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Welcome to the 108th Wing
Welcome to the official World Wide Web site of the 108th Wing. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of the 108th Wing Public Affairs and the New Jersey Air National Guard.
108th Wing Mission
To Provide Fully Mission-Ready Mobility Forces, Aircraft and Equipment for Rapid Deployment Providing Critical Combat and Support Capabilities to the State and Nation in the Militia Tradition.
108th Wing Vision
America's Premiere Wing. An Elite Team of Highly Qualified and Resilient Citizen-Airmen Equipped with the Latest Technology Serving the Nation, State and Community through Global Engagement.
Air National Guard Vision
The Air National Guard will meet 21st century challenges by proactively shaping our future with combat-ready, adaptable Airmen at our core. Together with our partners we will provide the capabilities necessary to guard America at home and defend freedom worldwide.
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."
ang Guard State Mission
When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.
Mexican Border Crisis
World War I
World War II
The Bay of Pigs
Cuban Missile Crisis
Persian Gulf Crisis
After The Storm
ANG Federal Mission
The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.