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    When Col. Nancy August became the 180th Vice Commander January 1, 2009, she also assumed the distinction of being the first female to do so in the Ohio Air National Guard. What is her message to all members in the military in light of her accomplishment? Male or female, do your best job, always. "It is not about gender. It is about doing the best
  • Recognizing Outstanding Performers

    During my undergraduate years at the University of Toledo, one of my professors would constantly remind his students that, "Good work should be acknowledged, and good workers should be rewarded." When subordinates start to drift the wrong way, management has an obligation to correctthe situation. There are several reasons why this needs to occur.
  • Energy Conservation is Our Responsibility

    Energy consumption here at the 180th Fighter Wing must be reduced by nine percent in fiscal year 2009 in order to meet Ohio Governor Ted Strickland's goal of a 20 percent reduction in energy consumption by 2012. Energy costs are rising, but the 180th's energy budget will not be increased forcing us to reduce energy consumption as not to exceed the
  • 180th FW Welcomes Serbian Air Force

    One of the coldest Januarys in recent history did not dampen the spirits of four Serbian Air Force members, and an interpreter, who recently spent a week at the 180th Fighter Wing. The guests included Brig Gen Mirko Vranic, 204 AFB Commander, Col Dejan  Joksimovic, 98th AFB Commander, SMSgt Miodrag Markovcevic, Chief of Weapons Supply, 98th AFB,
  • 180th Members Cover Inauguration

    Witnessing the Inauguration of our nation's first African- American President is an honor in and of itself, but being a part of that event and serving your country at the same time would be a once-in a lifetime opportunity. That opportunity came to fruition for 2nd Lt. Tiffany Pasker, Public Affairs Officer, and Senior Airman Jodi Leininger, Public
  • Col. Trevor O.D. Noel Assumes Command of MSG

    "It was surprising to me that a lot of the vision is still relevant and how well you all did to make it happen," said Col. Nancy August as she was addressing the entire Mission Support Group for a final time. "As I look around I see a team of people who came together to support each other and the unit countless times whether it was in support of
  • Operational Readiness Inspection on the Horizon

    If you are not aware of it our next ORI is on the horizon and scheduled for July 29 - Aug 4, 2010. To put it in more urgent terms, counting this drill the 180th FW has 36 drill days left before the ORI. With this timeline in mind, February drill is our "Kick off to the ORI" and several key steps have been taken to help the Wing establish the right
  • The Afterburners: Comments from the 180th Retired Community

    It has been several years since our retirees group has had an article in the Stinger. We are still around and prospering. The purpose of the 180th Afterburners group is to encourage and maintain the friendships and fellowship of the retired members of the 180th FW and their military associates. Membership is open to all 180th FW retirees, their
  • Cops Play Santa: Santa for Swanton Serves Local Needs

    On December 17th, local residents were able to provide their children a 'merrier' Christmas thanks to toys donated by 180th members at the 2nd annual Santa for Swanton event. Outside the McQuades Law Offices in Swanton, home of the Christian Food Pantry, Security Forces Squadron members gave away toys to about eighty families, along with bags of
  • Wiseman Joins the Recruiting Team

    Master Sgt. Robin L. Wiseman was recently selected for a production recruiter position at the 180th Fighter Wing. Wiseman has been with the unit since 2006 and had previously been serving as legal office superintendent in the Figher Wing section. Wiseman's career began in 1994 when she joined the Illinois Air National Guard and entered the