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605th AMXS dedicates heritage room to fallen Airman
Franklin Sr., Angela, and Kally Kaunang pose for a photo in front of Staff Sgt. Franklin Kaunang’s plaque in the Franklin Maintenance Heritage Room on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 16, 2022. Franklin Kaunang spent four years as a crew chief with the 605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron until he retrained to become a flight engineer on C-130s. Franklin passed away after his battle with Leukemia on May 16, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Morales)
May 17, 2022 - The 605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated their heritage room to Franklin Kaunang, who spent four years as a crew chief with the 605th AMXS until he retrained to become a flight engineer on C-130s. Kaunang passed away...

Naval Air Systems Commander visits NSA Lakehurst
U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Carl Chebi, Naval Air Systems Command, commander, speaks with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division leadership at the electromagnetic aircraft launcher system testing site on May 11, 2022, on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. NAVAIR's mission is to provide full life-cycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons and systems operated by Sailors and Marines. This support includes research, design, development and systems engineering; acquisition; test and evaluation; training facilities and equipment; repair and modification; and in-service engineering and logistics support.
May 13, 2022 - U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Carl Chebi, Naval Air Systems Command, commander, met with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division leadership at the electromagnetic aircraft launcher system testing site and other locations across...

Joint Base MDL hosts "Meet Your Army" event
Leadership assigned to the Mid Atlantic Recruiting Battalion recognize an ROTC cadet during a Meet Your Army event on May 5, 2022, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.  Meet Your Army is a HQDA-driven Total Force outreach initiative to bridge the civilian and military divide. The Office of the Chief of Public Affairs’ Outreach Division runs this initiative to connect with the American public, educate community and business leaders, and inspire youth to serve.
May 12, 2022 - Members of the local community met with leadership and advisors from the U.S. Army Mid Atlantic Recruiting Battalion during a Meet Your Army event to share opportunities afforded through service on May 5, 2022, at Joint Base...

305th AMW assists with Blackhawk upload
A U.S. Army UH-60M Blackhawk assigned to the 150th Aviation Regiment prepares to upload onto a C-17 Globemaster III on May 6, 2022, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Black Hawk offers pilots seats that are protected with heavy armor, and an armored fuselage capable of withstanding hits from guns with up to 23mm shells. It can also operate safely in the majority of severe weather conditions due to its wide array of advanced avionics.
May 12, 2022 - The U.S. Army 150th Aviation Regiment and 305th Air Mobility Wing jointly processed and uploaded multiple UH-60M Blackhawks for delivery to an austere location on May 6, 2022, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J...

Joint Base MDL Opens Doors for DOD STARBASE
Christina Fletcher, director of STARBASE at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J, cuts a ribbon signifying the opening of STARBASE on May 5, 2022. Joint Base MDL STARBASE students participate in challenging STEM activities as well as interact with military personnel to explore careers and observe STEM applications in the real world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sergio Avalos)
May 9, 2022 - On May 5, 2022, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst welcomed its first class of fifth grade students from Fort Dix Elementary School to its new Science and Technology Academies Reinforcing Basic Aviation and Space Exploration...
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Hanscom Airmen and Girl Scouts gather for Cookies for a Cause
May 20, 2022 - Hanscom volunteers and members of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts council assembled here May 14 for the Cookies for a Cause event...

Codifying Night One Integration; Coalition Black Flag introduces RAAF E-7, long-range kill-chains solutions, and first-ever mobile C2 element
Staff Sgt Fermin Garcia, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron Forward Area Refueling Point (FARP) operator, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, runs to refuel an A-10 Thunderbolt II during Black Flag 22-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, May 12, 2022. The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josey Blades)
May 20, 2022 - The 53rd Wing conducted Black Flag 22-1, bringing together four branches of the U.S. military and the Royal Australian Air Force in a first-time coalition test environment to identify enhancements to night-one capabilities,...

Wisconsin Airmen complete air combat training at NAS Key West
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing lands at Naval Air Station Key West May 12, 2022. Approximately 150 Airmen from the 115th FW and its co-located active duty counterpart, the 378th Fighter Squadron, were in NAS Key West participating in dissimilar air combat training with the U.S. Navy, Arizona Air National Guard and Royal Netherlands Air Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Cameron Lewis)
May 20, 2022 - Approximately 150 Airmen assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, Wisconsin participated in joint-international training at Naval Air Station Key West...
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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...

305th FTU prepares new air crew members, answers nation's call
U.S. Air Force Capt. David Crowley, 78th Air Refueling Squadron pilot and 305th Operations Support Squadron Formal Training Unit student, prepares for a training flight at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 8, 2021. The KC-10 Extender would be meeting up with a KC-135 from Maine for an in-flight refuel as part of the flight training.
Sept. 2, 2021 - On the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., flightline, it's a familiar sight to see aircrew on a KC-10 Extender preparing themselves and their aircraft for a mission. Planes take off and land every day like clockwork, and...

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