2nd Battalion, 102nd Armor (2-102 AR)
The 2nd Battalion, 102nd Armor has its headquarters in Port Murray, Warren County, New Jersey with units in Newton, West Orange, Hackettstown, and Somerset. The 2-102 Armor has four armor companies, all equipped with the M-1 Abrams Battle Tank, and a headquarters company. Like the mechanized infantry, the armor battalion has scouts, medics, mortars, maintenance,and support sections. It is the descendent of the famous "Essex Troop"of New Jersey Cavalry.
The 50th Brigade mission is to deploy, fight, and defeat enemy forces in any type of terrain, weather, or combat situation. In peacetime the 50th Brigade trains its units to meet combat readiness standards, while supporting all Division operations and exercises. The 50th Brigade also provides a ready force of soldiers and equipment to assist in NJ communities when disaster or emergencies strike. Units are located in many New Jersey communities and have often been called upon to provide relief and services in emergencies.