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award 121st ARW Airman wins Latino Military Service award
Ohio Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Sabrina Jimenez, a personnel specialist at the 121st Air Refueling Wing in Columbus, Ohio, was presented the Latino Military Service of Distinction award by the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Five Hispanic Ohioans were chosen to receive the award, given to Latinos who have served and continue to serve the country with honor and excellence, at the Distinguished Hispanic Ohioans Awards Gala at the Ohio State University Saturday evening.
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Curtiss Wagner a chaplain with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, says a prayer before the start of a breakfast held to celebrate the National Day of Prayer May 4, 2017 at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. The National Day of Prayer is an annual event held on the first Thursday of May. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ashley Williams) 121st ARW Airmen celebrate National Day of Prayer
Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, celebrated the National Day of Prayer May 4, 2017 at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. “The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May,” said Lt. Col. Curtiss Wagner, a Chaplain with the 121st ARW. “It invites people of all faiths to come together to pray for the nation.”
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Lt. Gen. Scott Rice, Director of the Air National Guard visits with the Airmen of the 121st Air Refueling Wing April 12, 2017, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. General Rice also met with unit leaders to learn more about the mission of the 121st ARW and and hear directly from Airmen on issues or concerns impacting the Air National Guard.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson) Air National Guard Director visits Rickenbacker
The Director of the Air National Guard visited the 121st Air Refueling Wing here Wednesday.  The visit by Lt. Gen. Scott Rice marks the first time a Director of the Air National Guard has visited the 121st ARW.  Rice is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans, and programs affecting the more than 105,500 Guard
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U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Tamara Gonzales, a First Sergeant with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio National Guard, participated in a Veterans panel discussion for women Mar. 10, 2017 at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, Ohio. The discussion was sponsored by the Ohio Department of Veterans Services in honor of Women's History Month. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Wendy Kuhn) Airman participates in panel discussion for Women's History Month
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Tamara Gonzales, a First Sergeant with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio National Guard, participated in a Veterans panel discussion for women Mar. 10, 2017 at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, Ohio. The discussion was sponsored by the Ohio Department of Veterans Services in honor of Women's History Month. Gonzales currently resides in Columbus, Ohio and has served in the military for 24 years. In addition to the Ohio Air National Guard, she also served for five years in the U.S. Army Reserve.
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A U.S. Air Force pilot with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio Air National Guard performs pre-flight checks of a KC-135R Stratotanker during a training sortie in support of Emerald Warrior 17 March 7, 2017. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to various threats across the spectrum of conflict. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ashley Williams) 121st ARW participates in Emerald Warrior 17
Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio Air National Guard participated with more than 1500 military personnel and contractors in Emerald Warrior 17 based out of Hurlburt Field, Fla. Feb. 27, 2017 through March 10, 2017. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to various threats across the spectrum of conflict.
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Molly Frey, a senior at Pickerington North High School, stands for a portrait at Dawes Arboretum Oct. 23, 2016, in Newark, Ohio. Frey recently won the 2017 National Guard Military Child of the Year award from Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit serving America’s military families. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson) Ohio National Guard military child wins national award
Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit serving America’s military families, named Molly Frey, a senior at Pickerington North High School, its 2017 National Guard Military Child of the Year. Frey, who competed with nearly 400 applicants, will receive $10,000 and a flight for her and a family member to Washington, D.C., for an awards gala. Frey is the daughter of Senior Master Sgt. Renee Frey, Ohio National Guard Joint Force Headquarters human resources office management analyst, and retired Senior Master Sgt. Kim Frey, 121st Air Refueling Wing public affairs superintendent.
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas Norris, 121st Air Refueling Wing Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commander, gives a new recruit a tour of a KC-135 Stratotanker on Jan. 21, 2017 at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. Lt. Col. Norris was recently awarded the 2017 Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award of Maintenance Excellence for field grade officers for the Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Wendy Kuhn) Surprise submission earns national award for AMXS commander
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas Norris, 121st Air Refueling Wing Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commander, was awarded the 2017 Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award of Maintenance Excellence for field grade officers for the Air National Guard on Jan. 11, 2017. The award is given for excellence in management to aircraft, munitions and missile maintenance personnel in the Air National Guard.
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Service members from the Ohio Army National Guard Medical Detachment and the Ohio Air National Guard Medical Group participated with members of the Serbian Armed Forces in a Combined Medical Engagement from Sept. 4, 2016 to Sept. 17, 2016 in various locations throughout southeast Serbia. The purpose of the engagement was to provide humanitarian assistance by the combined medical teams to the Serbian civilians in the regions, build a working relationship between the Serbian Armed Forces’ and Ohio National Guard's medical teams and lay the groundwork for a future relationship with the Angolan Armed Forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Wendy Kuhn/Released) Ohio Guard participates in CME in Republic of Serbia
Service members from the Ohio Army National Guard Medical Detachment and the Ohio Air National Guard Medical Group participated with members of the Serbian Armed Forces in a Combined Medical Engagement from Sept. 4, 2016 to Sept. 17, 2016 in various locations throughout southeast Serbia. The purpose of the engagement was to provide humanitarian
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2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Emily Shertzer, an instrumentalist with the 553rd Air Force Band, breaks the tape at the finish of the U.S. Air Force half-marathon Sept. 17, 2016, at Wright Patterson A.F.B., Ohio. Shertzer, representing the Air National Guard marathon team, was the first female finisher in the half-marathon with a time of 1:22:40 (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson/Released)

Air National Guard marathon team runs strong at Air Force Marathon
The sacrifices of the Air National Guard marathon team may finally pay off in 2016. Their stellar performance in the Air Force Marathon and half-marathon may have captured the coveted MAJCOM [major command] Challenge trophy. Chief Master Sgt. Edward Walden, team manager, has worked toward this goal for four years now. With his four marathon team
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2016
Richard D. Pulice, a physician’s assistant, is awarded the Ohio Health Care Worker of the Year for 2016 for his outstanding work with the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. (Photo courtesy of Ohio Hospital Association) National Guardsman goes above and beyond, earns state award
An Airman with the 121st Medical Group was recognized as the 2016 Ohio Health Care Worker of the Year during the Ohio Hospital Association Recognition Dinner June 14, 2016.Lt. Col. Richard Pulice, a Physician Assistant, was given the Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year award for his exceptional service."Being awarded the Ohio Health
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