Dept of Military and
BG Glenn K. Rieth
The Adjutant General
Col Maria Falca-Dodson
Deputy Adjutant General
COL (Ret) Emil H. Philibosian
Deputy Commissioner for
Contacting us is easy!
Office of the Joint Chief of Staff
COL (Ret) Michael B. Smith
Mrs. Laura A. Branham
Phone: (609) 530-6987
Fax: (609) 530-7109
on the Web!
a life long or short, its completeness
depends on what it was lived for.”
Starr Jordan (US biologist/educator)
Under New Management…
Lawrenceville HQs Building Cafeteria is now
open under new management…
and good luck, Steve, and the staff of the
is National Mentoring Month…
the world you might be just one person, but
to one person you just might be the world."
the National Mentoring Association website
for further information.
Wanted – Executive
National Guard Association is looking for an individual
with strong leadership, managerial, and administrative
skills to serve as the Executive Director of the Association.
The position is responsible for the Association’s
insurance, yearbook, membership, legislative, and fund
raising programs, prepares the quarterly newsletter,
and supports the other committees of the Association.
This is currently a volunteer part-time position and
is non-paid at this time, but has the potential to
become paid depending on the energy, imagination, and
entrepreneurial abilities of the selected individual.
The position supports the 1000+ active and retired
Officers and spouses of the New Jersey National Guard
and reports directly to the President of the Association.
Anyone interested in applying for this position should
send a letter of interest and a resume to NGANJ, Attention:
Secretary, 101 Eggert Crossing Road, Lawrenceville,
NJ 08648 no later than 30 January 2004.
Twenty-eight Non-Commissioned Officers
graduate Satellite NCO Academy Program.
Technical Sergeants and Staff Sergeants
from both the 108th Air Refueling Wing and the 177th
Fighter Wing graduated
on 19 December 2003 from the Air National Guard’s
Satellite NCO Academy Program. The 17-week program utilizes
the Air National Guard Warrior Network downlink to classrooms
across the nation. The final two weeks of the program
are in-residence at the I. G. Brown Professional Military
Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base,
Knoxville, TN. The course curriculum prepares NCOs with
leadership and management training and the skills necessary
for more demanding responsibilities, particularly, as
the Air National Guard stands poised for future Air Expeditionary
Forces Deployments and Joint Deployments. TSgt Thomas
O’Rourke from the 108th Air Refueling Wing and
TSgt Daniel Mitchell Jr. and TSgt William Ericksen from
the 17th Fighter Wing were distinguished graduates.
Rehabilitation Department at the Veterans
Memorial Home at Paramus awarded Letter of Commendation.
The SunDance Rehabilitation Corporation
has awarded the Rehabilitation Department at the Veterans
Home at Paramus with its Letter of Commendation for the
high quality of services they deliver to the facility’s
residents. This award is based on the recent Compliance
Audit, which is a thorough review of all aspects of the
clinical services, documentation, and customer relationships,
conducted at the facility. The Compliance Audit revealed
the Paramus rehabilitation team demonstrated very good
performance in many areas, especially paperwork, excellent
patient care, and good interdisciplinary involvement.
A great deal of effort and dedication has gone into creating
the strong rehabilitation services offered at the Veterans
Memorial Home at Paramus. Congratulations on this achievement!
The Institute of Medicine creates a new
website regarding a variety of military-related health
“The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) new website
is one more tool available to veterans, health care practitioners
and others interested in the well-being of our veterans,” said
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi. The site, http://veterans.iom.edu,
has separate sections for health care issues affecting
the last four major military conflicts
- World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and
the Gulf War. Visitors can read electronic versions of
IOM-produced reports or purchase publications. Other
sections list IOM’s completed reports and reports
in progress, while another area contains studies about
chemical and biological agents suspected of causing health
problems for military members. There is also a section
with reports and information about deployment health.
Part of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute
of Medicine is a nonprofit organization that provides
advice on matters of biomedical science.
State Employee Recognition.
The state of New Jersey will be celebrating
Public Employee Recognition Week from 3-9 May 2004.
The New Jersey State
Employee Recognition Committee includes representatives
from various State departments and agencies whose mission
is to acknowledge, recognize, and celebrate public employee
contributions, and educate the public about the service
and dedication of New Jersey’s public employees.
Please take a moment to consider nominating one of your
forms are available in your Human Resource Office or
online by clicking
All completed nomination forms must be forwarded to your
Division Director/CEO for authorized signature. Once
approved, the nominations are to be forwarded to Paul
Serdiuk, Human Resources Division, PO Box 340, Trenton,
NJ 08625. The deadline to submit nominations is January
28, 2004. All nominations will be reviewed in accordance
with statewide guidelines.
Honorees will be invited to the Statewide ceremony to
be held on Friday, 7 May 2004 at the War Memorial in
Supply Excellence Award (SEA).
The NJ Army National Guard has two pending nominations
for the National Guard Bureau Supply Excellence Award
for 2003. The nominees are 150th GSAB, NJARNG, for Battalion
Level with Property Book, and the HHC 1-114th IN, NJARNG,
for Company Level without a Property Book. The 150th
GASAB, NJARNG, West Trenton, NJ with SFC Ralph Floyd,
S4 NCO, has won the nomination for its category every
year for the past three years. HHC, 1-114th IN BN, NJARNG,
Woodbury, NJ with SGT Robert Morgan, Supply Sergeant,
has won the nomination for the first time in its category.
National Guard Bureau is inspecting each of the nominees
this week as part of the selection process for nomination
to the national level competition. Congratulations to
SFC Floyd and the 150th GSAB and SGT Morgan and the HHC
1-114 IN for a job well done!
National World War II Memorial
Nearly 59 years after the end of World
War II, the National World War II Memorial will be
dedicated on Saturday,
29 May 2004, in Washington, DC. The Second World War
will be the only 20th century event commemorated on the
Mall’s central axis, and this will be the first
national memorial dedicated to all who served during
World War II. The memorial, which was established by
the American Battle Monuments Commission, will honor
all military veterans of the war, the citizens on the
homefront, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose
and idealism that motivated the nation’s call to
arms. World War II veterans or their families and friends
are encouraged to enroll in the WWII registry. Details
on all dedication-related events are available at the
website: www.wwiimemorial.com. For those interested,
you can write call or request tickets online: National
World War II Memorial, 2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite
501, Arlington, VA. The telephone number is 1-800-639-4WW2
and email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distinguished, Meritorious, and Vietnam Service Medal
Presentation Ceremonies are scheduled.
Distinguished Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
VFW Post 1616
1940 Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ
New Jersey Army National Guard migrates
test site to Microsoft XP Professional.
In preparation for the NGB directed XP migration, the
J6 Logistics Support Section successfully executed an
XP migration test site. The J6 Logistics technicians
selected A Co, 250th Signal BN located in Cherry Hill.
The XP migration on the test site was conducted in the
third week of November, and there have been no reported
issues with the new Windows operating system. The J6
Logistics staff will publish a schedule to migrate the
rest of the NJ National Guard RCAS systems. A total of
212 systems will be replaced as part of the life-cycle
replacement, while the rest of the 618 RCAS systems will
be upgraded to XP professional.
Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era
Education Center Announces its Calendar of Events.
For more information about any of these events, please
call the NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation office
at (732) 335-0033.
Veteran Verse: “Earth Songs” by
Jan Barry and “Tunnel
Vision” by Charles Johnson.
SGT Thomas Russo, J4 Traffic Management Specialist,
and personnel from the J4 Transportation Section, successfully
completed a Mobilization and Automated Unit Equipment
Listing (AUEL) Workshop for Co E, 1-114th IN BN, Atlantic
City, New Jersey on 9 December 2003. The unit was well
prepared due to the dedication and professionalism of
their chain of command and selected individual soldiers.
SGT Russo also conducted direct coordination with Mr.
Jackson, Installation Transportation Office (ITO), Fort
Dix, New Jersey, to review all scheduled deployments
and redeployments of Active and Reserve Component units
concerning their future movement through the state of
True Spirit of Christmas…
On 22 December 2003, a check in the amount of $200 was
presented to Ms. Mary Veigh at the Cape May Family Support
Center. In lieu of exchanging Christmas gifts, Installation
Division employees, LtCol (Ret) Ed Sain, MAJ Mark Preston,
Capt Dean Arrighi, Walt Parker and Lou Ciccianti chose
to make a donation to the families of the deployed soldiers.
In a note from Army Knowledge Online (AKO) dated 18
December 2003, Army Regulation 25-2 prohibits the practice
of auto-forwarding official mail to non-official accounts.
To comply with AR 25-2, AKO is discontinuing the option
to auto-forward email to non-official accounts. To view
this regulation, please visit: http://www.army.mil/usapa/epubs/25_Series_Collection_1.html.
Enforcement began 1 January 2004.
is Friday, 9 January 2004 and the 9th day of the year.
There are 358 days left in the year. On this day…
- 1493 – First
sighting of a manatee (Christopher Columbus)
- 1861 – Star
of the West fired on (Sumter, SC) thus becoming the
first hostile act of the Civil
- 1936 – Semi-automatic
rifles adopted by the U.S. Army.
- 1941 – 6000
Jews exterminated in Bucharest, Romania.
- 1951 – The
United Nations headquarters officially opened in New
- 1969 – The
supersonic jetliner, Concorde, made its first trial
- 1984 – Clara Peller was first seen by
TV viewers in the “Where’s the Beef?” commercial
campaign for Wendy’s.
- 1995 – Russian
cosmonaut Valeri Poliakov, 51, completed his 366th
day aboard the Mir space station,
breaking the record for the longest continuous time spent
in outer space.
McCarter Theatre, Princeton, New Jersey,
announces NJ State Employee Discount Offer.
Theatre, in cooperation with the State of New Jersey
Department of Personnel, is pleased to announce
a New Jersey state employee Special Discount Offer. All
tickets for the performances of Cirque Eloize on Friday
and Saturday, 16 & 17 January, at 7 pm and on Sunday,
18 January, at 2 p.m. are offered to state employees
for $20 (over 40% off the regular price). Cirque Eloize
combines circus, theater, and dance to transport audiences
to a world of fantasy and magic. Order by phone at (609)
258-2787 and mention Promo Code – NJ State Offer;
Order on the web at www.mccarter.org and write Promo
Code - NJ State Offer in the comments section.
*The offer is based on availability and is valid until
10 January 2004.
Happenings – Check to see
what’s happening at an Armory near you.
|15 - 20 Jan
||Home Design & Landscape Show
|Sports Card & Comics Show
22 - 25 Jan
||Cherry Hill Armory
22 - 25 Jan
29 Jan - 1 Feb
||Mount Holly Armory
||Jersey City Armory
30 - 31 Jan
||Cherry Hill Armory
||Cherry Hill Armory
7 - 9 Feb
|2004 Winter Games "Special Olympics"
|12 - 15 Feb
||Sports Card & Comics Show
|27 - 28 Feb
||High School Wrestling Tournament
|NASCAR Collectibles Show
There are only four words in the English language that
end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous,
stupendous, and hazardous.
There is no Betty Rubble in Flintstones Chewable Vitamins.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over
the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.