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Airmen of the 332nd, from left to right: Robert W. Williams, William H. Holloman, Ronald W. Reeves, Christopher W. Newman and Walter M. Downs listen to a briefing in March 1945.  Photo by Toni Frissell, Library of Congress. Red Tail Angels: the story of the Tuskegee Airmen
Prior to World War II, the situation for African-American military aviators was grim.The Army Air Corps had completely barred blacks from their ranks and the other services had assigned blacks only the most menial of duties. Their reasoning was based on an Army War College study, which stated that blacks, by nature, were physically, mentally and
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2012
Historical photo of Tech. Sgt. William G. Willey delivering donated toys during one of the 177th Toys for Tots drives. The annual Willey award was created by the 177th Chief's Council to honor his memory by selecting a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer that demonstrated the same qualities Willey exemplified.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Terry Young, 177th Fighter Interceptor Group Visual Information) WwW (Who was Willey)
Who was Master Sgt. William G. Willey?If you had asked me that question before I wrote this article, the most I could've told you was that in the display case outside the dining hall there is a ginormous trophy named after him that gets awarded each year to a unit member. That insignificant fact barely scratches the surface I was soon to find out.
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2012
Master Sgt Chris Taggart at Bagram AB, Afghanistan. Courtesy Photo. Taggart chosen top First Sergeant
Combat seems to forge exceptional Non-Commissioned Officers at the 177th Fighter Wing.For the second time in four years, a 177th First Sergeant was chosen as the Air National Guard's First Sergeant of the Year, and like the previous recipient - Master Sgt. Daniel Mitchell Jr. - was also with the 177th Security Forces and had also served in
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2011
Default Air Force Logo EOD assists local police
Early Wednesday morning, March 9, the Hamilton Township police department responded to a report of multiple gunshots in the vicinity of the 3100 block of Woodland Drive in the Woodlands Condominium Complex, Hamilton Township.Fortunately no one was injured, but to find out the extent of the damage to the two apartment units, a unique source was
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2011
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alexander Hunter III of the 177th Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron earned the honor of joining the Elite "Million Gallon Club", in addition to earning the titles of Pumper of the Month and "Run King" during his deployment to a non-disclosed Southwest Asia location.  Airman Hunter was assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing from November 2009 until January 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Hecht, 177th FW/PA   Airman Wins Top Fuel Honors
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alexander Hunter III of the 177th Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron earned the honor of joining the Elite "Million Gallon Club", in addition to earning the titles of Pumper of the Month and "Run King" during his deployment with the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron at a non-disclosed Southwest
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2010
Col. Robert C. Bolton, left to right, Commander, 177th Fighter Wing; Maj. Gen. Glenn K. Rieth, The Adjutant General of New Jersey; Congressman Frank LoBiondo, 2nd District of New Jersey; Maj. Gen. Maria Falca-Dodson, Commander, New Jersey Air National Guard and Yan Girlya, Vice President, Sambe Construction Company, Inc., break ground on the 177th's Operations and Training Facility on Dec. 12, 2009.  The $8.4 million, 21,400 square foot, state-of-the-art facility will support the Wing's mission in the Overseas Contingency Operation by housing the Wing Commander and Staff, Public Affairs, Wing Safety, Mission Support Group Commander and Staff, Judge Advocate, Accounting and Finance, Comptroller, Wing Plans, Chaplains, Forces Support Squadron, Equal Opportunity, Family Support and Recruiting. The facility was designed by Burns and McDonnell located in East Hanover and will be built by Sambe Construction Company, Inc., of Pennsauken. Construction will take approximately 15 months and is expected to be completed in January of 2011.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, 177FW/PA. Groundbreaking at the 177th Fighter Wing - NJ Air National Guard

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2009
Master Sgt. Anthony C. Henchinski, center, and Senior Airman Justyna M. Janasik, right, along with Airmen of the 177th Fighter Wing applaud after hearing the news that they received an "Excellent" rating on the Operational Readiness Inspection.  On Oct. 8, 2009 the Air Combat Command Inspector General briefed the Airmen of the 177th Fighter Wing and  leadership of the New Jersey Air National Guard on the results of the Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection, which was held Oct. 3-5.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen) Excellent
More than a year's worth of hard work was summarized by a single word: "Excellent." This word and grade ensures the 177th Fighter Wing's future and means it is fully capable of performing its wartime mission - keeping jets flying and taking the fight to the enemy. The 177th went through its first Operational Readiness Inspection in 13 years by the
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2009
Airmen of the 177th Medical Group pose for a group photo outside the 177th Fighter Wing Medical Clinic after receiving an “Outstanding” rating during their March 2008 Health Services Inspection.

Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, 177FW/PA.
177th Fighter Wing Medical Group Receives Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
177th Fighter Wing Medical Group Receives Air Force Outstanding Unit Award The National Guard Bureau has announced that the 177th Fighter Wing Medical Group, New Jersey Air National Guard, has been awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. "This prestigious award is a testimony to the outstanding and dedicated service by the men and women of
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2009
Incoming Commander of the 177th Fighter Wing Col. Robert C. Bolton (right), accepts the 177th’s Colors from Brig. Gen. Maria Falca-Dodson (left), Commander, New Jersey Air National Guard, while 177th Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael R. Francis (center) observes during the Change of Command Ceremony held at the Wing on Feb. 8.  Prior to assuming command of the 177th, Col. Bolton served as the Wing’s Operations Group Commander.  Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, 177FW/PA. Bolton To Command 177th Fighter Wing - NJ ANG

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2009
An RAF Tornado GR-4 positions itself behind a KC-135 Stratotanker for an air refueling on Sunday, May 14, 2006. The Tornado and crew are from the 617th Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland. In the distance, two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing in Atlantic City, N.J., await their "appointment" for air refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Lance Cheung) Tornado power

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