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  • Commander's Comments: Lead Well

    It has been just over a month since I have joined the Stinger ranks as the new commander and I want to let you know just how excited I am to be part of your family.My charge to each of you is simple: LEAD WELL!Being selected as commander of the Best Fighter Wing in the World is both a privilege and an honor. It is a privilege because command is a
  • Air National Guard commander selected for assignment at Pentagon: 180th Fighter Wing Commander, Ohio Air National Guard, to become Executive Assistant to Chief of the National Guard Bureau

    Here to serve is not only a motto for 180th Fighter Wing Commander, Col. Steven S. Nordhaus, it has also been his way of life since joining the U.S. Air Force 28 years ago. Nordhaus will continue serving as he begins a new chapter of his career in December, as the executive assistant for Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Frank Grass, in
  • Ohio Airmen Provide Hope to West Tennessee Community

    Airmen from the 180th Fighter Wing Medical Group deployed in July, to Martin, Tenn., to conduct Innovative Readiness Training in support of "Hope of Martin," a two-week health fair for members of the Martin and surrounding communities. Approximately 30 members of the 180th FW Medical Group and 110 other service members from the Air National Guard,
  • Airman, Pilot, Plane Builder: Airman Completes Lifelong Dream!

    The hangar is quiet at the moment, but it is easy to see that much work goes on here. There are tools on the floor underneath the aircraft, waiting to be picked up and used again. Because it is unpainted, all of the shiny, hand-drilled aluminum rivets can be seen. In this state, it looks like a sort of prototype. Especially because it has
  • Community Members Team Up to Recognize Military Children

    For over two centuries, we have recognized the members of our armed forces, our Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guard as our nation's defenders and heroes.Our service men and women are not, however, the only ones serving this great nation. The parents, spouses and children of this country's war-fighters have served our nation honorably
  • Airman is Best-of-the-Best five years in a row

    180th Fighter Wing Command Post Controller, Tech. Sgt. Levi Shadle has been recognized as the best of the best for the fifth time in four years.Shadle was recently named as the 2012 Continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, First Air Force and Air Force Northern Command's Aerospace Control Alert Command Post
  • Why did You Come to Work Today?

    I read a great book recently, "Start with WHY." The author, Simon Sinek, made a compelling argument that successful organizations share one common trait - they understand at the most fundamental level why they exist. The people in these organizations feel the values of the institution say something about who they are, and who they want to be. In
  • H.O.O.V.E.S. Helps Service Members and Veterans

    Imagine trying to lead a 1,500 lb. Belgian horse through an obstacle course in an arena the size of a football field. Now, think about how you would accomplish this without touching or talking to the horse.This was one of the challenges members of 180th leadership team faced when they participated in team-building exercises designed by H.O.O.V.E.S,
  • The Final Notes Have Been Played: 555th Air National Guard Band of the Great Lakes Deactivated After 90 Years

    Celebrating 90 years of military musical heritage, the 555th Air National Guard Band of the Great Lakes performed for the final time during an official deactivation ceremony July 7, 2012.The band, commonly known as the Triple Nickel, went out on a high note Saturday, as they performed classical, jazz and rock favorites during the official
  • 180th FW wins back to back ACA unit awards

    The 180th Fighter Wing walked away with the Unit of the Year Award for the second consecutive year at the 1st Air Force Aerospace Control Alert Awards banquet in March. Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. hosted this event.Additionally, Tech. Sgt. Bruce Hedrick, a command post controller 180th FW, was awarded ACA Command Post Controller of the Year and
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