F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 180th Fighter Wing and a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing, both assigned to the Ohio National Guard, conduct a series of flybys over the Columbus, Ohio area, May 13, 2020 as part of the Department of Defense’s Operation American Resolve. The Salute Ohio flybys were conducted as a small thank you to Ohio’s heroes working on the frontlines to protect residents and keep Ohio running during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.
F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 180th Fighter Wing and a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing, both assigned to the Ohio National Guard, conduct a series of flybys over the Columbus, Ohio area, May 13, 2020 as part of the Department of Defense’s Operation American Resolve. The Salute Ohio flybys were conducted as a small thank you to Ohio’s heroes working on the frontlines to protect residents and keep Ohio running during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.
F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 180th Fighter Wing and a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing, both assigned to the Ohio National Guard, conduct a series of flybys over the Columbus, Ohio area, May 13, 2020 as part of the Department of Defense’s Operation American Resolve. The Salute Ohio flybys were conducted as a small thank you to Ohio’s heroes working on the frontlines to protect residents and keep Ohio running during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.
F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 180th Fighter Wing and a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing, both assigned to the Ohio National Guard, conduct a series of flybys over the Columbus, Ohio area, May 13, 2020 as part of the Department of Defense’s Operation American Resolve. The Salute Ohio flybys were conducted as a small thank you to Ohio’s heroes working on the frontlines to protect residents and keep Ohio running during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.
F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 180th Fighter Wing and a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing, both assigned to the Ohio National Guard, conduct a series of flybys over the Columbus, Ohio area, May 13, 2020 as part of the Department of Defense’s Operation American Resolve. The Salute Ohio flybys were conducted as a small thank you to Ohio’s heroes working on the frontlines to protect residents and keep Ohio running during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.
F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 180th Fighter Wing and a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing, both assigned to the Ohio National Guard, conduct a series of flybys over the Columbus, Ohio area, May 13, 2020 as part of the Department of Defense’s Operation American Resolve. The Salute Ohio flybys were conducted as a small thank you to Ohio’s heroes working on the frontlines to protect residents and keep Ohio running during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.
F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 180th Fighter Wing and a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing, both assigned to the Ohio National Guard, conduct a series of flybys over the Columbus, Ohio area, May 13, 2020 as part of the Department of Defense’s Operation American Resolve. The Salute Ohio flybys were conducted as a small thank you to Ohio’s heroes working on the frontlines to protect residents and keep Ohio running during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.
F-16 Fighting Falcons, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, conduct a flyby over local-area fire and police departments, May 13, 2020, as part of the Department of Defense’s Operation American Resolve. The 180th Fighter Wing has conducted Salute Ohio flybys across the state of Ohio as a way to thank Ohio’s heroes who working on the frontlines to protect residents and keep Ohio running during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.
F-16 Fighting Falcons, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, conduct a flyby over local-area fire and police departments, May 13, 2020, as part of the Department of Defense’s Operation American Resolve. The 180th Fighter Wing has conducted Salute Ohio flybys across the state of Ohio as a way to thank Ohio’s heroes who working on the frontlines to protect residents and keep Ohio running during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.
F-16 Fighting Falcons, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, conduct a flyby over local-area fire and police departments, May 13, 2020, as part of the Department of Defense’s Operation American Resolve. The 180th Fighter Wing has conducted Salute Ohio flybys across the state of Ohio as a way to thank Ohio’s heroes who working on the frontlines to protect residents and keep Ohio running during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.

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  • 180FW Airman Fixes Courthouse Clock

    The historic clock at the Wood County Courthouse is able to start ticking again after an Airman assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing designed and built a gear to replace a broken part that left the clock out of service in November of 2019. After seeing an article about the clock, Staff Sgt. Alex Wynn, a machinist assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, reached out to offer his services.
  • The End of a Generation: 40 Years of Service

    Master Sgt. Mark Cramer has been in the Air Force for more than 40 years, enlisting in 1978. Jimmy Carter was in office, a gallon of gas was 63 cents and the first Garfield comic was published. “I am probably the oldest certified weapons crew chief at 59 years old.” Cramer is a weapons loader assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing. But, he’s not just any weapons loader. He is one of the oldest weapons loaders in the entire Air Force.
  • Locked and Loaded: 180FW Takes Aim at Green Flag-West

    An Army convoy is driving though the desert when they run into an ambush. Enemy vehicles and tanks threaten the lives of soldiers on the ground. While taking cover, a Joint Terminal Attack Coordinator grabs his radio and calls for air support. Moments later, the roar of an F-16 fighter jet engine can be heard overhead. U.S. Air Force pilots arrive, dropping bombs and taking out their targets. The smoke clears. The shooting stops. The attack is over. As the F-16s fly away, the soldiers are safe and can continue their mission. This kind of coordination is no easy feat. Pilots in the air and soldiers on the ground, trying to pinpoint the location of the aggressors and dropping munitions, all while in close range friendly soldiers. That’s where exercises like Green Flag-West come in.
  • 180th Fighter Wing Goes to Green Flag

    More than 180 Airmen and 12 F-16 fighter jets assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing arrived at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 6, 2020, to participate in exercise Green Flag-West The Two Week Exercise is a realistic, Air-to-Surface, joint training exercise, usually involving two multi-role fighter and/or bomber squadrons, electronic warfare aircraft and aerial refueling aircraft.
  • COMUSAFE Visits Multinational Load Diffuser Exercise in Hungary

    General Tod Wolters, commander of United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, visited the Hungarian Defence Force’s 59th Air Base, Hungary, as part of a Distinguished Visitor Day, recognizing the efforts of six regional partners during Exercise Load Diffuser 2017 on Fri., June 2.
  • Invisible Wounds:

    The 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, partnered with The Arms Forces to host the I Believe I Can Fly 5k, April 9, 2017, at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. More than 250 runners participated in the race, focused on raising awareness for veterans and current military members with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
  • A Day to Remember

    In April, 2016, 22-year old Whitehouse, Ohio native, Ashleigh Hunt, waited for results of her latest scans, anticipating similar results to her January scans showing no new growth of her lung tumors. The news was not good. The scans showed a new large tumor pressing against a major artery and her spine which would require yet another round of
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