Guarding the PATH
Richard L. Cañas, Director, Office of Homeland Security and
Preparedness, left, looks on as Staff Sgt. Paul Carradine, 50th Brigade
Combat Team, describes his mission in support of the New York and New
Jersey Port Authority Police in select Newark and Jersey City PATH Stations.
The mission has become all the more important since the revelation of
a plot to attack Port Authority property at JFK International Airport,
and its fuel supply located in Linden. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Robert
Gubernatorial swearing in
Maj. James H. Moore Jr. (left) is sworn into the New Jersey Army National
Guard by Governor Jon S. Corzine (right) as David Socolow (center) –
Commissioner, N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development –
looks on. As a facilities construction management engineer, Moore will
be nspecting installation facilities and training sites as well as advising
commanders on environmental compliance and new construction projects.
Photo courtesy Office of Marketing and Communications.
Bring it on
Senior Airman Erick Contreras (left) gets some hands-on training during
108th Air Refueling Wing Security Forces Squadron manadnock baton training
trying to subdue “Redman” Staff Sgt. Jacinto Rivera on May
6. Photo by Staff Sgt. Barb Harbison, 108ARW/PA.
New Chiefs recognized
On March 10, a Chiefs Recognition Ceremony was held on
McGuire. Sandwiched between State Command Chief Masters Sgt. Paul Gunning
(left) and NJANG Commander Brig. Gen. Lawrence S. Thomas III (right)
are Chief Master Sgts. (l-r) William J. Schroer, 177th Fighter Wing;
Demetrius E. Jones, 227th Special Operations Flight, and Richard F.
Bouffard, Jr., Joint Force Headquarters - Air Component. Photo by Chief
Master Sgt. James Leopardi, 177FW/LRS.
Congressional Staff visits Wing
Congressional staffers peer inside an F-16C Fighting Falcon
during the annual staff visit to the 177th Fighter Wing on June 1. Staff
members visited the 108th Air Refueling Wing and National Guard Armories
across the state. Photo by Maj. Thomas J. Dahl, 177FW/CF.
The 112th Fires Battalion, 50th Brigade Combat Team (BCT)
received a new commander on May 19. The ceremony held on the Fort Dix
ranges saw Lt. Col. Brian K. Scully, left, receive the battalion’s
colors as the incoming commander from Col. Jorge J. Martinez, 50th BCT
Commander, as outgoing commander Lt. Col. Henri R. Schepens, right,
watches with Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas H. Slowinski, 50th BCT. Photo
by Kryn P. Westhoven/DMAVA/PA.
New services commander
Col. John Nunn (left), Commander, 42nd Regional Support
Group, presents the 50th Personal Services Battalion colors to incoming
commander Lt. Col. Joe Cowan at the Lawrenceville Armory on June 3.
Photo Maj. Carl Palmer, JFHQ-NJ/PA.
Marin to command PSD
First Lieutenant Monica Marin receives the 250th Personal Services Detachment
colors from 50th Personal Services Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Walter
Alvarado, right, in ceremonies at Joint Force Headquarters-New jersey
on June 2. Photo by Maj. Carl Palmer, JFHQ-NJ/PA.