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Commission Reportedly Chooses Lahm Project for Funding

17 Apr , 2017  

Sources reported last week that the Ohio Military Facilities Commission approved only two requests for funding at their recent meeting.

According to the Dayton Business Journal, one of those projects was a $4 million taxiway relocation at Mansfield Lahm, done to support the 179th Airlift Wing. More…

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179th Returns From Africa

30 Mar , 2017  

Editor’s Note: Photos of the arrival are included below.

On Tuesday, the 179th Airlift Wing returned to Mansfield via a C-130H Hercules. The unit had spent a month supporting Operation Flintlock in Africa, an annual regional exercise among African, allied and U.S. counterterrorism forces.

A majority of the members are from the 164th Airlift Squadron and flew the C-130H Hercules aircraft as part of the exercise. More…

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179th Airlift Wing Hosts 17th Annual Chili Cook-Off

18 Nov , 2016  

The 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, hosted their 17th annual chili cook-off Nov. 16 at the base’s dining facility. This event is held each year in order to promote the Combined Federal Campaign and all the proceeds will go to the CFC.

According to the CFC website, the CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season that starts Sept. 1 lasting through Dec.15, support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. More…

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179th Hosts Pilot For A Day With Childrens Hospital and Make-A-Wish Foundation

3 Oct , 2016  

The 179th Airlift Wing hosted Agustin “AGU” Cal as an honorary “Pilot for a Day” on September 27 at their base in Mansfield Agustin was given the honorary rank and treatment of a colonel and an honorary lifetime membership to the 164th Airlift Squadron. The 179th Airlift Wing worked with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and their Make-A-Wish Foundation to make this day possible.

The Pilot for a Day Program is new to the 179th Airlift Wing and Agustin was the second child to participate. The program provides a fun-filled day for children and young adults living with chronic or life threatening diseases. Agustin and his family arrived at the 164th Airlift Squadron early Tuesday morning to find the aircrew briefing room full of airmen awaiting his arrival. More…