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  • Energy Results, 180th Fighter Wing, OHANG

    At the end of FY 2003, the 180th Fighter Wing (FW) had peaked with an energy intensity of over 115,000 BTU/SF and ranked as the third largest ANG F-16 wing in energy consumption. This high level of energy use was also being experienced at each of Ohio's 4 flying wings and other installation across the state. As a result, the Adjutant General for
  • 180th Fighter Wing Welcomes CMSAF Roy

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy and his wife Paula recently visited the Toledo Air National Guard Base in Swanton Ohio while in the local area to attend a wedding reception. Chief Roy and Paula grew up and went to high school in nearby Monroe, Michigan. Colonel Mark Bartman, 180th FW Commander and CMSgt Michael Haas, 180th FW
  • Support teams test skills at silver flag

    As Senior Airman Lindy Runion, 180th Readiness and Emergency Management Journeyman, prepared to leave for a deployment to Silver Flag in November 2009, she knew it would be different than any other she had had in the past. Before setting foot on the exercise site, she packed her A-bag and C-bag, and also prepared to be living outside for a week
  • 180th Solar Field Shines with Expansion

    The 180th Fighter Wing Air National Guard Base at Toledo Express Airport was the site of a press conference on 5 January, announcing further expansion of its highly successful alternative energy solar field.The Honorable Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur from Ohio's Ninth Congressional District joined Col Mark Bartman, 180th FW Commander and other unit
  • Personal Ownership

    Members of the 180th FW, I would like to briefly discuss a very important topic I see as being absolutely critical to our success in the near future. The topic is "personal ownership" but before I get into the ownership discussion let me provide a quick stage setting overview of what we the members of the 180th FW are about to undertake. First, as
  • Women in the Air Force - Then and Now

    Col. Bartman graciously offered the July Commander's comments opportunity to me - thinking that after 40 years, ten months and 29 days and approaching retirement that I would have some wisdom to share with the Wing. Well - I can offer a "historical" perspective! I am going to discuss two areas briefly: Basic Training and jobs from two perspectives:
  • Just a Drill

    Though it may have looked like the scene of a horrific airplane crash at the Toledo Express Airport in Toledo, Ohio on the night of April 22, it was just an exercise. Eight members of the 180th Fighter Wing fire department participated in an aircraft crash and recovery exercise along with the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority and several other
  • The Homefront

    Financial Peace University course offered for 180th members Financial Peace University is an intensive personal finance course that helps service members strategically and effectively remove debt and build wealth. In a small-group format, this 13-lesson DVD course, taught by personal finance expert Dave Ramsey, covers everything from budgeting and
  • Motorcycle Safety: New Season, Old Policy

    The sun is shining, the weather is getting warmer, and for most motorcycle riders the bikes are on the road. However, let us not forget motorcycle safety while on the road and do our individual duties to protect ourselves as well as our Wingmen. During fiscal year 2008, 124 motorcycle fatalities were reported by the Department of Defense, 50 of
  • New Media and the 180th Fighter Wing

    Friend us on Facebook: 180FW-OHANG Follow us on Twitter: 180thFW Did you know that the 180th Fighter Wing is now using social media sites to share information to you, the unit members, your friends and families and the community? It's true. The 180th has joined the fast paced world of instant communication by setting up a Facebook page and a