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First female commander to take helm at Ohio National Guard air base

Col. Allison Miller, welcomes the Richland County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Collaborative group during their quarterly meeting, Jan. 25, 2018, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio.

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By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: February 2, 2018

MANSFIELD, Ohio — The first female commander of an Ohio National Guard air base in the state is scheduled to assume command of the base in northern Ohio in a change-of-command ceremony.

The National Guard says Col. Allison Miller will take command of the 179th Airlift Wing at Lahm Air National Guard Base in Mansfield on Saturday.

The 46-year-old Miller is a decorated veteran pilot who has most recently served as the National Guard's director of safety. She succeeds Col. James Camp. He was named the Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air for the National Guard last month.

The 179th Airlift Wing supports the C-130H Hercules transport aircraft, which provide tactical airlift capabilities to both missions at home and overseas.

The ceremony was re-scheduled from earlier this month.

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