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New Jersey National Guard Activates Air Refueling Squadron
March 12, 2024
Lt. Col Matthew Secko, 170th Air Refueling Squadron commander, right, receives the unit guidon from Col. William Liess, 108th Operations Group commander, left, during the 170th assumption of command ceremony March 7, 2024, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Secko is the first commander of the newly activated 170th Air Refueling Squadron.

New Jersey Air Guard Flies KC-46 Pegasus Sortie
October 4, 2023
U.S. Air Force pilots and boom operators with the 141st Air Refueling Squadron, 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, in front of a KC-46A Pegasus at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Oct. 3, 2023. Left to right: pilot 1st Lt. Ashwin Deshpande; boom operators Staff Sgt. Nicole Stephenson and Tech. Sgt. Patrick Tracy; pilot Maj. Scott Mixdorf; boom operator Tech. Sgt. Bill Vigilante; pilots Maj. Bobby Pico, Col. Bill Liess, Lt. Col. Johann Hintz, and Capt. Brandon Johnson; boom operators Tech. Sgt. Christopher Howe, Master Sgt. Brian Kelly, and Master Sgt. Alissa Anderson.

177th Fighter Wing Hosts Integrated Combat Turnaround Training
February 27, 2023
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Willard, right, with the 157 Logistics Readiness Squadron, Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire, is instructed how to perform a hot-pit refuel of an F-16C+ Fighting Falcon by Tech. Sgt. Charles A. Zingrone Jr., 177th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Management Flight fuels information service center section chief, during Integrated Combat Turnaround training Feb. 17, 2023, at the 177th Fighter Wing, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

177th Fighter Wing Completes Weapons Evaluation in Florida
February 13, 2023
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Maria-Jose Ibarra, load crew chief with the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, marshals an F-16C+ Fighting Falcon at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 25, 2023. F-16 pilots, maintainers and support staff from the 177th FW traveled to Tyndall for the Weapons System Evaluation Program.

177th Fighter Wing Holds Maintainer for a Day Program
July 13, 2022
Staff Sgt. Tatiana Rivera, noncommissioned officer in charge with the 177th Force Support Squadron, participates in the Maintainer for a Day program hosted by the 177th Maintenance Squadron June 24, 2022, at the 177th Fighter Wing, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. The program provided non-aircraft maintenance Airmen with hands-on experience in the aircraft maintenance career field working on F-16 fighter jets.

306th Fighter Squadron Activated at 177th Fighter Wing
July 11, 2022
U.S. Air Force Col. John Galloway, 495th Fighter Group commander, left, hands a guidon to Lt. Col. Daniel O'Neal, F-16 fighter pilot with the 495th Fighter Group, activating the 306th Fighter Squadron July 8, 2022, at the 177th Fighter Wing, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. The squadron was activated as part of the Air Force’s Total Force Integration, helping to maintain the combat readiness of Air National Guard and active-duty pilots.

Kentucky, New Jersey Guard aid Ecuador demining operation
April 12, 2022
Tech Sgt. Oscar Morales, 7th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, provides field training to Ecuadorian Army soldiers to use new demining equipment Feb. 23, 2022, in Sangolquí, Ecuador. The equipment, from U.S. Southern Command, will be used to help clear the last remaining part of the country's southern border so it can be returned to the local population for farming and other activities.

177th Fighter Wing hosts ANG production assessment team
February 25, 2022
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lewis Peacock, 177th Maintenance Group engine mechanic, with a General Electric F110 turbofan engine, while the Air National Guard's first production assessment team visits Feb. 22, 2022, at the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. The team's goal is to increase the number of aircraft a unit can bring to the fight, focusing on the aspects of aircraft availability that units can control - how well and how quickly they repair aircraft and how smoothly they perform scheduled maintenance.

177th Fighter Wing trains in Key West
January 24, 2022
From right, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Nicholas McLaughlin and Robert Burkett, electrical and bioenvironmental technicians with the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, change a bioenvironmental control system component in an F-16C Fighting Falcon on the flight line at Boca Chica Naval Air Station, Fla. Jan. 11, 2022.

New Jersey Air Guard supports Operation Allies Welcome
January 3, 2022
U.S. Air Force Col. Bernadette Maldonado and Lt. Col. April Doolittle, New Jersey Air National Guardsmen assigned to the 108th Wing, walk with an Afghan girl in Liberty Village on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 8, 2021.

111th Med Group hosts Advanced Trauma Life Support course
October 21, 2021
U.S. Air National Guard Maj. Sammar Atassi, an internal medicine physician assigned to the 130th Medical Group headquartered at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston, West Virginia, intubates an infant training mannequin during the Advanced Trauma Life Support course at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Sept. 28, 2021. Sixteen service members from nine ANG units in six states participated in the class, which was hosted by the 111th Medical Group.

177th Fighter Wing leaders qualify with new service pistol
October 6, 2021
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Justin Kelley, 177th Operations Squadron C2 operations senior enlisted leader, fires a Sig Sauer P320-M18 handgun Sep. 24, 2021, at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, Egg Harbor Township, N.J. Members of the 177th FW went to the range to qualify for the M18.

Knowledge tops rank for Guardsman leading Phoenix Oracle
July 13, 2021
Staff Sgt. Steven De Leon views an unclassified version of a geospatial web application depicting the measurement tool and threat analysis feature of the Phoenix Oracle website. The New Jersey Air National Guardsman is an intelligence analyst with the 204th Intelligence Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and has been named the chief lead of the team developing this Air Mobility Command-led web capability project.

New Jersey National Guard Airmen honored for saving a life
May 18, 2021
U.S. Army Col. Robert Hughes, commander of Task Force Iron Guard, congratulates Staff Sgt. Nestor Rivas, Staff Sgt. Lavone Graham, and Senior Airman Solomon Stirling, all with the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 108th Security Forces Squadron, who were honored in Atlantic City May 17, 2021, for helping prevent a man from killing himself in April.

177th Fighter Wing Medical Group administers vaccinations
January 11, 2021
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jessica Bramlette, 177th Medical Group chief of dental medicine, holds a sign stating why she is receiving a COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 9, 2021, at the 177th Fighter Wing of the the New Jersey Air National Guard, Egg Harbor Township, N.J. Members of the 177th Medical Group administered COVID-19 vaccines to 60 unit members over two days and plan to administer more soon.

NJ gunnery range hosts State Partnership JTAC training
December 10, 2020
A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II, from the 104th Fighter Squadron of the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, flies over the Warren Grove Gunnery Range, in Warren Grove, N.J., on Dec. 3, 2020. Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from Estonia and the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard, conducted close air support training under the State Partnership Program.

177th Fighter Wing named Air Force Outstanding Unit
December 10, 2020
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey J. Raine, an aircraft armament weapons loader with the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, signals to an F-16C Fighting Falcon before launch at the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Georgia, March 9, 2018. The 177th FW participated in an air-to-air training exercise to sharpen air combat capabilities and accomplish multiple training upgrades.

177th Medical Group trains for tactical combat casualty care
September 28, 2020
U.S. Air Force Airman Carol T. Martinez, 177th Medical Group public health technician, participates in Tactical Combat Casualty Care training Sept. 15, 2020, at the 177th Fighter Wing, Egg Harbor Township, N.J. TCCC training teaches life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield.

New Jersey Guard pitches in at home for veterans
May 21, 2020
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Bernard Cortes, left, speaks with 108th Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Holly Rivera at the Veterans Memorial Home at Vineland, N.J., May 19, 2020. Cortes, who is with the New Jersey National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing, is deployed as officer in charge to the home with a team of Airmen supporting staff with housekeeping, maintenance, health screening, food service, and life enrichment.

NJ National Guard helps set up 3rd field medical station
April 10, 2020
New Jersey Air National Guard Airmen put together wheelchairs during the buildup of a field medical station at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City April 9, 2020. Atlantic City is one of three stations that will offer overflow from local hospitals focused on COVID-19 patients.