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  • Military gift of hope for hardscrabble town

    Corporate America abandoned this area years ago, closing factories and taking many of the jobs and healthcare options that came with them.Now, nearly one in three people in this rural farming community near the New York Finger Lakes region are without jobs or access to a regular doctor. Many have

  • Zissimos to head Cyber Squadron

    In a classroom in a hanger that used to house Vietnam-era F-4 Phantom fighters, Lt. Col. Anthony Zissimos assumed command of the 140th Cyber Operations Squadron July 17, 2016.The 140th, the New Jersey Air National Guard's newest squadron, is charged with monitoring cyber-attacks to the nation's

  • Making a difference, one fire truck at a time

    It takes a lot of work to donate a fire truck to another country.Specifically, it takes the Air National Guard, the Air Force Reserve and the active-duty Air Force, as well as a host of government agencies.Case in point, Master Sgt. Jorge A. Narvaez, a traditional New Jersey Air National Guardsman

  • Revolutionizing Intelligence – Part Three: Getting recognized

    The 204th Intelligence Squadron is at it again! With its members' remarkable technological advances in the intelligence community along with their dedication and hard work, they've set the bar very high and paved the way for other units to follow.Col. Keith Andrews, Air Mobility Command's Director

  • It’s not a fancy job, somebody’s got to do it!

    As you walk through the chow line during lunch time at Halvorsen Hall Dining Facility at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, an Airman dressed in their white chef's coat will greet you with a smile and ask "what can I serve you." Earlier in the duty day when you took your physical fitness

  • Revolutionizing Intelligence - Part Two: Setting higher standards

    Technology plays an important part in the mission of the 204th Intelligence Squadron; however, the high quality of the squadron's instructors is equally a force multiplier.With members remaining in the squadron for 10-20 years, the 204th is able to provide a level of continuity that many active duty

  • Fillari chosen as new state command chief

    This year, and appropriately enough during Women's History Month, a woman was chosen to serve as the state command chief master sergeant - the highest ranking enlisted position in the New Jersey Air National Guard."Anybody can do it," said State Command Chief Master Sgt.  Janeen M. Fillari. "It

  • Eason receives top honor guard award

    And the recipient of the 87th Air Base Wing Honor Guard Member of the Year for January 2015 to December 2015 award goes to...Staff Sgt. Brianna M. Eason.As a traditional Guardsman, Eason is an orderly room clerk with the New Jersey Air National Guard's 108th Wing Maintenance Operations Flight.But

  • Remodeling the model

    With a new commander coming to the 108th Wing, Staff Sgts. Murray Burgen and Shaun Strain were tasked with remodeling the KC-135 model airplanes that adorn the entrances to the Wing's headquarters building and the maintenance hangar.Those models were put there more than 20-years ago when the Wing

  • Revolutionizing intelligence – Part One

    Closed off from all non-essential personnel in a secured, vault-like work environment known as a Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility, the 204th Intelligence Squadron is a mystery to those outside the squadron.Who are they? What is their mission? What have they accomplished? How have