Group Announcements

AEO Leadership Workshop

posted Mar 20, 2018, 5:02 AM by Anna Filipkowski

Aerospace Education Officers, Assistants and interested cadets- look out for information about the AEO Leadership Workshop being held on 12 May at Wing HQ. Details will be arriving in your inbox soon. 

West Point/Army ROTC briefing

posted Mar 20, 2018, 4:59 AM by Anna Filipkowski

Cadets, check your email for an invitation flyer for a West Point/Army ROTC briefing to be held Sunday, 15 April, at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. Registration is required. 

Airborne Photographer Course

posted Mar 20, 2018, 4:56 AM by Anna Filipkowski

New Jersey Wing is conducting an Airborne Photographer (AP) Course on Saturday, 21 April 2018 at Wing Headquarters. Check your DragonNet emails for details. Deadline for registration is 11 April. 

Save the Date: NJ Wing Conference

posted Jan 17, 2018, 1:35 PM by Anna Filipkowski

The 2018 conference will be Saturday, 14 April at Tommy B's on JBMDL. Check the conference page for regular updates 

Mission Scanner Course

posted Jan 14, 2018, 11:25 AM by Anna Filipkowski

NJWG will hold Mission Scanner Courses on the weekend of Jan. 27-28. One course per day. Contact Maj Denby.

Stay Alert In Bad Weather

posted Jan 5, 2018, 4:43 AM by Anna Filipkowski

According to OSHA statistics, slips, trips and falls account for a high percentage of all accidental deaths per year, just behind motor vehicle-induced fatalities, causing many millions of lost work days per year throughout the United States. Be especially vigilant with the winter weather hazards.

Q1 2018 ES Webinar

posted Jan 5, 2018, 4:35 AM by Anna Filipkowski

Q1 ES Webinar will be held Sunday 18 FEB at 2000-2100. The topic will be Skills Evaluator Training (SET). We will cover the role of the SET in ES training, their responsibilities, and how to become a SET. This course is highly recommended for all SETs, those that want to a be a SET in the future, ES officers, and Squadron Commanders. See your DragonNet account for the link.

Winter National Cadet Special Activities Opens 15 October

posted Sep 23, 2017, 7:39 AM by Anna Filipkowski

For those looking to register for Winter National Cadet Special Activities, the site will open 15 October and remain open until 15 November for priority placement consideration.  Check for winter offerings and the link to eServices application.  Again the registration site will not open until 15 October.

Flying W Airshow 30 Sept- 1 Oct

posted Sep 19, 2017, 3:45 AM by Anna Filipkowski

Group 225 squadrons are again supporting the Flying W Airshow. Squadron members will rotate through five stations: Flight Line, Parking, Recruitment, the Aircraft Display and aerospace education simulators. Contact your commander or the Group PAO if you want to participate. Great service opportunity!

Official Pentagon Message Regarding the Solar Eclipse

posted Aug 15, 2017, 3:48 AM by Anna Filipkowski

From:    Director, Occupational Safety and Health

                Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations and Environment


Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:01 PM




On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will occur across the United States. 

(See details at NASA's solar eclipse page:  


For those of you that will be observing the eclipse, it is critical to remember that it is NOT safe to directly look at the eclipse without proper eye protection, not even for a few seconds. Temporary, and sometimes permanent, loss of vision may occur if individuals fail to take proper safety precautions.  This damage will occur painlessly since the cells in the retina that are damaged during the eclipse do not have any pain receptors.  


Some key safety tip are listed below:


1.  Do not directly view the eclipse without ISO (International Organization of Standardizations) certified eye protection.


2.  NASA has released a list of vendors that are approved.  All approved glasses will be stamped with both the ISO approved symbol as well as the manufacturer's name:

                a. American Paper Optics (

                b.  Rainbow Symphony (Eclipse shades)

                c.  Thousand Oaks Optical (Silver-Black Polymer and SolarLite)

                d. TSE 17

                e.  Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold Film)


3.  Be sure to inspect approved glasses to ensure that they are ISO and manufacturer stamped and inspect the lenses looking for any scratches or defects in the lenses.  Do not use them if they are scratched, wrinkled or more than three years old.


4.  NASA has found that several vendors NOT listed above are selling eclipse glasses that contain the ISO stamp even though they do NOT meet the required safety standard for direct viewing of the eclipse.  Only purchase from the NASA approved vendors.


5.  It is NOT safe to view the eclipse directly with any of the following: 

                a. Regular sunglasses, no matter how dark they are and no matter how many pairs you put together.

                b. Through any binoculars, telescopes or cameras (even cell phone cameras) without certified lenses that are approved and manufactured specifically for that device.  

                c.  It is NOT safe to view through these devices even if you are wearing approved direct viewing eclipse glasses.  

                d.  Approved direct viewing eclipse glasses are only safe to be used for direct viewing without looking through binoculars, telescopes or cameras.

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