180th Fighter Wing’s 2019 CGO of the Year: Capt. Greg Hallett
180th Fighter Wing 2019 Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Raven Driftmyer
180th Fighter Wing’s 2019 Honor Guard Member of the Year: Staff Sgt. Nathan Cousino
180th Fighter Wing’s 2019 Senior NCO of the Year: Master Sgt. Frank Skellie
180th Fighter Wing’s 2019 First Sergeant of the Year: Master Sgt. Crystal Carper
Tech. Sgt. Megan Torres, 180th Fighter Wing Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.
Master Sgt. Crystal Carper, a first sergeant assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, shares her story of battling depression and suicide. Depression is a disease that can cause one to feel isolated, hopeless and helpless and alone. But, Carper is not alone. “I just wanted to convey my story so that people know, that if they are in a place like that, you are not alone,” Carper said. “Talk to people. Talk to anyone. Never stop talking.” (Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker).
Master Sgt. Crystal Carper, a first sergeant assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, shares her story of battling depression and suicide. Depression is a disease that can cause one to feel isolated, hopeless and helpless and alone. But, Carper is not alone. “I just wanted to convey my story so that people know, that if they are in a place like that, you are not alone,” Carper said. “Talk to people. Talk to anyone. Never stop talking.” (Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker).
Master Sgt. Crystal Carper, a first sergeant assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, shares her story of battling depression and suicide. Depression is a disease that can cause one to feel isolated, hopeless and helpless and alone. But, Carper is not alone. “I just wanted to convey my story so that people know, that if they are in a place like that, you are not alone,” Carper said. “Talk to people. Talk to anyone. Never stop talking.” (Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker).
  • 180th Fighter Wing’s 2019 CGO of the Year: Capt. Greg Hallett

    Assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing’s Logistics Readiness Squadron as the Installation Deployment Officer, Hallett is responsible for centralized command and control, planning and execution for all wing deployment operations and the movement of cargo and passengers.
  • 180th Fighter Wing 2019 Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Raven Driftmyer

    Assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing’s Logistics Readiness Squadron as a Traffic Management Journeyman, Driftmyer is responsible for assisting in the management of inbound and outbound freight packages within the squadron’s distribution flight.
  • 180th Fighter Wing’s 2019 Honor Guard Member of the Year: Staff Sgt. Nathan Cousino

    Assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing’s Force Support Squadron as a dining services specialist, Cousino, is responsible for assisting the food services team in preparing meals for more than 1,000 Airmen, as well as assisting in the wing’s physical fitness program.
  • 180th Fighter Wing’s 2019 Senior NCO of the Year: Master Sgt. Frank Skellie

    Assigned as a flight chief to the 180th Fighter Wing’s Operations Group Aircrew Flight Equipment section, Skellie is responsible for the section’s quality assurance program, ensuring more than $31 million of flight equipment and aircrew survival gear is operational and accounted for.
  • 180th Fighter Wing’s 2019 First Sergeant of the Year: Master Sgt. Crystal Carper

    Assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing’s Mission Support Group as a First Sergeant, Carper is responsible for the readiness, health, welfare, morale and quality of life for more than 200 Airmen assigned to the wing’s Civil Engineering Squadron, Force Support Squadron, Mission Support Headquarters and Student Flight.
  • 180th Fighter Wing’s 2019 Chief’s Award Recipient: Staff Sgt. Matthew Stahl

    Assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing’s Logistics Readiness Squadron as a Mobility Readiness Specialist, Stahl is responsible for assisting in the accountability and quality control of the wing’s mobility equipment and uniforms. In 2019, Stahl led the War Readiness Section’s M50 gas mask program overhaul, streamlining the cleaning and testing process, resulting in a 35% man hour reduction in issuing masks to and the Combat Hammer exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
  • 180th Fighter Wing’s 2019 NCO of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Megan Torres

    Assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing’s Medical Group as a health services technician, Torres is responsible for assisting with the wing’s overall healthcare administration program in health, fitness and diet standards. Her duties include ensuring the training of wing medical administrators and completion of required comprehensive medical readiness training, ensuring 100% readiness.
  • Never Stop Talking: Airman Reflects on Struggle with Depression and Suicide

    “I struggle with depression.” Master Sgt. Crystal Carper, a first sergeant assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, shares her story of battling depression and suicide.
  • Who let the Air Force in? Airman First to Compete in Army Hand-to-Hand Combatives Tournament

    For the first time in its 19-year history, the Ohio Army National Guard Combatives Tournament opened registration to allow Airmen to compete in the hand-to-hand combat skills competition. This year’s double-elimination tournament, featuring six weight classes, took place at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 14, 2019.
  • Under Pressure: Providing critical care when it matters most

    While other children watched Sesame Street or Lamb Chop’s Play-Along, Kaitlyn Newkirk watched shows about emergency room trauma surgeons. Even as young as three years old, her dad would find her standing in their living room, entranced by the events unfolding before her.
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