Capt. April Doolittle at 609-754-6358

(18 June, 2013)



Media Advisory


NJ Air National Guard Members To Be Honored At Hometown Heroes Salute


WHO/WHAT: The 108th Wing will hold a Hometown Heroes Salute to honor approximately 100 of New Jersey’s Citizen-Airmen who have deployed since Sept. 11, 2001 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and Noble Eagle.


WHERE: Timmerman Conference Center, 5441 8th Street, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.  


WHEN: Sunday, June 23 at 11 a.m.



For security purposes, media will need to RSVP to the Public Affairs Office No Later Than June 20, in order to gain entrance to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Please call the 108th Wing’s Public Affairs office at 609-754-6358 or 609-754-4173.


Media will need to be at the base NO LATER THAN 10 a.m.


Background: The Hometown Heroes Salute recognizes the military and family members of the 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard. The Airmen recognized in this ceremony will include those who have deployed for more than 30 consecutive days in support of Operations’ Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Noble Eagle and other peacekeeping operations across the globe since Sept. 11, 2001. The purpose of this program is to celebrate and honor the significant contributions of Airmen, their families, communities and those special supporters to the mission of the U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard. As a result, it is one of the ANG's largest recognition endeavors in history. By National Guard Bureau estimates, there are more than 70,000 current or former Citizen-Airmen nationwide who have deployed for 30 consecutive days or more since Sept. 11, 2001.


Directions to Timmerman Conference Center: N.J. Turnpike North/South to Exit 7 (Fort Dix), to Route 206 South (go to second traffic light -- about 1/2 mile) to Route 68. Stay on Route 68 for about five miles, turn left onto Saylors Pond Road.  From Saylors Pond Road, go about 1 mile and turn right at the first light (Wendy’s on the right). The Wrightstown gate is straight ahead. Security will direct you once you have entered the installation.

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