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  • Keeping the wing ready

    Walking into the 108th's warehouse, you can't help but think of the ending of the Raiders of the Lost Ark where Ark of the Covenant disappears into the bowels of the unnamed government storehouse.I mention this to Staff Sgt. Janette J. Sheppard and Senior Airman Mario Lopez and they laugh. Both

  • 108th Wing photographer nationally recognized

    Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht of the 108th Wing Public Affairs Office received a $1,000 grant from the Eddie Adams Foundation Oct. 12, 2015, in recognition of his work as a military photojournalist and videographer.Hecht was one of four military photographers to gain admittance to the Eddie Adams

  • Justin Gielski: American Ninja Warrior

    Tech. Sgt. Justin B. Gielski may be the next American Ninja Warrior.Problem is, he can't tell you. At least, not yet.In June, the New Jersey Air National Guard Airman competed in Las Vegas in the finals of the popular television show that requires strength, agility, endurance and more than a little

  • Change is the only constant thing in life

    Imagine working tirelessly day and night towards a goal, a goal that you've been looking forward to all year. Only to find out that it's no longer happening. Unfortunately, this was the case for the 108th Contingency Response Group. On July 1, 2015, the CRG mission was no longer a part of the 108th

  • Goal met: 358 days to return to ‘normal’

    With chest heaving, arms pumping and pink running shoes a blur on the pavement, Senior Airman Ashley Chytraus crossed the finish line at her annual Physical Fitness Test on June 14.Although the 25-year-old crew chief with the New Jersey Air National Guard's 108th Wing scored an "excellent," she

  • First deployment

    There's a first time for everything.In a person's life there will be the first time you ride a bicycle or the first time you drive a car without your parent riding shotgun, and of course, your first kiss.The military is no different: Except the most significant first is your first deployment."I'm

  • A day at the range

         There was snow on the ground - again.     The 108th Wing's Combat Arms Training and Maintenance instructors took it in stride, the most important thing on that March day was to get the 15 Airmen qualified on the M4 carbine.     The CATM instructors are responsible for ensuring that the Wing's

  • 108th dominates NJANG Airman of the Year competition

         The 108th Wing has swept the New Jersey Air National Guard's Airman of the Year competition.     Security Force's Master Sgt. Olivia M. McMahon and Global Mobility Squadron's Senior Airman Thomas A. Shea respectively claimed the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer and Airman of the Year slots in

  • Rodeo emphasizes learning and relying on your wingman

         The rodeo is back in town.     Airmen are spread across the hangar floor adjusting their M50 Joint Service General Purpose gas masks, zipping up their Mission-Oriented Protective Posture gear, tugging on boots and pulling on protective gloves.     It's organized chaos.     It is also a great

  • NDI: Seeing the unseen

         They're known as the NDI shop and its Airmen have a simple mission: make the invisible, visible.     The job of making sure the 108th Wing's KC-135R Stratotankers are structurally and mechanically sound falls on the four Airmen of the Non-Destructive Inspection shop. They take safety