Guardlife - Volume 30, No. 3
108th Participates in Nationwide Army Logistics Exercise
By Senior Master Sgt. William Kealey, 108ARW/Fuels
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.
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,
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.
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.