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Rickenbacker Spotlight - July

121 ARW Recruiter hits career milestone in record time 121 ARW Recruiter hits career milestone in record time

121 ARW Recruiter hits career milestone in record time



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Mission: The 121st Air Refueling Wing will deliver ready, Citizen Airmen to meet the demands of our families, community, state, and nation whenever and wherever needed. We will accomplish this mission without fail by ensuring that every  Airman as well as their Family, is mentally, physically, and emotionally prepared to provide combat airpower in a contested battle space.

Vision: To be the most relevant and reliable Wing in the U.S. Air Force, delivering combat-ready Airman, unwavering nuclear deterrence, and the first response to our State’s and Nation’s defense.



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The 121st Air Refueling Wing is proud to announce the Rickenbacker Spotlight Airman for August 2019, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Autumn Treadwell! Treadwell is a services specialist in the 121st Sustainment Services Flight, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. Treadwell also is a key contributor on the wing’s Fatality Search and Recovery Team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer) To read more about this outstanding Airman, the link is in the comments below.
Airmen of the 121st Air Refueling Wing cruised through the run portion of their annual fitness test during a recent unit training assembly. Maintaining a solid level of fitness is one of the ways our Airmen ensure they are always ready and always there! (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson)
Introducing Tech. Sgt. Nathaniel Carter from the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group! This inspiring Airman is a production controller in the Maintenance Operations Center who also has a passion for using his personal example to motivate and inspire others. Click on the story in the comments below to read more!
Congratulations to the Rickenbacker Spotlight Airman for the month of July, Staff Sgt. Kyle Taylor. Taylor is a fuels distribution system operator with the Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) Flight at the 121st Air Refueling Wing Logistics Readiness (LRS) Squadron. Senior Master Sgt. Rick Iulianelli, the 121 ARW Fuels Flight Superintendent, recommended Taylor for this month's spotlight, citing him as being very dependable, hard-working and an excellent role model. “Staff Sgt. Kyle Taylor was hired on as a fuels technician in April of this year,” said Iulianelli. “He brought with him an enthusiasm for the fuels career field and new ideas to improve existing programs.” A link to the full story is in the comments below.
Retired Col. Ronald Albers, former 121st Air Refueling Wing pilot and Vice Wing Commander, passed away recently. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Our Chief's Council recently held their annual golf outing to support our family readiness office. 35 teams battled it out for the top prize, but one team clearly won best dressed! If you played, the link to your team photos is in the comments below.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of former 121st Air Refueling Wing Master Sgt. Branson Prior.
O-H... We're taking fuel to the fight on a regular basis!
"We’re here today to honor all of their determination, dedication, love of flying and everything they did for a country who thought that they couldn’t do it. They showed them wrong. They blazed a trail for the rest of us and helped change the outlook of the United States Air Force." - Major Jody Schweickart The 121st Air Refueling Wing held a ceremony to unveil a memorial designed to pay tribute to the Women Airforce Service Pilots yesterday at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. Rickenbacker ANGB, then Lockbourne Air Force Base, was a B-17 Flying Fortress training location for female pilots from 1943 to 1944. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Ralph Branson)
Honoring those who gave their lives in service to our Nation.
What does pure joy look like? Like these boys seeing their dad get home from Afghanistan! Welcome home to all our deployers! Our operational tempo is high, we deliver a lot of fuel to the fight. (U.S. National Guard video by Ralph Branson) Music: In A Dream by Mika Sade
Thank you, sir, for making the ultimate sacrifice in your service to our country.
A family tradition! Congratulations to Tristen Miller, who recently enlisted into the 121st Air Refueling Wing as a boom operator. Miller is following in the footsteps of his mother, Master Sgt. Leslie Miller, 121st Force Support Squadron, and his grandfather retired Master Sgt. Rick Clark, 121st Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Ralph Branson)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Ginikos, crew chief in the fire department at the 121st Air Refueling Wing, was presented with the 2018 Chief Albert Fitzpatrick Award for Air National Guard Firefighter of the Year on May 5, 2019, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio. His accomplishments include saving a young girl's life last year. Congratulations Staff Sgt. Ginikos! Link to the full story in the comments below.
The 121st Air Refueling Wing welcomed U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown for a visit yesterday. He spoke with wing leadership and toured the base. Brown, along with the rest of the Ohio congressional delegation, helped to obtain resources for the wing's flight simulator and base construction projects. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Ralph Branson)
During May RSD, Security Forces Airmen participated in quarterly weapons training using simulated ammunition while wearing gloves and gas masks to experience weapons handling as they would in a chemical warfare environment.
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Corey Wilson, 121st Air Refueling Wing pilot, on his retirement after 27 years of service to the nation. Brig. Gen. James Camp, Ohio National Guard Assistant Adjutant General, presided over the ceremony yesterday. Camp and Wilson flew over 50 missions together as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson)
"I would rather have a million friends than a million dollars." -Eddie Rickenbacker Happy #TankerTuesday! We are s… https://t.co/WnpyHIDCtd
They say true friendship can withstand the test of time. Check out this story about a second-generation internation… https://t.co/zfLRwanatU
"Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared." -Eddie Rickenbacker H… https://t.co/sSh9qGjz4j
“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you hav… https://t.co/Q7wQ64fZ6z
Our January Rickenbacker Spotlight goes out to Staff Sgt. Grant Skelton! Sgt. Skelton is new to the 121st, and we a… https://t.co/nYvC4krLeY
"Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible." -Eddie Rickenbacker Happy… https://t.co/01Mf5AOaGp
We were honored to host the 2020 Outstanding Airman of the Year awards ceremony this past weekend. These awards are… https://t.co/IWXBHHPRK7
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.… https://t.co/IJWzu5Cfrg
Check out this piece from Defense News featuring a photo by our very own photographer Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn!… https://t.co/sSd9U3Uxs4
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Enjoy this holiday shoutout from MSgt Kelley Walker and 1st LT Jim Felty. https://t.co/rpRWlKNBsq
What’s the best day of the week? You guessed it, #TankerTuesday! #NKAWTG https://t.co/jnDptvMCkr
The 2019 Breakfast with Santa was a huge success! We'd like to thank the 121st Enlisted Field Advisory Council, Fam… https://t.co/YF4gcG862D
For many of of our members, service runs in the family. For the Walker family, service is a priority. Congratulatio… https://t.co/LQ0002ybMP
RT @DeptofDefense: Can you say #airpower? 💪🏿💪🏾💪🏻 @USAirForce #F15E Strike Eagles with the 4th Fighter Wing get in formation behind a #KC13
Happy #TankerTuesday! Check out this shot of our KC-135 tanker refueling an E-3 NATO AWACS over Bremervorde, German… https://t.co/eYRRNRDbFa
Yesterday, we got a visit from a very special guest, and boy did he arrive in style. Thank you, Santa, for stopping… https://t.co/14EpTEB2Ya
We'd like to give a warm shout-out to Penny, our distinguished barber who is retiring next week after 29 years of w… https://t.co/cMmbiKuefw
The best day of the week is finally here, happy #TankerTuesday! #NKAWTG https://t.co/IToCeB5ZWx
RT @US_TRANSCOM: Take a look at @AirNatlGuard Airmen supporting @NATO E-3A operations while deployed to @US_EUCOM. @121ARW #Togetherwedeliv

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