Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base

Location

Mansfield Lahm Airport is located in North Central Ohio. The airport has demonstrated capability to handle large commercial and military aircraft. Mansfield Lahm Airport is just over a one hour drive to downtown Cleveland or Columbus near Interstate I-71, US Rt 30, approximately 3 miles north of the city of Mansfield, halfway between Cleveland and Columbus. The installation occupies approximately 210 acres.

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History

In 1948, the 164th Fighter squadron of the Ohio Air National Guard was formed at Mansfield Lahm Airport (then named the Mansfield Municipal Airport), and has been an integral part of the airport since. The 179th Airlift Wing (AW) of the Ohio Air National Guard occupies two separate portions of land (the main base area and the POL area, linked by a road included in the lease) totaling 67 acres of leased land on the Mansfield Lahm Airport. The Mansfield Lahm Airport sits a

On 20 July 2008, the 179 AW continued its growth by the standing up of the 200th RED HORSE (Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers) detachment. The Mansfield base has been assigned 200 Red Horse personnel in one detachment, with an additional 200 RED HORSE personnel slated to be assigned to Ohio by 2010. BRAC 2005 moved the units 8 C-130H to the 908th Airlift Wing (AFR), Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The commission established a contiguous enclave for the 179th Airlift Wing (ANG) sufficient to support operations of that unit, including flight operations, and compatible with joint use of the Mansfield-Lahm Municipal Airport as a civilian airport. Aerial imagery however, shows several C-130s parked on the wing’s parking ramp.

Mission

The mission of the 179th AW is to develop highly qualified operations, logistics, support, and medical professionals who provide theater airlift and mission support to serve the community, state, and nation.

Transportation

The installation uses the taxiways, runways, and other facilities of the airport.

Contact Information

Airport Manager
2000 Harrington Memorial Rd.
Mansfield, OH 44903 Phone: 419-522-2191
Fax: 419-522-0883