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Boots on the ground

Above, Governor Jon S. Corzine, center, and Maj. Gen. Glenn K. Rieth, right, greet a 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Soldier. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen 177FW/PA. Below, Sgt. 1st Class Sam Weiss, left, greets his daughter. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joe Donnelly, 444MPAD. Opposite page, top left photo by: Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven, JFHQ-NJ/PA. All others by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, 177FW/PA.

May 25 saw the first of what were to be many reunions betweeen family members and Soldiers of the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Arriving at all hours of the day, in large groups and small, the results were always the same; momentary chaos as families searched for loved ones, followed by hugs, kisses and, well, more hugs and kisses. In the following days, the Soldiers of the 102nd Cavalry, 250th Brigade Support Battalion, 328th Military Police Company, 50th Chemical Company, 1-114th Infantry, 154th Quartermaster Company, 112th Fires Battalion, 50th Brigade Special Troops Battalion and the 2-113th Infantry arrived home. After completing all their in-processing at Fort Dix, the next big event was the Welcome Home ceremony.

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