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  • New Jersey Grand Master leads Airmen in PT alternative

    Though professionally known as, Staff Sgt. David E. Correa, a network systems operator of the 140th Cyber Operations Squadron, he is both Airman and Grand Master. As a 7th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, a black belt in Hapkido and Judo, and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Correa now shares his

  • 108th Medical Group officer observes Hispanic Heritage Month

    During Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Department of Defense highlights several service members and focuses on the contributions and accomplishments of those with Hispanic and Latin-American heritage who have committed to their service to the defense of the nation and

  • Being an LGBTQ Ally

    The 108th Wing joins the Department of Defense and the nation in paying tribute to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community during Pride Month 2021.For the month of June, this celebration brings light to the way LGBTQ service members and civilians strengthen our military and our

  • Airman conquers childhood trials serving in Air National Guard

    “Remember why you’re here” – A mantra heard all too often in basic military training. It is said by instructors to encourage resilience within their trainees.Yet for Staff Sgt. Adam Chen, an avionics technician of the 108th Maintenance Squadron, such words have pushed him to take advantage of every

  • Mother and Daughter dedicated to serving for over 51 years

    “I am very proud of my mom’s service and the heritage that I am come from,” said Master Sgt. Namir Laureano, an admin with the 108th Wing Staff. “I grew up watching her love and passion for her family, community, and soldiers. I have vivid memories helping her take off her boots after coming back

  • Give it your best: Wescott retires

    While preflight checks are more commonly known, Master Sgt. Steven Wescott, a lead crew chief of the 108th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, here, for over 37 years, says that their responsibilities include “afterflight” inspection, refueling, defueling, maintenance, and flying missions.Now retired, he

  • Deployment bond sparks lasting friendship

    EDITOR'S NOTE: No one knows what new friendships will be formed while on a deployment. They are often special bonds since they are formed during unique circumstances that last for years. In this case it’s between a woman and an animal.

  • From exile to freedom

    When asked about Hispanic Heritage Month and what heritage meant to him, Cuban-American, Tech. Sgt. Eric Suarez, of the 108th Maintenance Squadron, said, “the food, the pictures—all brings about memories, that’s huge for me.”This is because Suarez’s life of freedom in America, began with the exile