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179th Selected As Home To New Cyber Warfare Mission

25 Aug , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Wednesday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine applauded the U.S. Air Force’s announcement that the Mansfield Air National Guard Base, home of the 179th Airlift Wing, has been selected as the preferred site for the Air National Guard’s first Cyber Warfare Wing.

“I spoke directly with the Secretary of the Air Force today who gave me this outstanding news,” said Governor DeWine. “Ohio is gaining a leading-edge mission that will strengthen the fabric of the military community and further solidify Ohio as a national leader in cybersecurity excellence. Not only will this new mission bring more jobs into the community, but it will also spur more economic growth and create new opportunities for industry and academic growth. This is a tremendous win for Mansfield and for the entire state.”


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