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  • WWII fighter pilot inducted into NJ Aviation Hall of Fame

    Photo left: Steve Riethof, left, the president of the Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey, Janis Keown-Blackburn, center, a trustee of the NJAHOF, and retired Col. Arthur A. Martone, a honoree of the NJAHOF, pose for a photo during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Teterboro, N.J. Nov. 12, 2018. (Courtesy photo)Photo right: Portrait
  • Female N.J. combatives teacher started on the football team

    From playing high school football, to being a certified combatives instructor, Tech. Sgt. Heather Perez hasn’t just been breaking boundaries, she’s been crushing them."When I was in high school, I started out as a cheerleader my freshman year,” Perez said. "At the end of my junior year they were advertising open positions on the football team, so I
  • Front and Center Senior Airman Erin Boris

    Front and Center March 2018
  • New Jersey National Guard pioneered segregation’s end

    Although history credits President Harry Truman with desegregating America’s military, the truth is that racial integration had already arrived in New Jersey, thanks to a governor and National Guard leaders who had stubbornly insisted on equality in their forces.
  • Cold weather won't stop 108th Wing Airmen

    Cold weather won't stop 108th Wing Airmen
  • Nov. Front and Center: Staff Sgt. Noe Tettegrain

    Q: Time in service? A: 10 years.Q: What is your civilian occupation?A: NYPD.Q: Something unique about yourself?A: My sick dance moves.Q: Do you have any goals for the future?A: Become first Sergeant.Q: What would you do if you were commander for a day?A: Establish a 24 hour dining facility.Q:Favorite thing to watch on tv?A: The news, CNN.
  • Part 12: 141st ARS Heritage

    IntroductionIn the last segment of the 141st Air Refueling Squadron Heritage story, we told how its predecessor, the 341st Fighter Squadron, was one of many new Thunderbolt squadrons formed in 1942.  It, along with the 340th and 342nd Fighter Squadrons, were components of the 348th Fighter Group.  They were sent to Australia and assigned to the 5th
  • Part 11: 141st ARS Heritage

    IntroductionIn last month’s installment of the NJANG History, we explained the background of World War II in the Pacific.  As related, the Japanese achieved early success in their plans for expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, and were advancing undeterred towards their goal of Australia.  Responding to the desperate request for aid from the
  • Oct. Front and Center: Staff Sgt. Garion Reddick

    Front and center highlights a 108th Wing airman every month.
  • New Jersey Air National Guard History Part 10

    As part of the drawdown of forces after the war, the 141st was disbanded in July 1919. At that point in time, there was no linkage to today’s 141st Air Refueling Squadron; that came later. The subject of this month’s installment is the resurrection of the 141st Aero Squadron in the form of the 341st Fighter Squadron, an element of the newly formed 348th Fighter Group that saw heavy combat in the Pacific during World War II.