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  • 227th ASOS multinational TACP team trains with USAF F-16C and F-35A

    German armed forces Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) made a second visit to the 227th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) this year to train with their U.S. Air Force counterparts Oct. 25-28, 2016.The NATO partners once again benefited from: the New Jersey Air National Guard ASOS unit's state of the art $1.2 million Air National Guard
  • U.S. Navy VC-4 memorial marker restoration

    A granite monument to fallen U.S. Navy aviators and crewmembers, located near the main gate of the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, was given some special treatment by a historic preservation specialist July 20-21, 2016.The monument, erected in May 1994 by the Association of The Composite Squadron Four Nightcappers, pays
  • New Jersey Air National Guard civil engineers conduct Humanitarian and Civic Assistance renovation projects in Albania

    New Jersey Air National Guard civil engineers and Army Reserve civil affairs Soldiers teamed up with their Albanian army counterparts to renovate a school and medical clinic July 2-16, 2016."Our engineers are working, practicing their skills, which is vital for their career fields such as structures, carpenters and heavy equipment operators," said
  • Low Pressure, Heavy Lifting – CDDAR

    New Jersey Air National Guard maintainers from the 177th Fighter Wing's Crash Damaged Disabled Recovery (CDDAR) team trained at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum in Cape May, N.J. May 22, 2016.A primary objective of the CDDAR program is to return any runways involved in a mishap to operational status as soon as practical.Unit members
  • 177th EOD Blows It Up

    Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians from the New Jersey Air National Guard finished their annual EOD cleanup week at the Warren Grove Range with a bang, exploding previously dropped practice bombs at the facility in Ocean County, New Jersey on April 29, 2016.The 177th Fighter Wing EOD Techs were joined for the week by civil engineers
  • Cutting Cars; Air National Guard Units Conduct Basic Vehicle Extrication Training

    Airmen from Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont Air National Guard Fire Departments conducted basic vehicle extrication training exercises here at the 165th Airlift Wing's Regional Fire Training Facility in Savannah, Ga. on April 6, 2016.The training provided practical, hands-on exercises focusing on softening, a term used to
  • Feeling the burn; Air National Guard Fire Departments Train at 165th Airlift Wing Regional Fire Training Facility

    Airmen from Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont Air National Guard Fire Departments conducted joint live aircraft fire training here at the 165th Airlift Wing's Regional Fire Training Facility in Savannah, Georgia, on April 4, 2016.The training, which is an annual requirement, enables airmen to practice various firefighting
  • Training with NATO allies promotes standardization

    German armed forces Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) trained with JTACs from the 227th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) at the Warren Grove Bombing Range and at the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard on Feb. 25, 2016.The five day combined training event included familiarization briefs, hands-on Combat Air Support
  • From sunrise to sunset: New gym equipment offers more options for strength and conditioning

    New Jersey Air National Guard members will now have an alternative to the on-base gym when it comes to fitness upkeep while at the 177th Fighter Wing.The completion of six new workout stations, Jan. 6, located alongside the new on-base track, offers members an additional means of staying fit to fight.New workout stations include: the back
  • Legion of Merit awarded to member of NJ Air National Guard

    The Legion of Merit was awarded to the outgoing 177th Mission Support Group (MSG) commander during a change of command ceremony here, Dec. 5.Col. Michael Love was presented with the award culminating the end of his illustrious 25-year career."I am deeply humbled and honored to receive this recognition," said Love. "You could almost change it to the
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