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Air National Guard unit's propulsion element creates powerful Esprit de Corps

Air National Guardsmen from New Jersey's 177th Fighter Wing pose for a photo in front of the morale painting they designed, funded and created at the engine test cell facility, located at the 177th Fighter Wing, Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., on Jan. 31, 2017. The engine shop personnel, including two members not shown, wanted to create a feeling of Esprit de Corps and a reminder of just how amazing it is to work on such a complex and important military machine. The General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, prepped and ready for testing, produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner, which can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

Air National Guardsmen from New Jersey's 177th Fighter Wing pose for a photo in front of the morale painting they designed, funded and created at the engine test cell facility, located at the 177th Fighter Wing, Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., on Jan. 31, 2017. The engine shop personnel, including two members not shown, wanted to create a feeling of Esprit de Corps and a reminder of just how amazing it is to work on such a complex and important military machine. The General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, prepped and ready for testing, produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner, which can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

Air National Guardsmen from New Jersey's 177th Fighter Wing pose for a photo in front of the morale painting they designed funded and created at the propulsion element "hush house", located at the 177th Fighter Wing, Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., on Jan. 31, 2017. The engine shop personnel, including two members not shown, wanted to create a feeling of esprit de corps and a reminder of just how amazing it is to work on such a complex and important military machine. The General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, prepped and ready for testing, produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner, which can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

Air National Guardsmen from New Jersey's 177th Fighter Wing pose for a photo in front of the morale painting they designed funded and created at the propulsion element "hush house", located at the 177th Fighter Wing, Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., on Jan. 31, 2017. The engine shop personnel, including two members not shown, wanted to create a feeling of esprit de corps and a reminder of just how amazing it is to work on such a complex and important military machine. The General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, prepped and ready for testing, produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner, which can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

An image of a morale painting designed, funded and created by members of a New Jersey Air National Guard propulsion element at the "hush house, located at the 177th Fighter Wing, Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., on Jan. 31, 2017. The engine shop personnel wanted to create a feeling of Esprit de Corps and a reminder of just how amazing it is to work on such a complex and important military machine. The General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, prepped and ready for testing, produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner, which can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

An image of a morale painting designed, funded and created by members of a New Jersey Air National Guard propulsion element at the "hush house, located at the 177th Fighter Wing, Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., on Jan. 31, 2017. The engine shop personnel wanted to create a feeling of Esprit de Corps and a reminder of just how amazing it is to work on such a complex and important military machine. The General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, prepped and ready for testing, produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner, which can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

An image of a morale painting designed, funded and created by members of a New Jersey Air National Guard propulsion element at the "hush house, located at the 177th Fighter Wing, Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., on Jan. 31, 2017. The engine shop personnel wanted to create a feeling of Esprit de Corps and a reminder of just how amazing it is to work on such a complex and important military machine. The General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, prepped and ready for testing, produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner, which can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

An image of a morale painting designed, funded and created by members of a New Jersey Air National Guard propulsion element at the "hush house, located at the 177th Fighter Wing, Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J., on Jan. 31, 2017. The engine shop personnel wanted to create a feeling of Esprit de Corps and a reminder of just how amazing it is to work on such a complex and important military machine. The General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, prepped and ready for testing, produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner, which can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Andre Lazaro, engine test cell supervisor with the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, points to a fan rotor speed indicator while Tech. Sgt. Robert Taylor, propulsion mechanic, prepares to fire up an engine from an F-16C+ Fighting Falcon for testing at the propulsion shop's engine test cell facility located at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on Jan. 31, 2017. The facility, also known as the "Hush House", is a multi-function building that can be used to perform diagnostic, troubleshooting and follow-on maintenance testing of the General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, which produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner and can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Andre Lazaro, engine test cell supervisor with the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, points to a fan rotor speed indicator while Tech. Sgt. Robert Taylor, propulsion mechanic, prepares to fire up an engine from an F-16C+ Fighting Falcon for testing at the propulsion shop's engine test cell facility located at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on Jan. 31, 2017. The facility, also known as the "Hush House", is a multi-function building that can be used to perform diagnostic, troubleshooting and follow-on maintenance testing of the General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, which produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner and can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Taylor, propulsion mechanic with the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, controls the throttle of an F-16C+ Fighting Falcon engine, while Master Sgt. Andre Lazaro, engine test cell supervisor, reviews engine telemetry data point printouts during testing at the propulsion shop's engine test facility, located at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on Jan. 31, 2017. The facility, also known as the "Hush House", is a multi-function building that can be used to perform diagnostic, troubleshooting and follow-on maintenance testing of the General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, which produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner and can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Taylor, propulsion mechanic with the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, controls the throttle of an F-16C+ Fighting Falcon engine, while Master Sgt. Andre Lazaro, engine test cell supervisor, reviews engine telemetry data point printouts during testing at the propulsion shop's engine test facility, located at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on Jan. 31, 2017. The facility, also known as the "Hush House", is a multi-function building that can be used to perform diagnostic, troubleshooting and follow-on maintenance testing of the General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, which produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner and can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Taylor, propulsion mechanic with the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, controls the throttle of an F-16C+ Fighting Falcon engine while noting engine telemetry data during testing at the propulsion shop's engine test facility, located at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on Jan. 31, 2017. The facility, also known as the "Hush House", is a multi-function building that can be used to perform diagnostic, troubleshooting and follow-on maintenance testing of the General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, which produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner and can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Taylor, propulsion mechanic with the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, controls the throttle of an F-16C+ Fighting Falcon engine while noting engine telemetry data during testing at the propulsion shop's engine test facility, located at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on Jan. 31, 2017. The facility, also known as the "Hush House", is a multi-function building that can be used to perform diagnostic, troubleshooting and follow-on maintenance testing of the General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, which produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner and can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

An image of the sound baffling chamber for U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon gas turbine engine testing at the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, located at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on Jan. 31, 2017. The Engine Test Cell Facility, commonly referred to as the "Hush House", is a multi-function building used to perform diagnostic, troubleshooting and follow on maintenance testing on uninstalled engines and perform high powered installed engine testing while the engine is in the F-16 aircraft. The General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, which produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner and can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

An image of the sound baffling chamber for U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon gas turbine engine testing at the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, located at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on Jan. 31, 2017. The Engine Test Cell Facility, commonly referred to as the "Hush House", is a multi-function building used to perform diagnostic, troubleshooting and follow on maintenance testing on uninstalled engines and perform high powered installed engine testing while the engine is in the F-16 aircraft. The General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, which produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner and can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A gas turbine engine from a U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon, assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., is tested at full afterburner in the engine test cell facility, also known as the "Hush House" on Jan. 31, 2017. The General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner, which can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A gas turbine engine from a U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon, assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., is tested at full afterburner in the engine test cell facility, also known as the "Hush House" on Jan. 31, 2017. The General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, produces close to 29,000 pounds of static thrust in afterburner, which can propel the Fighting Falcon to approximately twice the speed of sound. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J. --

The Engine Test Cell Facility, also referred to as the “Hush House”, is a multi-function building used to perform diagnostic, troubleshooting and follow-on maintenance testing on uninstalled engines and perform high powered installed engine testing while the engine is in the F-16 aircraft.

Every unit around the country that has a test cell facility has the same cookie cutter design and equipment.

The 177th propulsion element wanted something more and put in the time and effort to create something special in their facility.

“The main thing is that it was a way to add your own personal pride in the Unit, the State and the Country,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Georgieff, 177th propulsion technician. “We incorporated the flag, stars and the jersey devil symbol.”

The painting was a collaboration between full-time technicians and traditional drill status guardsmen.

“I made the design and the stencils and taped out the lines for the flag graphics and the stars,” said Staff Sgt. Timothy Hinlicky, propulsion systems journeyman. “I got the traditional guardsmen and federal technicians to get together and do something prideful for the base.”

The project provides a reminder for the unit members, every day, of just how amazing it is to be able to work on such a complex, powerful and important military machine.

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