New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
DMAVA Highlights Archives

29 August 2003

Volume 2, Number 20

NJ Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs

BG Glenn K. Rieth

The Adjutant General

COL Maria F. Morgan

Deputy Adjutant General

COL (Ret) Emil H. Philibosian

Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs

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Words of Wisdom.

"Summer wanes;

the children are grown:

Fun and frolic no more

he knows."

.William Cullen Bryant

Important Calendar Dates...

Annual Military Review

Sunday, 7 Sep 03

10 a.m.

Parade Field

National Guard Training Center

Sea Girt, NJ

ESGR Annual Golf Outing

25 Sep 2003

Falcon Creek Golf Course

McGuire AFB

For more info,


LTC Richard Fox at (609) 530-7019/7020.

Stand Down 2003

26 September 2003

Cherry Hill Armory

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Labor Day Holiday celebrated on Monday, 1 September 2003.

Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country," said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor. "All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man's prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation." Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well being of our country. Enjoy the long holiday weekend!

Funds available for Army National Guard Student Loan Repayment Plan.

The Army National Guard has a small amount of end of the year Technician funding to be used for the "Student Loan Repayment Plan." This money is used for debts still owed to institutions. It is available this year only. All interested Army Technicians should contact MSgt Kathy McCready at 609-562-0854 no later than 10 September 2003. Technician Personnel Regulation No. 537 is published and to be used to answer any questions you have.

NJ Division of Motor Vehicles issues Administrative Order regarding automatic extension of license, registration and inspection dates for eligible members of the National Guard.

Administrative Order No. 2003-01 provides eligible National Guard and Reserve members with automatic extension of drivers license, registration, and inspection expiration dates in accordance with the Governor's Executive Order #54. This order was signed by Governor James E. McGreevey on 1 April 2003 to ease the burdens on those military personnel mobilized in the current conflict. Eligible members include those "active duty National Guard personnel and Reservists serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the war on terrorism," including Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom. The Administrative Order and explanatory cover letter can be found on the Motor Vehicle Commission's website at Any questions or concerns concerning these procedures should be directed to the Motor Vehicle Commission call center toll free from New Jersey at 888-486-3339 or 609-292-6500 from outside New Jersey (toll free).

3rd Battalion 112th Field Artillery completes Annual Training.

The 3rd Battalion 112th Field Artillery completed a successful Annual Training period 9-23 August 2003 at Fort Dix, NJ. Training highlights for the battalion included a successful external evaluation by the 1st Army Training Support Brigade, live fire of over 2,000 155 mm artillery rounds, and support of the 1/101st Regional Training Institute Artillery School from Massachusetts.

Space A Flights Offer Savings.

Space A (available) or MAC flight, is provided by the Air Mobility Command (AMC) for active duty, reserve, retired, and their family members, and DOD employees. The military aircraft used at McGuire are the C-141B, KC-135E, and KC-10A. Space A passengers have to consider that they travel only after all of the cargo has been accommodated. AMC has sic categories to assign sitting priorities for different passengers:

Category 1 - Civilian or military dependent and emergency leave

Category 2 - Environmental Morale Leave (EML)

Category 3 - Active duty on ordinary leave/house hunting

Category 4 - Unaccompanied dependents

Category 5 - Permissive TDY or TAD/student travel

Category 6 - Retired military, Reserve, National Guard

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

9 September

11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Distinguished Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal

Strawbridge's Court

Echelon Mall, Voorhees, NJ

23 September

11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Distinguished Service Medal

And Meritorious Service Medal

Toms River Elks Lodge

600 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ

30 September

11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Vietnam Service Medal

Hall of Heroes, Institute of Safety

281 Camp Gaw Rd., Mahwah, NJ

Today in History.

Today is the 241st day of 2003. There are 124 days left in the year. On this date:

      In 1553, the last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa, was murdered on orders from Spanish conqueror, Francisco Pizzarro .

      In 1944, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris as the French capital continued to celebrate its liberation from the Nazis.

      In 1965, Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles (Pete) Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic after eight days in space.

      1993, Israel was on the verge of recognizing the Palestine Liberation Organization during peace negotiations.

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

27 -31 August

Tool Show & Sale

Lawrenceville Armory

6-7 September

Table Tennis Tournament

Woodbridge Armory

13 September

Classic Car Show

NGTC, Sea Girt

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

21 September

Sports Card, Comics & Beanies

Bordentown Armory

25-28 September

Ceramics & Porcelain Doll Show & Sale

Morristown Armory

29 Sep - 8 Oct

Carpet & Furniture Show & Sale

Morristown Armory

12 October

Sports Card, Comics & Beanies

Bordentown Armory

2 November

NASCAR Collectibles

Bordentown Armory

Department of Defense unveils new family-centered care initiative.

The Department of Defense Tricare Management Activity has initiated a new program to better serve expectant mothers who receive care in military treatment facilities (MTFs). The new family-centered care initiative offers standardized services to expectant mothers and their families. These services include the first obstetric (OB) visit, birth, and follow-up pediatric care. This standardized benefit ensures that the military provide superior care as part of the military system's ability to assist family members whose sponsors are deployed. The Tricare website has a section devoted to the family-centered care initiative:

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

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

17 Oct

9 a.m.

Capturing the Imagination - The Art, Music, Theater, Poetry, and Prose of the Vietnam Veteran

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

Interesting facts..

J   The first country to use postcards was Austria.

J   The only one-syllable state is Maine.

J   The mouth of the Statue of Liberty is three feet wide.

J   Atlantic salmon are capable of leaping 15 feet high.

J   For every human being in the world there is approximately one chicken.

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