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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Operation Hammer North

    The sun was low over the pine trees when the team of battlefield Airmen emerged from the wood line and met up with us, each one armored in combat gear, carrying weapons and lugging 100 pound ruck sacks.  Having already been in the field for more than 24 hours in freezing temperatures, dodging enemy patrols and scouting terrain, these Airmen were
  • Breaking Through Barriers

    Airmen with the 177th Fighter Wing here participated in a barrier painting event on base Thursday to promote putting an end to sexual assault in the military.Breaking Through the Barriers: Commit to End Sexual Assault, was sponsored by the 177th Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team in recognition of April being National Sexual
  • Running for a Cause

    Airmen from 227th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) organized and participated in the third annual 24 Hour Run Challenge here at the 177th Fighter Wing track March 27-28.The challenge is a worldwide tactical air control party (TACP) event that honors fallen members of the career field, and raises money for aid to TACP members and their