180th Fighter Wing to support Aerospace Expeditionary deployment


U.S. Airmen, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, board a bus at the 180FW in Swanton, Ohio, Oct. 3, 2020. The bus took the airmen to a plane departing for an overseas deployment as part of a 300 Airman aviation package to combat zones, within the Central Command area of responsibility, to enhance our country’s national security objectives. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)

U.S. Airmen, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, board a bus at the 180FW in Swanton, Ohio, Oct. 3, 2020. The bus took the airmen to a plane departing for an overseas deployment as part of a 300 Airman aviation package to combat zones, within the Central Command area of responsibility, to enhance our country’s national security objectives. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)


U.S. Airmen, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, board a plane at the Toledo Express Airport, Oct. 3. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)


U.S. Airmen, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, load baggage at the 180FW in Swanton, Oct. 7. The bags belong to Airmen who are deploying as part of a 300 Airman aviation package to combat zones, within the Central Command area of responsibility, to enhance national security objectives. The 180FW currently has more than 400 Airmen deployed to six countries around the world and an additional 70 supporting COVID-19 relief efforts. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)


F-16 fighter jets, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, will conduct nighttime take-offs in the early morning hours, Oct. 12, as they depart for an overseas Aerospace Expeditionary Force deployment. Area residents may hear and/or see the F-16s taking off between midnight and 5 a.m.

The F-16 deployment is part of a 300 airman aviation package to combat zones, within the Central Command area of responsibility, to enhance our country’s national security objectives. The 180th Fighter Wing currently has an additional 100 members deployed to six countries around the world, providing operational capabilities and dominance in air, space and cyberspace, while also enhancing strategic deterrence around the globe.

For operational security purposes, and to maintain the safety and security of airmen, details of the various deployments and operations are not available at this time.

U.S. Airmen, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, board a bus at the 180FW in Swanton, Ohio, Oct. 3, 2020. The bus took the airmen to a plane departing for an overseas deployment as part of a 300 Airman aviation package to combat zones, within the Central Command area of responsibility, to enhance our country’s national security objectives. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/10/web1_201003-Z-HS920-0148-1.jpgU.S. Airmen, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, board a bus at the 180FW in Swanton, Ohio, Oct. 3, 2020. The bus took the airmen to a plane departing for an overseas deployment as part of a 300 Airman aviation package to combat zones, within the Central Command area of responsibility, to enhance our country’s national security objectives. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)

U.S. Airmen, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, board a plane at the Toledo Express Airport, Oct. 3. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/10/web1_201003-Z-HS920-0169-1.jpgU.S. Airmen, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, board a plane at the Toledo Express Airport, Oct. 3. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)

U.S. Airmen, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, load baggage at the 180FW in Swanton, Oct. 7. The bags belong to Airmen who are deploying as part of a 300 Airman aviation package to combat zones, within the Central Command area of responsibility, to enhance national security objectives. The 180FW currently has more than 400 Airmen deployed to six countries around the world and an additional 70 supporting COVID-19 relief efforts. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/10/web1_201007-Z-HS920-0526-1.jpgU.S. Airmen, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, load baggage at the 180FW in Swanton, Oct. 7. The bags belong to Airmen who are deploying as part of a 300 Airman aviation package to combat zones, within the Central Command area of responsibility, to enhance national security objectives. The 180FW currently has more than 400 Airmen deployed to six countries around the world and an additional 70 supporting COVID-19 relief efforts. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)