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  • Service Before Self: 180th Fighter Wing Airman Volunteers in Ghana

    Alone, in a remote region of Africa, surrounded by strangers and living in a shack without running water, Senior Airman Courtney Iannucci made it her mission to adjust to a foreign culture while caring for orphans.
  • 180th FW trains at MacDill AFB

    The Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing deployed approximately 150 pilots, maintainers, operations support personnel and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida to conduct a two-week training exercise Jan. 20, 2017.
  • Shots Fired

    Shots fired! Possible hostage situation! For Airmen with the 180th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron in Swanton, Ohio, these words were the only information given before breaching a house during urban combat training Oct. 1, 2016, at the Maumee Police and Fire Training Center in Maumee, Ohio.Security Forces personnel began the day-long exercise
  • A Day to Remember

    In April, 2016, 22-year old Whitehouse, Ohio native, Ashleigh Hunt, waited for results of her latest scans, anticipating similar results to her January scans showing no new growth of her lung tumors. The news was not good. The scans showed a new large tumor pressing against a major artery and her spine which would require yet another round of
  • Leaving a Legacy: 180FW builds foundation of success for Total Force Integration

    Col. Craig R. Baker, relinquished command of the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, during an official change of command ceremony Aug. 8, 2016, concluding his historic tour as the first active duty officer to command an Air National Guard Wing.The 180FW became the first Ohio National Guard unit in history to become part of the Air Force's
  • 180th Public Affairs Wins Big

    180th Fighter Wing Public Affairs section brought home five awards in annual Air Force media contests, recognizing excellence and professionalism in the print, graphics, photography, broadcast and musician career fields. The accolades include four top-three finishes from the National Guard Bureau Public Affairs Media Contest and a third-place
  • Northwest Ohio 9/11 Memorial completes first phase of construction

    "Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts," said President George W. Bush following the attacks on 9/11. "The victims were in airplanes or in their offices: secretaries, business men and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and
  • 180th Fighter Wing Holds Change of Command

    Col. Kevin V. Doyle assumed command of the 180th Fighter Wing from Col. Craig R. Baker during an official U.S. Air Force change of command ceremony Aug. 7  held in the base hangar.A change of command ceremony is a military tradition which transfers authority between commanders and announces to all the authority of the incoming commander.Doyle came
  • Preserving History: Retired Ohio Fighter Jet Finds Home at 180th Fighter Wing

    A new static aircraft was immortalized in the history of the 180th Fighter - the F-16 Fighting Falcon.Preserving history doesn't happen overnight. 180FW retiree Senior Master Sgt. George Brubaker began the process to acquire the jet more than five years ago."To begin the process I was in contact with the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio," said
  • Taking Care of Airmen

    Military life is often stressful. As a result, there are a vast number of resources to assist Airman during a time of need. The most important resource however, is those to the left and right - fellow Airmen.On February 27, 2016, at 9:30 p.m., Maj. Peter Drury, a chaplain with the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio, received a call informing him
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