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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)
Today’s #Warriorsofthe121st spotlight goes out to TSgt. Samuel Fetty, an aircraft hydraulics technician who has bee… https://t.co/imWcnI6BM8
Congratulations to newly promoted Chief Master Sgt. Jennifer Braskett, of the 121st Communications Flight, 121st Ai… https://t.co/UFQOKnbi3p
Today's #Warriorsofthe121st spotlight goes to 2nd Lt. Gregory Lee, the student flight OIC, who has been with the 12… https://t.co/KzqUduqef3
Today's #Warriorsofthe121st spotlight goes to Master Sgt. Amy Lolo, assigned to the force development office and ha… https://t.co/BZj7ihjJ37
Congratulations to Chief Master Sgt. Renee Frey, assigned to the Ohio National Guard Headquarters, who retires toda… https://t.co/3Yr6WfXVDq
Congratulations to Tech Sgt. Jordan Hopson and the entire recruiting team of the 121st ARW! https://t.co/GD1z4NLaXT
Today's #Warriorsofthe121st spotlight goes to SrA Mikayla Gibbs, a Public Affairs Specialist, assigned to the 121st… https://t.co/2SCzZsGjot
#TankerTuesday! Around the clock, KC-135s get maintenance and care as it is important to the mission to keep them i… https://t.co/B2WenhK1SB
Despite having half their members called to service in support of the pandemic, our Homeland Response Force (HRF),… https://t.co/8BVTXXeMSc
Did you know that 47 years ago today Lockbourne Air Force Base was renamed Rickenbacker AFB in honor of Ohio native… https://t.co/r63GPk1MJB
Taking out the trash! Members of the 121st Logistics Readiness Squadron continue to do their part to clean up our c… https://t.co/kLeLE8othS
It's #TankerTuesday! The original dynamic duo. The KC-135 Stratotanker was originally purchased to support bombers… https://t.co/vfndPWxL8P
It's #TankerTuesday! During aerial refueling, the aircraft are close enough to air drop photos between the boom ope… https://t.co/3kmRbfyTeV
Service seems to come second nature for this Staff Sgt! SSgt Cherelle Hines was recognized by her community as the… https://t.co/PD0CQjTH5B
Bringing it down! Airmen of the 121st Civil Engineering Squadron began day one of the renovations for the PAX termi… https://t.co/fkzYCsGEzm
Welcome home! A group of our 121st Security Forces Squadron airmen returned home yesterday after a six month deploy… https://t.co/7eYP3aKDFj
Cal, our new facility dog, stopped by for his official portrait. Isn't he handsome? Watch for our upcoming feature… https://t.co/UawSotlE85
On Wednesday, our Maintenance Group invited Airmen from around the base to experience a few hours in the life of a… https://t.co/NME32Uc5C8
Scrub-a-dub-dub! It's #TankerTuesday and our maintainers are keeping our aircraft nice and clean. @OHNationalGuard https://t.co/JYUWEcBdkZ
“I feel honored to be able to be in the military and to have this opportunity. I joined later in life, so that is a… https://t.co/WYPhZR5Niv

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