Aviation gets new commander
CE repairs at Jump Start
(left to right) Tech. Sgt. Delroy Wallace, Senior Airman Joshua Carvajal and Master Sgt. William Ericksen, all members of the 177th Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron, prepare to pour concrete at Santa Teresa N.M. near U.S. Border Patrol Monument 3. Seven unit members were sent to Deming, N.M. in support of Operation Jump Start from Oct. 31 to Dec. 1. Photo by Master Sgt. Steven Gaskill, 177FW/CE.
OSACOM welcomed home
Soldiers of the Operation Support Aviation Command (OSACOM, left to right) Staff Sgt. Fende Fenelon, Chief Warrant Officers Glenn Malin and Nicholas Brady, James Tobin, Earl Jones, and Bret Berlinger pose for a photo during their welcome home dinner Nov. 15. The unit, which was based at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan from February to September 2006, flew approximately 850 hours in two C12R aircraft. They flew passenger, cargo and VIP missions to Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar. Photo by Marie Durling, Family Programs.
Painting dedicated to 9-11 units
The National Guard Bureau commissioned a painting highlighting the Air Guard’s role in responding to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The text accompanying the painting, titled The Pentagon, September 11 2001 reads in part: “Launched from bases all over the United States, Air National Guard fighter and tankers moved quickly to protect America from further attacks on September 11, 2001…F-16s from the District of Columbia’s 113th Wing, New Jersey’s 177th Fighter Wing from Atlantic City, as well as active duty Air Force and Navy fighters.”
Governor honors families
Governor Jon S. Corzine, Commander-in-Chief of the New Jersey National Guard held a party for the families of deployed Soldiers and Airmen at the Governor's mansion Drumthwacket Dec. 9. The governor recently returned from a trip to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan was able to report firsthand to the families about their loved ones. There are 351 members of the New Jersey Army and Air National Guard serving in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, 177FW/PA.
Maj. Gen. Glenn K. Rieth, The Adjutant General accepts a check for $15,000 for the New Jersey State Family Readiness Council from Eric S. Spevak, master of ceremonies of the 5th Annual Veterans Gala held at the Cherry Hill armory on Nov. 4. To date, the Council has raised more than $463,953 to support the Soldiers and Airmen serving in the Global War on Terrorism. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Moore, NJ-JFHQ/PA.
Senior Master Sgt. Marie Reavis of the 108th Air Refueling Wing Civil Engineer Squadron, is currently on a 60-day Air Expeditionary Force tour as the First Sergeant, supporting Operation Deep Freeze at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Deep Freeze is the term for Antarctica operations, and specifically for the regular resupply missions, which are run by the 109th Airlift Wing at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, N.Y. As of yet, she has not seen any dancing penguins. Photo courtesy 108ARW/CES.
New CSMs across the state
Lt. Col. Robert J. Jarvis, (left) Commander, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry passes the colors to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Keith Stokley during a Change of Responsibility ceremony held at Fort Dix on Nov. 19. Stokley was one of six E-8’s who took the leap to the top of the NCO ranks, they included: Joseph K. Brennan, Timothy D. Marvian, Christopher P. Sheridan, Keith A. Stokley, Konrad Uldschmidt and Matthew V. Valente III. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Moore, NJ-JFHQ/PA.
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