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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
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