Rickenbacker Spotlight - July Rickenbacker Spotlight - July

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



Ohio Citizen-Airmen
Beacon of hope

Beacon of hope

The story of SrA Eric Piime
Dear Airman,

Dear Airman,

121st Photos


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.



121ARW Social Media

Facebook Twitter
It’s National Aviation Day! #NKAWTG
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)
How pretty is this #f16fightingfalcon of @shawafb #f16viper Demo Team? We were happy to give them gas on their way… https://t.co/TYRxYHPz9X
RT @US_TRANSCOM: #Happydays for these @121ARW Airmen deployed to the U.S. Central Command AOR. The @AirNatlGuard crew delivers @USAFCENT a…
Almost 100 Ohio Air National Guard members of the 121st Air Refueling Wing in Columbus, Ohio took part in an open-f… https://t.co/Suf5u2YfZB
Practicing welding! Staff Sgt. Cameron Gibbs and Senior Airman Colton Meade, members of the aircraft metals technol… https://t.co/GTj9XyD5NK
“My favorite thing about the Guard is the traveling I’ve done and the places I’ve seen. Many were places I’d never… https://t.co/3ZN4G0Zd7G
With the 164th Weather Flight’s unique mission, members must be skilled not only at weather forecasting and observi… https://t.co/pYy9SDfsjD
“I really needed to find myself, so three years ago I joined the Guard. I joined a little later in life, but I just… https://t.co/cKuOGntqHa
What a beautiful day for some air refueling! Happy #TankerTuesday! https://t.co/RfVe9G3yiB
Maj. Shelley Brackman and a group of our Airmen were among the first in the state of Ohio to provide direct patient… https://t.co/j64EC7Su2N
“My favorite part about the Air Force is being about to travel and see the world. I would advise new members to be… https://t.co/rOV3rzpcUP
“Wake up every day, work hard, stay humble and repeat. That’s a good philosophy to live by.” - 18th CMSAF Kaleth O.… https://t.co/hKe05TwyI8
“I wanted to work in maintenance because I like working with my hands. The people I work with are great people and… https://t.co/N8b6ydILDz
Above the clouds! We always enjoy passing gas to the Stingers of the @180thFW Happy #TankerTuesday #OhioConnection https://t.co/xB3TtRpUXA
“My advice to incoming Airmen is to do your part, step up when asked, and follow through with everything you do.” T… https://t.co/fASlaWI0Z9
They go together like peas and carrots! Did you know the KC-135 Stratotanker was originally designed and tasked to… https://t.co/CmEfRiy1fF
“There’s a fine line as a supervisor to not be just focused on the mission, but focused on the people. The people m… https://t.co/eImiFvERzc
A refuel in double time, happy #TankerTuesday! https://t.co/S7NZjE3To1
Did you know a KC-135 transfers enough fuel through the refueling boom in one minute to operate the average family… https://t.co/CEWQHje7vk
"I've grown a lot since I began working with this unit. I'm thankful to work with such a great group of people." To… https://t.co/ZLgWjl1SK1
"I think it is a pity to lose the romantic side of flying and simply to accept it as a common means of transportati… https://t.co/ayt0OSYtgC

121st ARW Videos

Featured Links