Airmen from the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard departed the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township on April 6th and 8th for an Air Expeditionary Force deployment to the Middle East in support of U.S. Central Command.

It's not often that you get to see such an operation in the making as the one photographed here, showing the Airmen from the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard as they packed up and loaded aboard Air Force planes to depart on their Middle East deployment.

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The photographs, by U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley, give you an inside look at these brave men and women preparing to leave America on deployment.

Airmen With the 177th Fighter Wing Deploying to the Middle East

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