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  • 177th Fighter Wing receives force multiplier technology

    Pilots from the 177th Fighter Wing here received a new tool for their arsenal.The Airmen will begin using the Helmet Mounted Integrated Targeting (HMIT) system, a modular add-on for the existing Gentex HGU-55/P Light Weight Helmet.The HMIT is a high resolution glass eyepiece that is mounted onto the front of the helmet, and displays information and
  • Jersey Devils train at Operation Snowbird

    More than 200 members with the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard arrived at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Feb. 18 to take part in training at Operation Snowbird.Unit members are training here in a variety of areas such as base and flight line operations, weapons assembly and loading, maintenance, life support and avionics.Operation
  • Snowbird Range Ops

    Using an array of technological equipment that most only experience in video games, a tactical air control party (TACP) airman calculates grid coordinates for a circling fighter aircraft. Only seconds later, a 500-pound bomb hits a target from miles away with the accuracy and precision that rivals even the best surgeons. Members from the New Jersey
  • 177th Airmen take part in Cajun Care 2014

    14 airmen from the 177th Medical Group are taking part in one of the largest Department of Defense community outreach efforts in the south, Cajun Care 2014. U.S. Navy and U.S. Air National Guard medical personnel will be providing free medical, dental, optometric, and pharmaceutical services to Abbeville, La. and its surrounding communities from
  • 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