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· Wing Welcomes Back Airmen
· 50th Opens Bank
· Mobilization Page
· Acting Governor Salutes Troops
·Saluting the Troops
· Class 48 Wins No-Bell Prize
· Town Holds Parade for Soldiers
· A Word from the Chief
· 108th Participates in Exercise
· Four Changes of Command
· Short Rounds
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· Army & Air Enlisted Promotions
· Last Round: Somewhere over Iraq
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Guardlife - Volume 30, No. 3

108th Participates in Nationwide Army Logistics Exercise

By Senior Master Sgt. William Kealey, 108ARW/Fuels Management Flight

Click to EnlargeIn mid June, the 108th Air Refueling Wing Fuels Section joined the Army Reserves and Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) for a Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise.

Army reserve units from as far away as Michigan deployed to Fort Dix, bringing their 5,000 and 7,500 gallon tactical fuel trucks and support vehicles. For two weeks they lived in tents, ate from field kitchens and delivered JP-8 fuel to Army and Air Force installations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Fuel was transported directly from storage, as well as to and from portable bladder systems on Fort Dix.

The 108th usually receives its fuel from a contractor- run pipeline. This exercise enabled the wing to utilize alternate means of receipt, should the pipeline become unusable.

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108th And 177th Airmen Complete Leadership School

By Chief Master Sgt. Robert P. Hare, 177FW/LGGG

On Nov. 4, eight members of the New Jersey Air National Guard were among the 114 airmen who completed Airman Leadership School (ALS), Class 05-01 at McGee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn.

Representing the Garden State were: Senior Airmen Poney Miller, Alfonso Mitchell-Rios and Dennis Conk of the 108th Air Refueling Wing; 177th Fighter Wing Senior Airmen Tina Chaffins, Christopher Johnson, Tequila Carter, Sonny Dagostino and Louise Jorden. Senior Airman Chaffins was among the top 10 percent of the class receiving a Distinguished Graduate Award. Senior Airmen Johnson and Jorden added to their studies by attending the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Workshop.

ALS is the first stage of Professional Military Education that Airman thru NCOs attend during their career. Graduating Airmen return to their unit prepared to lead and supervise work teams. Congratulations to all the graduates.

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Change of Command

Lt. Col. Richard Buckley (right) receives the Maintenance Squadron flag from 108th ARW Commander Col. Michael Cunniff during a Change of Command ceremony July 18. Photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Erbe 108ARW/Visual Information Center.