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  • Legion of Merit awarded to member of NJ Air National Guard

    The Legion of Merit was awarded to the outgoing 177th Mission Support Group (MSG) commander during a change of command ceremony here, Dec. 5.Col. Michael Love was presented with the award culminating the end of his illustrious 25-year career."I am deeply humbled and honored to receive this recognition," said Love. "You could almost change it to the
  • 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
  • Unit members complete 48-hour exercise

    Airmen from the 177th Fighter Wing participated in a 48-hour exercise here entitled JAN ME EX 15-01 which demonstrated the base's readiness to deploy. The exercise required extended working hours for personnel and a substantial increase in operations tempo throughout the base, all while working through unexpected low temperatures which remained
  • 177th Fire Dept. responds to crash

    Airmen assigned to the 177th Fighter Wing's Fire Department, Station 24-2, responded to a two-car collision outside the main gate on Dec. 4 at 6:46 P.M.Responding personnel included Staff Sgt. Jason Adams and Airman 1st Class Patrick McColgan along with Assistant Chief Ron Wilkens and Ryan Brennan. Other emergency response units in the community
  • First-responder team trains in reclamation exercise

    More than 20 Airmen from the 177th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group participated in a training Nov. 8 here, which refined skills used in the reclamation of an aircraft.The Crashed, Damaged, or Disabled Aircraft Recovery team trained in a number of requirements that supports their mission as a first-response unit in the event an aircraft goes down,
  • 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