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  • ONG Scholarship "vaults" Airman to the National Championship

    In the seventh grade, Tyler Shipley began watching videos of pole vaulters and learning how to jump all on his own. In his junior year of high school, he would finally have a coach. Little did he know that his initiative to learn and drive to serve his country would later lead him to the national

  • The 121st continues to develop Multi-Capable Airmen

    The 121st Air Refueling Security Forces Squadron invited Airmen from around the base to go through the Security Forces Augmentation Program to become augmentees at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Columbus, Ohio, February 14, 2024. This program allows Airmen in other career fields to be trained

  • Serbian military visits 121 ARW

    On Feb. 4, 2024, five Members of the Serbian Military Medical Academy visited the 121st Air Refueling Wing at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program. The Serbian visitors consisted of Col. Aleksandar Radunovic, Col. Branko Kosevic, Lt.

  • 121st Air Refueling Wing recognizes Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    The 121st Air Refueling Wing recognized their Outstanding Airmen of the Year at the wing holiday party here Dec. 3, 2023.The Outstanding Airmen of the Year winners are selected based on their significant accomplishments and how well they performed assigned primary and additional duties. They were

  • The Dream

    Edward Appiah was born and raised in Accra, Ghana, with his uncle. At 23, he moved to the United States to be with his parents. Appiah, a green card holder at the time, had to obtain his bachelor's degree in Europe because it was too expensive to study in the U.S. After getting his degree, he made a

  • 121st ARW celebrates 75th anniversary of desegregation of military

    The 121st Air Refueling Wing, in conjunction with the Village of Lockbourne and the Ohio Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, held a ceremony here Saturday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of desegregation in the United States military and pay tribute to Sgt. Thomas Newton, a documented Tuskegee Airman.On

  • 121st DPH enlists help of therapy dog

    The 121st Air Refueling Wing has a new member! Murphy is a 7-year-old German Short-Haired Pointer and is a registered therapy dog through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. “When you see Murphy around the base, there is no need to ask to pet him,” said Jessie Burr, the 121st Air Refueling Wing Director

  • Powers assumes command of 121st ARW

    The 121st Air Refueling Wing held a Change of Command ceremony on base Nov. 5, 2023.During the ceremony, Col. Andrew Powers assumed command of the 121st ARW from Col. Scott Lerdon. Brig. Gen. David Johnson, Ohio Assistant Adjutant General for Air was the presiding officer.Prior to taking command of

  • 121st pilots and aircrew participate in water survival training

    Pilots and aircrew with the 121st Air Refueling Wing participated in Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) water survival training at the Harcum Fitness and Aquatic Center in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, May 7, 2023. Every three years, pilots and certain aircrew go through SERE water survival