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  • Minority Symposium starts career progression dialog

    A diverse group of Airmen from the 180th Fighter Wing gathered in the Operations Auditorium for the wing's first minority symposium during January drill. The title of the event was the Power to Create Your Own Destiny."In 2011, Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, the adjutant general for the Ohio National Guard, started an initiative for inclusion that
  • Airmen receive Chuck Smith ESOH Award

    The 180th Fighter Wing has been selected as the first recipients of the Chuck Smith Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Award.The Chuck Smith ESOH award was created to honor the late Chuck Smith, who was the driving force behind the original ANG ECAMPs and was instrumental in creating what have become the AF ESOHCAMP protocols.This award
  • History in the making

    What do you get when you combine renewable bio-fuel with conventional aircraft fuel sources? History in the making!As the men and women of the 180th Fighter Wing continue leaning forward in the seamless integration of renewable energy sources at the operational level, they are also writing the pages for the history books of the Ohio Air National
  • Stingers Fly High with Bio-fuel

    The 180th Fighter Wing is known for leaning forward in the research, development and implementation of green energy programs. The wing marked yet another environmentally friendly milestone Tuesday as one of its F-16 CM fighting falcons successfully flew a routine training mission fueled solely on bio-fuel.Though the Jan. 10 training mission is a
  • The Triple Nickel: The End of an Era - Air National Guard Band of the Lakes Decommissioned After 90 Years of Service

    More commonly known as the Triple Nickel from the days when it was named 555th Air Force Band, the band has been in existence since the 1920s. Existing well before the Air Force became a separate branch of the armed services, the band has gone through several name changes before earning its current title as Air National Guard Band of the Great
  • DD 214 Increased Social Security Benefits For Vets

    Extra Social Security benefits available for those with active duty timebetween January 1957 and December 31, 2001.Military members with active duty service time between January 1957 andDecember 31, 2001. Up to 1,200 dollars per year of earnings may be creditedat the time of application and could make a substantial difference in thesocial security
  • The National Guard responds to Hurricane Irene

    ARLINGTON, Va. (8/26/11) - As of 11:30 a.m. EST the governors of seven states had declared states of emergency, prompting National Guard adjutants general to upgrade Hurricane Condition levels and relocate assets in preparation for Hurricane Irene, Guard officials said today.Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and
  • Bases Recognized for Conservation Efforts

    Each year the Air Force Facility Energy Center, HQ AFCESA, Tyndall AFB, Fla., recognizes three installations as part of the Reduced Energy Appreciation Program, also known as the REAP awards. Two CONUS bases and one OCONUS base are honored for reducing energy and water intensity and using renewable energy. This year's winners are Toledo ANGB, Ohio;
  • Military Themed Corn Maze

    Mr. Duke Wheeler has created a military themed corn maze at The Butterfly House in Whitehouse, Ohio. The maze, which spans 26 acres, shows aspects of the 180th Fighter Wing with the Stinger Bee and F-16, a tank representing the Army, and a marine saluting with a sword. At the bottom of the maze is a message reading "Thanks to our Troops." The maze
  • Air National Guard refuels NATO aircraft during Operation Odyssey Dawn

    The Air National Guard is leading the way by providing refueling operations over Libya:www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/kmd/ngt_201108/#/12