Volume 31 - No. 6

Volume 31 No. 6 - Contents

New Jersey Soldiers Return
Dec. 11 marked a historical day for the New Jersey Army National Guard. The final group of Soldiers returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom III returned to American soil – just in time for the holidays..
New Jersey Guards Europe
Imagine being alerted and told you were deploying to Europe. Not bad, you say. But then imagine being told it would be for more than 18 months, that you would be working with a large number of Soldiers from different units..
177th Hosts 9/11 Flag
Senior Airmen Lakia Smith (front) and Corey McPherson (back), both of the 177th Fighter Wing, look at the 177th and the 108th Air Refueling Wing unit patches on the 9/11 Memorial Flag following a ceremony at the 177th Dec. 10..
Rabbi Aids Katrina Troops
Capt. Yaakov B. Bindell, a chaplain with the 108th Air Refueling Wing spent the month of October in Louisiana where he provided spiritual support for the Jewish members of the armed forces during the “High Holy Days” – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur..
TAG's Message
As the dedicated and patriotic citizen-soldiers of our National Guard remain fully involved in both homeland defense and homeland security operations, we continue to move forward in the direction a new, more modern, leaner, meaner, more capable military organization..
Brigade CSM Message
The past couple of years have been very busy and a
exciting time for the Soldiers that I serve with in the 50th Infantry Brigade. A tempo that has touched every member of the Army and Air National Guard around the State..
MOS Transformation
Transformation is a process in which the Army is reconfigured to increase its capability of conducting rapid
offensive, defensive, stability and support operations in the context of Joint and Combined Operations. It creates a leaner, more agile, self-sustaining force..
Short Rounds
Free Computers, CST Trains In Tunnel, Medics Aid Katrina Survivors, New 2 Star, 3-112 COC, 150th Salute, Groundbreaking, 1-114th, AEF And ICE Awards.
TAG Reappointed
Maj. Gen Glenn K. Rieth, The Adjutant General watches as Governor-elect Jon S. Corzine presents the Stars and Stripes along with a New Jersey state flag to 50th Personnel Service Battalion (PSB) Commander, Lt. Col. Walter J. Alvarado..

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Front Cover: 42nd DISCOM Returns -
Lt. Col. Roche Switlick and Command Sgt. Maj. Richie Bammart lead the way as members of the 50th Main Support Battalion return to New Jersey from Iraq. Photo by Lt. Col. Roberta Niedt, NJDMAVAPAO. (Click image to enlarge)

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Inside Cover: Home At Last -
Soldiers of the 50th Main Support Battalion shake hands with the New Jersey Army National Guard leadership as they return to the United States after a year in Iraq Nov. 1. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mark
Olsen, NJDMAVA/PA. (Click image to enlarge)

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