New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
DMAVA Highlights Archives

25 July 2003

Volume 2, Number 15

NJ Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs

BG Glenn K. Rieth

The Adjutant General

COL Maria F. Morgan

Deputy Adjutant General

COL Emil H. Philibosian

Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs

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50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Signing of the Korean War Armistice


NJ Korean War Memorial

11 a.m.

Park Place & the Boardwalk

Atlantic City, NJ


"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world."

.Ada Louise Huxtable, American critic

50th Anniversary Commemoration of Signing of the Korean War Armistice - July 28, 2003

A ceremony will be held at the New Jersey Korean War Memorial on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City at 11 a.m. on Monday, 28 July 2003, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice. The Republic of Korea Consul General, Ambassador Wonil Cho, and the former Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, General (Retired) Alfred Gray, a Korean War Veteran, will be Guest Speakers at this ceremony. The public is welcome to attend.

Free 2003 New Jersey Deer Permits are available to members of the New Jersey National Guard.

Active members of the NJ Army and Air National Guard, who have a NJ 2003 Firearm or Bow and Arrow License are entitled to one free Firearm (Shotgun or Muzzleloader) and/or one free Bow and Arrow Deer Permit through the National Guard's Free Hunting License Program. To receive a free Firearm and/or Bow and Arrow Permit, a qualified National Guard member must complete a 2003 National Guard Deer Permit and mail it to: DMVA, Attn: 1SG (Ret) Edward Turrian, F/IASD-ASB-AS, PO Box 340, Trenton, NJ 08625-0340. NJNG members may apply for four permits through this program; two free permits, (1) Firearm, (1) Bow and Arrow, and (2) paid permits, (1) Firearm and (1) Bow and Arrow. Applications must be received at DMVA, F/IASD-ASB-AS Office not later than the 28 August 2003 cut-off date. For additional assistance or information, contact 1SG (Ret) Edward Turrian at (609) 530-6866.

DMVA Veterans Service Officers' FY 03 Report.

During FY 03, the Veterans Service Officers of DMVA assisted with the processing of 3,238 claims for our veterans and their dependents. That effort produced 4,789 awards, which were worth in excess of $48 million ($48,093,253.39). Congratulations on your outstanding performance!

Vietnam, Distinguished and Meritorious Service Medal Presentation Ceremonies are scheduled.

6 August

11 a.m.

Distinguished Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal

Flemington Elks

165 Rt. 31 South, Flemington, NJ

20 August

11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Distinguished Service Medal

and Meritorious Service Medal

Middlesex Community College

2600 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ

28 August

11 a.m.

Distinguished Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal

Orange Elks

475 Main Street, Orange, NJ

NJ Friends of the Guard and Reserve's 2003 State Chairman's Annual Golf Outing is scheduled.

This year's ESGR State Chairman's Annual Golf Outing will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2003 at Falcon Creek Golf Course, McGuire Air Force Base. Registration and Continental Breakfast begin at 10 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. All proceeds to benefit the activities of the NJ Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Reservations are limited to the first 144 players. A donation of $75 per person includes green fees, cart, registration and dinner. (Dinner Only - $35). Names of your foursome and checks made payable to NJFOGR Inc. should be sent to LTC (Ret) Rich Fox, 131 Eggert Crossing Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. If you have any questions or need additional information, you can reach LTC Fox at 609-530-7019/7020.

Digital Signatures Required.

The Department of Defense (DoD) has mandated that all DoD emails sent after 1 October 2003 are digitally signed, and that the Common Access Card (CAC) will serve as the primary token platform for the DoD Class 3 PKI certificate that is required to do this. A CAC reader and software must be installed on computers to use the CAC's resident PKI certificates. The New Jersey Army National Guard will install CAC readers as part of the software upgrade that is currently underway. It is the intent of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G6 of the Army that no full-time soldier, civilian, or contractor will have full access to Army networks without an AKO email account as the default reply address, a CAC issued under the AKO email address, and a CAC reader (limited access still possible on a case by case basis with userid and password. Wartime exemptions will be made).

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs community-based Outreach Center (CBOC) opened on Monday, 21 July 2003.

A U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) community-based Outreach Center opened on Monday, 21 July 2003.This is the first clinic with a cooperative agreement between the VA and the U.S. Department of Defense/U.S. Army. This clinic will provide quality care and services while relieving the overcrowded conditions at the VA's Brick, NJ clinic. The clinic is part of Congressman Chris Smith's effort to improve health care for veterans. Congressman Smith and VA Secretary Anthony Principi were the keynote speakers.

Armory Happenings - Check to see what's happening at an Armory near you.

31 July

Infantswear Clothing Sale

Westfield Armory

2 August

Job Fair/Business Expo

West Orange Armory

8-9 August


Cherry Hill Armory

9 August

Flea Market

Teaneck Armory

17 - 19 August

Tool Show & Sale

Freehold Armory

27 -31 August

Tool Show & Sale

Lawrenceville Armory

6-7 September

Table Tennis Tournament

Woodbridge Armory

9-14 September

Antique Show & Sale

Morristown Armory

9-14 September

Tool Show & Sale

Toms River Armory

13 September

Irish Festival

Sea Girt

20 September

Computer Show & Sale

Teaneck Armory

25-28 September

Ceramics & Porcelain Doll Show & Sale

Morristown Armory

29 Sep - 8 Oct

Carpet & Furniture Show & Sale

Morristown Armroy

NJ National Guard ChalleNGe Youth Program is looking for a Math Teacher.

An employment opportunity exists at the NJNG ChalleNGe Youth Program for a Math teacher. If you are interested in working with teenagers and would like more information regarding this position, please contact COL (Ret) Kenneth Prossick at 609-562-0571.

Hawaiian Training Opportunity.

The Hawaiian Army National Guard's 298th Regiment is in search of qualified 11B Basic NCO Course (BNCOC) Phase II instructors for the period 13 August to 1 September 2003. Soldiers must hold "H" identifier and have been certified from Proponent School. Hawaii will provide funding. POC is 1SG Kathryn Arizo at (808) 259-2621.

NJ Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and Vietnam Era Education Center Announces its Calendar of Events for the summer.

26 July

1 p.m.

Author Lecture/Book Signing Program by Patricia Farawell Enyedy, Author of A Redcatcher's Letters from Nam: Reflections of Family and Friends.

27 July

9 a.m.

5th Annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

Rain Date: Sunday, 10 August 2003

8 Sep

9 a.m.

Golf Outing Olde York Country Club

19 Sep

11 a.m.

POW/MIA GSM Recognition Day Ceremony

21 Sep

11 a.m.

Rolling Thunder POW/MIA Awareness Motorcycle Run

For more information about any of these events, please call the NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation office at (732) 335-0033.

Today in History.

Today is the 206th day of 2003. There are 159 days left in the year. On this date:

      In 1866, Ulysses S. Grant was named General of the Army, the first officer to hold the rank.

      In 1917, France sentenced the seductive female spy, Mata Hari, to death for spying on Germany's behalf.

      IN 1946, the United States detonated an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in the first underwater test of the device.

      In 1952, Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth of the United States.

      In 1956, 51 people died when the Italian liner Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the Swedish ship Stockholm off the New England coast.

      In 1963, the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union initialed a treaty in Moscow prohibiting the testing of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, in space, or underwater.

      In 1984, Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to walk in space.


Interesting Facts from the US Mint.

J            In 1893, Queen Isabella of Spain became the first women to be featured on a U.S. commemorative coin.

J            The Roosevelt dime torch, olive branch, and oak branch portray, liberty, peace, strength, and independence.

J            The first Philadelphia mint used harnessed horses to drive the machinery that produced coinage.

J            A two-cent coin was minted between 1864 and 1873 and was the first coin with the motto "In God We Trust."

J            Thomas Jefferson first proposed the decimal currency system, which we use today.


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