108th Officer Receives Bronze Star
By Staff Sgt. Barb Harbison, NJDMAVA/PA

Lt. Col. Robert “Rory” R. Doolittle (right), 108th Operations Squadron Vice Commander, was awarded the Bronze Star by Maj. Gen Clark Martin (left), Commander, New Jersey Air National Guard, for meritorious achievement while engaged in ground operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on Feb. 9. Lt. Col. Doolittle was assigned to the 405th Air Expeditionary Wing in Oman from December 2001 to March 2002. While there, he organized the first-ever Air National Guard tanker unit under an Air Combat Command Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW). He commanded more than 300 personnel and his squadron provided more than 17 million pounds of fuel to combat aircraft.