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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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8 FW, 38 FG hone skills in bilateral trainings
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jadon Davis, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, halts a Republic of Korea (ROK) Air Force KF-16 Fighting Falcon during a simulated in-flight emergency training event at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, Feb. 6, 2023. During the training, personnel responded within minutes to simulate extinguishing a fire on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Dischinat)
Feb. 8, 2023 - The 8th Fighter Wing and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Air Force 38th Fighter Group conducted routine combined trainings at Kunsan Air Base, ROK, Feb. 7, 2023...

Spanish, U.S. Airmen practice SERE tactics during Chasing Sol
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Benjamin Jakeman, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, uses a radio to communicate with aircrew on a C-130J Super Hercules as part of a search and rescue scenario for exercise Chasing Sol near Zaragoza, Spain, Feb. 1, 2023. Airmen practiced Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape tactics during a search and rescue scenario for Chasing Sol.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madelyn Keech)
Feb. 8, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron and the 86th Operations Support Squadron hike near Zaragoza, Spain, as part of a search and rescue scenario during exercise Chasing Sol Feb. 1, 2023. Chasing Sol is...

Spanish, U.S. Airmen participate in FTD Chasing Sol
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Levi Valentine, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, sits on the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft while it flies over the Balearic Sea off the coast of Spain during exercise Chasing Sol, Jan. 27, 2023. Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and Soldiers assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 5th Quartermaster Company participated in Chasing Sol with the Spanish air force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madelyn Keech)
Feb. 8, 2023 - U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Levi Valentine, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, sits on the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft while it flies over the Balearic Sea off the coast of Spain during exercise Chasing Sol, Jan...
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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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