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  • 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
  • Breaking Labs: Emergency Response Teams Conduct Joint Hazmat Training

    Traffic outside an abandoned 1920s era school in downtown Toledo slowed to a crawl as drivers and passengers stared out their windows at men and women dressed in fluorescent orange hazardous material suits processing through decontamination tents. Inside the school, similarly dressed men and women searched for labs used to create weapons of mass
  • Stingers Prove Lethal at Combat Archer

    More than 120 members of the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, deployed 38 short tons of cargo and eight F-16 fighter jets to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida in September to participate in Combat Archer.The two-week exercise is part of the Air Combat Command Air-to-Air Weapons Systems Evaluation Program, which assesses a units overall
  • Stingers rally for bone marrow drive to save lives

    What do seat belts, immunizations, helmets and...bone marrow all have in common?They can all save lives.Bone marrow donation may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about helping others, but it's a critically important one.Airmen from the 180th Fighter Wing participated in a two-day bone marrow registration drive in support of
  • 180th Fighter Wing Slated to Become Active Associate Wing

    The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, is slated to become an Active Associate unit in Fiscal Year 2016, as part of the U.S. Air Force Total Force Integration concept, adding active duty pilots and maintenance personnel to the wing's authorized manning document.The 180th Fighter Wing became the first Ohio National Guard unit in history to
  • Lt. Col. Addison B. Baker - The Rest of the Story

    I'm a strong believer that our heritage is critical to our future, and that remembering times when our core values were tested is fuel for our profession of arms. There really isn't a better example of our core values than Lt. Col. Addison B. Baker - long before we even called them "core values." You all know the basic story - 112th pilot wins
  • Fighter Integration over the Islands

    This 2013-2014 Winter has been officially named the most historic recorded in Northwest Ohio. This year topped the charts at 84.8 inches of snow and 25 days withbelow zero temperatures, surpassing the record set in 1978 by 11.7 inches of snow.Airmen from the 180th Fighter Wing didn't let the record breaking season prevent them from maintaining
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