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  • Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base is a no drone zone

    Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base is a no-drone zone at all times.Launching, landing or operating unmanned, remote-controlled drones or model rockets, on or over the installation, is prohibited at all times. Many drone and unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, users may not know that they

  • Ohio ANG member wins jiu-jitsu world championship

    When Wendy Kuhn first walked into a Brazilian jiu-jitsu class seven years ago, she didn’t know what to expect. She had no idea she would become a world champion.Tech. Sgt. Kuhn, an Ohio Air National Guard public affairs specialist at the 121st Air Refueling Wing, said she had been looking for a new

  • U.S. Air National Guard units support 2021 Formidable Shield exercise

    U.S. Air National Guard units from Iowa, Maine and Ohio are in the United Kingdom this week participating in multinational missile defense exercise Formidable Shield 2021.“Formidable Shield” is a biennial, live-fire exercise designed to test participating nations integrated air and missile defense

  • Airman crosses four decade threshold while deployed to the 332nd AEW

    Looking back 40 years is something many of us can do, however it’s a far more select group that can look back over a 40-year career. Chief Master Sgt. David R. Purtee enlisted in the U.S. Air Force April 25, 1981, at 17 years-of-age, from his hometown of Lancaster, Ohio.

  • Flying in their father's footsteps

    Cody Notestine’s phone rang. It was the call he had been waiting for: he had been selected to become a KC-135 pilot at the 121st Air Refueling Wing. Before he got off the phone, he was told the other selectee would be called in 10 minutes. His twin brother Nick was hoping to get that call. Ten

  • Airmen seek change through discussion and understanding

    In today’s world of constant connectedness, constant noise, and seemingly constant anguish, what does it take for real change to occur? What does it take to foster understanding and empathy? How can anyone start? At an Air National Guard Wing in Ohio, it starts with sitting down around a table like

  • Rickenbacker January Spotlight

    Our January Rickenbacker Spotlight goes out to Staff Sgt. Grant Skelton. Skelton is new to the 121st Air Refueling Wing, and has thrived in his first few months in the unit.

  • Airman uses problem-solving skills to help wingmen

    The Rickenbacker spotlight for the month of October goes to MSgt Derek Kirkwood. Kirkwood serves as the Quality Assurance Manager for the Comptroller Flight here at the 121st Air Refueling Wing. He uses his position to help problem-solve and care for his fellow airmen, and his efforts have not gone

  • Carrying on a tradition of service

    The recipient of the Rickenbacker Airman Spotlight for the month for September 2019 is Senior Airman Shannon Barker! Barker is a Public Health Technician at the 121st Air Refueling Wing, and was nominated by her leadership for her exemplary work ethic and expertise in her skill set.

  • Rickenbacker Spotlight - August

    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