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  • Serbian Air Force Visit: Exchange of Experiences

    Five Serbian Air Force aviators came to Ohio on a seven-day whirlwind tour under the State Partnership Program. In September of 2006, the Ohio National Guard entered into a partnership with the Republic of Serbia, fostering greater communication and providing resources for the purpose of training and modernization of their Armed Forces. The Serbian
  • Airmen to Have More Choices for Death Gratuity Benefit

    Airmen will be able to select one or more persons of their choosing to receive death gratuity benefits beginning July 1. "This is a significant change to the (death gratuity) benefits election option for all Airmen," said Steven Kelley, the director of Air and Space Expeditionary Force Operations at the Air Force Personnel Center here. Prior to the
  • Ohio Guard Members Support Special Olympics Summer Games

    This year marks the 35th anniversary of the 179th Airlift Wing Medical Squadron hosting medical care at the Ohio Special Olympic Summer Games. A total of 97 volunteers were ready to provide first aid for the June 27-29 event at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Participating volunteers came from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield; 88th
  • It Takes A Village (Wing)

    We are all familiar with the saying "It takes a village to raise a child," here at the 180th Fighter Wing let's change that phrase to "It takes a Wing to raise an airman!" It is truly the responsibility of each and every member of the 180th FW to successfully mold a new recruit from a civilian into a dynamic airman, in other words, to raise him or
  • 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

    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