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Army fire station begins new 179th era

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  • By Staff Sgt. Jessica Cauvel
  • 179th Airlift Wing
On May 30, the 179th Airlift Wing welcomed a new partner in the effort to keep the base relevant and open by opening an Army Fire Station adjacent to the current 179th Airlift Wing Fire Station.

Military officials and other distinguished visitors, such as Congressman Jim Jordan and Ohio State Representative Jay Goyal, used the Jaws of Life to cut the ceremonial ribbon.
The $1.2 million facility is the first step in creating a joint hub where Army and Air Force counterparts can work closely to create a stronger fighting force.
According to Ohio's Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Greg Wayt, "Not only is combined training much more effective, there will be significant savings in facility costs. This is just the beginning.

"The next five years will see construction of a large Army Reserve Center that will be home to the 1486th Transportation Company, the Army Reserve's 983rd Engineer Detachment and two Ohio National Guard Fire Fighting Teams," he continued. "Mansfield Lahm will be a model Joint Ohio National Guard facility."