New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
DMAVA Highlights Archives

8 August 2003

Volume 2, Number 17

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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ESGR Annual Golf Outing

25 Sep 2003

Falcon Creek Golf Course

McGuire AFB

For more info,


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

NJ Army National Guard delegation travels to Albania as part of Partnership for Peace Program.

MG (Ret) Garrett, LTC Schofield, and MAJ Protesto will leave for the Republic of Albania this weekend, and formally convey DMVA's commitment to the State Partnership Program (SPP). The three will meet with the Minister of Defense, Minister of Local Government, and key Albanian Civil Defense officials to lay the groundwork for future activities that will enhance the capabilities and relationships between New Jersey and Albania. The delegation will tour a number of emergency response facilities to gain an understanding of Albania's emergency response plans and processes, as well as offer an assessment of strengths and opportunities for improvement of joint civil-military operations. It is hoped that this visit will be the first in a succession of SPP events that will enhance relations between our countries and signal a true maturation in the SPP/Partnership for Peace program.

Veterans honored at Medal Ceremonies.

At a ceremony held on 6 August 2003 at the Flemington Elks, BG Thomas Sullivan presented the Distinguished Service and Meritorious Service Medal to 127 veterans. CW5 (Ret) Robert Wimberly performed Master of Ceremony duties. Honored guests included Senator Leonard Lance, Assemblyman Michael Doherty, Assemblywoman Connie Meyers, and Ms. Kristi Petrides, representing Assemblyman Guy Gregg.

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

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

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NJ Army National Guard (NJARNG) welcomes two Chiefs to its ranks.

The NJ National Guard Army Aviation continues to soar with the promotion of two new Chiefs to its ranks. CW5 Al Curving, Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) of the NJARNG announced two new recognitions: WO1 James M. Green, formerly a full-time technician aviation mechanic with the 177th Fighter Wing NJANG graduated from Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) on 17 July 2003. WO1 Guinevere R. (Gwen) McSulla, formerly a full-time aviation mechanic at the Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF #1) in West Trenton, graduated from Warrant Officer Candidate School on 5 August 2003. Congratulations to both Mr. Green and Ms. McSulla, who were both pinned in ceremonies at Fort Rucker, AL, and will remain at Fort Rucker for approximately one year while attending Initial Entry Rotary Wing helicopter flight school.

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

8-9 August


Cherry Hill Armory

9 August

Flea Market

Teaneck Armory

16 August

Rugby Tournament

NGTC, Sea Girt

17 - 19 August

Tool Show & Sale

Freehold Armory

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

The Dana Christmas Scholarship for Heroism.

The Dana Christmas Scholarship honors the Seton Hall University student who is credited with saving lives and helping many students avoid serious injury during a tragic dormitory fire. In recognition of the spirit Dana Christmas demonstrated, this scholarship will recognize and honor young New Jerseyans for exceptional acts of heroism. The Scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable college scholarship of up to $10,000 awarded to up to five deserving recipients each year. Any New Jersey resident who is age 21 or younger at the time of his or her heroic act is eligible for information. The scholarship may be used for undergraduate or graduate higher education expenses at any institution eligible to participate in the federal Title IV student aid programs, and recipients who are not yet of college age will have their funds held in escrow until they enroll in postsecondary education. Required application and nominations will be accepted until October 15, 2003. Applicants will be reviewed initially to insure they meet general eligibility requirements. For nomination form, contact the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority at 1-800-792-8670 or

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

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

New Jersey State Library issues new release listing.

The following books are available at the State Library. Borrowers may request these and other books by contacting the Governmental Reference office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at (609) 292-6220 or


A short history of nearly everything

Bill Bryson


Top performance: how to develop excellence in yourself and others

Zip Ziglar


Seven ages of Paris

Alistair Horne

Urban Issues

Greyfields into goldfields: dead malls become living neighborhoods

Lee S. Sobel


The movies that changed us: reflections on the screen

Nick Clooney

Today in History.

Today is the 220th day of 2003. There are 145 days left in the year. On this date:

      In 1876, Thomas A. Edison received a patent for his mimeograph.

      In 1945, President Truman signed the United Nations Charter.

      In 1968, Richard M. Nixon was nominated for President.

      In 1974, President Nixon announced he would resign following the Watergate scandal.

      In 2002, Saddam Hussein organized a big military parade and warned "the forces of evil" not to attack Iraq.

New Jersey facts..

J            New Jersey rocks! The famous Les Paul invented the first solid body electric guitar in Mahwah in 1940.

J            New Jersey has the tallest water tower in the world - Union, NJ.

J            Some famous New Jersey natives: Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Tom Cruise, Robert Blake, Caesar Romero, Lauryn Hill, Ice-T, and Danny DeVito.

J            Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.

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