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  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pilot for a Day program hosts Ian Straight

    Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing here hosted their pilot for a day program March 19, here.Ian Straight, a 12-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was chosen to participate in the pilot for a day program, a program that allows youth with chronic or life threatening illnesses the opportunity to

  • A renewed focus on mentoring

    One of the prevailing themes across the Wing in the recent Wing Climate Assessment Survey was in the area of mentoring. Members of the Wing want more mentoring and career development opportunities.Mentoring is quite simply a relationship in which a person with greater experience and wisdom guides

  • World War II veteran receives medal over 70 years later

    Over 70 years ago, Staff Sgt. Jesse Reese earned a Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions in World War II. Today he received it during a ceremony held at the St. Joseph Family Life Center in Dover, Ohio.Reese was a Tail Gunner assigned to the 337th Bombardment Squadron, 96th Bombardment group,