U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Garrick Webb, an F-16 Fighter Pilot assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, takes off in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a training flight at the 180FW in Swanton, Ohio, July 30, 2020. The 180FW is the only F-16 wing in the state of Ohio, whose mission is to provide for America; protection of the homeland, effective combat power and defense to civil authorities, while developing Airmen, supporting their families and serving in our community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
U.S. Air Force Capt. William Ross, an F-16 Fighter Pilot assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, takes off in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a training flight at the 180FW in Swanton, Ohio, July 30, 2020. The 180FW is the only F-16 wing in the state of Ohio, whose mission is to provide for America; protection of the homeland, effective combat power and defense to civil authorities, while developing Airmen, supporting their families and serving in our community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
U.S. Air Force Capt. William Ross, an F-16 Fighter Pilot assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, takes off in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a training flight at the 180FW in Swanton, Ohio, July 30, 2020. The 180FW is the only F-16 wing in the state of Ohio, whose mission is to provide for America; protection of the homeland, effective combat power and defense to civil authorities, while developing Airmen, supporting their families and serving in our community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, takes off during a training flight at the 180FW in Swanton, Ohio, July 30, 2020. The 180FW is the only F-16 wing in the state of Ohio, whose mission is to provide for America; protection of the homeland, effective combat power and defense to civil authorities, while developing Airmen, supporting their families and serving in our community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Catherine Moses, a crew chief assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for launch at the 180FW in Swanton, Ohio, July 30, 2020. The 180FW is the only F-16 wing in the state of Ohio, whose mission is to provide for America; protection of the homeland, effective combat power and defense to civil authorities, while developing Airmen, supporting their families and serving in our community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
U.S. Air Force Captain William Ross, an F-16 Fighter Pilot assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, conducts a pre-flight inspection of an F-16 Fighting Falcon before a training flight at the 180FW in Swanton, Ohio, July 30, 2020. The 180FW is the only F-16 wing in the state of Ohio, whose mission is to provide for America; protection of the homeland, effective combat power and defense to civil authorities, while developing Airmen, supporting their families and serving in our community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighter Pilots, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, walk across the flightline before a training flight at the 180FW in Swanton, Ohio, July 30, 2020. The 180FW is the only F-16 wing in the state of Ohio, whose mission is to provide for America; protection of the homeland, effective combat power and defense to civil authorities, while developing Airmen, supporting their families and serving in our community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Rylee Harrington, a weapons loader assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, tightens a screw on an F-16 fighting falcon before a training flight at the 180FW in Swanton, Ohio, July 30, 2020. The 180FW is the only F-16 wing in the state of Ohio, whose mission is to provide for America; protection of the homeland, effective combat power and defense to civil authorities, while developing Airmen, supporting their families and serving in our community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, takes off for a nighttime training mission, June 16, 2020. The 180FW is the only F-16 fighter wing in the state of Ohio, whose mission is to provide for America; protection of the homeland, effective combat power and defense support to civil authorities, while developing Airmen, supporting their families and serving in our community. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.
U.S. Air National Guard Airman, Airman First Class Hannah Haviland, a medic assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, poses for a photo at the Toledo SeaGate Food Bank, April 14, 2020. More than 500 Ohio National Guard members were activated to provide humanitarian missions in support of Operation Steady Resolve COVID-19 relief efforts, continuing The Ohio National Guard’s long history of supporting humanitarian efforts throughout Ohio and the nation. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.

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