3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery ("NJ Guns")
The 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery has its headquarters in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey. The primary weapon system is the M109A5 (155mm) self-propelled howitzer. The battalion has five subordinate units (called batteries) located in Morristown, Toms River, and Lawrenceville with fire support
detachments located in Morristown and Cherry Hill. The battalion also has operational/training responsibilities for D/112th Field Artillery and Det 2/42d Division Artillery located in Cherry Hill. The field artillery can fire projectiles over 18 miles with pinpoint accuracy in supporting Brigade operations. In addition to cannoneers, the battalion has positions for surveyors, fire support, fire direction, cooks, ammunition, personnel, mechanics, supply, drivers, and medics. If interested in joining the "King of Battle", the battalion's telephone number is 973-631-6280.
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.