Images: 177th Fighter Wing hosts employers [Image 4 of 6]
Air liaison officer 2nd Lt. Keith A. Giamberardino, back to camera, discusses the equipment used by the 227th Air Support Operations Squadron during a tour by employers of traditional 177th Fighter Wing Guardsmen, May 23, 2012. The New Jersey Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, held a 177th Employer Appreciation Day where traditional Guardsmen brought their employers to the Wing. After a briefing about the Wing's mission by Wing commander Col. Kerry M. Gentry, the employers toured the base, witnessed a ground scramble of F-16 Fighting Falcons and flew in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard. After the employers returned, they signed ESGR Statements of Support, which enlists the support of employers in the development of policies and practices that support and encourage employee participation in the Guard and Reserve.