108th Air Refueling Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard,
currently has 42 members deployed around the world for various
causes. Many functional
areas within the wing have members deployed. From Civil Engineering, Operations, Readiness,
Maintenance, Communications, Medical, Security Police and
Intel unit members are serving in locations such as Iraq,
and Qatar, and Albania. Closer to home, unit members are serving in
places like Maryland, Virginia,
California and Mississippi.
New Jersey's 63rd Army Band performing at
Sea Girt July 6
63rd Army Band is presenting a free concert Friday, July
6 at the National Guard Training Center, Sea Girt.
Enjoy an evening of music from standards to rock
during the 90 minute performance which begins at 7 p.m.
The 37 Soldiers in the band will perform as a full concert
orchestra and also show the audience their versatility with
several selections as a stage band and rock combo during
ID is required at the entrance gate of the training center
and those attending will be directed to parking once entering
Fighter Wing honored at Hammonton festival
of the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard,
marched onto the fairgrounds of the Red, White and Blueberry
festival to thunderous cheers and applause from visitors
to the annual event. Returned from deployments throughout
Southwest Asia, these Airmen were invited to participate
in the opening parade in order to allow the city of Hammonton to express appreciation for a job
well done. Known for its outpouring of support for
local armory Soldiers of the 119th Corps Support Battalion
(Welcome Home in 2005 and Freedom Salute in 2006), residents
of the "blueberry capital of the world" listened as Maj
Gen. Glenn K. Rieth and Congressman Frank LoBiondo lauded
the wing's accomplishments. Then, with American flags
waving, they descended upon the dispersed troops with handshakes
and pats on the back.the ubiquitous "thank you for your
service" ringing in the air.
bonus program for Army to aid recruiting effort; reward
the desk of Cyndi McCoy, NJARNG Recruiting, Marketing Representative
Soldier a Recruiter (ESAR) is a pilot referral bonus program
of the Active, Reserve and National Guard components of
the Army that provides select Soldiers and retired members
of the U.S. Army the opportunity to assist with recruiting
efforts and rewards those efforts with referral bonuses
up to $2,000. For more information, contact NJARNG Marketing
Representative Cyndi McCoy at 609-672-6308.
to earn extra money for Guard members through G-RAP
the desk of Cyndi McCoy, NJARNG Recruiting, Marketing Representative
up today and earn up to $2,000 for each new recruit who
enlists into the National Guard and reports to basic training.
Guard Recruiting Assistance Program (G-RAP) is a contracted
program designed for individuals who voluntarily apply to
become eligible to serve as a part-time Recruiting Assistant
is available to Traditional Guard members and National Guard
retirees. This opportunity is open to both Army and
Air Guard members. For
more information, contact Cyndi McCoy at 609-672-6308, NJARNG
Truck, Motorcycle show at Teaneck
Armory to benefit FAC
the Rotary Clubs of Bergenfield-Dumont and Teaneck
in a Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show at the Teaneck
Armory, Teaneck and Liberty
N.J., on Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the New Jersey
National Guard Family Assistance Center.
to register your vehicle for the show is $15 on the day
of the show, $10 prior to the show.
Deadline for registration is Sept. 15. Spectator
admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children 10 and under.
more information, call Tom Pinnel at 201-384-8932.
Friends of ESGR to hold annual golf outing
the desk of Hank Pierre, NJ ESGR
NJ Friends of the Guard and Reserve is proud to present
the 2007 State Chairman's Annual Golf Outing.
The golf outing will be held on Sept.18, 2007 at
the Miry Run Country Club in Robbinsville, N.J. The rain date is Sept. 25. The $95 per golfer registration fee includes
greens fees, cart, registration, continental breakfast,
food and beverages on the course, door prizes and a buffet
luncheon at the golf club.
Corporate, hole and cart sponsors are also being
sought. All proceeds
to benefit the activities of the NJ Committee for Employer
Support of the Guard and Reserve.
For additional information please contact Hank
Pierre at 609-562-0156 or Tammy
Cartagena at 609-562-0157.
Association of NGNJ slated for Oct. 5-6
The 34th annual conference of the Enlisted Association
of the National Guard of New Jersey will be held at the
Radisson Hotel, Valley
Forge, Penn., Oct. 5-6.
Proceeds from this weekend event are spent directly
on our membership. It
is a nice feeling to know that for every 50/50 ticket and
Chinese Auction ticket you buy helps fund the scholarship
program, allows junior enlisted to attend the National Conference
and supports legislative actions for benefits and so much
Friday night features "The American Game Show
Challenge," which is a series of fun trivia contests and
Saturday is back to business for a bit, with a
business meeting and elections for the executive counsel. The new Junior Enlisted Team is sponsoring
the Chinese Auction. Local
attractions are abundant; register for trips to Valley Forge
and/or Longwood Gardens. Saturday Night wraps up our conference with
our customary formal Military Ball.
There are several package plans to fit your particular
needs. If you have
any questions, call retired Sgt. Maj. Jerome Zebrowski at
609-214-6959 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Co-Chairman retired Sgt. Maj. Edward Goetschius
at 609-965-1972 or e-mail at email@example.com. Visit
the association's web site at www.eang-nj.org for additional information, updates and applications.
tips to remember while sunning at the shore
week's safety tips are for those readers who will find themselves
on the beach this summer.
Protect your skin. Wear a sunscreen with a sun protection factor,
or SPF, containing a high rating such as 15 or greater.
Drink plenty of water often, even if you do not feel thirsty.
Your body needs water to keep cool. Avoid drinks with alcohol
or caffeine in them.
Watch for signs of heat injury. Call 9-1-1 or your local
Wear eye protection. Sunglasses are like sunscreen for your
eyes and protect against damage that can occur from UV rays.
Be sure to wear sunglasses with labels that indicated
that they absorb at least 90 percent of UV sunlight.
Wear foot protection. Many times, people's feet can get
burned from the sand or cut from glass in the sand.
beneficiaries can skip co-pay during over-the-counter
FALLS CHURCH, Va.
(AFPN) -- A two-year test authorized by the 2007 National
Defense Authorization Act allows Tricare beneficiaries to
substitute over-the-counter versions of certain prescription
drugs without a copayment.
now, the test includes the Tricare mail order pharmacy only.
Plans call for expansion to retail network pharmacies once
program details are ironed out.
drugs included in this test initially are among the most
widely prescribed, those treating gastro-intestinal disorders,"
said Army Maj. Gen. Elder Granger, the deputy director for Tricare
as "proton pump inhibitors," this class of medications
includes the prescription drugs Nexium, Prevacid, Aciphex,
Protonix, Zegerid and Prilosec.
the test, beneficiaries receiving a prescription proton
pump inhibitor are eligible to receive Prilosec OTC, the
only proton pump inhibitor available over the counter. The
Department of Defense Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee
found there is no significant clinical difference between
Prilosec OTC and its prescription-only counterparts.
requesting that their doctors prescribe the OTC version,
beneficiaries can save money on their copay, and there is
the additional potential to save the government money as
well," said General Granger.
drugs are generally less expensive, by as much as 400
percent in some cases.
the OTC test works its way to retail pharmacies, beneficiaries,
however, should not expect to walk into any drug store
and get OTC products for free at the register, caution Tricare
officials. Beneficiaries will still have to get a prescription
from their doctor for the OTC drugs.
already taking the selected prescription proton pump inhibitors
through the mail order pharmacy will get a letter telling
them about the new program whenever they order medications
that qualify them to participate in the OTC test project.
encourages beneficiaries who haven't used the mail order
pharmacy in the past, but are taking medications included
in the test, to get information on how to sign up at http://www.tricare.mil/pharmacy/tmop.cfm.
the mail order program, initially beneficiaries can get
up to a 90-day supply and have it delivered right to their
mailbox. Remember, it's free so it saves money for beneficiaries
and potential savings to the government may help sustain
the Tricare benefit," said General Granger.
classes under consideration for future testing include topical
anti-fungals and non-sedating antihistamines.
to "Lion King" available
Fort Monmouth MWR office has 11 tickets (tickets only) to
the Broadway Show "LION KING, " for Wednesday
July 11, at 2 p.m. at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th St., New York City. Price for the tickets is $89 each and they
are in orchestra section 15, rows W-Z.
For more information, call Tickets N' Tours 732-532-3077. See www.fortmonmouthmwr.com.
a "trip" to the Militia
Museum of New
you looking for a special place to visit during your summer
vacation? Why not plan a visit to the National Guard Militia
Museum of New Jersey?
you're planning a trip to the Jersey
shore or just looking for an interesting destination this
summer, bring your family, friends or organization to visit
the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey.
The Museum is located on the historic campus of the
in Sea Girt, N.J. The
Museum also has an Annex at the War Memorial in Trenton
and an Artillery Annex at the National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville.
National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey has the mission
of preserving and explaining New
Jersey military history and enhancing
public understanding of how armed conflicts and military
institutions have shaped our state and national experience. The Museum is a non-profit, support organization
dedicated to assist in the collection, preservation and
display of artifacts and related memorabilia with specific
historical significance to the Militia and New Jersey National
Guard. The Museum
provides access to the general public, schools and any other
interested organizations to visit and enjoy the exhibits
at our locations.
is now open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m., and open most weekends and holidays through October.
Check our weekend hours by
The Trenton War Memorial Annex will re-open later
this summer and is staffed before all performances in Patriots
Theatre and during intermission. The Lawrenceville Artillery Annex is open
for tours Tuesdays and Fridays from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m., upon request and whenever activities are
taking place within the armory.
Arrange a tour of this facility by calling 609-530-6802.
a visit. We think
you'll find that a tour of any of the National Guard Militia
Museum of New Jersey facilities will be interesting for
children and adults alike and be a truly worthwhile, memorable
For Your Calendar
Vietnam Wall in Long Branch July 26-29
city of Long Branch will host
the traveling Vietnam Wall, "The Wall that Heals," July
26-29. During the opening ceremony, retired Col.
Stephen G. Abel, Deputy Commissioner for NJDMAVA will be
one of the speakers.
Wall that Heals has been traveling around America,
and Ireland for
more than 10 years. Along
with the ½ scale replica of the monument in Washington,
D.C., a traveling
museum and information center completes the exhibit.
The museum reports the history of the Vietnam War
Era and the interesting healing powers of the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial. The information center gives visitors the
opportunity to learn about friends and loved ones lost in
"Wall" is open 24 hours a day during its stay.
Korean War Commemoration Ceremony, July 27
The 2007 Korean War Commemoration
Ceremony will take place on July 27 at 11 a.m. at
the New Jersey Korean War Memorial, at Park Place/Boardwalk,
near Brighton Park,
Atlantic City. Hosted by the New Jersey Korean War Veterans
Association in cooperation with the Department of Military
and Veterans Affairs, it will be the 54th Anniversary Commemoration
Signing of the Korean War Armistice.
There will also be a presentation of the New Jersey
Korean War Commemorative Medal to local Korean combat veterans.
offers military discount over July Fourth holiday
Companies, Inc. announced it will offer all active, reserve
and retired military personnel and their immediate family
members a 10 percent discount on in-store purchases made
during the July Fourth holiday. The discount is available
June 28-July 8.
discount is available on in-stock purchases up to $5,000.
To qualify, individuals must present a valid military ID
or other proof of service such as a VA card, VFW card, veteran's
ID or discharge papers. Excluded from the discount are online
sales, previous sales, installation and delivery fees, extended
protection plans, gift cards, select Fisher & Paykel
appliances and John Deere.
show from "Dave Does" on FoodNetwork is online
you have never seen the MRE show filmed by the Food Network
at Fort Dix
with the National Guard Soldiers, here is your chance. Go to www.foodnetwork.com,
select TV from the top links, select TV shows from the links
on the left, select the show "Dave Does," and select episode
(Webisode) number 8. Take the time to click on the bonuses for
some good smiles.
employees will start new deduction from paycheck
July 7, 2007, employees covered under labor agreements with
the CWA, AFSCME, and IPFTE, and employees not covered by
a labor agreement, are required to contribute 1.5 percent
of their annual base salary for health and/or prescription
drug coverage under the State Health Benefits Program. Employees affected by this agreement will
see the new deduction beginning with pay period #15, and
a check date of July 27, 2007.
New Jersey Helmets to Hardhats helps military
personnel find careers
New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council's
Helmets to Hardhats Program (NJ H2H) is designed to help
transitioning military personnel, National Guardsmen and
Reservists find the best careers in the building and construction
industry. Our program
seeks to honor and reward military service with a solid,
family-sustaining career in one of our 15 affiliated trades:
Insulator and asbestos workers
Plasterers and cement masons
Sheet metal workers
work in cooperation with the national Helmets to Hardhats
program, adding a personal component to the program's on-line
services. NJ H2H
offers veterans preparation for successful application to
any of New Jersey's
registered apprenticeship programs in the building and construction
trades. Services include:
Personal career counseling
Review of apprentice entrance requirements
Guidance through the application process
Entrance test preparation
Referral to supportive services
program registration and information, visit us online at
or contact us at 732-499-7295 or at H2H@njbctc.org.
New Jersey State Library offers good reading
you looking for your next book to read?
Look no further than the New Jersey State Library.
to find a list of selected new books that you may request
to borrow. The list of new books can be found by clicking
the "What we have" button.
You can find best sellers, books on history, science,
Jerseyana, biographies and lots more to keep your mind muscles
working hard. If you have questions, you can call the General
Reference Desk at 609-292-6220 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
adds location in Virginia
Beach area for vacationers
Armed Forces Recreation Center in Virginia
Beach joins locations in Orlando,
Hawaii, and Korea.
The Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command
assumed responsibility of the 93-room set of cabins and
bungalows at Fort Story, Va.,
in April, but plans to expand the property over the next
two years with additional rooms and conference facilities.
The resort is open to active duty, reservists, retired military,
DoD civilians, delayed-entry recruits and family members.
Prices range from $59 to $273 per night based on the resort,
rank, paygrade, duty status, room size and location.
For more information go to www.capehenryinn.com.
Guard program searching for people
for a way to serve and get some satisfaction at the same
time? The Honor Guard program is looking for members
of the Army and Air Guard to join the team to perform honor
guard duties at the funerals of veterans.
There is an initial eight hours of training for all
new enrollees, with on-going sustainment training.
As an honor guard member, you will receive a day
of pay for each day's mission, minimum of $50, and traditional
drilling Guard members receive a retirement point for each
are split geographically throughout the state and volunteers
can stay busy. In April 2007, the teams conducted 205 services
for deceased veterans. By
May15, there were 120 funerals where the team performed
their duties. Retired Sgt. Maj. Ed Goetschius, who oversees
the program, believes that there will be at least 2,000
services where the honor guard has served by the end of
you are interested in applying for the Honor Guard program,
call Goetschius at 609-530-7090.
offered for State employees
you a state employee looking to save a few $$$?
www.state.nj.us/personnel/discounts/index.htm and you can find a number of businesses who
offer discounts to New
Jersey state employees.
From amusement parks to fitness to computer to phones
and lots of other discounts between, you will find many
ways to save money. For more information, please contact
Cindy Leese at email@example.com or call 609-530-7056.
For the Families
FRG looking for "web savvy" volunteer
The New Jersey National Guard Family
Readiness Council is looking for an IT or "web savvy" individual
to donate their services. Your talents are needed to set
up and maintain a Web site for the Family Readiness Council.
Anyone who is interested should call Terry Dearden at 609-530-6893
to set up a meeting with the members of the Council.
The National Guard State Family Readiness Council is a nonprofit
organization developed to assess and implement solutions
to challenges that our Guard families experience during
their Soldier's or Airman's deployment. One of the functions
of the council is to add support to the Family Assistance
Centers scattered throughout the state. The council
is accessible to individual families and other military
organizations. Financial support is provided by the council
to military activities through generous donations and fundraising
activities. Resource services and emotional support
are also available.
Grants offered to help military children
attend summer activities
is coming and now is the time that many kids will be signing
up for camps, recreational activities and lessons, etc.
Unfortunately, because of increased deployments and the
financial and emotional stress associated with them, many
military families might find these activities difficult
to arrange. This is why The Women's Opportunity Center
at the YMCA of Burlington County in Mt. Laurel, N.J., is
pleased to remind military members that grant funds are
available not only for financial emergencies and crisis
situations, but also to provide recreational and stress
relieving activities such as camps and classes for their
grant, provided by the Department of Community Affairs is
available to spouses and families of deployed military
personnel in all branches of service in the State who
are income eligible.
more information and an application, contact Fawn Mutschler
at 609-543-6200, ext. 325 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The thirteenth Annual New Jersey
National Guard Youth Camp will be held July
29 to Aug. 4 at the New Jersey National Guard Training
Center, Sea Girt.
Applications are available at: www.state.nj.us/military/familysupport/youth_camp.html
Children, ages 9-13 are invited to
apply. The camp fee is still $100. Campers must be children, grandchildren or
legal dependents of an active or retired member of the New
Jersey National Guard. A
variety of volunteer positions are available. For more information,
call the Family Programs Office at (609) 562-0668.
Deployed Military Spouses Assistance
The Deployed Military Spouses Assistance
Program provides direct assistance and referrals to existing
programs for spouses of deployed military personnel (active
duty, reserve and National Guard) who face unusual financial
and emotional stress as a result of the deployments.
Applicants should contact Fawn Mutschler
at 609-543-6200 ext. 325 or email@example.com
to obtain an application. In addition to the completed
application form, applicants will also need to submit the
following documentation: LES/paystub for applicant and spouse;
statement of Financial Need (i.e. reason for applying and
how the grant will help); bill or pricing of expenditure
as well as any other supporting information the applicant
feels may be helpful. Additional information can be found
Family Readiness Council offers Tier
I and II grants
The New Jersey National Guard State
Family Readiness Council has expanded its Family Grants
Program to include an additional grant. There are
now two levels of Family Grants; TIER I is the $2,500 grant
that has been in place for the past couple of years.
The TIER II opens family grants to New Jersey Army and Air
National Guard non-deployed service members who were on
State Active Duty or State Missions (e.g., hurricanes, floods,
border missions) for more than 20 consecutive days.
Service members meeting these criteria are eligible to apply
for a financial hardship grant up to $1,500. Applications
are available at all New Jersey Army and Air National Guard
Family Assistance Centers.
Sports and Entertainment
Baseball, food and supporting the Fisher
Come watch the Lakewood Blue Claws
play baseball, eat lots of hot dogs and hamburgers and support
the Fisher House Foundation all at the same time.
6, The Fort Monmouth chapter of the Association of the
United States Army is sponsoring a "Night at the Baseball
to salute disabled service members and their families.
For the cost of $20 for adults or $15
for children, you can get all you can get all you can eat
hot dogs and hamburgers. Sponsors at various levels are also needed.
To make payment, reservations or for
sponsorship, contact Kit Roache
at 732-380-9500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the night are being donated
to the Fisher House Foundation. The Fisher House Foundation
supports America's military
in their time of need; the Foundation provides "a home
away from home" that enables family members to be close
to a loved one (military member) at the most stressful time
-- during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
Ole Opry honoring military members this summer with Salute
The Grand Ole Opry will honor members
of the United States
military this summer with an Opry Summer Salute. The salute,
which features special shows, recognition of military personnel,
special offers and military performances and displays in
began on Memorial Day weekend and will continue until Labor
Day weekend. Beginning May 21, persons can submit
salutes to the service members close to them to be read
live at Opry performances throughout the summer. Opry shows
are every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday night. Military personnel
should mention code MIL10X when making reservations at 1-800-733-6779.
For information on visiting the Opry, log on to http://www.opry.com
Trenton Vets Center, Trenton Thunder offer "cheap" seats
with support from our community partner, Trenton Thunder
Baseball, will sponsor baseball tickets at a special rate
for Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard, separated,
and retired veterans. A regular $10 season ticket will be offered at $7 for veterans and family
members. The primary purpose of the program is to
allow veterans and their families an opportunity to experience
Trenton Thunder baseball due to their service and sacrifice
for our country. If you have questions, call Matt Petima, director
of ticket operations for the Trenton Thunder at 609-394-3300,
ext 1200 or the ticket box office at 609-394-3300.
of Veteran Status: Interested veterans
must have a picture I.D. and provide proof of their veteran
status by showing one of the following documents:
card; Federal Department of Veteran Affairs medical I.D.
card; DD Form 214.
"Support Our Troops" Motorcycle Ride,
Like to ride motorcycle? Here is an opportunity to ride and support
servicemembers and their families at the same time. Join the 3rd Annual "Support Our Troops" Motorcycle
Run on October 13
(rain date of October 14).
Registration is from 10-11 a.m. at the
Tri-Towne Plaza, Route 70, Marlton and the ride
departs at 11:15 a.m. The route is to travel the Pine
Barrens to Sweetwater Casino Restaurant, Sweetwater
(Hammonton mailing address). The run will be approximately
48 miles (one way). Please come with a full tank of gas.
Cost of the ride is a donation of $15 per rider and
$5 per passenger.
Proceeds benefit the Freedom Alliance
Foundation which provide:
Educational scholarships to the children of America's military
heroes that have given the ultimate sacrifice.
For the injured in our hospitals pre-paid long-distance
phone cards, gift cards for clothing, food, toiletries,
books, and magazines.
Funding for family members to travel to see and encourage
their loved one.
For more information contact John Atkinson
at 856-596-9100, or go to www.citikids.org/freedom.htm, for
local run information or to the national site - www.freedomalliance.org.
Savino Memorial Golf tourney scheduled
for Sept. 17
The 11th Annual Lt. Col. Dave Savino Memorial Golf Tournament
will be held on Sept.
17 at the Fountain Green Golf Course, Ft.
Dix. Shotgun start is at 8 a.m., with a two-person
scramble (best ball). Cost
to play is $85 per person, with checks made payable to "Lt.
Col. Dave Savino Memorial Fund."
Call Senior Master Sgt. Mike Balas at 609-330-4069
or Connie Cisek at 609-562-0901 for more information.
Proceeds from the tournament go to help fellow Guardsmen
Enlisted Association holding golf outing
The Enlisted Association of the National
Guard of New Jersey is holding a golf outing on Oct.
22 at Gambler's Ridge Golf Club, 121 Burlington Path Road, Cream
Ridge, NJ. All proceeds from the event go to the association's
Registration and a continental breakfast
begins the day at 7:30 a.m. The play is two-person best
ball with a modified shotgun start at 8:45.
A donation of $90 includes greens fees, cart and
luncheon. There will
be prizes for first and second place teams for the low gross,
closest to the pin on all par 3's and the longest drive.
For more information call Mike Amoroso
at 609-562-0754. Make checks payable to EANG-NJ (Golf) and
mail to Leon Cisek, PO Box 365, Wrightstown
no later than Oct. 15.
Here's to the Heroes provides a single
day's free admission to any one SeaWorld or Busch Gardens
park, Sesame Place, Adventure Island or Water Country USA
for the service member and as many as three direct dependents.
Any active duty, active reserve,
ready reserve service member or Guard member is entitled
to free admission under the program. He or she need only
register, either online at www.herosalute.com or in the entrance
plaza of a participating park, and show a Department of
Defense photo ID.
Scholarship, Education News
Free SAT/ACT Offer Extended
A group of NFL, NFL Europe, AFL,
and CFL football players have announced they are extending
their sponsorship of the SAT/ACT training to all military
The sponsorship allows any military
person (active, Guard, reserve, or retired) to request as
many programs as they need for the students in their lives.
There is a secure website to confirm a person's military
status before directing the user to the software order site.
Programs are shipped to domestic
U.S. addresses and APO
addresses. The sponsorship
covers the purchase price of $199 and the family pays only
the shipping and handling of $9.95.
American Legion offers scholarships,
booklet on their Web site
The American Legion has scholarship
information on their Web site - www.legion.org
- including the 152-page booklet, Need
a Lift, which is a complete financial aid reference
guide for veterans, veterans' dependents and members of
the American Legion family. When you get on the site, click on "Scholarship
Information" in the "Useful Links" block.
Scholarship information on BBB Military
There are many scholarships available
to military family members. The Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Military Line suggests that you not pay someone to find
scholarships for you. Why? Because these researchers will
use the same sources on the internet that you will use,
so why pay them to do so? For suggestions on where to find
scholarships for which you might be eligible, visit: www.enewsbuilder.net/cbbb
For information to help military
families avoid financial pitfalls, visit: http://military.bbb.org
Enlisted Association of the National
Guard of New Jersey
Give our state a larger voice by becoming a member of the
Enlisted Association. The increased numbers will help us speak on
all legislative issues that will benefit you and your families.
The association works hard for you at the Federal &
State level on all important issues. Visit the web site
on Become a Member for the application
and find out more about what the association does.
NGANJ has busy calendar for members
The National Guard Association of
New Jersey will be conducting the following events.
All members (active and retirees) are encouraged
Guard Association of the United
States (NGAUS) 129th Conference - this conference will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico
from August 25-27,
2007. The New
Jersey delegation will be staying
at the Caribe Hilton (15 minutes from airport).
Our hotel is located on the beach, has a great pool
for the family and is located close to the convention center
(10 minutes). We
have reserved 30 rooms on a first come, first gets basis. Additional information and registration forms
will be coming out shortly.
If you are interested, please contact Capt. Jose
Website - The above information is posted on the NGANJ
website. If you need
copies of the forms, specific contacts or additional information,
please go to the website at:
DMAVA Veterans Outreach Campaign continues
The DMVA Veterans Outreach Campaign
continues with kiosk displays at selected malls throughout
New Jersey. The schedule is as follows:
8, 9, 10
12, 13*, 14
2, 3, 4
30*, 31, November 1
27, 28, 29
*Medal ceremonies begin at 10:30
a.m. on these dates.
The kiosk will be open from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m., July-Sept.; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Oct. and Nov.
N.J. Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and
Free guided tours of the Memorial are offered on the first
Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.