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  • 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
  • Gibbs assumes 121st command chief role

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kelly Gibbs became the 121st Air Refueling Wing's newest command chief at an assumption of command ceremony on June 11, 2016, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio.As command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Gibbs is responsible for advising the commander on matters of mission effectiveness; readiness; training; and
  • Security Forces Airmen participate in training with Columbus Division of Police

    Airmen of the 121st Security Forces Squadron participated in domestic disorder response training on May 14, 2016, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio.The Columbus Division of Police facilitated the training and covered topics such as crowd control management and domestic response."This training is very important since the Security Forces
  • Airmen give back to local community

    Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Enlisted Field Advisory Council participated in a community outreach program with Habitat for Humanity April 23, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.EFAC Airmen helped to build a new walkway railing, repaint window sills and replace old windows for a local family in need."Part of the American Dream is owning a home,"
  • Local leader becomes 1st Honorary Commander at 121st ARW

    The 121st Air Refueling Wing welcomed Luke Fedlam as the Honorary Commander for the 121st Operations Group Feb. 24, 2016.After hearing Col. Mark D. Auer, commander of the 121st ARW, speak during a community event, Fedlam decided he wanted to get involved with the military again, joining together with Auer to start off the Honorary Commander program
  • 'Ace of Aces' legacy celebrated by Columbus community

    Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, along with members of the Rickenbacker-Woods Foundation, joined together to celebrate the 125th birthday of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, Oct. 8, 2015.Rickenbacker, born in Columbus, Ohio in 1890, was a well-known race car driver, racing in the Indianapolis 500 three times, before joining the Army in
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