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  • Combat Archer: Evaluating the Whole Weapon System

    The sound of fighter jets roared above the pristine, sandy beaches of the Florida coastline. High above the sun-kissed tourists, F-16 Fighting Falcons chased after bright orange drones, following them out over the Gulf of Mexico where a pilot targeted them and fired a missile, ending any chance of the drone ever returning.
  • 180FW recognizes outstanding first sergeant

    “I knew the job was going to be difficult, but I wanted the opportunity to serve and help people,” said Copic, the 180FW First Sergeant of the Year for 2017.
  • 180FW safety superintendent receives top award

    The National Guard Bureau selected Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Carter, occupational health and safety superintendent with the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio, for the 2017 Air National Guard Outstanding Individual Occupational Safety Award for exceptional performance in his career field.
  • 180FW Airman to Compete in Taekwondo World Championships

    An Airman assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, will be competing in the International Taekwondo Federation World Championships from July 31 through Aug. 5 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 180FW security forces train at Battle Creek

    “FIRE!” said the voice. Within seconds, the audible crack of Airmen hitting their targets rang out. The Security Forces Squadron of the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, conducted live-fire training on multiple weapons systems at Fort Custer Training Center in Battle Creek, Michigan from April 16-20, 2018.
  • 180FW maintainers simulate operations during chemical weapons attack

    Maintenance is a critical component in keeping aircraft flight ready. For every hour an aircraft spends flying, it spends dozens of hours being inspected, prepped and worked on to ensure it is fully operational. Airmen with the 180th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group are responsible for performing maintenance work on hundreds of millions of dollars of equipment.
  • Hungarian Delegation Visits 180th Fighter Wing

    Representatives from the Hungarian Defence Forces visited the 180th Fighter Wing May 15 as part of a state visit marking the 25th anniversary of a partnership between Hungary and Ohio. The Ohio National Guard and Hungary signed a bilateral affairs agreement July 14, 1993, as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program to promote to establish military cooperation and promote regional stability.
  • Bloody Hundredth supports TSP, refuels F-16s

    Four U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcons, a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, and four Swedish air force JAS 39 Gripens flew together during aerial refueling training in Swedish airspace, Feb. 8, 2018. The F-16s are operating from Amari Air Base, Estonia, as part of a Theater Security Package in Europe.
  • 180FW Airmen support hurricane relief efforts, provide calm in chaos

    More than 300 members of the Ohio National Guard have answered the call after four historic hurricanes ravaged parts of Florida, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
  • 180FW AGE Airmen Keep Mission Flying High

    Maintaining mission readiness and keeping aircraft flight ready are top priorities at the 180th Fighter Wing located in Swanton, Ohio. To maintain readiness and meet the demands of various deployments and training exercises, hours of hard work are put in by Airmen in the 180FW Maintenance Group.
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