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The 121st Civil Engineering Fire Department begins their initial response to a full-scale, mass casualty emergency preparedness exercise June 14, 2016 at Rickenbacker International Airport. The exercise was held to test and evaluate emergency response plans of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, first response emergency services, hospitals, community non-profits and other local emergency preparedness organizations in the event of a major disaster. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Williams/Released) First responders participate in mass casualty exercise
The 121st Air Refueling Wing participated in a full-scale, mass casualty emergency preparedness exercise June 14, 2016 at Rickenbacker International Airport.The exercise was held to test and evaluate emergency response plans of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, first response emergency services, hospitals, community non-profits and other
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U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Auer (left), 121st Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kelly Gibbs (right), command chief, take part in an assumption of command ceremony on June 11, 2016, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. As the unit's newest command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Gibbs is responsible for advising the commander on matters of mission effectiveness; readiness; training and the health, morale and welfare of all 121 ARW enlisted members. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Wendy Kuhn/Released) Gibbs assumes 121st command chief role
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kelly Gibbs became the 121st Air Refueling Wing's newest command chief at an assumption of command ceremony on June 11, 2016, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio.As command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Gibbs is responsible for advising the commander on matters of mission effectiveness; readiness; training; and
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Airmen of the 121st Security Forces Squadron participated in domestic disorder response training on May 14, 2016, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. The Columbus Division of Police facilitated the training and covered topics such as crowd control management and domestic response. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Wendy Kuhn/Released) Security Forces Airmen participate in training with Columbus Division of Police
Airmen of the 121st Security Forces Squadron participated in domestic disorder response training on May 14, 2016, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio.The Columbus Division of Police facilitated the training and covered topics such as crowd control management and domestic response."This training is very important since the Security Forces
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U.S. Airmen with the Enlisted Field Advisory Council from the 121st Air Refueling Wing volunteer during a community outreach program with Habitat for Humanity April 23, 2016 Columbus, Ohio. EFAC Airmen helped to build a new walkway railing, repaint window sills and replace old windows for a local family in need. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Williams/Released) Airmen give back to local community
Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Enlisted Field Advisory Council participated in a community outreach program with Habitat for Humanity April 23, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.EFAC Airmen helped to build a new walkway railing, repaint window sills and replace old windows for a local family in need."Part of the American Dream is owning a home,"
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Luke Fedlam visits Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base as the Honorary Commander for the 121st Air Refueling Wing Feb. 24, 2016. The Honorary Commander program allows community leaders the opportunity to witness the missions, programs and operations of the military units first hand. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Williams/Released) Local leader becomes 1st Honorary Commander at 121st ARW
The 121st Air Refueling Wing welcomed Luke Fedlam as the Honorary Commander for the 121st Operations Group Feb. 24, 2016.After hearing Col. Mark D. Auer, commander of the 121st ARW, speak during a community event, Fedlam decided he wanted to get involved with the military again, joining together with Auer to start off the Honorary Commander program
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U.S. Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, along with members of the Columbus Downtown High School Jr. ROTC and the Rickenbacker-Woods Foundation, join together to celebrate the 125th birthday of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker Oct. 8, 2015 at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. October 8 has officially been named by The Franklin County Board of Commissioners as “Captain Eddie Rickenbacker Day” for the City of Columbus. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Williams/Released)
'Ace of Aces' legacy celebrated by Columbus community
Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, along with members of the Rickenbacker-Woods Foundation, joined together to celebrate the 125th birthday of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, Oct. 8, 2015.Rickenbacker, born in Columbus, Ohio in 1890, was a well-known race car driver, racing in the Indianapolis 500 three times, before joining the Army in
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Steven Schwarck, cyberspace operations, 121st Air Refueling Wing Communications Flight, travelled to Budapest, Hungary in September 2015 as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Wendy Kuhn/Released) Cooperation with Hungary
Tech. Sgt. Steven Schwarck, cyberspace operations, 121st Air Refueling Wing Communications Flight, travelled to Budapest, Hungary for three days in September 2015, as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program.The National Guard State Partnership Program couples state National Guard units with a partner country in order to help improve
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2015
The 121st Air Refueling Wing held a ceremony in honor of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, Sept. 11, 2015. On Patriot Day, the American flag is flown at half-staff on all U.S. government buildings and establishments throughout the world and a moment of silence is observed beginning at 8:46 am, the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Wendy Kuhn/Released) Airmen commemorate Patriot Day with ceremony
The 121st Air Refueling Wing held a ceremony in honor of Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, Sept. 11, 2015.On Patriot Day, the American flag is flown at half-staff on all U.S. government buildings and establishments throughout the world and a moment of silence is observed
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U.S. Airmen with the 121st Security Forces Squadron inspect their vehicles before departing for Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Mich. Aug. 17, 2015. The Airmen spent three days at Camp Grayling in a simulated deployed environment as a part of their annual training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Ashley Williams/Released) New training brings new opportunity for Security Forces Airmen
Airmen with the 121st Security Forces Squadron deployed to Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich. for their annual training   Aug.6 through Aug. 21, 2015."The purpose of this training is to get our Airmen ready to deploy overseas at a moment's notice," said Tech. Sgt. Stephen Nace, an AT instructor with the 121st SFS. "We like to instill in
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Adam Adair, a pilot with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, runs through a pre-flight inspection with Pilot for a Day, Jake Sprowl, a 12-year-old from Springfield, Ohio, Aug. 11, 2015 at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. Sprowl and his family spent the day with Airmen of the 121st Air Refueling Wing, touring the base and learning about the missions of the various squadrons. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Ashley Williams/Released)
Rickenbacker ANGB hosts Jake Sprowl as Pilot for a Day
The 121st Air Refueling Wing hosted Jake Sprowl, a 12-year-old from Springfield, Ohio, as Pilot for a Day Aug. 12, 2015 at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio.The Pilot for a Day program offers youth, with chronic or life threatening illnesses, the opportunity to spend time with Airmen and enjoy a day of military experiences."It was an honor
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