Ohio Air National Guard
The 121st Air Refueling Wing, 178th Wing, 179th Airlift Wing and 180th Fighter Wing deploy worldwide to fulfill aerial refueling missions, air transport, communications, engineering, and security requirements. In addition to the four flying units, there are six subordinate geographically separated units (GSUs) in the state. Ohio’s Air Guard units are dispersed in seven geographic locations — Columbus, Toledo, Springfield, Cincinnati, Mansfield, Zanesville, and Port Clinton.
Responsible for directing the organization’s day-to-day operations and administration, and helping establish policy to ensure mission readiness of personnel in four flying wings and six support units.
Approximately 5,100 Total Members
121ST AIR REFUELING WING
Columbus: Approximately 1,230 Members
Col. David B. Johnson
Chief Master Sgt. Troy Taylor
The 121st Air Refueling Wing continuously delivers worldwide Air-to-Air Refueling, Disaster Response and Combat Support.
Springfield: Approximately 1,30 Members
Col. Kimberly A. Fitzgerald
Chief Master Sergeant Scott E. Ross
The 178th Wing provides ready units to conduct Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Operations Support to execute Federal and State missions while maintaining an active involvement with the local community.
179TH AIRLIFT WING
Mansfield: Approximately 1,150 Members
Col. Todd K. Thomas
Chief Master Sgt. Todd A. Hunt
The 179th Airlift Wing fulfills its mission by transporting personnel and cargo throughout the United States and the world. In addition, the 179th Airlift Wing participates in disaster relief efforts and other domestic emergencies as required. It is ready to deploy to overseas bases when directed by higher headquarters.
180TH FIGHTER WING
Toledo: Approximately 1,000 Members
Col. Michael J. DiDio
Chief Master Sgt. Edward Wagner
The 180th Fighter Wing provides for America; protection of the homeland, effective combat power and defense support to civil authorities, while developing Airmen, supporting their Families and serving in the community.
123RD AIR CONTROL SQUADRON
Cincinnati: Approximately 170 Members
Lt. Col. Bryan P. Moore
Chief Master Sgt. Gerald Sweet
Chief Master Sgt. Gordon G. Kunz
The 123rd Air Control Squadron provides world class rapidly deployable command and control, and battle management capability to meet state and federal missions.
164TH WEATHER FLIGHT
Columbus: Approximately 10 Members
Lt. Col. Scott A. Lutz
Master Sgt. Thomas J. Mahan
The 164th Weather Flight provides mission-tailored weather products and support that enhance the safety and operational effectiveness of supported Army, Air Force, and Homeland Response units anytime, anywhere.
200TH RED HORSE SQUADRON
Port Clinton: Approximately 400 Members
Col. Michael A. Hrynciw
Chief Master Sgt. Patrick Wahlers
The 200th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer provides superior engineering, construction, and logistics capability, during peacetime or combat, anywhere in the world to achieve state and federal priorities.
220TH ENGINEERING INSTALLATION SQUADRON
Zanesville: Approximately 110 Members
Lt. Col. Joseph W. Harris
Chief Master Sgt. Timothy R. Day
The 220th Engineering and Installation Squadron commands, organizes, equips, trains, and administers assigned expeditionary cyberspace engineering installation and combat communication forces in support of state and federal emergencies and contingency operations.
251ST CYBER ENGINEERING INSTALLATION GROUP
Springfield: Approximately 30 Members
Col. Francisco J. Dominguez
Chief Master Sgt. Paul Williams
Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth P. Aikman
The 251st Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group commands, organizes, equips, trains, and administers assigned expeditionary cyberspace engineering installation and combat communication forces in support of state and federal emergencies and contingency operations.
269TH COMBAT COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON
Springfield: Approximately 100 Members
Lt. Col. Samantha J. Adducchio
Chief Master Sgt. Steven Early
Chief Master Sgt. Daniel P. Sheehy
The 269th Combat Communications Squadron commands, organizes, equips, and trains personnel to ensure complete mission readiness in support of emergency U.S. Air Force requirements, and to provide timely and reliable combat communications services in support of state emergencies. They also provide expeditionary cyber services tactically, in a joint environment.