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  • Unit Members Recognized at Memorial Tournament Military Appreciation Day

    Tech. Sgt. Christine Martin, Finance, and Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Roberts from Security Forces Squadron, were with golf legend Jack Nicklaus at the 2008 Memorial Golf Tournament's "Military Appreciation Day" held Tuesday, May 27 at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Martin and Roberts were part of a group of 30 Ohio Airman and Soldiers
  • Are You Ready to Deploy?

    180FW Family Readiness Pre-Deployment Classes being offeredPersonal and family readiness is a key to mission success. For this reason the 180FW Family Programs Office is offering a day of information to help families and servicemembers prepare for upcoming deployments. These classes will be offered on Sunday, July 13 along with a great new event
  • Afterburners Donate Money to Purchase Minutemen

    The Afterburners Club, which is comprised of retired members of the 180th Fighter Wing, has graciously donated $1,000 toward the purchase of Minutemen statues for retiring members of the 180th Fighter Wing. The 180th Chief's Council approached the Afterburners citing the funding issues that the Wing was encountering and requested any assistance
  • SMART OPS FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW

    Hopefully by now you are all familiar with the term "Smart Ops," or at least have heard about Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century. I'm sure you could talk with most of our Medical Group personnel to get more information on things like a Rapid Improvement Event, lean, six sigma, eight kinds of waste, etc. MDG recently went through a RIE
  • 1st Generation College Student "Benefits"

    Those of us who have older siblings are blessed because we are able to learn from their life experiences. That is just what Senior Airman Madeline L. Ruyle, Services Specialist, did. In a household which fosters hard work and independence, her four older sisters went on to college, but unfortunately did not receive financial assistance to fund the
  • Vehicle Decals No Longer Being Issued at the 180th Fighter Wing

    Effective immediately, the 180th Security Forces Squadron will stop issuing vehicle decals. All outstanding decals must be returned to the SFS issuing desk prior to 30 SEP 2008. The decals to be returned include the DD Form 2220, AF Form 2219 and the Installation Tag. As you may have heard, in OCT 2007 the AF announced that vehicles are no longer
  • An Uplifting Event for Educators

    On April 24th, 25 educators from the local community participated in an "Educator's Flight." The purpose of this event was to help enhance recruiting and community involvement for the 180th Fighter Wing. The event was organized by Captain Gary Bentley, 180th Fighter Wing Executive Officer, and Captain John Griffiths, 180th Fighter Wing Maintenance
  • Security Forces Spun Up on 'Direct Threat' Technique

    The 180th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron members gathered at the Fire Science and Law Enforcement Center at Owens Community College April 13, 2008, to be trained by members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Special Response Team on the 'Active Shooter: Direct to Threat' technique. The concept of the Active Shooter technique was originally
  • 180th Member Guides Heros on 1st Honor Flight

    As the inaugural Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio taxied down the runway at Toledo Express Airport April 30, 2008, 29 veterans looked out the plane's windows to see a line of 180th members, along with our Honor Guard, come to attention and render a respectful salute from the tarmac. "That just brought smiles and tears to those veterans," said 1st
  • Community Relations - Building Public Trust and Support

    We are all fortunate to serve in the military today, especially in a location that clearly supports our presence in the community. This is evidenced in many ways, probably the most visible being the "Save the 180th" campaign that took place during the BRAC process in 2005. But there are other ways in which we are supported by the community and ways
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