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  • 121st ARW Airmen celebrate National Day of Prayer

    Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, celebrated the National Day of Prayer May 4, 2017 at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. “The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May,” said Lt. Col. Curtiss Wagner, a Chaplain with the 121st ARW. “It invites people of all faiths to come together to pray for the nation.”
  • Air National Guard Director visits Rickenbacker

    The Director of the Air National Guard visited the 121st Air Refueling Wing here Wednesday.  The visit by Lt. Gen. Scott Rice marks the first time a Director of the Air National Guard has visited the 121st ARW.  Rice is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans, and programs affecting the more than 105,500 Guard
  • Airman participates in panel discussion for Women's History Month

    U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Tamara Gonzales, a First Sergeant with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio National Guard, participated in a Veterans panel discussion for women Mar. 10, 2017 at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, Ohio. The discussion was sponsored by the Ohio Department of Veterans Services in honor of Women's History Month. Gonzales currently resides in Columbus, Ohio and has served in the military for 24 years. In addition to the Ohio Air National Guard, she also served for five years in the U.S. Army Reserve.
  • 121st ARW participates in Emerald Warrior 17

    Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio Air National Guard participated with more than 1500 military personnel and contractors in Emerald Warrior 17 based out of Hurlburt Field, Fla. Feb. 27, 2017 through March 10, 2017. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to various threats across the spectrum of conflict.
  • Ohio National Guard military child wins national award

    Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit serving America’s military families, named Molly Frey, a senior at Pickerington North High School, its 2017 National Guard Military Child of the Year. Frey, who competed with nearly 400 applicants, will receive $10,000 and a flight for her and a family member to Washington, D.C., for an awards gala. Frey is the daughter of Senior Master Sgt. Renee Frey, Ohio National Guard Joint Force Headquarters human resources office management analyst, and retired Senior Master Sgt. Kim Frey, 121st Air Refueling Wing public affairs superintendent.
  • Surprise submission earns national award for AMXS commander

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas Norris, 121st Air Refueling Wing Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commander, was awarded the 2017 Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award of Maintenance Excellence for field grade officers for the Air National Guard on Jan. 11, 2017. The award is given for excellence in management to aircraft, munitions and missile maintenance personnel in the Air National Guard.
  • Ohio Guard participates in CME in Republic of Serbia

    Service members from the Ohio Army National Guard Medical Detachment and the Ohio Air National Guard Medical Group participated with members of the Serbian Armed Forces in a Combined Medical Engagement from Sept. 4, 2016 to Sept. 17, 2016 in various locations throughout southeast Serbia. The purpose of the engagement was to provide humanitarian
  • Air National Guard marathon team runs strong at Air Force Marathon

    The sacrifices of the Air National Guard marathon team may finally pay off in 2016. Their stellar performance in the Air Force Marathon and half-marathon may have captured the coveted MAJCOM [major command] Challenge trophy. Chief Master Sgt. Edward Walden, team manager, has worked toward this goal for four years now. With his four marathon team
  • National Guardsman goes above and beyond, earns state award

    An Airman with the 121st Medical Group was recognized as the 2016 Ohio Health Care Worker of the Year during the Ohio Hospital Association Recognition Dinner June 14, 2016.Lt. Col. Richard Pulice, a Physician Assistant, was given the Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year award for his exceptional service."Being awarded the Ohio Health
  • First responders participate in mass casualty exercise

    The 121st Air Refueling Wing participated in a full-scale, mass casualty emergency preparedness exercise June 14, 2016 at Rickenbacker International Airport.The exercise was held to test and evaluate emergency response plans of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, first response emergency services, hospitals, community non-profits and other