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  • 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
  • 121st change of command

    Col. Mark D. Auer assumed command of the 121st Air Refueling Wing from Col. Jim Jones, the previous wing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, July 12, 2015.Col. Auer said he and his wife Nancy felt blessed to become part of the 121st team."We are proud of your achievements that have stretched
  • 121st hosts third Pilot for a Day

    Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing hosted Madalyn Charles, a 13-year-old from London, Ohio, as Pilot for a Day June 18, 2015."Today was our third Pilot for a Day event," said Capt. Cassandra Seward, the executive officer with the 121st ARW. "When Capt. Wonn and I decided to try it at our base, I had no idea how great this experience would be
  • 121st participates in Red White and Boom

    More than 30 Airmen and their families, with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, participated in a 20 year tradition of  raising the flag during Red, White and Boom July 3 in downtown Columbus."I've been doing this for about 14 years total," said Master Sgt. Keith Koblitz, with the 121st ARW. "I find it remarkable how the younger Airmen pull together and
  • National Guard Bureau chief visits Ohio: 'The best part of my job is to go out and see the men and women that serve in the Guard'

    Army Gen. Frank J. Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, was the guest speaker at the 2015 Ohio National Guard Association (ONGA) and Ohio National Guard Enlisted Association (ONGEA) Spring Dinner Dance, which is part of the annual ONGA/ONGEA conference, on April 25.Grass currently serves as the 27th chief of the National Guard Bureau and also
  • Operation Team Spirit improves efficiency, readiness

    Members of the 121st Air Refueling Wing's Maintenance Squadron and Maintenance Group here took part in inspections on a 121 ARW KC-135 Stratotanker during its programmed depot maintenance as part of Operation Team Spirit, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Mar. 2, 2015 - Mar. 4, 2015. The program allows home station maintenance Airmen to collaborate
  • 121 ARW holds active shooter training exercise April 15

    Airmen from the 121st Air Refueling Wing here, participated in a base-wide training exercise April 15 here.The training exercise involved an active shooter scenario, to test the reactions of the military members and the response time of Security Forces."Active shooter is our biggest threat here at the 121st," said 2nd Lt. Sherri Weaver, the
  • Civilian employers visit Rickenbacker

    The Ohio National Guard (ONG) Central Joint Employer Event, hosting employers from around the state, was held at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base on April 9.The employers, nominated by the guardsmen that work for them, were invited to spend the day learning about Ohio National Guard missions and the responsibilities of Guard members via