New Buckeye Guard online publication

Vol. 39, No. 4 ~ July/August 2021

Cover of Buckeye Guard

Soldiers with the 1-174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment traveled to Guam and Tinian to train during Forager 21, which tested participants’ ability to conduct strategic deployment and joint operational maneuver of forces into and across the Indo-Pacific Theater.


Service members package food bundles.

Ohio National Guard, State Defense Force to scale back COVID-19 response

The Ohio National Guard and Ohio State Defense Force have transitioned from the emergency COVID-19 response that began in March 2020 to a smaller, yet flexible, response force of about 40 personnel, who will continue providing logistics and vaccination support.


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179th AW selected as preferred location for Air National Guard’s first cyber warfare wing

The Department of the Air Force announced Aug. 25 that it has identified Ohio’s Mansfield-Lahm Air National Guard Base as the preferred location for the first Air National Guard cyber warfare wing in the country.



121st Airman is Ohio Air National Guard Recruiter of Year

Ohio Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jordan Hopson in uniform.

Meet Tech. Sgt. Jordan Hopson of the 121st Air Refueling Wing — the Ohio Air National Guard’s Recruiter of the Year — who facilitated 79 enlistments in federal fiscal year 2020, the most in the entire Air National Guard.



The U.S. military is an all-volunteer force that serves to protect America's security and way of life, but service members are more than a fighting force. They are leaders, humanitarians and your fellow Americans. Get to know more about the men and women who serve, who they are, what they do and why they do it.

Governor Mike DeWine at podium

Leadership message:

Governor Mike DeWine

“I’ll be forever grateful to members of the Ohio National Guard for all their work to help fellow Ohioans during the #COVID19 pandemic.”


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Historical Highlight


Ohio Air National Guard pilot wins cross-country jet race

“Slow F-84 Jet Wins Dash Across U.S.” was the newspaper headline that announced Lt. Col. James Poston of the 166th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron as the winner of the 1955 Ricks Memorial Trophy race that took place on July 2, 1955. Poston raced the 1,945 miles from Ontario, Calif. to Detroit in 3 hours, 32 minutes at an average speed of 546 miles per hour in a F84E “Thunderjet.”