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  • 121st finance superintendent makes dream a reality

    Hansel, a master sergeant and the superintendent of finance for the 121st Air Refueling Wing at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, created a product called Afixt to accomplish this dream and become an entrepreneur.
  • Airmen recognizing Airmen, a new tradition

    Receiving a coin, from a Commander or Chief, in recognition of outstanding performance has been a long standing tradition within the military. Now, Airmen are putting their own twist on this tradition with the Airman-to-Airman coin; Coins that allow Airmen to recognize other Airmen. A total of 100 individually numbered coins have been created and put into circulation Air Force wide since it was adopted from the Guard Enlisted Field Advisory Council. The 121st Air Refueling Wing has the honor of receiving two numbered coins to pass along, number 58 and 80.
  • Airman, Soldier act as first responders to car accident

    On June 6, 2015, around 6:30 a.m., Airman 1st Class Joseph T. Nenadich, with the 121st Security Forces Squadron and Sgt. 1st Class Moore, were on their way to drill when they noticed a vehicle swerve in and out of traffic and then go off the road into a ditch. That's when they took action."As members of the military, you should never take your
  • Pilot lifts spirits, builds resiliency through sport

    Lt. Col. Don Braskett, a pilot with the 166th Air Refueling Squadron, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio, began his military career 28 years ago in October 1986 as a crew chief with the 160th Air Refueling Group."My sister was in the military. She is two years older than me and joined to pay for college," said Braskett. "At the time,
  • Tankers flash new buckeye pride

    There is something different on the flight line of the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. The runway has not changed, and the same KC-135 Stratotankers still fly there. The new addition is the artwork that has been added to one of the aircraft, and will eventually be rolled out to the others as well."The tail
  • Airman’s training and quick response saves life

    Benjamin Franklin once said, "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Sometimes the failure is small, but sometimes it can mean the difference between life and death. This was certainly the case when Master Sgt. Todd McGuire, Aircraft Maintenance Squadron First Sergeant, 121st Air Refueling Wing, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base,
  • Unit climate; Why it matters and your role in developing it

    By now, I hope everyone has attended one of the Unit Training Assembly Wing Commander's Calls on the topic of climate. I'd like to take this opportunity to review and expand on some of the topics, and provide a quick overview for any of you who may have missed it.The idea of organizational climate is hardly a new one, but it is getting renewed
  • Letting the air out of your tires

    A friend recently told me of a frustrating lesson he'd experienced. Work had been pretty hectic and some extra duties had actually been busier than his primary role with the Wing. But, for all he knew, he was handling everything well.  Then the lesson came.On the way home one evening, my friend noticed low air pressure in his front tires.
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