Change of responsibility


Austintown native Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Perry III, outgoing senior enlisted adviser for the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, recently relinquished responsibility of the Lifeliner Brigade to Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony B. McAdoo, a native of Somerset, Ky., during a change of responsibility ceremony.

Perry enlisted in the Army in 1992 as a food-service specialist.

“When I initially joined, I planned on serving only three years, taking advantage of the Army college fund and going back home to Ohio,” Perry said. “I never in my wildest dreams thought I would serve as a command sergeant major at any level,” he said during the ceremony. His next assignment is to serve as the sustainment sergeant major for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.

During his time as Lifeliner 7, Perry ensured soldiers were trained and prepared to support the Sea Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise in Port Arthur, Texas, and Operation Atlantic Resolve in Europe, and to deploy to Egypt, Cameroon and Kosovo.

Champion native retires


Ohio Air National Guard Brigadier Gen. Gregory N. Schnulo, a native of Champion, retired during a formal military retirement ceremony today at the Ohio Air National Guard’s 178th Wing, Main Hangar, Springfield.

Schnulo retires after more than 36 years of service in the Ohio Air National Guard, including two years as the assistant adjutant general.

In 1983, he enlisted in the Ohio Air National Guard and was commissioned as an officer in 1988. He served in various operational and staff assignments including Air director of staff, Ohio National Guard, and commander at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield and the 178th Wing in Springfield.

Schnulo is a master navigator with more than 2,900 hours in the KC-135 E/R Stratotanker, and he has flown in support of Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Northern Watch and Detainee Movement Operations.

He lives with his family in Pickerington.


80 soldiers return home


The Ohio National Guard recently welcomed home about 80 soldiers from the 323rd Military Police Co., located in Toledo, when they returned from a nearly yearlong deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The welcome-home ceremony was conducted at Cedar Creek Church, 29129 Lime City Road, Perrysburg.


Air Force: Air Force Airman Jacob Hubbs, a 2012 graduate of Sebring McKinley High School, son of Terri and Ronald Hubbs Jr. and brother of Zach Hubbs, all of Sebring; Airman 1st Class Taylor B. Cartwright, a 2012 graduate of Wellsville High School who earned an associate degree in 2016 from Kent State University’s East Liverpool Campus, is the daughter of Paula K. Cline and James S. Hardman, both of Wellsville, and wife of Luke C. Cartwright of East Liverpool.

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