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  • 177th Fighter Wing participates in Coast Guard mishap exercise

    Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City was a flurry of activity on Feb. 11, 2014 during the facility's annual mishap exercise. This year's exercise scenario included the rescue of an aviator from the 177th Fighter Wing, forced to eject over the frigid Atlantic Ocean, followed by an aircraft collision at Atlantic City International Airport. Maj.
  • Community, Guard leaders salute local hometown Airmen

    Military leaders, family, friends and elected officials applauded at least 115 Airmen from the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base here, Feb. 9 for their military service overseas.The Air National Guard's Hometown Heroes Salute ceremony held at Absegami High School recognized those who deployed for more than 30 consecutive days since 9/11 as well
  • Securing Super Bowl XLVIII

    While millions of Americans enjoyed Super Bowl XLVIII from the comfort of their living rooms, a select group of airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing were tasked with providing safety and security at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2. While F-16C Fighting Falcons circled high above, airmen on the ground secured checkpoints and
  • Deep Freeze

    While we dealt with inches of snow here in New Jersey courtesy of winter storm Hercules, the 177th Fighter Wing's own Tech. Sgt. Greg Mascaro has been measuring snow in feet at the bottom of the world. Mascaro, a Safety manager who works at Warren Grove Gunnery Range, is currently deployed as part of Operation Deep Freeze, a joint mission that sees
  • Security Forces takes on active shooter training at FAA Shoothouse

    Airmen from the 177th Fighter Wing's Security Forces Squadron conducted training exercises at the United States Air Marshalls' training facility in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on Saturday.The training focused on the techniques utilized when approaching buildings, breaching doors and clearing rooms."The tactics practiced and utilized today will be
  • Hooked

    U.S. Air Force airmen from the 177th Fighter Wing's Civil Engineering Squadron performed testing on their aircraft arrest system here. The system is used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft in the event of an emergency brake failure or on short runways which may not offer the distance required for a traditional landing. "If an aircraft is coming in
  • Water Rescue Me

    "The town is yours, gentlemen!" proclaimed Port Republic, N.J. Mayor Gary B. Giberson. On Aug 9., members of the 119th Fighter Squadron were met by Giberson at Harry Bowen Memorial Park along the Mullica River, for a day that saw the local community, the New Jersey Air National Guard, and the U.S. Coast Guard come together for a joint water rescue
  • Fishing trip for vets a way to give back for charter boat owner

    Five combat veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan were invited to go on the fishing trip of a lifetime by a NJ charter fishing outfit July 3.Deane Lambros, captain of the Canyon Runner, said the owner of the charter business, Adam LaRosa, arranged the trip, which included two New Jersey National Guardsmen and three retired active duty
  • Professional Bad Guys

    Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing were once again asked to evaluate and participate in the annual Atlantic County crisis response exercise, which was held at Atlantic Cape Community College on July 12. A statement released by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said, "This year we sought out a "Team" with
  • Air National Guard Security Forces Senior Non-Commissioned Officer attends FBI National Academy

    Senior Master Sgt. Dan Mitchell, 177th Security Forces Squadron superintendent of training, graduated June 14 from the 253rd session of the FBI National Academy. Mitchell's class was made up of 216 law enforcement professionals from 48 states, 24 countries, and three military branches - including the New Jersey Air National Guard.The FBI National