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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Security Forces Squadron and local law enforcement officers move to the sound of gunfire during an active shooter exercise at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., Oct. 24, 2014. The New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Security Forces Squadron hosted the training event, which was the culmination of Active Shooter and Tactical Combat Casualty Care classes attended by Security Forces Airmen as well as police officers from the local community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht) Exercise builds teamwork between ANG, local police
On Oct. 24, 2014, the sounds of gunshots, sirens, and explosions rang out here, as the 177th Fighter Wing and police officers from Egg Harbor and Hamilton Townships responded to an active shooter exercise. The exercise was the culmination of active shooter and tactical combat casualty care training that the Wing hosted for both Security Forces
0 11/07
2014
October, Energy Action month, provides an opportunity to promote energy and water conservation awareness as part of a national campaign led by the Department of Energy. (Courtesy graphic) Civil Engineers help raise Energy Awareness
Civil Engineers planned and implemented energy saving measures here at the 177th Fighter Wing in support of the Department of Defense Energy Awareness Month of October.Local energy saving initiatives include plans to decommission the central steam plant, fluorescent lighting ballast and bulb replacement, external light retrofit to light emitting
0 10/19
2014
Albanian Army Lance Cpl. Ervin Bajramaj, left, observes 1st Lt. Arlind Nushi’s progress during a practical problem – an EOD process that uses munition replicas to test future EOD technicians at Peze Helmes, Republic of Albania, Sept. 24, 2014. In September 2014, members of the 177th Fighter Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, New Jersey Air National Guard, trained Albanian Army EOD soldiers to become level 1 EOD trainers. New Jersey National Guard Airmen and Soldiers have been training their Albanian counterparts for more than 20 years as part of the State Partnership Program between the state of New Jersey and the Republic of Albania. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen /Released) 177th FW EOD in Albania: Training the trainers
There have been many firsts in the 21-year State Partnership Program relationship between New Jersey and the Republic of Albania.The New Jersey National Guard assisted the Albanian military in preparing themselves for NATO membership.The first Albanian officer candidate class trained by the NJNG was also the first State Partnership Program country
0 10/09
2014
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Torres from the 610th Security Forces Squadron instructs Air National Guard, U.S. Coast Guard, and local law enforcement officers on active shooter tactics at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., Sept. 24, 2014. Torres is part of an Air Force Reserve mobile training team. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht/Released) 177th SFS hosts Active Shooter Training
The New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Security Forces Squadron played host to a mobile training team from the Air Force Reserve's 610th Security Forces Squadron this week at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J. The team of instructors from the 610th SFS, stationed at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, taught Active
0 9/25
2014
New Jersey State Trooper Dianna Wamsher fires sim rounds at targets while being shadowed by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jose Almeida during Tactical Combat Casualty Care training at the Anthony "Tony" Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., Sept. 19, 2014. The course, which was taught by Almeida, included students from the 177th Security Forces Squadron, the 227th Air Support Operations Squadron and numerous police officers from southern New Jersey. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht/Released) Stay Aggressive: Battlefield Airman teaches Tactical Combat Casualty Care
"Stay aggressive! Stay engaged," yelled Master Sgt. Jose Almeida, to a room filled with security forces Airmen, tactical air control party Airmen, and law enforcement officers from all over Atlantic County, N.J. Almeida, a joint terminal air controller from the 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, is using his combat experience from Afghanistan
0 9/20
2014
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonathan Tuxbury, left, and Senior Airman Charles Agyemang, both from the Massachusetts Air National Guard's 212th Engineering Installation Squadron, prepare wiring for a job, Sept. 9, 2014, at Atlantic City Air National Guard base, N.J. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht/Released) ANG Airmen perform communications upgrades
Hundreds of miles from home, Airmen from the Massachusetts Air National Guard's 212th Engineering Installation Squadron are in South Jersey doing final telecommunications upgrades that culminate a ten year project. The unit, which is based out of Otis Air Force Base, Ma., is a specialized group that travels throughout the northeast region
0 9/17
2014
Austin Daniel, an Airman with the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, flies with the Raiders Demonstration Team in his Yak-52 demonstration aircraft over the the beaches of Atlantic City, N.J. for the "Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air Show" on Aug. 13, 2014.  Daniel works as a traditional Guardsman, and is an F-16C Fighting Falcon crew chief.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht/Released) ANG paves way for Crew Chief with eyes on the sky
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Austin Daniel normally works as a crew chief for high performance fighters, but this year he was seen high over the skies of Atlantic City during the 2014 "Thunder Over the Boardwalk" Air Show as a demonstration pilot. Since Daniel was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to fly.  "For his 5th birthday, all he wanted
0 8/14
2014
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Security Forces Squadron receive map and compass training from tactical air control party specialists at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Bavaria, Germany on July 16, 2014 during Operation Kriegshammer, a joint training mission.  (U.S Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht/Released) NJ Air National Guardsmen train at Operation Kriegshammer
In the hills of the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Bavaria, Germany, Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) received training on emergency close air support (ECAS) on July 16, 2014. The ECAS scenarios were developed by the tactical air control party (TACP) Airmen from the 227th Air Support Operations
0 7/25
2014
Brig. Gen. Michael L. Cunniff, left, the adjutant general of New Jersey, presents Master Sgt. Michael F. Sears, 177th Fighter Wing, the Silver Star, the third highest military award, June 28, 2014, during a ceremony at the 177th at Egg Harbor Township, N.J., for actions while deployed to Afghanistan on Sept. 29, 2012. On that day, a three-man Air Force explosive ordnance disposal team led by Sears found itself in the middle of a complex ambush in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. During the course of a two-hour firefight, Sears provided life-saving aid to a fallen coalition soldier from Poland, ran five times through a 150-yard open area riddled with enemy machine gun fire to direct his team in returning fire, and continued on with the fight after being knocked temporarily unconscious by a rocket-propelled grenade blast. Sears joins a group of 58 Airmen who have been awarded the Silver Star since the Global War on Terrorism began. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Released) 177th FW EOD Tech Awarded Silver Star
Master Sgt. Michael F. Sears was awarded the Silver Star here on June 28, 2014 for valor in combat while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.Sears, the leader of a small team of explosive ordnance disposal airmen, is credited with saving the life of a fellow International Security Assistance Force soldier in the midst of an ambush by enemy forces on
0 7/01
2014
Lt. Col. Jesse Arnstein, right, and Tech. Sgt. Chris Donohue at Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan.  Both Airmen are deployed from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing.  (Courtesy photo) Jersey Strong
7,000 miles from New Jersey, two 177th Fighter Wing Airmen unexpectedly became neighbors at a forward operating base (FOB) on the outskirts of Kabul while serving on separate missions.   Lt. Col. Jesse Arnstein, assigned to the 177th Logistics Readiness Squadron, is deployed as the Public Affairs Director for the task force that oversees U.S.
0 6/11
2014
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