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KELLI CARDINAL I THE VINDICATOR Ohio Army National Guard B Co., 237th Brigade Support Battalion, hosted its annual open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Christy Armory, 475 Victoria Road. Visitors were able to see the unit’s vehicles, weapons and training equipment, and get hands-on experience on several training devices, including pop-up targets, laser marksmanship, convoy simulation and military truck-driving simulation. Also, there was an obstacle bouncer, face painting and concessions. This is a family-friendly event meant to build awareness about the National Guard and what it does. The ONG’s 838th Military Police Co., also located at the Armory, is deployed for a year to Afghanistan.

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Army Specialists Lindsay Davis, left, from Broadview Heights, and Kayla Kimball, from Toronto, Ohio, talk Sunday with Kimball's fiance, Ronald Holmes, from Toronto, while he sits in M1087 Expandable Van during the Ohio Army National Guard B Co., 237th Brigade Support Battalion open house at Christy Armory in Austintown. The van is used as a mobile office in the field.

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator Army Specialists Lindsay Davis, left, from Broadview Heights, and Kayla Kimball, from Toronto, Ohio, talk Sunday with Kimball's fiance, Ronald Holmes, from Toronto, while he sits in M1087 Expandable Van during the Ohio Army National Guard B Co., 237th Brigade Support Battalion open house at Christy Armory ...


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Sgt. Robert Griffin, from Wooster, explains the uses for a contact truck Sunday to Rebecca Helderman at the Ohio Army National Guard B Co., 237th Brigade Support Battalion open house at Christy Armory in Austintown.  A contact truck is used as a mobil maintenance truck for other military vehicles.

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator Sgt. Robert Griffin, from Wooster, explains the uses for a contact truck Sunday to Rebecca Helderman at the Ohio Army National Guard B Co., 237th Brigade Support Battalion open house at Christy Armory in Austintown. A contact truck is used as a mobil maintenance truck for other ...


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Marty Greggo, from Austintown, practices target shooting Sunday with Army Specialist Sean Clancy, from Akron, during the Ohio Army National Guard B Co., 237th Brigade Support Battalion open house at Christy Armory in Austintown.  Greggo served with the Ohio Army National Guard from 1955-1967.

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator Marty Greggo, from Austintown, practices target shooting Sunday with Army Specialist Sean Clancy, from Akron, during the Ohio Army National Guard B Co., 237th Brigade Support Battalion open house at Christy Armory in Austintown. Greggo served with the Ohio Army National Guard from 1955-1967.


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Army Specialist Robert Pluche, from Akron, plays Sunday with his cousin Elizabeth Smith, 7, from Girard, next to an armored humvee at the Ohio Army National Guard B Co., 237th Brigade Support Battalion open house at Christy Armory in Austintown.

Kelli Cardinal/The Vindicator Army Specialist Robert Pluche, from Akron, plays Sunday with his cousin Elizabeth Smith, 7, from Girard, next to an armored humvee at the Ohio Army National Guard B Co., 237th Brigade Support Battalion open house at Christy Armory in Austintown.