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Runners take off from the start line at the I Believe I Can Fly 5k race at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on April 9, 2017. The 180th Fighter Wing’s Company Grade Officer Council partnered with the non-profit organization, The Arms Forces, as well as local law enforcement, fire departments and civilian volunteers to hold the third annual race which had approximately 270 participants, to raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

Runners take off from the start line at the I Believe I Can Fly 5k race at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on April 9, 2017. The 180th Fighter Wing’s Company Grade Officer Council partnered with the non-profit organization, The Arms Forces, as well as local law enforcement, fire departments and civilian volunteers to hold the third annual race which had approximately 270 participants, to raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

Col. Kevin Doyle, Commander of the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, presents a runner with an award for winning her age group in the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at the Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180FW participates in community events to give back and maintain a strong relationship with the Ohio community. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)

Col. Kevin Doyle, Commander of the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, presents a runner with an award for winning her age group in the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at the Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180FW participates in community events to give back and maintain a strong relationship with the Ohio community. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)

The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and the Arms forces hosted the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at the Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The money raised from the run will provide military members and veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder with service dogs. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)

The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and the Arms forces hosted the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at the Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The money raised from the run will provide military members and veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder with service dogs. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)

Runners check in before the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and the Arms Forces worked together to put on the 5K to help raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)

Runners check in before the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and the Arms Forces worked together to put on the 5K to help raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)

Runners check in before the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and the Arms Forces worked together to put on the 5K to help raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)

Runners check in before the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and the Arms Forces worked together to put on the 5K to help raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Doyle, commander of the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and Chief Master Sgt. John Deraedt, command chief master sergeant assigned to the wing, cheer on runners as they finish the I Believe I Can Fly 5k race at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on April 9, 2017. The wing’s Company Grade Officer Council partnered with the non-profit organization, The Arms Forces, as well as local law enforcement, fire departments and civilian volunteers to hold the third annual race which had approximately 270 participants, to raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Doyle, commander of the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and Chief Master Sgt. John Deraedt, command chief master sergeant assigned to the wing, cheer on runners as they finish the I Believe I Can Fly 5k race at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on April 9, 2017. The wing’s Company Grade Officer Council partnered with the non-profit organization, The Arms Forces, as well as local law enforcement, fire departments and civilian volunteers to hold the third annual race which had approximately 270 participants, to raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

The 180th Fighter Wing Honor Guard prepares to post the colors before the start of the I Believe I Can Fly 5k race at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on April 9, 2017. The wing’s Company Grade Officer Council partnered with the non-profit organization, The Arms Forces, as well as local law enforcement, fire departments and civilian volunteers to host the third annual race which had approximately 270 participants, to raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

The 180th Fighter Wing Honor Guard prepares to post the colors before the start of the I Believe I Can Fly 5k race at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on April 9, 2017. The wing’s Company Grade Officer Council partnered with the non-profit organization, The Arms Forces, as well as local law enforcement, fire departments and civilian volunteers to host the third annual race which had approximately 270 participants, to raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)
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The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)
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The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

Col. Kevin Doyle, Commander of the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, presents a runner with an award for winning her age group in the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at the Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180FW participates in community events to give back and maintain a strong relationship with the Ohio community. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)
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Col. Kevin Doyle, Commander of the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, presents a runner with an award for winning her age group in the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at the Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180FW participates in community events to give back and maintain a strong relationship with the Ohio community. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

Col. Kevin Doyle, Commander of the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, presents a runner with an award for winning her age group in the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at the Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180FW participates in community events to give back and maintain a strong relationship with the Ohio community. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)
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Col. Kevin Doyle, Commander of the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, presents a runner with an award for winning her age group in the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at the Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180FW participates in community events to give back and maintain a strong relationship with the Ohio community. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)

The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and the Arms forces hosted the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at the Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The money raised from the run will provide military members and veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder with service dogs. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)
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The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and the Arms forces hosted the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at the Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The money raised from the run will provide military members and veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder with service dogs. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)

Runners check in before the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and the Arms Forces worked together to put on the 5K to help raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)
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Runners check in before the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and the Arms Forces worked together to put on the 5K to help raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)

Runners check in before the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and the Arms Forces worked together to put on the 5K to help raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)
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Runners check in before the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and the Arms Forces worked together to put on the 5K to help raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Hope Geiger)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Doyle, commander of the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and Chief Master Sgt. John Deraedt, command chief master sergeant assigned to the wing, cheer on runners as they finish the I Believe I Can Fly 5k race at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on April 9, 2017. The wing’s Company Grade Officer Council partnered with the non-profit organization, The Arms Forces, as well as local law enforcement, fire departments and civilian volunteers to hold the third annual race which had approximately 270 participants, to raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)
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U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Doyle, commander of the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard and Chief Master Sgt. John Deraedt, command chief master sergeant assigned to the wing, cheer on runners as they finish the I Believe I Can Fly 5k race at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on April 9, 2017. The wing’s Company Grade Officer Council partnered with the non-profit organization, The Arms Forces, as well as local law enforcement, fire departments and civilian volunteers to hold the third annual race which had approximately 270 participants, to raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)
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The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

The 180th Fighter Wing Honor Guard prepares to post the colors before the start of the I Believe I Can Fly 5k race at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on April 9, 2017. The wing’s Company Grade Officer Council partnered with the non-profit organization, The Arms Forces, as well as local law enforcement, fire departments and civilian volunteers to host the third annual race which had approximately 270 participants, to raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)
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The 180th Fighter Wing Honor Guard prepares to post the colors before the start of the I Believe I Can Fly 5k race at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on April 9, 2017. The wing’s Company Grade Officer Council partnered with the non-profit organization, The Arms Forces, as well as local law enforcement, fire departments and civilian volunteers to host the third annual race which had approximately 270 participants, to raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)
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The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

Runners take off from the start line at the I Believe I Can Fly 5k race at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on April 9, 2017. The 180th Fighter Wing’s Company Grade Officer Council partnered with the non-profit organization, The Arms Forces, as well as local law enforcement, fire departments and civilian volunteers to hold the third annual race which had approximately 270 participants, to raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)
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Runners take off from the start line at the I Believe I Can Fly 5k race at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on April 9, 2017. The 180th Fighter Wing’s Company Grade Officer Council partnered with the non-profit organization, The Arms Forces, as well as local law enforcement, fire departments and civilian volunteers to hold the third annual race which had approximately 270 participants, to raise awareness for military members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)
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The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)
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The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members battling the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

Col. Kevin Doyle, Commander of the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, presents a runner with an award for winning her age group in the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at the Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180FW participates in community events to give back and maintain a strong relationship with the Ohio community. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)
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Col. Kevin Doyle, Commander of the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, presents a runner with an award for winning her age group in the I Believe I Can Fly 5K at the Toledo Express Airport April 9, 2017 in Swanton, Ohio. The 180FW participates in community events to give back and maintain a strong relationship with the Ohio community. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer)

Swanton, Ohio -- A survivor of a traumatic brain injury herself, President of The Arms Forces, Pam Hays, founded the organization in 2009 with an emphasis on bridging the critical gap in services available for military veterans and hopes of fostering awareness and support for veterans with PTSD and TBI. The race, now in its third year, provides runners of all ages, the rare opportunity to run a unique course, down the taxiways used by Northwest Ohio’s very own 180FW, while also promoting awareness and raising funds to benefit our veterans who have given so much to our great nation. “I think we inspire people to get to know the military. They’re people you sit down and have dinner with, they’re people who you go to church with and the Guardsmen have jobs in your community,” said Hays. “The race has been a great representation of how we can all come together and get to know each other, and be able to do something good with all of that.” “We are part of this community. We live here and we work here,” said 180FW Security Forces Officer, Capt. Diana Sluhan, explaining why it is natural for the 180FW to support our community’s events. “That’s part of the beauty of being in the Guard.” Sluhan and the wing’s Company Grade Officer Council took the lead on coordinating the wing’s participation in the event, partnering with several local law enforcement agencies to ensure the race was safe and fun for participants. “We’ve got local law enforcement and Air National Guard Security Forces working with the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority to secure the installation,” said Sluhan. “The Arms Forces volunteers, Monclova paramedics and our firefighters are here providing medical support.” The 180FW has a long history of community involvement and partnership. This morning’s 5k race was another example of what can be accomplished when widely varied organizations from Northwest Ohio come together for the common good. “I just want to thank all of our community partners, our volunteers, everyone who donated, there’s so many. The police, the fire crews, the 180th and the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority,” said Hays. “Without the community involvement, we wouldn’t be able to put this on.” Proceeds from the 5k will be used to fulfill The Arms Forces mission, to provide a caring heart and a listening ear that helps educate, empower and facilitate change for military members and veterans who have a TBI or PTSD, resulting in better outcomes for their lives. The Arms Forces is committed to being a leader in serving veterans with TBI or PTSD by addressing their unique needs and providing programs and services that are customized to make the most of their deficits while highlighting their abilities. “So many of our veterans now live with lifelong effects of PTSD and TBI as a result of their selfless service,” said Col. Kevin Doyle, 180FW commander. “The men and women of the 180FW are proud and honored to partner with such a great organization focused on supporting those who have served and those currently serving, in defense of this great nation.”
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