Community Outreach Program

The Community Relations Program educates Ohioans on the missions and role of the Ohio Army and Air National Guard through active involvement in local communities as we strive to be a good neighbor and strong community partner.



The Ohio National Guard offers several resources for the community to request, including military bands, color guards, exhibit displays and speakers.



Group of Ohio educators stand in front of Chinook helicopter

Photo courtesy of Ohio Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion


Ohio educators get the Soldier’s experience for a day

Ohio educators and Army National Guard recruiters stand for a group photo in front of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as part of the daylong “Guard 101” experience hosted out of the Army Aviation Support Facility #1 April 18, 2019, in North Canton, Ohio. These periodic orientation flights and overviews help inform school administrators and educators about the roles and missions of the Ohio National Guard and enhance relations between schools and local recruiters.

Group of Ohio civic leaders stand in front of KC-135

Photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Menegay, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Educating civic leaders about the OHNG mission

Civic leaders and Ohio National Guard Airmen stand for a photo in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker Feb. 7, 2019, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. Representatives from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Department of Aging and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities flew on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a refueling mission as part of the Ohio National Guard’s Civic Leader Orientation Flight program, which aims to educate civilian leaders and government officials about the missions and capabilities of the Ohio National Guard.