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  • 177th Civil Engineering Squadron deploys to Florida for training

    A group of 48 Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Civil Engineering Squadron traveled to Florida for a deployment for training at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater and Sector St. Petersburg from May 17-30.The Airmen performed multiple types of projects ranging from pouring concrete and laying tile to rebuilding a foundation and
  • Welcoming home World War II veterans

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard came together with members of the local community May 19 to welcome home approximately 80 World War II veterans.Members of the 177th Fighter Wing, who are in Florida for a deployment for training to work with Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater and Sector St. Petersburg, lined the halls of
  • 177th FW Quick Reaction Force: Ready When Called Upon

    Members of the 177th Fighter Wing Quick Reaction Force took part in an on-base training exercise here May 16 to further familiarize the team with two essential QRF vehicles.The exercise consisted of behind-the-wheel training with High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, more commonly known as a Humvee, as well as Light Medium Tactical
  • 177th Fighter Wing at Combat Archer 2015

    Airmen from the 177th Fighter Wing travelled to the Gulf Coast of Florida to participate in the Air Force's air-to-air Weapon System Evaluation Program, also known as Combat Archer, from May 4 through May 15.Pilots, crew chiefs, maintainers and support staff launched and flew an average of 15 F-16 Fighting Falcon sorties per day in temperatures
  • Clean Sweep: 177th Fighter Wing Airmen donate time to roadside project

    Airmen from the 177th Fighter Wing worked an off-day Monday, volunteering their time to clean up the community on April 13.They participated in the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) roadside cleanup event picking up debris along a section of Tilton Road outside the base's main gate in Egg Harbor Township."We've been doing this since 2010 when
  • Women's History Month - Growing Stronger

    The Department of Defense is celebrating Women's History Month throughout the month of March. Ever since women were permitted to join the National Guard, around 1950, they have had a consistent presence. According to Air National Guard statistics, right now women make up approximately 18.5% of the ANG force.The chance to serve their country and
  • Youth Advisory Council Meets at 177th Fighter Wing

    A local youth advisory council met here on March 7 to discuss current events and issues in the United States with a member of Congress.The council was comprised of students from various high schools located within New Jersey's Second District and meet with U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo monthly for a four-month period.  Members of the council were
  • 177th Fighter Wing Change of Command

    Members of the 177th Fighter Wing gathered in the main hangar to take part in a change of command ceremony here on March 8.The event symbolized the passing of the torch from Col. Kerry M. Gentry, 177th Fighter Wing commander since March 2012, to the new commander of the 177th Fighter Wing, Col. John R. DiDonna, Jr., who served as vice commander of
  • JTAC awarded Bronze Star Medal

    A member of the 177th Fighter Wing received the Bronze Star Medal here today as recognition of their meritorious service in a combat zone.U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher W. Donohue, a joint terminal attack controller with the 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, received the Bronze Star Medal in connection with a deployment to Afghanistan
  • 177th FW participates in outbreak exercise

    The 177th Fighter Wing has taken action against the threat of disease by conducting an Ebola Virus Exercise here today.The Air Force instructs each Wing to conduct a Public Health Emergency exercise each year and this year's emergency was exposure to the Ebola virus while deployed.As Airmen entered the gates of the wing, those participating in the