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Restoring jets through fabrication and grit
Airman 1st Class Gavin Remp, 305th Maintenance Squadron structural maintenance journeyman assesses damage to a C-17 Globemaster III panel at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb 15, 2024. Maintainers from the 305th MXS completed a five-month fabrication project for a damaged C-17, reaffirming Air Mobility Command’s strategic advance and rapid global mobility. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Alexis Kula)
Feb. 21, 2024 - In the fast-paced world of aviation maintenance, where each repair poses a unique puzzle, adaptability and teamwork are essential. When a C-17 Globemaster III encountered unexpected damage and was stranded at Naval Station...

TAC enhances Mobility Airmen's warfighting capabilities
Two C-17 Globemaster IIIs’ trade leading and following positions within their flight path during the Tactics Advancement Course at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 7, 2024. Airmen assigned to the 6th Airlift Squadron loaded cargo onto the C-17 in order to provide support for the F-22 Raptors at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. The advancements course postures Air Mobility Command Airmen to execute agile operations on a global scale. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aidan Thompson)
Feb. 20, 2024 - Airmen assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing’s 6th Airlift Squadron collaborated with units from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, during the Tactics Advancement Course (TAC), Feb. 7-8. TAC allows aircraft maintainers to...

NAWCAD Lakehurst welcomes high school students to science symposium with eye on the future
The 2024 New Jersey Southern Junior Science and Humanities Symposium brought together high school students from around Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst to share research on a wide variety of topics.
Feb. 17, 2024 - Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst hosted an annual science symposium on Feb. 9 featuring local students whose ingenuity could someday support the warfighter. The New Jersey Southern Junior Science...

Atlantic Strike Team enhances joint operational capabilities
Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing and 305th Air Mobility Wing team up with members of the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team to load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 8, 2024. The joint exercise included the loading and offloading of equipment and vehicles onto a C-17, as well as various inspections and documentation. Exercises like these are made possible by the leveraging of assets of Joint Force partners across the Department of Defense’s only tri-service base.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio Avalos)
Feb. 14, 2024 - Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing and 305th Air Mobility Wing team up with members of the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team to load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base...

USAFEC leaders tour the 87th Air Base Wing
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. John Klein, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, discusses the joint base’s mission, vision and goals with 87th Air Base Wing senior leaders during a tour of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 8, 2024. The tour included stops at unaccompanied housing dorms, the First Term Enlisted Center and the Airman Leadership School. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Monica Roybal)
Feb. 13, 2024 - U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. John Klein, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Courtney Freeman, USAFEC command chief, toured the 87th Air Base Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb...
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Operations Group Honorary Commanders visit
Team Dover honorary commanders pose for a photo on the forward ramp of a C-5M Super Galaxy during a honorary commanders tour of the 436th Operations Group at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Feb 22, 2024. During the tour, the honorary commanders visited various units within the OG and interacted with Airmen to learn more about each unit’s role in the Dover AFB mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dieondiere Jefferies)
Feb. 28, 2024 - U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Derreck Day, Operations Support Squadron survival, evasion, resistance, and escape flight chief of SERE operations, briefs Team Dover honorary commanders on SERE during the Operations Group honorary...

AFWERX to highlight its mission with American entrepreneurs at South by Southwest
AFWERX Director and Chief Commercialization Officer for the Department of the Air Force Col. Elliott Leigh will deliver a keynote speech at South by Southwest titled, “Chasing Innovation: Lessons Learned,” March 8 at noon Central Standard Time. (U.S. Air Force photo / Matthew Clouse)
Feb. 28, 2024 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – AFWERX, the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force, will showcase its mission and programs with innovators, entrepreneurs and small businesses at the South by...

JADE FORGE: Enhancing the lethality of intelligence Airmen and joint partners
U.S. Air Force Col. Angelina Maguinness, 17th Training Wing commander, listens intently to an intel briefing delivered by a 313th Training Squadron student during an iteration of the Joint All-Domain Expeditionary Forward Operations Readiness Generation Exercise at Goodfellow Air Force, Texas, Dec. 4, 2023.  JADE FORGE provides joint service intel warriors a realistic training environment that allows them to operate in tents and access high-tech software with specially configured hardware. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madison Collier)
Feb. 28, 2024 - JADE FORGE stands for Joint All-Domain Expeditionary Forward Operations Readiness Generation Exercise. It’s a sixth-generation intelligence training initiative at Goodfellow AFB that gives joint service intelligence warriors...
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Sharing History
Stuart Lockhart, 305th Air Mobility Wing historian, and Senior Airman Nicholas Cammaroto, 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, share conversation over a history display in the 305th AMW headquarters, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 21, 2023. Cammaroto contributed to the display by loaning a grouping of artifacts from his private collection. The grouping on-loan consists of uniform service items from U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Cletus “Jack” Ringsred, 305th Bombardment Group, who flew 35 combat missions against enemy forces in 1944. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin Knox)
Aug. 21, 2023 - Senior Airman Nicholas Cammaroto, 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, contributed to a 305th Air Mobility Wing history display by loaning a grouping of artifacts from his private collection, that went on display July...

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...

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