Air Force Selects 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio for Air National Guard’s First Cybersecurity Wing

Governor Mike DeWine (R-OH) this weekend welcomed an announcement by Air Force Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. that the Air Force is formally designating the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield as the first wing of its cybersecurity mission.

The Air Force and the National Guard Bureau made the designation after analyzing the possibility for the past year. In August 2021, the Air Force publicized its assessment that the north-central Ohio wing was the frontrunner to become the initial cyberspace-mission site. The new mission will be oriented toward protecting aircraft and weaponry software systems from attacks and other risks. It will bring in 175 new high-technology staff positions which DeWine touted as an important step in making the Buckeye State a more high-profile venue for the science, mathematical, engineering and cybertechnology fields. 

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EXCLUSIVE: The Trump Unity Bridge, Its Creator and the Personal Connection to the President

Robert Cortis drove from his home in Michigan to Mansfield Friday night for the October 12 Trump for America Party at Lew’s Tavern. Friday was the VIP event, and Cortis had come early to share the Trump Unity Bridge and set out his various Trump 2020 wares for event attendees to purchase. And he had a personal story to tell The Ohio Star about the bridge’s origins and its connection to Donald Trump.

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