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'Can Do' wing's first all-call with Hasson
U.S. Air Force Col. Kathleen M. Hasson, 305th Air Mobility Wing commander, leads an all-call at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 15, 2024. This was Hasson’s first 305th AMW all-call since assuming command of the wing on July 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Monica Roybal)
July 16, 2024 - Standing before a packed theater of Airmen and support staff, Hasson emphasized the importance of operational readiness, innovation and swift mission execution anytime, anywhere...

Joint Warfighters Explode into the Indo-Pacific Theater
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col Matthew Eggert, 6th Airlift Squadron commander, left, and Maj. Andrew Quallio, 6AS C-17 Globemaster III pilot, right, pilot a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III alongside USAF, U.S. Navy, Japan Air Self-Defense Force aircraft in a formation over the Pacific Ocean in support of Valiant Shield 2024, June 7, 2024. Exercises such as Valiant Shield allow the Indo-Pacific Command Joint Forces the opportunity to integrate forces from all branches of service and with our allies to conduct precise, lethal, and overwhelming multi-axis, multi-domain effects that demonstrate the strength and versatility of the Joint Force and our commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keegan Putman)
July 11, 2024 - The 'Can Do’ Wing and members from the 87th Air Base Wing displayed their Explodeo capabilities during the Valiant Shield exercise, June 5-18, 2024, integrating secure beyond line of sight and line of sight connectivity...

All-Electric Fixed-Wing Offloads Cargo at JB MDL
BETA Technologies prototype ALIA CTOL battery-powered fixed-wing aircraft prepares for takeoff at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ, July 9, 2024. 305 Maintainance Squadron’s Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory team loaded the aircraft with 222 lbs of cargo for delivery to Dover AFB. BETA partnered with AFWERX Agility Prime to test the capabilities of moving cargo between bases in a safer, cleaner, and more cost-effective way. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Vigil)
July 11, 2024 - Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst played a vital role in a historic first cargo flight as part of a demonstration of the ALIA CTOL battery-powered fixed-wing aircraft, July 9, 2024. The National Aerospace Research and...

POTUS visits JB MDL
U.S. President Joe Biden and his family disembark Air Force One at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 29, 2024. The president and his family were greeted by U.S. Air Force Col. Anthony Smith, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst commander and 87th Air Base Wing commander; and his spouse Denise Smith (left); Col. William Soto, 305th Air Mobility Wing deputy commander, and his spouse Brittany Soto (right). (U.S. Air Force photo by Rochelle Naus)
July 3, 2024 - U.S. President Joe Biden and his family visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 29, 2024...

605th AMXS Memorializes the KC-10
A newly installed static display of a KC-10 Extender boom is showcased at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 25, 2024. Formerly, the 605th Aircraft Generation Squadron, now known as the 605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was activated on July 1, 1995, in support of the then McGuire Air Force Base’s adoption of a KC-10 aircraft fleet. The static display was created to memorialize the service of the KC-10 provided following it’s official retirement on June 21, 2023. Thanks to the efforts of the 605th AMXS team, including U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Aaron Vogeler, commander; Capt. Steven Winiarski, section commander; Tech. Sgt. Damien Fitzpatrick, KC-46 all-purpose general noncommissioned officer in charge; Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Chevalier, unit deployment manager; Tech. Sgt. Ryle Griffin, KC-46 APG craftsman; and Senior Airman Brian Izaguirre, assistant mobility UDM, the static display proudly recognizes the heritage of the 605th AMXS and cements the lasting legacy of the KC-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aidan Thompson)
June 26, 2024 - A newly installed static display of a KC-10 Extender boom is showcased at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 25, 2024. Formerly, the 605th Aircraft Generation Squadron, now known as the 605th Aircraft Maintenance...
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36 CES firefighters, 554 REDHORSE fire cadre host rescue technician training
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brittany Souder, left, 36th Tactical Advisory Squadron independent duty medical technician, and Tech. Sgt. Kyle Yeomans, 36 TAS survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, prepare to rappel during rescue technician training at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 16, 2024. The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department and 554th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers fire cadre hosted rescue technician training for 36 TAS members to enhance agile combat employment and prepare for upcoming search and rescue mission sets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jasmine M. Barnes)
July 17, 2024 - The 36th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department and 554th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers fire cadre hosted rescue technician training for 36th Tactical Advisory Squadron members to...

Seasoned Airmen pass wisdom to the next generation of flight leaders
New flight commanders and flight chiefs watch a presentation by senior civilian leaders at the 49er Flight Leadership Course at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, July 9, 2024. The fifth iteration of the course was livestreamed to geographically separated units for the first time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bob Teichmann)
July 17, 2024 - HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- New flight chiefs and flight commanders learned more about their roles and responsibilities in the 49er Flight Leadership Course at Club Holloman on June 9-10, 2024...

The 34th Anniversary of Cocheo Park Commemoration Ceremony
U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher Wittman, 30th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, presents Victor Cocheo, brother of late U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Cocheo, 4392d Civil Engineer Squadron former commander, with a certificate during the Cocheo Park Commemoration Ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., July 17, 2024. On July 17, 1990, Team Vandenberg renamed the on-base picnic area to Cocheo Park, honoring Col. Cocheo’s legacy and leadership. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Tiarra Sibley)
July 17, 2024 - On July 17, team Vandenberg honored the legacy and leadership of the late Col. Dennis Cocheo, former commander of the 4392d 30th Civil Engineer Squadron which is now known as the 30th CES, during the 34th Anniversary of...
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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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