The 180th Fighter Wing hosted more than 250 Boy Scouts and scout leaders from the Boy Scouts of America's Swan Creek District of the Erie Shores Council, for a two-night event September 30 - 2 October, 2016
A new leader has assumed command the 180th Fighter Wing and a new set of expressions can be heard around the base; phrases ranging from describing Airmen as “bright-eyed and bushy-tailed” to “it’s like a pig staring at a wristwatch” to describe when you don’t know what you’re looking at, or “long in the tooth” to describe someone’s age.
The Northwest Ohio 9/11 Memorial, located at the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio, was unveiled following the completion of construction phase 1 on Sept. 11, 2016. Airmen with the 180FW, service members and civilians across the country marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11, when nearly 3,000 innocent lives were lost during the attacks.
Never forget. These are the words often used to convey the importance of Sept. 11, 2001 in our country’s history. Fifteen years ago, nearly 3,000 innocent lives were lost. They were parents, children, friends, family and loved ones.
180th Fighter Wing Public Affairs section brought home five awards in annual Air Force media contests, recognizing excellence and professionalism in the print, graphics, photography, broadcast and musician career fields. The accolades include four top-three finishes from the National Guard Bureau Public Affairs Media Contest and a third-place finish in the overall 2015 Air Force Media Contest.
The Toledo Air Show, absent from the Toledo skies since before notable events such as Pluto being demoted as a planet and Apple releasing the iPhone, returned for the first time in over a decade in a two-day spectacle of aerial performances on July 16-17, 2016, at the Toledo Express Airport.