HRF patch

Homeland Response Force (HRF)

Guard member assists fellow airman descending from rope.

Anytime, Anywhere, No Notice ~ When directed by the Secretary of Defense, coordinated by the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, and upon consent of the Governor(s) during major or catastrophic chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents, the Homeland Response Force (HRF) and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) alerts, recalls and deploys critical command and control (C2) and lifesaving capabilities within six hours. On order, HRF and CERFP deploy and conduct C2, search and extraction, mass casualty decontamination and medical stabilization in order to save lives and mitigate human suffering.


Two members in hazmat suits tend to casualty.

08.30.2022 ~ Ohio Homeland Response Force trains for variety of disasters

ONG HRF member welds while others watch.

01.23.2021 ~ Ohio Homeland Response Force supports 59th Presidential Inauguration in historic activation

Firefighter fights fire.

08.12.2019 ~ Vigilant Guard 19-4 comes to a close in Ohio

Two members in hazmat suits tend to casualty. ONG HRF member welds while others watch. Firefighter fights fire.



By Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson,
121st Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Always ready, always there!
The Homeland Response Force medical group, an Ohio National Guard unit that specializes in saving lives and reducing human suffering during a natural, man-made or terrorist incident in the United States, is staying prepared through training exercises.