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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...

U.S. Army Reserve demonstrates cohesion across multiple exercises
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 316th Sustainment Command standby for a weapons qualification at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 10, 2024. Reservists are required to attend a two-week training exercise annually, where they engage in realistic scenarios designed to prepare them for real-world conflicts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matt Porter)
June 25, 2024 - JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — U.S. Army Reserve Command units recently demonstrated their logistical proficiency in supporting warfighters across Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The exercises...
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CMSSF attends ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ premiere
Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force John Bentivegna speaks on a panel at the
July 12, 2024 - During the event, Bentivegna participated in a panel on stage with the film’s director, Greg Berlanti, among others, discussing the making of the movie and the inspiration drawn from the real-life Apollo 11 moon landing...

Enhancing readiness through wellness
Members of the Operational Support Team pose on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, June 5, 2024. The OST held a culminating resilience day with the Civil Engineer Squadron after working and training with them for 6 months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Violette Hosack)
July 12, 2024 - With a readiness-driven mindset at the forefront, the 375th Air Mobility Wing launched its Operational Support Team, embedding a cadre of comprehensive healthcare specialists within a rotating squadron, allowing the unit to...

171st Firefighters Train with Pennsylvania Strike Team 1 to Enhance Readiness
Pennsylvania Air National Guardsman Master Sgt. John Kovacic with the 171st Air Refueling Wing Fire and Emergency Services Flight operates the DS11 hydraulic concrete chainsaw while receiving training from members of Pennsylvania Strike Team 1, at the Allegheny County Fire Academy, May 8, 2024. The partnership between the 171st and PA ST1 allows for shared resources and expertise, and provides a comprehensive training environment that benefits participants and the communities they serve. (courtesy photo)
July 12, 2024 - Air National Guardsmen from the 171st Air Refueling Wing’s Fire and Emergency Services Flight recently participated in a training event with Pennsylvania Strike Team 1 in several advanced techniques that they might use when...
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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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