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  • Stingers Travel to Alpena to Train

    Airmen with the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio embarked on a simulated deployment to Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena, Michigan June 19, through June 25, 2016.The purpose of this deployment is to simulate and assess the ability of the 180FW to prepare and generate aircraft, fly those aircraft to a deployed location and set up
  • Last Call: Commander's Final Comments

    I want to start the same way that I will end by saying that it has been my indescribable honor to be your Commander. In fact, I would not be the leader I am today without my experiences and relationships with you, the 180FW Airmen. Being the 180FW Commander has been both a privilege and an honor. A privilege because this command was a gift. A gift
  • 180th Fighter Wing names a Pilot for a Day

    Ashleigh Hunt, a 22 year-old Ohio resident diagnosed with osteosarcoma, was commissioned as an honorary 2nd Lt. in the Ohio Air National Guard during the first-ever Pilot for a Day event May 26, at the 180th Fighter Wing.The Pilot for a Day program is a way for the 180FW to support the local community by providing a fun-filled day for children and
  • 180th Fighter Wing Tests Airmen Response During Active Shooter Exercise

    No one debates that active shooter tragedies happen all too often and Airmen must be prepared to survive, but there are many differing opinions on why it happens and just as many arguments about how to keep it from happening.In response to this now, ever-present, threat of violence, the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio, conducted a live,
  • 180th Fighter Wing Candidate for F-35A Mission

    The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio National Guard, has been placed on a short-list as a candidate installation to receive the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter, the U.S. Air Force announced in a release, April 12, 2016.The 180FW is one of 18 Air National Guard installations across the country being considered as potential hopefuls in the search for two future
  • Airman Soars, Receives Prestigious Award

    Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. These are the values that every Airman holds dear. One Airman with the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio has been recognized for his exceptional professionalism, determination and dedication to the mission.Staff Sgt. Richard G. Hitch, a security forces craftsman with the 180FW
  • 180FW Dresses Down to Support Local Community

    Airmen with the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, collected canned food and other donations as part of a Dress Down Donation event on March 1.Collected items are donated to the SeaGate Food Bank of Northwest Ohio, a non-profit organization that has been serving Northwest Ohio since 1976."Opportunities like this are great," said Master
  • A Tradition of Excellence

    The Air Force Outstanding Unit Award has been awarded to the 180th Fighter Wing, located at Toledo Express Airport, Swanton, Ohio, for the period of October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2014.The award, presented in fall of 2015, on behalf of the Secretary of the Air Force, recognizes the meritorious service and accomplishments of a numbered unit that
  • In Every Clime and Place

    The deafening roar of jet engines drowned out all other sounds as aircraft rocketed down the runway at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam during exercise Cope North. As soon as all the jets had launched, the engines of generators grumbled to life and Airmen from the 112th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron rushed around the flight line to perform
  • Cope North 16: Pilots Fly in Large-Force Employment

    More than 200 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 112th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and participated in exercise Cope North 16, from Feb 10 through 26.Cope North is a long-standing annual two-week exercise that includes nearly 3,000 military personnel from six different countries, including the
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