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  • 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
  • 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