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  • From Refugee to Lawyer

    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Igor Petrovich is no stranger to adversity. Born and raised in Travnik, Bosnia in 1989, just two years before the Yugoslav Wars broke out in the region, he lived with his parents and grandparents in a traditional farming community.

  • A Matter of Life or Death: Seeking Help and Overcoming

    “I was highly suicidal and I told my husband that if he didn’t take me to the hospital, I wasn’t going to continue to live.”For Tech. Sgt. Jilayne Michelsen, a Command Post Control Operations Specialist, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, having the ability to ask her husband

  • PTSD Awareness: Removing the Stigma and Seeking Help

    “Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again... we are survivors. If you are here today... you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it through hell and are still

  • 180FW Mission Ready During Extreme Weather

    U.S. Air Force F-16 maintenance personnel, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, begin to tow jets from the hangar, to the flightline, in preparation for early morning training sorties, Feb. 7, 2021. The fighter jets were brought into the hangar the night in an effort to keep the

  • 180FW Airmen Return from Deployment

    Family members await the return Airmen after an overseas deployment, Jan. 26, 2020 at the 180FW in Swanton, Ohio. Approximately 300 Airmen, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing returned home from a three-month deployment to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, in support of Operation

  • 180FW Returns from AEF Deployment

    U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, return home from a three-month Aerospace Expeditionary Force deployment to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2021. The fighter jets were part of a 12 aircraft, 300 Airman aviation package deployed to

  • Inspector General Team Propels Wing – Earns Two Higher-Headquarters Awards

    Ensuring a wing can achieve and maintain wartime readiness and compliance with higher-headquarters regulations while also being charged with supporting the unique needs of more than 1,000 Airmen is no easy task.For the five-person Inspector General team assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th


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