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  • 180FW Hosts BASH Team Visit

    Wildlife-related incidents were documented as the leading cause of F-16 fighter jet mishaps in the first quarter of 2017. In an effort to mitigate impact to the mission and maximize the safety of pilots, aircraft and the abundant local-area wildlife, the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, hosted a Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard team visit, April 13, 2017, to assess potential bird and other wildlife hazards located on and around the airfield at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio.
  • 180th Airmen Participate in Water Survival Training

    Airmen assigned to the 180FW participated in water survival training Sat., May 6, at the Aqua Hut, located in Toledo, Ohio. Training, conducted in realistic environments and under realistic circumstances, ensures our Airmen maintain the highest levels of proficiency and readiness for worldwide deployment.
  • American Heroes:

    April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The Month of the Military Child helps raise awareness about the unique struggles military children face, builds resiliency to help them cope with those challenges, and celebrates their sacrifices, which often go unrecognized.
  • Inventor, Entrepreneur, Airman: 180th Fighter Wing Airman embraces innovation

    Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Bill Gates; these are a few of the names which come to mind when people talk about success. Tom Burden is not on this list… yet.
  • Inherent Danger: A Critical Career

    “Working with any type of munitions is inherently dangerous,” said Master Sgt. Daniel Denig, munitions facility production supervisor assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard. “Airmen at our munitions facility in Swanton, Ohio, work tirelessly to ensure pilots have the munitions necessary to respond quickly and precisely, at home and abroad, for training and combat engagements.”
  • Leaving a Legacy: 180FW builds foundation of success for Total Force Integration

    Col. Craig R. Baker, relinquished command of the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, during an official change of command ceremony Aug. 8, 2016, concluding his historic tour as the first active duty officer to command an Air National Guard Wing.The 180FW became the first Ohio National Guard unit in history to become part of the Air Force's
  • Beyond Expectations

    While many Airmen volunteer their time to different charities and causes, Tyran "Ty" Boyd has a passion for serving the community above and beyond expectations.He is one of the founding members and a former chair of the United Way Emerging Leaders program in Toledo, a program aiming to engage the next generation of professionals in the community
  • A Triumph of Human Dignity

    Never forget. These are the words often used to convey the importance of Sept. 11, 2001, in our country's history. Fifteen years ago, nearly 3,000 innocent lives were lost. They were parents, children, friends, family and loved ones.Service members and civilians alike will mark the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11.For U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Reed,
  • Midwest Roots to Commander Boots

    A new leader has assumed command the 180th Fighter Wing and a new set of expressions can be heard around the base; phrases ranging from describing Airmen as "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed" to "it's like a pig staring at a wristwatch" to describe when you don't know what you're looking at, or "long in the tooth" to describe someone's age.One of six
  • Thunder in the Sky: Toledo Air Show Returns after Decade-long Absence

    The Toledo Air Show, absent from the Toledo skies since before Keeping up with the Kardashian's inundated television, Pluto was removed as a planet and Apple released the iPhone, returned for the first time in more than a decade for a two-day spectacle of aerial performances July 16-17, 2016, at the Toledo Express Airport.Aircraft of all variation