You’re Invited – Welcome
Home Ceremony for the 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry.
MG Glenn K. Rieth, The Adjutant General, extends an invitation
to you to attend a Welcome Home ceremony for the 2nd Battalion,
113th Infantry on their return from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Their nine month long deployment was part of Operation Enduring
Freedom in support of the ongoing global war against terrorism.
The Battalion was an integral element of Joint Task Force
Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO). The event is scheduled for Thursday,
21 April 2005, at 3 p.m. at the Jersey City Armory, 678 Montgomery
Street, Jersey City, NJ.
108th passes the 6,000 hour mark for Operation Enduring
Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) support flights.
Since October 2001, the 108th Air Refueling Wing has flown
more than 6,000 hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation
Iraqi Freedom. Currently the 108th refuels airlift aircraft
that are hauling supplies in support of OEF and OIF. Previous
flying hours occurred when the 108th was deployed to Oman
to refuel the fighters in theater.
Three people make up the crew of the KC-135E: the aircraft
commander, co-pilot and the boom operator. During their 4-5
hour flight, they will offload around 70,000 pounds of fuel.
Men and women of the 108th wing have flown almost 1150 sorties
that have off-loaded millions of pounds of fuel into aircraft
as they fly in tandem in the air. In addition to the hours
flown for OEF/OIF, the 108th has flown more than 3,200 hours
in support of Operation Noble Eagle (ONE) since September
14, 2001, when the wing launched its first refueling mission
in U.S. airspace after 9/11. Most of these hours have been
flown in the northeast quadrant of the U.S. refueling F-15s
In support of OIF/OEF/ONE, the 108th
Maintenance Group has supplemented the technician force
with 16 crew chiefs who
are traditional Guardsmen, to cover the launch and recovery
of the KC-135s. The crews are working 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week, including holidays. The 108th also has up to 12 additional
Airmen who are on orders to cover the Maintenance Operations
Center and the REDBALL teams – teams that stand by
the aircraft ready to make repairs until the plane takes
The State of New Jersey collects 1,750 bulletproof vests
for U.S. Troops.
On Monday, 11 April 2005, Acting Governor
Richard J. Codey joined Brig Gen Maria Falca-Dodson, Deputy
law enforcement officials and other National Guard members
at the West Orange National Guard Armory to assist packing
the approximately 1,750 used bulletproof vests that have
been collected as part of the Acting Governor’s Body
Armor Initiative. The used vests are being shipped to U.S.
troops in Iraq for lining military vehicles to strengthen
their protection against bombs. Brig Gen Falca-Dodson stressed
that these vests are only for vehicles, and that every soldier
being deployed has his or her own personal body armor.
Acting Governor Codey launched this statewide
initiative in January and established drop off points for
at several of the state’s National Guard armories.
Under the program, local, state, and federal law enforcement
agencies collected the used vests, and FedEx has agreed to
ship the vests at no cost to Dubai, where they will be sent
to military units in Iraq.
There are currently 1,500 NJ National Guard soldiers serving
in the Iraqi Theatre of Operation. To date, 3,600 have been
called to Federal active duty.
Jewish War Veterans Monument Dedication.
The Jewish War Veterans dedicated a Memorial
at the Menlo Park Veterans Home on Sunday, 3 April 2005.
Mr. Robert Richter,
Commander of the New Jersey Jewish War Veterans, was the
master of ceremonies. Guest speakers included Mr. Joseph
Brandspiegel, Chief Executive Officer for the Menlo Park
Veterans Memorial Home, COL (Ret) Michael B. Smith, the Department’s
Assistant Commissioner, and BG (Ret) Frank Carlini, Director,
Division of Veterans Healthcare Services. COL (Ret) Stephen
G. Abel, Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs, was also
in attendance. Rabbi Milton Kula performed the invocation
and benediction. The inscription for the memorial reads:
“To perpetuate the memory of all
members of the Armed Forces who made
sacrifices to defend universal liberty, equal rights,
and justice for all.
The State of New Jersey enacts legislation that enhances
its commitment to military personnel and facilities.
Governor Richard J. Codey recently signed two bills into
law that will provide and extend
benefits for New Jersey’s
veterans and National Guard members.
S-1139 – extends veterans benefits to members of the
Armed Forces who participated in Operations Northern and
Southern Watch. The bill’s sponsors include Senators
Joseph Coniglio and Robert E. Littell, Assemblyman Jack Conners,
and Assemblywomen Linda Greenstein and Alison Littell McHose.
S-250 excludes from New Jersey Gross
Income Tax the compensation NJ National Guard members receive
for housing and subsistence
while serving on state active duty. The bill’s sponsors
include Senators Coniglio and John Girgenti, and Assemblymen
Douglas Fisher and Neil Cohen. The law is effective for tax
years beginning January 1, 2004. Thus, personnel who have
paid New Jersey income tax on these allowances received in
2004 may want to consider filing an amended return.
Korean War Commemorative Medal presented to Bergen County
On Thursday, 14 April 2005, a ceremony
was held at the Teaneck Armory to award the New Jersey
Korean War Commemorative Medal
to 188 deserving veterans of Bergen County. COL James J.
Grant, Commander of the New Jersey National Guard’s
Joint Training and Training Development Center at Fort Dix,
had the honor of presenting these Medals. Employees of the
Division of Veterans Programs assisted with the day’s
Warren Grove Range hosts American Legion representatives.
Lieutenant Colonel Dave Haar, Commander,
Warren Grove Range, hosted State Level Representatives
from the American Legion
on Tuesday, 12 April 2005. In attendance were State level
committee members to include the Legion State Chairman. The
purpose of the visit was to attend the American Legion’s
National Security Briefing. Chief Master Sergeant Charles
Dudas gave the visitors a tour of the range and familiarized
them with equipment used to conduct training. Lt Col Haar
concluded the meeting with an in-depth briefing of the mission
of the Range, the units who utilize it, and the real-world
missions they support.
Red Shield - Salvation Army continues it’s
ministry to our Armed Forces and their Families.
Operation Red Shield, a program of the
New Jersey Division of the Salvation Army in support of
members of the Armed
Forces from New Jersey and their families, came into being
in the first few days of Operation Iraqi Freedom. According
to Major Stephen Banfield, State Commander of the Salvation
Army, “The program is but another page in the history
of the Salvation Army’s ministry to members of the
Armed Forces and their families dating back to the Spanish
Operation Red Shield representatives have been familiar
figures at more than 90 functions around the State in support
of our members of the Armed Forces and families. Over 3,500
meals, 45,000 snack items, and 6,500 gift items have been
provided to those in attendance.
Deployment kits containing personal care
items have been an important piece of Operation Red Shield
from the start,
with over 5,600 kits distributed to date. In conjunction
with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, a program was
developed, which provides needy families with a box containing
enough food for a family of four for three days and referral
to local “food pantries” to meet longer term
needs. Also, emergency financial assistance to families for
utility bills, rent and mortgage payments, medical bills,
and other essential items has been made available on a case-by-case
basis. To date over $225,000 in such aid has been provided
to service families.
NJ Department of Labor teams up with Teaneck Family Assistance
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
is teaming up with the Teaneck Family Assistance Center to
provide soldiers returning from deployment with the necessary
information and tools to easily re-integrate into society.
Briefings will be held at the Teaneck Armory every Wednesday
at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m., and will be given by MSG
(Ret) John Bautz. The first Re-employment Opportunities Briefing
will be held on Wednesday, 20 April 2005, at 10 a.m. In order
to keep each workshop at a more personal level, please RSVP
to SSG Loureiro or SPC Durango at 201-833-8356. If you have
any questions regarding these briefings, call Mr. Bautz at
Home Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery –
You are invited to an evening of dinner
and dancing at the West Point Officers Club hosted by 1LT & Mrs.
Donald Kennedy, Jr. to welcome home Bravo Battery 3rd Battalion,
112th Field Artillery who was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in
support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II (21 February 2004 to
2 February 2005), and honor our fallen comrades SSG Carvill
and SPC Duffy, (killed in action on 4 June 2004) and SSG
Timoteo and SGT Doltz (killed in action 5 June 2004).
The donation will be $75 per plate and
all proceeds above the cost will be given to the scholarship
funds of the children
of Bravo Battery’s fallen heroes: Giovannie Timoteo
(age 3) and Ryan Duffy (age 1).
The evening includes Open Bar, hors d’oeuvres and
your choice of prime rib or pasta entrée, dessert,
coffee or tea. Attire: Dress Blue uniform preferred or Class
A uniform. RSVP by e-mail to Donald.Kennedyjr@us.army.mil.
New Jersey National Guard offers Marriage Enrichment Workshops.
The New Jersey National Guard Family
Programs staff and Chaplains have teamed up to offer a
truly outstanding program
known as “PREP,” Prevention and Relationship
Enhancement Program. This program has proven so effective
in recent years that it has been featured on 20/20, 48 Hours,
Oprah, and in many articles of the printed media.
PREP offers a fresh approach. It is basic and straightforward.
The workshop and materials teach couples the skills they
need to nurture a lasting love. Couples spend most of their
time in special discussions or practicing skills. Key topics
include expectations, commitment, fun, forgiveness, friendship,
feeling understood, and sensuality.
PREP is NOT therapy, and is unlike anything
to which you have been exposed. No encounter group or sharing
concerns, no dry psychobabble…simply thrilling insights
into a more loving, growth filled relationship! PREP begins
with teaching effective communication skills, and then addresses
problem resolution strategies that work, how to discover
the hidden issues in every relationship, and then move into
forgiveness, fun, friendship, and sensuality.
These Marriage Enrichment Workshop Weekends are available
free of charge to all soldiers and their spouses who have
been deployed for more than 90 days since 9/11. Please call
the Family Programs Office at 609-562-0668 or 609-562-0739
for more information, as well as the dates and locations
for these exciting weekend retreats.
Highlights from the Division of Veterans Programs.
- During the period 18-20 April,
the Division of Veterans Programs conducted Reconstitution
Briefings at Joint
Force Headquarters, Fort Dix. 367 returning soldiers from
Guantanamo, Cuba were briefed on healthcare, education, Veterans
Preference, real estate tax deductions, psychological counseling,
and other topics that were appropriate to their reconstitution
back into non-combat status.
- Our Veterans Service Officers
had an outstanding month in March.
332 Veterans were seen or briefed.
346 New claims were filed.
385 Award letters were received.
$5,723,887 was received in benefits for
Force Junior ROTC is opening 48 new units – looking
Air Force Junior ROTC (JROTC) is opening 48 new units in
high schools throughout the country. These units will be
ready for cadets at the beginning of the 2005 school year.
Plans are to go from the current 746 units to a 945-unit
goal by the start of the 2007 school year.
“JROTC is excited about the opportunity to expand
our program. This expansion will allow us to open 199 new
units across the world and reach an additional 20-30,000
students on top of the 104,000 already enrolled.” The
program is looking for Airmen who want to use the skills
they learned and the education they received in the Air Force
to prepare high school students to take their place as tomorrow’s
citizens. Retired Active guard Reserve Airmen interested
in becoming JROTC instructors must have retired from active
duty within the last five years. AGRs currently on active
duty may apply for positions when they are within six months
of their retirement date. Unfortunately, traditional Guardsmen
and Reservists and Air Reserve Technicians are not eligible
to become instructors at this time.
The mission of Air Force Junior ROTC
Bett4er Citizens for America.” The Air Force Core Values
of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in
All We Do, provide the basis for the program. The objectives
of the program are to educate and train high school cadets
in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility,
character, and self-discipline and provide instruction in
air and space fundamentals
For more information about instructor opportunities, call
toll free (866) 235-78762, ext. 35275 or 35300. DSN number
is 493-5725 or 5300. For complete instructor requirements
and application information go to http://www.afoats.af.mil/AFJROTC/juniorinstructors/default.htm.
7th Annual Unity Day
“Come Share Your Heritage with Us.” On Thursday,
9 June 2005, the NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs,
Joint Force Headquarters will hold it’s 7th Annual
Unity Day at Building 3650, Fort Dix, NJ. This event is held
to enhance cross-cultural awareness and promote harmony among
all members of the New Jersey National Guard, and to recognize
the contributions of women and minorities. This combined
effort of Army and Air, State and Federal, community members
and members of both Team McGuire and the Fort Dix Post contribute
to the different ethnic and Special Emphasis groups being
represented. If you are interested in participating by putting
up a display, please contact Kathey McCready, State Equal
Employment Manager at 609-562-0854.
Upcoming Job Fairs
Veterans Job Fair, Iselin – The
NJ Department of Labor announced a Veterans Job Fair on
29 April 2005 at the American
Legion Post 471, 25 Brown Avenue, Iselin, New Jersey, from
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participation is free for veterans and
employers. Mr. Joe Battito, our Middlesex County Veterans
Service Officer, will represent DMVA at the job fair. If
you have any questions, please contact Veterans representative,
John Leary, at 732-937-6205
Veterans to be honored at upcoming
The following ceremonies have been
scheduled to honor our State’s veterans.
16 Apr - 6 p.m.
Distinguished Service Medal
Camden County Veterans Affairs Office
315 White Horse Pike
Magnolia, NJ 08049
28 Apr -
11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Vietnam Service Medal
Distinguished/Meritorious Service Medal
Viet Nam Service Medal
NG Training Center
Sea Girt, NJ
Support the Troops
Here are some of the activities and fundraisers
planned in support of our deployed troops and their families:
Baby Sitting Certification and Training – 2 April
2005 – Training provided by the American Red Cross
will be held at the Teaneck Armory, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost is $55 per person.
Pancake Breakfast – Steinert
High School Cafeteria, 2900 Klockner Road, Hamilton, NJ
-3 April Wachovia and the
Rotary Club of Hamilton/Washington Township are sponsoring
a Support the Troops Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, 3 April
2005, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Senator Peter Inverson,
Assemblyman Bill Baroni, and Hamilton Councilwoman Eileen
Thornton, proceeds will benefit the soldiers and families
of the NJ National Guard Family Assistance Center. Tickets
are $6.00. Call 609-631-9988 for tickets or further information.
“Children’s Day” – 3 April 2005
- The Teaneck Family Assistance Center has planned Children’s
Day for the children of our deployed soldiers. There will
be fingerprinting, fire and bike safety programs, soccer
games, and plenty to eat. If you are interested in attending,
please call SSG Loureiro at 201-883-8356.
CPR Training and Certification, 9 April 2005 – The
American Red Cross will provide CPR training and certification
at the Teaneck Armory on 9 April 2005, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost is $65 per person.
Pancake Breakfast – Waterfront Café, Carlstadt,
17 April 2005. The Waterfront Café – Steak and
Clam House, Paterson Plank Road, Carlstadt, NJ (right behind
the Continental Arena) will host a Pancake Breakfast to benefit
the families of our Army National Guard troops deployed out
of the Teaneck Armory. The event will be held from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. and is sponsored by the Nam Knights of America,
VVA Chapter 800, and the Jewish War Veterans of USA. Cost
is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for Seniors and children under
JT2DC (T3BL) Soldier’s
Association Golf Tournament – 25
April 2005. The event will begin with a 9 a.m. Shotgun Start
at the Fountain Green Golf Course, Fort Dix. Cost $80 per
person. Proceeds will assist the families of our deployed
soldiers. For additional information, contact CSM Tim Maskery
Sign up for a chance to send your solider Dunkin
Donuts coffee. Dunkin Donuts will send a case
of free coffee to your soldier if he/she is among the 50
selected in a monthly
lottery. Just go to www.dunkindonuts.com, click on “About
Us,” click on “Contact Us,” click on “Instore
Visits,” fill out the form, in the comments section
put the soldier’s rank, name and APO address, and say
that you would like to send your soldier coffee. Then click “Submit.” You
can mail a request to Dunkin Brands, 130 Royall Street, Camton,
MA 02021, Attention Customer Care or request the coffee by
phone at 781-737-3000 (Customer Relations).
Operation Uplink. Visit http://www.operationuplink.org/request.cfm to
request free phone cards for active duty military personnel
deployed away from home. At this site you can fill out a
request for a phone card to be sent to yourself or a loved
one. One card per request per servicemember will be honored
during a 60-day period.
Gifts from the Homefront. The “Gifts from the Homefront” program
was begun last year by the Army and Air Force and enables
people from all walks of life to rally around America’s
troops by purchasing gift certificates designed to lift the
morale of deployed troops around the world. The certificates,
which can be purchased by any individual or civic organization,
allow service members to purchase items of necessity and
convenience at PX and BX facilities around the world. “Gifts
from the Homefront” certificates can be addressed to “any
service member” or individual service members. Because
the gift certificates can be use for merchandise already
stocked at contingency locations, “Gifts from the Homefront” are
a safe alternative to traditional care packages that can
strain the military mail system and present force protection
issues. Those wishing to send a “Gift from the Homefront” can
simply log on to the AAFES website, www.aafes.com,
or call 877-770-4438 toll-free to buy gift certificates in
$20 denominations. From there, the “Gift from the Homefront” may
be sent toan individual service member designed by the purchaser
or distributed to “any service member” through
the USO, American Red Cross, Air Force Aid Society, or Fisher
Operation Mail Call. Operation Mail call is a program
initiated by New Jersey Assemblymen Jack Conners and Herb
Conaway that enables citizens to donate postage stamps for
use by our troops and their families. Over 23,000 stamps
have been donated to our National Guard soldiers and airmen
and Family Readiness Programs. If you would like to participate,
please mail or drop off your postage stamps to the 7th Legislative
District Office, Delran Professional Center, 8008 Route 130
North, Suite 125, Delran, NJ 08075.
American Hero Band - The
American Hero Band is a free wristband worn by Americans
to demonstrate their support
of the “Defenders of Freedom” who are Army National
Guard soldiers deployed across the globe. Engraved on the
metallic wristband are the words IN HONOR OF AN AMERICAN
HERO SERVING IN THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD. These words are
flanked left by the Army National Guard logo and right by
the American flag. There is also an inscription of the National
Guard website, http://www.virtualarmory.com and a unique
serial number engraved inside this commemorative wristband.
If you are interested in getting The American Hero Band,
go to http://www.virtualarmory.com and
click on the American Hero Band banner.
Part-time opportunities in Military Funeral Honors Program.
The New Jersey Army National Guard Military
Funeral Honors Program has several part-time employment
available across the state for TDGs and Technicians. Earn
one day’s base pay and one retirement point for a few
hours work providing Military Funeral Honors for our Veterans.
If you are interested, please contact SFC Raymond Denson,
Military Funeral Honors Coordinator, at 609-530-7090 or by
e-mail at Raymond.Denson@nj.ngb.army.mil.
2005 New Jersey Shore Invitational Tournament – Support
the Troops Night, 23 April 2005.
Shore Invitational Tournament (JSIT) is America’s
only NCAA Regional All-Star Tournament and it will bring
the Country’s top graduating senior basketball players
to the Ritacco Center on April 27th – 30th. The Ritacco
Center is located at the Toms River High School, 1245 Old
Freedom Road, Toms River, NJ 08753. Come see Ricky Shields
(Rutgers), Josh Pace (Syracuse), and the rest of the Northeast
All-Stars take on Steve Moore (Arizona State) and West Regional
All-Star team 7:00 p.m. Thursday night, April 28th.
The Colors ceremony will begin at 6:40 p.m. and all members
of the Military receive free admission by presenting their
Military ID. For more information, visit the website: www.jsitournament.com.
OCS Class 48 will host 1st Annual SGT Nutter
Benefit 5K Run.
Officer Candidates from OCS Class 48 are hosting the first
annual SGT Nutter Benefit 5K Run on May 14, 2005 at the National
Guard Training Center in Sea Girt, NJ. SGT Sam Nutter was
a member of the NJ Army National Guard assigned to the OCS
Company at the 254th Regiment in Sea Girt. SGT Nutter passed
away earlier this year at 39 years of age after a long and
courageous bout with cancer.
SGT Nutter is survived by his wife, Michelle
Mallozzi-Nutter and three daughters, Summer Ann, Samantha,
and Sarah. Proceeds
from the run will go to the SGT Sam Nutter’s Children
The race will begin with a howitzer blast at 10 a.m. sharp.
Registration and sign-in begin at 7 a.m. All ages are welcome
to participate. Prizes will be awarded to 45 of our participants
in various categories. For more information visit website:
Cove Christian Conference & Retreat
Center offers a free stay for our military members, their
spouse and children
at Operation Oasis on Chesapeake Bay.
Operation Oasis is an outreach program developed to offer
a time of rest and renewal to military personnel involved
in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The purpose is to minister to
our military men and women, their spouses, and children by
offering them a mini-vacation in a Christian atmosphere.
Military stress takes an immense toll on both the soldier
and his/her family. It is hard to imagine the trauma that
results from the ravages of war. Operation Oasis helps families
reconnect after a loved one returns home from deployment
in the Middle East. Located in North East, Maryland, at the
headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, Operation Oasis offers
a free 3-day, 2-night time of rest and relaxation. It is
a thank you to those who seek to secure and sustain our freedom.
Simply contact Carol Lee Lynch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800-287-4843 for additional information. You
can also visit the website www.sandycove.org for a more detailed
description of the facility.
NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial
and Vietnam Era Education Center’s upcoming event
7 May -
NJ Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day ceremony
14 May -
Jenny 4 - Author lecture by Vietnam Veteran Paul Drew
30 May - 11am
Memorial Day Ceremony
11 June -
On the River (memoir of an American advisor
to South Vietnamese Rangers) -
Author lecture by Vietnam Veteran George L. Athas
18 June -
10 a.m – 4 p.m.
Military Vehicle Display
For more information about any of these events,
please call the NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation
office at (732) 335-0033.
The Vietnam Era Educational Center is located
adjacent to the NJ Vietnam eterans’ Memorial off the
Garden State Parkway at Exit 116.
Corner – Ernie Razzano, Certified
Fitness Corner – Ernie Razzano, Certified
Why are we so fat?
* One out of three Americans is obese, twice
as many as three decades ago.
* The Center for Disease control
and Prevention (CDC) has
declared obesity an “epidemic.”
* 15% of children
and teens are overweight, three times as many since 1980.
Being overweight is now associated with over 400,000 deaths
* Obesity is associated with an increased risk
of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, stroke,
breast, and endometrial cancers.
* Next year, obesity is
expected surpass smoking as the leading cause of preventable
death in the United States.
* One in four Americans gets
ZERO exercise, one-third of Americans don’t get the
minimum amount the government suggests we need just to avoid
* The average child will watch 10,000 commercials
per year relating to junk food or beverages.
the answer to the question? The reason we are so fat is
because we eat too much and exercise too
little. Surprise, surprise! We are fat because we eat a lot.
A whole lot more than we used to, and most of the increase
comes from refined carbohydrates (sugar).
Come on, folks,
how about some common sense? It’s
a simple matter of eating fewer calories. But nobody wants
to talk about calories, because doing so doesn’t sell
books. No one wants to listen to that simple message, “Eat
less, Exercise more,” because everyone’s too
busy looking for the latest breakthrough or the “next
big thing in fat loss.” Permanent fat loss will always
require sweat, discipline, and effort, and will often be
a greater challenge for some than for others. But, if we
stop allowing ourselves to be so caught up by all the different
weight loss methods, including drugs, and accept some common
sense, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Upcoming events taking place at your local
Open House – Toms River Armory - An Open
House is scheduled at the Toms River Armory on Saturday,
June 18, 2005, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be historical
displays from the Revolutionary Wary to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
For the children, there will be Hummer rides, camouflage
face painting, paintball targets and a balloon grenade toss.
The purpose of the Open House is to inform
the public about the Toms River Armory and let them know
it is available for
rent. Additionally, the open house will provide the NJ National
Guard recruiters a change to support The Adjutant General’s
policy on “Strength Management.”
Sports Card and Comics Show -
Flea Market -
Cherry Hill Armory
Sports Card and Comics Show -
Sports Card and Comics Show -
Today in History
Today is Friday, 15 April 2005. It is the 105th
day of the year with 260 days remaining.
1865 – Abraham
Lincoln died from injuries inflected by John Wilkes Booth.
1892 – The
General Electric Company was organized.
1912 – The ocean
liner, Titanic, sank at 2:27 a.m. in the North Atlantic after
hitting an iceberg the evening
before. 1,517 people died and more than 700 people survived.
1923 – Insulin
became generally available for people suffering with diabetes.
1952 – The
first B-52 prototype was tested in the air.
1953 – Charlie
Chaplin surrendered his U.S. re-entry permit rather than
face proceedings by the U.S. Justice Department.
Chaplin was accused of sympathizing with Communist groups.
1955 – Ray Kroc started the McDonald’s
chain of fast food restaurants (Illinois).
1964 – Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens (Bridge-Tunnel
measures 17.6 miles and is considered the world’s largest
1989 – Students in Beijing stage
1994 – The World Trade Organization
1998 – Pol Pot died at the age of 73.
The leader of the Khmer Rouge regime evaded prosecution for
of 2 million Cambodians.
Support our Troops –
Call today to volunteer at a Family Readiness Center near
you. Call toll free at 888-859-0352 to assist the families
of our deployed soldiers and airmen.