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  • NY, NJ Homeland Response Force resumes training

    EAST AMHERST, N.Y. — After a year and a half hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 200 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from New York and New Jersey trained together to respond to Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear incidents April 16-17.The members of the FEMA Region II Homeland Response Force (HRF) rescue victims and provide
  • Michigan, Latvia strengthen partnership in virtual workshop

    LANSING, Mich. – U.S. military public affairs professionals from Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey and Washington joined with counterparts from the Republic of Latvia to sharpen their skills as media content creators during a virtual military storytelling workshop March 15-19.More than 40 people participated in the event, designed to build on a series
  • Virginia National Guard supporting security in Washington

    RICHMOND, Va. — More than 2,000 members of the Virginia National Guard are on the ground in Washington to assist law enforcement with security, joining a total National Guard force expected to top 7,000. The Soldiers and Airmen will help protect property and provide a safe environment for people to exercise their right to assemble and protest
  • New Jersey Airmen support homes for veterans

    VINELAND, N.J. – Ten New Jersey Air National Guard Airmen from the 108th Wing and 177th Fighter Wing are activated and helping out at the Veterans Memorial Home as the staff continues to battle COVID-19. The Airmen are conducting rapid COVID-19 testing for staff, which nets results in about 15 minutes, making sure N95 masks for staff fit properly
  • Maryland National Guard A-10 crews train with Estonian JTACs

    MIDDLE RIVER, Md. – Maryland Air National Guard A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots from the 104th Fighter Squadron conducted close air support training with joint terminal attack controllers from their state partner country of Estonia the first two weeks of December. The training event in New Jersey and Maryland was led by an Oklahoma Air National Guard
  • 177th Fighter Wing utilizing new airspace for training

    ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J.-- The 177th Fighter Wing will be utilizing new airspace over the Atlantic City International Airport for training purposes starting in November 2020.The newly utilized airspace was primarily used by the 177FW for landing purposes but will now be used for various training missions.“The 177th Fighter Wing
  • Flags for the forgotten

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Volunteers from the 177th Fighter Wing, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department and the Flags for Forgotten Soldiers organization placed 660 American flags outside the 177FW Aug. 31 to symbolize the number of veterans who commit suicide each month.Howard Berry started Flags for Forgotten Soldiers to bring awareness to
  • 177th Fighter Wing off NJ COVID-19 response mission

    On July 23, 2020, the 177th Fighter Wing commander briefed members of his leadership team that all Jersey Devils were off of the NJ COVID-19 Response mission. The over four-month long odyssey of support for the state ran the gamut from helping to set-up and run community-based, mobile COVID-19 testing sites, to helping NJ Joint Task Force 57 with creating additional medical capacity by setting up Federal Medical Stations in conjunction with numerous organizations, including the FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Health, the Office of Emergency Management, and the New Jersey National Guard.
  • NJNG women talk about the meaning of Women Veterans Day

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – The first Women Veterans Day was observed June 12, 2018, 70 years after President Harry S. Truman signed the groundbreaking Women’s Armed Services Integration Act that allowed women to serve as regular members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. For the third Women Veterans Day, the New Jersey
  • Joint Operations Center coordinates NJ COVID-19 response

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – The Joint Operations Center, known as the JOC, is the focal point for coordinating missions for nearly 700 members of the New Jersey National Guard operating across the state.The JOC provides leaders in the state with a constant flow of information and updates they use to make decisions.New Jersey Guard Soldiers and Airmen are
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