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  • 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
  • Cooperation with Hungary

    Tech. Sgt. Steven Schwarck, cyberspace operations, 121st Air Refueling Wing Communications Flight, travelled to Budapest, Hungary for three days in September 2015, as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program.The National Guard State Partnership Program couples state National Guard units with a partner country in order to help improve
  • Airmen commemorate Patriot Day with ceremony

    The 121st Air Refueling Wing held a ceremony in honor of Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, Sept. 11, 2015.On Patriot Day, the American flag is flown at half-staff on all U.S. government buildings and establishments throughout the world and a moment of silence is observed
  • New training brings new opportunity for Security Forces Airmen

    Airmen with the 121st Security Forces Squadron deployed to Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich. for their annual training   Aug.6 through Aug. 21, 2015."The purpose of this training is to get our Airmen ready to deploy overseas at a moment's notice," said Tech. Sgt. Stephen Nace, an AT instructor with the 121st SFS. "We like to instill in
  • Rickenbacker ANGB hosts Jake Sprowl as Pilot for a Day

    The 121st Air Refueling Wing hosted Jake Sprowl, a 12-year-old from Springfield, Ohio, as Pilot for a Day Aug. 12, 2015 at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio.The Pilot for a Day program offers youth, with chronic or life threatening illnesses, the opportunity to spend time with Airmen and enjoy a day of military experiences."It was an honor
  • Reservists muster for annual screening

    More than 150 members of the Individual Ready Reserve gathered to participate in a Muster July 31 at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio.A Muster is a screening for IRR members to update their personal information and receive information about the benefits they're entitled to as an IRR member."The IRR members are mandated by law to do an