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  • Aircrew, maintainers gain from multinational exercise

    Eighteen Airmen from the 121st Air Refueling Wing here returned home from Pudahuel Air Base, Chile Oct. 20 after participating in Exercise Salitre.The Airmen spent two weeks supporting and training air forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and the United States.The Airmen represented the wing's aircraft maintenance, logistics readiness,
  • Boom operator takes final flight after 41 years of service

    Chief Master Sgt. Tom Guard, chief boom operator in the Ohio National Guard's 121st Air Refueling Wing, took his final flight on a KC-135R Stratotanker here Nov. 26. The mission included refueling two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 180th Fighter Wing, Toledo, Ohio. One of the steps in the aircrew checklist is to announce over the intercom system
  • Ohio Air National Guard units train in England

    Ohio Air National Guard units came together with the active duty Air Force, as they performed annual training during the month of July and into August, 2014, at RAF Mildenhall, England. Members of the 180th Fighter Wing, 179th Airlift Wing and 121st Air Refueling Wing trained with their active duty counterparts from their specific career fields,
  • Security Forces takes Alpena by storm

    Mission planning, land navigation, building entry, casualty evacuation, combat life-saving - these are just some of the skills that were honed at the 121st Air Refueling Wing Security Forces Squadron's annual training at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena, Mich. from July 26, 2014 until Aug. 8, 2014.Of the squadron's 127 members,
  • Vibrant Response 2014

    Airmen from the 121st Air Refueling Wing participated in a major homeland emergency response exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command at Camp Atterbury, Ind. Joint Exercise Vibrant Response involves more than 5,500 military and civilian personnel from 28 U.S. states and territories. It is considered the nation's premier disaster response
  • 121st members participate in mass fatality exercise

    Members of the 121st Air Refueling Wing Force Support Squadron and 121st Medical Group participated in the 2014 Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management Mass Fatality Full-Scale Exercise at the National Center for Medical Readiness, Fairborn, Ohio, Apr. 17, 2014. The 2014 MCOEM FSE was a one day exercise that focused on key local and
  • Deployed Airman receives Christmas phone call from President Obama

    12/26/2012 - KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- "Hello, President Obama? ... I'm great, how are you?"So began the most memorable phone call of a six-month deployment for Senior Airman Keshia Shutts with the 451st Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron here, who received a Christmas morning phone call from President Barack Obama.The
  • 121st Airmen welcome new home

    A ribbon cutting ceremony for a $6.4 million Security Forces/Weather Flight facility was held on April 17, 2010 at the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. The building is an imperative addition to the 121st."The new facility will provide much needed space for the Security Forces and Weather Flight Airmen," 121st ARW
  • Leaders pledge support to Guard, Reserve employers

    The Pentagon's top civilian official for Guard and Reserve matters and uniformed reserve-component leaders pledged to support employers of the nation's Guard and Reserve members at a Pentagon ceremony today. Dennis M. McCarthy, assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs, was the first official to sign the statement of support sponsored by
  • Hard work, dedication for the CES training deployment to Hungary

    The 121st Civil Engineering Squadron landed at Budapest Airport on August 1, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. local time. The chain line was immediately formed upon the opening of the aircraft door and the work began for Civil Engineering. It did not stop that day until reaching our destination at Camp Bondsteel KFor , Hungary, about three hours southwest of