A 108th Wing KC-135R Stratotanker sits on the taxiway at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. in a rainstorm during a recent engine running crew change exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col Richard Friendlich)
Tech. Sgt. Frank Yuvan, left, an Independent Duty Medical Technician (IDMT) from the 421st Combat Training Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Deborah Macalalad, an aerospace medical technician from the 108th Medical Group, put Pete Brierton, Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) medic, onto a litter during PATRIOT North 18 at Volk Field, Wis., July 18, 2018. PATRIOT is a Domestic Operations disaster-response training exercise conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Julia Santiago)
Laukton Rimpel, a field training instructor from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, explains how to wear a M50 gas mask during PATRIOT North 18 at Volk Field, Wis., July 16, 2018. PATRIOT is a Domestic Operations disaster-response training exercise conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Julia Santiago)
Airmen from the 108th WIng Medical Group, New Jersey Air National Guard, and members of the WI-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) treat patients inside the base of operations after a simulated earthquake during PATRIOT North 18 at Volk Field, Wis., July 18, 2018. PATRIOT is a Domestic Operations disaster-response training exercise conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Julia Santiago)
Airmen from the 108th WIng Medical Group, New Jersey Air National Guard, and members of the WI-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) check in a patient after a simulated earthquake during PATRIOT North 18 at Volk Field, Wis., July 18, 2018. PATRIOT is a Domestic Operations disaster-response training exercise conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Julia Santiago)
Senior Airman Leodante Ognibene, a clinical nurse, and Maj. Saurin Patel, an optometrist, both from the 108th Medical Group at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., wait to lift a patient at the En-Route Patient Staging System (ERPSS) during PATRIOT North 18 at Fort McCoy, Wis., July 18, 2018. PATRIOT is a Domestic Operations disaster-response training exercise conducted by National Guard units working with federal, state and local emergency management agencies and first responders. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Julia Santiago)

108th Wing

The 108th Wing is a unit of the New Jersey Air National Guard, stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Wing's primary mission is air refueling with KC-135R Stratotankers from the 141st Aerial Refueling Squadron "Tigers." The Wing is also capable of transporting litter and ambulatory patients using patient support pallets during aeromedical evacuations.

The 108th Wing provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft as well as aircraft of allied nations. In addition to our primary air refueling mission, the Wing supports an Intelligence Squadron and a Cyber Operations Squadron.

108th Wing KC-135R Stratoankers have a distinctive orange tail stripe, with "New Jersey" in black letters, and our motto is "Victory Through the Sky."

"Victory Through the Sky"

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With sadness we announce that former 108th LRS member Johnny C. Newkirk Jr., SMSgt, Ret., 74, of Albany Ga., passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Willson Hospice House. Funeral services are set for Saturday, June 30 at 10am at St. Mary's Baptist Church in Baconton, Ga. Interment with military honors will follow in New Salem Missionary Baptist Church cemetery in Baconton. Johnny served a total of 40 years in the US Air Force, Air National Guard and as a Federal civil servant. He is survived by his wife Meike A Newkirk, daughter Shirley A "Muffet" Wingate, two grandchildren Jayson and Jordyn and ten siblings. The family will receive friends Friday, June 29 from 6pm to 8pm at Matthews Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send memorials in memory of Johnny C. Newkirk Jr., to the American Legion Post 30 at 2916 Gillionville Road, Albany Ga. 31721.
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Members of the 108th Wing continue to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States" and further their careers in the New Jersey Air National Guard during a reenlistment ceremony at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 9, 2018. Front row from left to right, Senior Airman Somer Hernandez, Master Sgt. Rasha Eno, Tech. Sgts. Michelle Seiffert and Moises Soto. Back Row from left to right, Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Rakauckas, Senior Airman Kevin Klingaman, 108th Wing Commander Col. Patrick Kennedy, 2nd Lt Andy Amakihe and Tech. Sgt. Glenn Davis. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Julia Santiago)
Check out our 108th Security Forces Airmen train with a virtual reality simulator run by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Enjoy a day Seaside Heights!
Softball enthusiats - come on out and cheer for the 108th Wing intramural team during the 2018 softball season. Can't sit on the sidelines - It's not too late to join the team. Contact MSgts. Dave Fortin at (609) 754-3417 or Sean Nitahara at (609) 754-6886 for more information Get up-to-date game schedule changes at: http://www.quickscores.com/Orgs/PrintSchedule.php?OrgDir=jointbase&LeagueID=923650&TeamID=7731149
Congratulations to Col. Patrick M. Kennedy on assuming command of the 108th Wing today! Here are some views from the event.
108th Wing Assumption of Command
We're going live at 2pm! Please join us as Col. Patrick M. Kennedy assumes command of the 108th Wing!
Congratulations to the 108th Wing members to graduate from Airman Leadership School, May 10 at a ceremony held at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee! The eight Senior Airmen are pictured here with 108th Wing Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Michael Rakaukas.
Congratulations to Lt. Col Ken Kurtz and Chief Master Sgt. Otto Petersen for completing their fini flight with the 108th Wing! More photos to come tomorrow!
A huge thank you to the fans who came out and supported the 108th Wing during the 2018 Power in the Pines Open House and Air Show! Here are a few shots from the show - share your favorite photos in the comments!
It's back - the #PowerinthePines 2018 Airshow, May 5-6, here at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Gates open to the general public at 9 a.m. DoD ID card holders and family members get a sneak peak of the practice tomorrow - See flyer for details or visit www.jointbasemdl.af.mil/powerinthepines2018/ for all airshow information.
Excited for the air show next week! What are you all looking forward to the most?
It's Bring Your Child to Work day at the 108th Wing!
Tomorrow is bring your child to work day! **Changes have been made, so please double check the times and locations of the events you plan on attending tomorrow!**
SHUTDOWN UPDATE: Due to the expiration of the Continuing Resolution Authority, the 108th Wing's January UTA has bee… https://t.co/j86DcfoQzD
Due to the expiration of the Continuing Resolution Authority, the 108th Wing UTA scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20 ha… https://t.co/tM3blBUIY1
When the weather is bad some wing members get a delay but winter doesn't stop our maintainers! Check out the story… https://t.co/EF2JnDrAhd
DELAYED OPENING - All non-essential weather personnel will report today (Jan. 9) with a 2-hour delay due to the i… https://t.co/ENQs5yDIg4
If you didn't hear, we're expecting some rough weather. Per Tag-NJ, effective 1500L today, 8 Jan 18, all non-essent… https://t.co/Ewo7DF3oob
#TBT to 1987 when 170th ARG was still with us, and recognized with the Maj. Gen. John J. Peach award. #NJANGhistoryhttps://t.co/mAKlyX6Nto
#TBT to April 12, 1931 when the Newark Call posted a full-page photo story about us. #NJANGhistory #108thhistory https://t.co/0LGDzztRso
108th is closed 14 March, except msn essential personnel and snow clearing. ?'s on your status, please contact your chain of command
#TBT to 1985 when the 108th received the F-4E Phantom. #NJANGhistory #108thhistory https://t.co/pno1daFAaj
Take a look and see how our friends over at the Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing are supporting NATO.
We hope you had a happy holidays and from our family to yours, Happy New Years! https://t.co/qxfzSvtPI2
108th WG/CC Col Keane, "108th team: Your performance was truly outstanding this inspection and results couldn't have been better! Thank you"
RT @AirmanMagazine: Good Morning Air Force! https://t.co/XQHDWqNNZp
RT @GoMDL: We can't wait until our #PowerInThePines #OHAS in May! https://t.co/fRGU3vbo0r
RT @jointbasemdl: Got your registration for the Veterans Career Summit? Don't wait! It's this week! https://t.co/Vj8LrE5YrZ
Come belt out the tunes this Wednesday at Pudgy's for a good cause! #sexualassaultawarenessandpreventionmonth https://t.co/R4ngTwZDkX
RT @AirmanMagazine: See what amazing artifacts the @usairforce has stowed away in the little-known structure referred to as 'Building 5' ht…
RT @NJNationalGuard: Two dozen New Jersey Army and Air National Guard chaplains, chaplain assistants and behavior health professionals... h…

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