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Jersey Devil 23 Exercise Underway
Larry Marchak, 87th Logistics Readiness Squadron motor vehicle forklift operator, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Paul Hendrickson, 439th Multifunctional Medical Battalion motor sergeant, and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Uhrhammer, 87th LRS motor vehicle operator, work together to detach a chain lock from the light equipment transporter, in preparation for the Jersey Devil 23 on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Jan. 10, 2023. Jersey Devil 23, a U.S. Air Force mobility exercise hosted by the 621st Contingency Response Wing, tests the abilities of multi-capable airmen to rapidly deploy, establish and control airbases alongside joint allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Daniel Barney)
Jan. 13, 2023 - Jersey Devil 23, a U.S. Air Force mobility exercise hosted by the 621st Contingency Response Wing, tests the abilities of multi-capable airmen to rapidly deploy, establish and control airbases alongside joint allies and...

Exercise Jersey Devil
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing board a C-130 Hercules as part of exercise Jersey Devil on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Jan. 11, 2023. Jersey Devil 23, a U.S. Air Force mobility exercise hosted by the 621st CRW, tests the abilities of multi-capable airmen to rapidly deploy, establish and control airbases alongside joint allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Morales)
Jan. 13, 2023 - Jersey Devil 23, a U.S. Air Force mobility exercise hosted by the 621st CRW, tests the abilities of multi-capable airmen to rapidly deploy, establish and control airbases alongside joint allies and partners...

605th AMXS star earns gold bar
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Oliver, 605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, poses for a photo at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Dec. 14, 2022. Oliver was selected with the opportunity to commission through the Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program by demonstrating exceptional leadership and performance skills.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sergio Avalos)
Jan. 12, 2023 - In November 2022, Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Oliver, 605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, received the surprise of a lifetime. During morning roll call, 305th Air Mobility Wing leadership notified him that he was...

Through the Fire and Flame: Airman awarded Airman’s Medal for heroic actions
U.S. Air Force Col. Elizabeth Hanson, 305th Air Mobility Wing commander, and Master Sgt. Christopher Ishler, 305th Maintenance Squadron section chief, is awarded the Airman’s medal during a ceremony in Cream Ridge, N.J., Dec. 13, 2022. The Airman’s medal is awarded to service members who have distinguished themself by a heroic act, usually at the voluntary risk of their life but not involving actual combat.
Jan. 10, 2023 - In the heat of the summer of July 2021, a black delivery van crashed into an 18-wheeler on Interstate 295 and erupted in flames. The van then swerved into a guard rail and the driver slumped unconscious into the passenger...

Building Relationships, and Ordnance...
Jan. 4, 2023 - Marines assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 49 built ordnance with the assistance of the 305th Air Mobility Wing Munitions Depot on Dec. 16, 2022, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst...
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Reserve recruiters broadcast benefits to local educators
Tech. Sgt. Eric Jackson, an Air Force Reserve Command recruiter, briefs Trumbull County educators on enlistment benefits available to their students, Jan. 24, 2023, in Niles, Ohio. Jackson met with the educators to speak transparently about current national and international events and how they’re affecting recruitment.
 (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Noah J. Tancer)
Jan. 27, 2023 - The U.S. military plays a huge role on the global stage, requiring an abundant amount of personnel to maintain, but recruiting numbers are down...

Air Force MWDs conduct winter training
Dokker, 341st Security Forces Squadron military working dog, clamps down on a bite sleeve during bite work training at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., Jan. 24, 2023. Air Force MWDs, like Dokker, are usually named with double letters if they are born at the MWD Training Center at Lackland Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mary Bowers)
Jan. 27, 2023 - Staff Sgt. Kalib Murthy, 341st Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, leads MWD Ffarah, through a practice window during training at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., Jan. 24, 2023. The 341st SFS K-9 obedience...

Fifty Years On: Remembering the 1973 Paris Peace Accords
Then Captain David L. Hrdlicka, at left, stands with four other 563rd TFS squadron members at McConnell AFB, Kansas where the squadron was based and assigned to the 23rd TFW when it was deployed to Southeast Asia in April, 1965.  He was an F-105 Thunderchief pilot assigned to the 563rd TFS when he was shot down over Laos on May 18, 1965, captured but remains missing since then. (powhrdlicka.com)
Jan. 27, 2023 - Today, January 27, 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords, “An Agreement Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam,” which brought an end to the active US involvement in the Vietnam War...
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Bonded through Bone Marrow
A nameplate for U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Johnathan Ferguson, 305th Air Mobility Wing quality assurance inspector, is displayed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. on Nov. 22, 2022. Ferguson is one of over one million registered bone marrow donors through the Department of Defense’s Salute to Life program. This year he met with the recipient of a donation he made in 2012 that allowed the patient to achieve remission of leukemia.
Nov. 30, 2022 - National Bone Marrow Awareness Month is observed every November to honor the people who donate their stem cells and bone marrow, which help give patients a second chance at life...

Baron's blouse makes history
Airman First Class Nicholas Baron, 305th Air Mobility Wing Loadmaster, officially donates his blouse and delivers it to Stuart Lockhart, 305th Air Mobility Wing Historian, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 12, 2021. The blouse was the most requested item asked for to serve as documentation for Operation Allies Refuge. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sergeant Shay Stuart)
Oct. 18, 2021 - It was an image that captured the hearts of millions; a young Afghan child, sleeping on the floor of a crowded C-17 Globemaster III, tucked beneath an OCP top for warmth.The blouse belonged to none other than Airman First...

Can Do Wing historian receives AF level award
Oct. 14, 2021 - With a background as a Naval Academy history major and a 21-year career as a commissioned infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, it is no surprise that military history is ingrained in the 305th Air Mobility Wing’s...

Suicide Prevention in the Military, from Taboo to Timely
U.S. Air Force Col. Michele Lo Bianco, 305th Air Mobility Wing Operations commander, displays her box of remembrance. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. More than 1.7 million Veterans received treatment in a VA mental health specialty program annually.
Sept. 22, 2021 - Suicide prevention is a year-round effort. As September is Suicide Prevention Month, now is a time to reach out to others while also taking the time to look within...

305th OSS Airman becomes ‘guardian angel’ of the road
Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa participants bike 500 miles through Iowa, July 2021. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Haney, an Air Force Cycling Team member, is assigned to the 305th Operations Support Squadron as an air traffic controller watch supervisor. This was his first time participating in the RAGBRAI, which is known as the oldest, largest, and longest multi-day bicycle touring event in the world. It is seven days long and consists of participants biking approximately 500 miles through the state of Iowa. (Courtesy photo)
Sept. 20, 2021 - An air traffic controller watch supervisor found himself representing the Air Force in a different capacity while in the midst of 20,000 cyclists pedaling across Iowa. Despite fighting fatigue from heat and exhaustion, he...

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