The 50th Brigade of the 42nd Infantry Division fights and defeats enemy forces in ground combat. It is one of three 'maneuver' or 'combat' brigades within 42nd Division. The units comprising the 50th Brigade consist of Infantry, Armor, Cavalry, and Artillery battalions. The 50th Brigade can deploy and fight as an independent force with the addition of logistical support units. The Brigade Headquarters is located in Fort Dix, Burlington County, New Jersey. Their telephone number is 609-562-0600.
The 50th Brigade has two mechanized infantry battalions, one armor battalion, one artillery battalion, one cavalry squadron, and a platoon of military police. These are "heavy" units which are equipped with armored personnel carriers, Improved TOW missile vehicles, self-propelled howitzers,and main battle tanks.
1st Battalion, 114th Infantry (1-114 IN)
The 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry has its headquarters in Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey. It has four mechanized infantry companies, one anti tank company, and a headquarters company. It is equipped primarily with the M-113A2 Armored Personnel Carrier. Its anti-tank unit uses the M-901 Improved TOW vehicle to defeat enemy armor. The battalion also has a mortar platoon, scout platoon, medical section, maintenance platoons,and support personnel. Infantry companies are located in Freehold, Atlantic City, Mount Holly, Burlington, and Woodbury. The battalion telephone number is 609-384-3765.
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.
2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry (2-113 IN)
The 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry makes its headquarters in Riverdale, Morris County, New Jersey. It traces its lineage back to the Revolutionary War. This mechanized infantry battalion has four
companies of infantry,an anti tank company, and a headquarters company. Units are located in Newark, Jersey City, and Woodbridge, as well as Riverdale. The unit telephone number is 973-835-2929.
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.
5th Squadron, 117th Cavalry (5-117th CAV)
The 5th Squadron, 117th Cavalry uses tanks and helicopters in the place of horses, but it still comes to the rescue when needed. It has its headquarters in Vineland, New Jersey and units
throughout the state. Cavalry units (called 'troops') use the M-1 Abrams battle tank and armored personnel carriers as their primary weapons. Three troops, located in Rhode Island, are Air
Cavalry and use the AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter. Cavalry troops are in Vineland, Dover, Woodstown, and West Orange. The unit telephone number is 609-696-6702.