement.

May 3-9, 2021
In Through the Lens, the 37th Infantry Division opens the 1952 baseball season at Camp Polk, La.; in Week in Review, Pfc. Anthony Krotiak, Company I, 148th would earn the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions to save his fellow Soldiers from a Japanese grenade in 1945; and In Their Own Words looks back at the 14th Infantry Regiment’s preparation for the War with Spain in 1898 — many residents of Columbus, Ohio and from all over the state would come watch the troops conduct their training drills, which also drew great media attention as well.

May 10-16, 2021
In Through the Lens, 145th Infantry Soldiers conduct a Purple Heart ceremony on Bougainville in 1944 to honor those wounded during the battle for Hill 700; in Week in Review, the 179th Security Forces Squadron is federally recognized in Mansfield, Ohio as the 179th Weapons System Security Flight, in 1973; and Connecting to the Connections takes a look at how weapons, ammunition and other items were procured through the logistics chain over a hundred years ago.

May 17-23, 2021
In Through the Lens, an M41 Walker Bulldog tank takes part in the Toledo Memorial Day Parade in 1961; in Week in Review, Gov. Mordecai Bartley orders three infantry regiments of the Ohio Militia into service for the Mexican War in 1846; and Fast Facts looks at the history of Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, which will turn 80 next year.

May 24-30, 2021
In Through the Lens, the 180th Fighter Wing prepares for combat missions out of Balad Air Base, Iraq, in 2007; in Week in Review, Gov. George White calls up 1,350 Ohio Guard members in response to a violent strike at the Toledo Auto-Lite plant in 1934; and In Their Own Words features a 1906 letter from one Ohio Volunteer Infantry Soldier to another, recalling the Battle of Pickett’s Mill, Ga. in 1864.

June 7-13
In Through the Lens, the 145th Infantry Band performs at Camp Lee, Va., just before deploying for World War I in 1918; in Week in Review, three Ohio Air National Guard communications flights are federally recognized on consecutive days in 1966; and In Their Own Words takes a closer look at the 987th Field Artillery Battalion landing on Gold Beach in support of the British 50th Division during the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944.

June 14-20
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 148th Infantry cross a river on Luzon in 1945; in Week in Review, the 164th Weather Flight is organized in Mansfield, Ohio in 1948; and Fast Facts features the New Lexington Armory, which housed Ohio Army National Guard units for over 70 years before closing in 1992.

June 21-27
In Through the Lens, members of the 121st Security Forces Squadron compete in Rodeo ’98 at McChord Air Force Base, Wash.; in Week in Review, the 148th Infantry Regiment is organized and mustered into federal service for the Mexican War in 1846; and Connecting to the Connections looks at the radio set developed in 1940 that was popularly known as the “walkie-talkie.”

June 28 - July 4
In Through the Lens, Ohio Air National Guard Lt. Col James A. Poston wins a cross-country jet race from California to Michigan in 1955; in Week in Review, Ohio troops play a key role in the victory at Vicksburg on the Fourth of July, 1863; and the National Guard aids in the recovery following a F4 tornado that struck Sandusky and Lorain in 1924, which remains the deadliest single tornado in Ohio history.

July 05 - 11
In Through the Lens, officers of the 2-145th Infantry receive final instructions before leaving Guadalcanal for the island of New Georgia, in 1943; in Week in Review, the 838th Military Police Company is organized in 1899 in Warren, Ohio; and In Their Own Words discusses the formation of the Gun Section, Cleveland Grays in 1839. The unit is the predecessor to the 134th Field Artillery Regiment.

July 12 - 18
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 37th Division Artillery wash their mess gear after field chow in 1952; in Week in Review, the 166th Infantry, aligned under the French army, help repel a German attack during World War I; and new Ohio Air National Guard intelligence units are stood up in Springfield, Ohio in 2014.

July 19 - 25
In Through the Lens, military burial is conducted in 1949 for Pvt. Rodger Young, who earned the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions as a member of the 148th Infantry during World War II; in Week in Review, Gov. Arthur St. Clair organizes the Northwest Territory Militia in 1788, marking the birth of the Ohio National Guard; and Fast Facts takes a closer look at the history of the Ohio National Guard, which turns 233 on July 25.

July 26 - Aug. 1
In Through the Lens, snipers of the 166th Infantry target the enemy during a battle in France in 1918; in Week in Review, Col. Addison Baker, formerly of the 112th Observation Squadron, is shot down in his B-24 Bomber over Ploesti, Romania in 1943, and is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor; and In Their Own Words recounts the fateful battle in 1943 on New Georgia during which two 37th Infantry Division Soldiers earned the MOH.

Aug. 2-8
In Through the Lens, Soldiers from the 112th Engineer Battalion construct a tank obstacle during annual training at Camp Grayling, Mich. in 1987; in Week in Review, the Ohio National Guard is drafted into federal service for World War I in 1917; and Connecting to the Connections looks at the canteen style used by the Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the War with Spain in 1898.

Aug. 9-15
In Through the Lens, the 37th Infantry Division chaplain conducts burial services for a Soldier killed while fighting on New Georgia in 1943; in Week in Review, the 987th Armored Field Artillery Battalion is ordered into active federal service for the Korean War in 1950; and In Their Own Words highlights a 1944 letter from a 148th Infantry chaplain to the sister of Pfc. Stanley Ligman, who was killed in action during World War II.

Aug. 16-22
In Through the Lens, the 37th Division operates a medical clearing station on New Georgia in 1943; in Week in Review, the 4th Infantry Regiment is redesignated as the 166th Infantry and assigned to the 42nd “Rainbow” Division in 1917; and Connecting to the Collections features the flag, ambulance and marker used by medical personnel in combat under the Geneva Convention.

Aug. 23-29
In Through the Lens, the 37th Infantry Brigade is reorganized during a 1993 ceremony; in Week in Review, Ohio forces provide significant manpower to the Army of Virginia during the Second Battle of Bull Run in 1862; and Connecting to the Collections features the distinguishing flag of the 37th Infantry Brigade.

Aug. 30 - Sept. 5
In Through the Lens, Ohio National Guard members augment the Dayton Police Department during civil unrest in 1966; in Week in Review, the Ohio National Guard launches Operation Buckeye in response to Hurricane Katrina, sending about 350 Soldiers to Louisiana to aid in recovery efforts; and Connecting to the Collections features the morale patch was worn by Det. 21, Operational Support Airlift Command during the unit’s 2006-2007 overseas deployment.

Sept. 6-12
In Through the Lens, 37th Division Soldiers take a group photo following their Bible class in France during World War I; in Week in Review, the 73rd Infantry Brigade is redesignated as the 37th Infantry Brigade in 1992; and In Their Own Words recounts the activity at the 121st Air Refueling Wing immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Oct. 11-17
In Through the Lens, a group of Filipino children honor the 37th Infantry Division following their country’s liberation from the Japanese during World War II; in Week in Review, the 178th Wing, 179th Airlift Wing and 180th Fighter Wing are allotted to the Ohio Air National Guard in 1962; and Connecting to the Collections features the 37th Division’s Camp Shelby souvenir pennant.

Oct. 18-24
In Through the Lens, 148th Infantry Soldiers say goodbye before their train leaves for Camp Shelby, Miss., during World War II; in Week in Review, Ohio troops muster out of federal service in Columbus after the War with Spain.; and Connecting to the Collections features the guidon that was used by Battery A, 1st Battalion, Ohio Volunteer Artillery during the War with Spain.

Oct. 25-31
In Through the Lens, Airmen of the 121st Air Refueling Wing help load equipment from the 137th Signal Company on a military aircraft for transportation to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief efforts; in Week in Review, the 37th Division begins its final offensive of World War I in Belgium; and Hall of Valor honors Sgt. Willis L. Burnworth, who earned the Silver Star for his heroic actions during WWI.

Nov. 1-7
In Through the Lens, aircraft of the 112th Observation Squadron are stationed at Pope Field, N.C. in 1940; in Week in Review, the 37th Division makes a forced crossing of the Escault River in Belgium in 1918; and Connecting to the Connections looks at one of the first versions of the 37th’s shoulder sleeve insignia (SSI), originally approved for wear during World War I.

Nov. 8-14
In Through the Lens, a Soldier of the 166th Infantry enjoys a bunch of celery from a German general’s garden in 1918; in Week in Review, World War I ends with an armistice that takes effect at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918; and In Their Own Words highlights the Bougainville landing in World War II, as recalled by Col. Lawrence K. White, commander of the 148th Infantry.

Nov. 15-21
In Through the Lens, Soldiers from the 37th Reconnaissance Troop cross the Laruma River during a patrol on Bougainville in 1943; in Week in Review, the artillery branch, which today consists of the Army’s Field Artillery and Air Defense Artillery branches, is established in 1775; and Connecting to the Connections features an 81 mm mortar cartridge used by the 2-107th Armored Cavalry, circa 1980.

Nov. 22-28
In Through the Lens, the Bataan Armory is dedicated in 1984 at Camp Perry to honor an Ohio National Guard unit and its members that took part in the Bataan Death March during World War II; and in Week in Review, Ohio contributes several infantry regiments and other units to the Chattanooga Campaign battles in 1863, leading to a key Union Army victory in the Civil War.

Nov. 29- Dec. 5
In Through the Lens, the Ohio National Guard Association holds its annual conference in 1936; in Week in Review, the 121st Air Refueling Wing is organized in the Army Air Force at Hamilton Field, Calif. as the 357th Fighter Group; and Connecting to the Connections features the Army officer’s service coat worn by Maj. Gen. Albert E. Henderson, who was adjutant general in 1952-54.

Dec. 6-12
In Through the Lens, 37th Infantry Division Soldiers maintain communications during a command post exercise in 1962; in Week in Review, Company G, 237th Support Battalion is organized in 1874 in Findlay, Ohio as the Findlay Guards; and Connecting to the Collections features Pfc. Harry W. Lewis’ awards, among them a Bronze Star for his actions during the Battle of Manila in 1945.

Dec. 13-19
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 166th Infantry conduct guard duty on the Rhine River during World War I; in Week in Review, the 37th Infantry Division is inactivated at Camp Anza, Calif. following World War II; and Connecting to the Connections looks at a Chinese Type-56 automatic rifle captured by Soldiers of Company B, 2-19th Special Forces Group during a 2002 deployment.

Dec. 20-26
In Through the Lens, the 178th Tactical Fighter Group celebrates the holidays during a December drill in the 1960s; and in Week in Review, the 180th Tactical Fighter Group provides support during Operation Just Cause, the 1989 invasion of Panama, becoming the first Air National Guard unit in the Air Force Tactical Air Command to experience combat since the Vietnam War.

Dec. 27 - Jan. 2
In Through the Lens, Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler, commanding general of the 37th Infantry Division, hosts a New Year’s Eve party on Bougainville during World War II; in Week in Review, the Ohio Medical Readiness Detachment is organized in 1904; and In their Own Words looks at the War Department’s report on the newly formed Medical Department, Ohio National Guard, following the unit’s first annual training, conducted in Athens, Ohio.

2020 


Jan. 12-18, 2020
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of Troop A, 22nd Reconnaissance Squadron get issued new motorcycles; in the Week in Review, a former ONG member is elected governor and Operation Desert Storm begins; and Connecting to the Collections highlights how artillery was involved in the inauguration of Ohio Gov. Martin L. Davey in 1935.

Jan. 19-25, 2020
In Through the Lens, the 122nd Army Band's rock ensemble "Flashbang"performs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; in the Week in Review, the Dick Act of 1903 brings sweeping changes to the National Guard; and in Connectingto the Collections, a historical sketch by Sgt. Jess Cauthorn depicts the 148th Infantry's celebrated arrival in San Carlos, Philippines during World War II.

Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2020
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 416th Engineer Group provide support during their deployment to Afghanistan; in the Week in Review, the 166th Tactical Fighter Squadron is ordered into federal service in response to the seizure of the USS Pueblo; and in Connecting to the Collections, Soldiers of the 148th Infantry enjoy the spoils of a brewery they encounter during their drive to Manila during World War II.

Feb. 2-8, 2020
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 148th Infantry lead the amphibious assault across Manila’s Pasig River during World War II; in the Week in Review, Gen. William Henry Harrison establishes Fort Meigs on the Maumee River in 1813; and Medal of Honor recipient 2nd Lt. Robert M. Viale’s heroic actions to save his Soldiers are recounted.

Feb. 9-15, 2020
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 37th Infantry Division advance through the Paco District of Manila during World War II; in the Week in Review, Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler, World War II commander of the 37th, dies at the age of 85 in 1978; and In Connecting to the Collections, a Sgt. Jess Cauthorn sketch depicts the actions that earned Pfcs. Cleto Rodriguez and John Reese Jr. the Medal of Honor.

Feb. 16-22, 2020
In Through the Lens, a photo depicts the raw impact of the U.S.-Japanese conflict during the Battle of Manila; and In Connecting to the Collections, an aerial photo of Manila shows the main areas of enemy resistance encountered by the 37th Infantry Division during the battle in February-March 1945.

March 1-7, 2020
In Through the Lens, final respects are paid to a fallen Soldier of the 166th Infantry during World War I; in the Week in Review, the Battle of Manila concludes after 27 days of fighting in the Philippine capital in 1945; and the meaning behind the 216th Engineer Battalion’s coat of arms, which was approved this week in 1960, is explained.

March 8-14, 2020
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 37th Division pack onto a ship to head back to the U.S. at the end of World War I; in the Week in Review elements of the 37th repel Japanese forces that attacked Bougainville Island in 1944; and in Connecting to the Collections, an Army dress uniform that was worn up until 1959 served as the inspiration for the retro dress uniform being fielded by the Army today.

March 15-21, 2020
In Through the Lens, Troop A, 22nd Reconnaissance Squadron gets new scout cars; in Week in Review, the 147th Infantry lands on Iwo Jima and immediately begins operations to take over security of the island from the U.S. Marines in 1945; and Connecting to the Collections features a Japanese Shin Guntō (new military sword) that was brought home by an Ohio Guard member following victory in World War II.

March 22-28, 2020
In Through the Lens, the Soldiers of Special Troops Battalion, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are honored with a ceremony before their overseas deployment in 2008; in Week in Review, the 216th Engineer Battalion is constituted as Headquarters, 14th Ordnance Battalion in 1942; and in In Their Own Words, the first Medals of Honor are awarded to six Ohio Soldiers by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton in 1863.

March 29 - April 4, 2020
In Through the Lens, Soldiers returning from World War I are served a welcome home dinner by their mothers; in Week in Review, the 37th Infantry Division is reorganized in 1963; and Facility Facts takes a closer look at the Cleveland Central Armory, which housed Ohio National Guard units in downtown Cleveland from the 1890s until its demolition in the early 1960s.

April 5-11, 2020
In Through the Lens, Soldiers returning from World War I are served a welcome home dinner by their mothers; in Week in Review, the 37th Infantry Division is reorganized in 1963; and Facility Facts takes a closer look at the Cleveland Central Armory, which housed Ohio National Guard units in downtown Cleveland from the 1890s until its demolition in the early 1960s.

April 12-18, 2020
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 37th Signal Company play basketball in the jungle during World War II; in Week in Review, the Great Locomotive Chase, also known as Andrews’ Raid, takes place in northern Georgia during the Civil War, and several Ohio Infantry members earned the Medal of Honor for their actions; and Connecting to the Collections takes a closer look at the organizational colors of the 137th Aviation Battalion.

April 19-25, 2020
In Through the Lens, take a closer look at the 1-145th Infantry command post communications operations on the island of Bougainville during World War II; in Week in Review, the coat of arms for the 148th Infantry is approved by the U.S. War Department in 1923; and In Their Own Words talks about the origin of the Guthrie Greys in the mid-1800s, which carries on today as the 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment.

April 26 - May 2, 2020
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 37th Division welcome fellow U.S. forces after they secured the Philippine city of Baguio during World War II; in Week in Review, Ohio Gov. Return J. Meigs issues orders to garrison members of the Ohio Militia for service at the start of War of 1812.; and Connecting to the Connections takes a closer look at an element of the late-1800s/early-1900s dress uniform of the unit with which the 145th Armored Regiment shares its lineage.

May 3-9, 2020
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 37th Division conduct range operations at Camp Polk, La. in 1952; in Week in Review, the life-saving actions of Pfc. Anthony Krotiak, of the 148th Infantry, earn him the Medal of Honor during World War II; and In Their Own Words features Col. Charles Henne’s account of the 148th Infantry’s 13 days on Myoko Mountain, “probably the most miserable endured by the battalion during WWII.”

May 10-16, 2020
In Through the Lens, the bounty of the 37th Division’s tomato harvest on Bougainville is on display; in Week in Review, the 179th Security Forces Squadron is federally recognized in 1973 in Mansfield, Ohio as the 179th Weapons System Security Flight; and Branch Basics takes a closer look at the Ohio Army National Guard units falling under the Ordnance Branch over the years.

May 17-23, 2020
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 107th Armored Cavalry conduct mine detector training; in Week in Review, Lockbourne Air Force Base is renamed Rickenbacker Air Force Base in 1974; and Clothing Bag takes a look at the Ohio Militia’s uniform worn during the Mexican War.

May 24-30, 2020
In Through the Lens, Ohio National Guard military vehicles lead the 1981 Lima Memorial Day parade; in Week in Review, Congress passes the Second Dick Act, named for Ohio National Guard Maj. Gen. Charles Dick, part of modernizing the National Guard; and In Their Own Words, the 37th Infantry Division sets sail in 1942 from San Francisco to Fiji and New Zealand, beginning a 42-month stretch in the Pacific for the Buckeye Division.

June 1-7, 2020
In Through the Lens, Ohio National Guard field artillery Soldiers spot targets during training at Camp Polk, La. in 1952; in Week in Review, the 112th Combat Engineer Battalion lands on Omaha Beach during the Allied invasion of France in 1944; and Collecting to the Connections takes a closer look at the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry colors from the Civil War, part of the Adjutant General’s Battle Flag Collection.

June 8-14, 2020
In Through the Lens, members of the 112th Medical Battalion train on litter carry techniques at Camp Polk, La. in 1952; in Week in Review, four Ohio Air National Guard communications flights are federally recognized in 1966; and Collecting to the Connections takes a closer look at the officer infantry branch insignia worn at the beginning of the 20th century.

June 15-21, 2020
In Through the Lens, members of the 216th Engineer Battalion add a campaign streamer to the unit’s organizational colors for its service during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003-05; in Week in Review, Ohio’s first air unit, the 37th Division Aviation, which included the 112th Observation Squadron, is organized in 1927 in Cleveland; and we take a closer look at emblem of the 164th Weather Flight, which was organized this week in 1948 in Mansfield, Ohio.

June 22-28, 2020
In Through the Lens, two members of the 112th Combat Engineer Battalion wear their Silver Stars earned for heroism during the Normandy invasion earlier in the month; In Week in Review, the Ohio National Guard supports recovery efforts following the 1924 Lorain-Sandusky Tornado, which remains the deadliest single tornado in Ohio history; and In Their Own Words recalls the initial issue of gas masks to 37th Division Soldiers during World War I, and the intensive training that followed.

June 29 - July 5, 2020
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 3-148th Infantry get issued their new one-piece jungle camouflage uniforms prior to the Battle of New Georgia during World War II; In Week in Review, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2-107th Cavalry is organized in Xenia, Ohio as Company C, 9th Infantry Battalion (Martin Light Guard) in 1884; and In Their Own Words recalls the 37th Infantry Division’s amphibious landing on New Georgia on the Fourth of July, 1943.

July 6-12, 2020
In Through the Lens, a Soldier from the 166th Infantry conducts field expedient uniform maintenance in France during World War I; In Week in Review, the 838th Military Police Company is organized in 1899 in Warren, Ohio,; and Fast Facts looks at the 181-year history of the 134th Field Artillery Regiment, the second-oldest unit in the Ohio National Guard.

July 13-19, 2020
In Through the Lens, a 37th Infantry Division combat photographer camouflages his camera at Guadalcanal during World War II; In Week in Review, the 166th Infantry, as part of the French army, stops a German attack in 1918; and Confederate Gen. John H. Morgan’s Raiders are defeated at Buffington Island by federal troops and Ohio Militia in 1863.

July 20-26, 2020
In Through the Lens, a Soldier with the 237th Support Battalion helps provide perimeter security during a medical evacuation training exercise in the 2013 Paralegal Warrior Training Course; In Week in Review, the 1st and 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry provide support during the Battle of Bull Run, the first major battle of the Civil War; and in Fast Facts, the Ohio National Guard celebrates 232 years of existence on July 25.

July 27 - Aug. 2, 2020
In Through the Lens, a 1484th Transportation Company annual training photo from the 1980s is featured; In Week in Review, Lt. Col. Addison Baker, formerly of the 112th Observation Squadron, is shot down in his B-24 Bomber over Ploesti, Romania and is later awarded the Medal of Honor; and In Their Own Words recalls Pfc. Frank Petrarca’s heroic deeds that earned him the Medal of Honor in World War II.

Aug. 3-9, 2020
In Through the Lens, get an aerial view of what Camp Perry looked like in 1939; In Week in Review, the Ohio National Guard is drafted into federal service for World War I; and Connecting to the Connections takes a look at the Army enlisted service coat worn by Ohio Soldiers beginning in the mid-1920s through the World War II era, including by Sgt. Clinton McLaughlin, who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism during the Battle of Hill 700 on Bougainville.

Aug. 10-16, 2020
In Through the Lens, the Alliance mayor helps send off the local National Guard unit to annual training in 1940; In Week in Review, the 987th Armored Field Artillery Battalion is ordered into active federal service for the Korean War; and In Their Own Words describes the elation of 145th Infantry Soldiers, stationed in the Pacific, when they learn that World War II was over.

Aug. 17-23, 2020
In Through the Lens, the 112th Medical Brigade cases its colors for the final time during a ceremony in 1997; In Week in Review, the 112th Fighter Squadron is organized at Kelly Field, Texas in 1917; and Connecting the Collections explores the meaning behind the different elements of the 112th Medical Brigade’s distinguishing flag.

Aug. 24-30, 2020
In Through the Lens, the 1st Battalion, 166th Infantry cases its colors during a 1992 ceremony; In Week in Review, the headquarters elements for the 16th Engineer Brigade and 371st Sustainment Brigade are constituted as Headquarters, 62nd Field Artillery Brigade in 1917; and In Their Own Words describes the actions of the 61st Ohio and Battery I, 1st Ohio Light Artillery in guarding the retreat of Pope’s Army at the Second Battle of Bull Run in 1862. .

Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, 2020
In Through the Lens, the 37th Infantry Division conducts a ceremony to accept the surrender of the Japanese 80th Light Infantry Brigade in 1945; in Week in Review, the Ohio National Guard launches Operation Buckeye in response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005; and Connecting to the Connections looks at the leaflets that were dropped by American airplanes to instruct isolated Japanese units in Nothern Luzon, which may not have been aware that World War II was over, to cease fighting and report to the nearest American post.

Sept. 7-13, 2020
In Through the Lens, the 37th Infantry Division’s pigeon section is in action during World War I; in Week in Review, Ohio’s 166th Infantry plays a key role in the Battle of St. Mihiel in France in 1918; and In Their Own Words recalls the 180th Fighter Wing getting the call to provide F-16 fighter jets as the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were unfolding.

Sept. 14-20, 2020
In Through the Lens, members of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group prepare a unique meal during survival training in Serbia; in Week in Review, the U.S. Air Force becomes a separate branch of the U.S. military; and for In Their Own Words, Col. Rutherford B Hayes of the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry recalls commissary Sgt. William McKinley’s heroics and determination to make sure Soldiers were fed during the grueling Battle of Antietam.

Sept. 21-27, 2020
In Through the Lens, a Soldier is presented with the Purple Heart Medal by Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler at a ceremony on Guadalcanal during World War II; in Week in Review, the 1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry helps defeat the Mexican army at the Battle of Monterey in 1846; and In Their Own Words details the advance of the 145th Infantry in the Bois De Montfaucon in France during World War I.

Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2020
In Through the Lens, members of the 112th Field Signal Battalion pull their truck out of a large shell hole in France in 1918; in Week in Review, the 121st Tactical Fighter Wing is ordered into federal service in 1961 for the Berlin Crisis; and In Their Own Words features a passing moment shared by two brothers serving overseas during World War I.

Oct. 5 - 11, 2020
In Through the Lens, three members of the 140th Field Artillery Battalion, all from the same hometown of Mansfield, Ohio, congratulate one another after earning awards for action on New Georgia in the Pacific during World War II; in Week in Review, several Ohio Air National Guard units are ordered into federal service in 1950 for the Korean War; and Connecting to the Connections features the late 19th century tabard of the First Cleveland Troop, an independent volunteer militia company.

Oct. 12-18, 2020
In Through the Lens, the 80th anniversary of the formation of the First Cleveland Troop is commemorated; in Week in Review, the 178th, 179th and 180th Tactical Fighter Groups are allotted to the Ohio Air National Guard in 1962; and In Their Own Words recalls the induction of the 148th Infantry into federal service for World War II in 1940.

Oct. 26 - Nov. 1, 2020
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the 37th Infantry Division prepare to fire a grenade launcher in 1943; in Week in Review, the 37th Division begins its final offensive of World War I along a line near Olsene, Belgium; and Connecting to the Connections highlights the M1903 Springfield rifle, which was the standard service rifle of the U.S. Army in the first half of the 20th century.

Nov. 2-8, 2020
In Through the Lens, Soldiers of the Ohio National Guard’s 2nd Brigade muster near Fort Bliss, Texas for Mexican Border Duty in 1916; in Week in Review, the 37th Division crosses the Escault River in Belgium during World War I; and In Their Own Words highlights a Soldier’s poem that tells of serving at the Mexican Border.

Nov. 9-15, 2020
In Through the Lens, Lt. Col. Shelley Saunders becomes the first woman in the Ohio National Guard to be promoted to colonel, in 1989; in Week in Review, World War I ends with an armistice on Nov. 11, 1918; and Connecting to the Collections highlights the organizational colors of the 146th Infantry, which were carried during the regiment’s service in Europe in WWI.

Nov. 16-22, 2020
In Through the Lens, a Soldier traveling in an interesting conveyance gets some help with directions from a member of the 37th Division, while in Belgium during World War I; in Week in Review, the Artillery branch is established by the Continental Congress in 1775; and In Their Own Words highlights the challenges for Ohio Soldiers getting home from the Pacific Theater following the end of World War II.

Nov. 23-29, 2020
Through the Lens highlights a piece of equipment used in a modern Army field hospital in the Pacific during World War II; in Week in Review, 10 Ohio infantry regiments and one artillery battery are among the 14,000 Union Soldiers who fight during the final battles of the Chattanooga Campaign, in 1863; and In Their Own Words recalls when members of the 148th Infantry were guests aboard an Australian navy ship for Thanksgiving 1944.

Nov. 3- Dec. 6, 2020
In Through the Lens, members of the 37th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop patrol the Numa Numa Trail on Bougainville, in 1943; in Week in Review, the 121st Air Refueling Wing is organized in the Army Air Force at Hamilton Field, Calif. as the 357th Fighter Group, in 1942; and the unique unit emblem of the 166th Air Refueling Squadron is highlighted.

Dec. 7-13, 2020
In Through the Lens, Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler, commanding general of the 37th Infantry Division, is greeted by his wife upon his return to the U.S. in 1945 after commanding the Buckeye Division in the South Pacific for more than 3½ years; and in Week in Review, almost half of the 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry is lost at the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862, as Union forces were soundly defeated while sustaining more than 12,000 casualties.