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  • A New Perspective

    “Four Lenses is temperament training,” said Senior Master Sgt. Nathan Howard, 180 Fighter Wing human resources advisor and four lenses course instructor. “It’s looking at different types of personality temperaments and how to understand them better.”
  • Infection Control

    Each year, countless lives are lost due to the spread of infections in medical facilities. Approximately one in 25 patients are affected by hospital-acquired infection, according to the U. S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Airman Reflects on Cancer Diagnosis 8 Years Later

    “It’s like, when the doctor told me, everything stopped after that,” said Martin. “They kept talking, telling me what to expect and what I had to do, but it just went right out. All I could think was what is this going to mean.”
  • The Gift of Life

    More than 116,000 men, women and children are on the national transplant list as of August 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and every 10 minutes another person is added. Each day, 20 people die waiting for an organ transplant because there are not enough donors.
  • Military Dentists: A Full-Filling Career Choice

    Driving nice cars and living the good life are often some the reasons mentioned by high school students when asked why they want to be a medical professional, and for Lt. Col. Jennifer Ludwig, her reasons were no different. “You get asked what you want to be, a lot, in high school,” said Ludwig, Chief of Dental Operations assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio National Guard. “A doctor seemed like a good answer, but medical seemed to cliché. My dentist and orthodontist seemed to really enjoy life and drove nice cars. You’re a teenager. Those reasons seem so trivial now, this turned out to be a great career choice.”
  • The Miracle on Laskey

    “9-1-1 what’s your emergency?” “I’m here at Laskey and Oakridge,” a woman replied, her words spilling out in a panic. “A little boy ran across the street and I didn’t see him and I hit him with my car and I need someone right now. Please send someone right now.” “Slow down,” The operator said in a soothing tone, attempting to calm the woman on the other end of the line. “I’ve got someone on the way. How old is he?” “How old is he, honey?” the woman asked. After a short pause she answered the operator. “He’s thirteen.”
  • Swimming with Sharks

    Tech. Sgt. Tom Burden, a weapons mechanic assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, swapped his military uniform for a dark blue jumpsuit emblazoned with the Grypmat logo across the shoulders as he mingled with more than a hundred friends, relatives, entrepreneurs and investors at Rev1 Ventures in Columbus, Ohio. They stood together in small groups, discussing his invention while waiting for the newest episode of Shark Tank to air. Some speculated on the upcoming show. Would Burden get a deal? If he did get a deal, would it be what he wanted? Which shark would show an interest in his business? Would he even accept a deal if one was offered? Others speculated on the potential of his promising future; private jets, mansions, yachts and other various trappings of success. Some talked about their own inventions and Burden’s example of entrepreneurial spirit, dogged determination, and dauntless courage. Others spoke hopefully about investment opportunities with Burden’s self-built company.
  • Native American History Month: 180th Fighter Wing Celebrates Cultural Diversity

    Although she was born and raised in Ohio, Master Sgt. Serena Dedes’ history will always be rooted in Arizona, home to the White Mountain Apache Tribe. She learned the Apache heritage through the teachings of her mother and going to traditional Pow Wows, which are Native American ceremonies involving feasting, singing, and dancing.
  • Ohio National Guard Strengthens Partnership with Allied Nations

    Approximately 200 members of the 180th Fighter Wing, 179th Airlift Wing and 107th Calvary Regiment joined forces joined forces with an additional 200 military members from six allied and partner nations and 10 different airframes from throughout Europe for the two-week exercise, to include Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and the United States.
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