CW5 Rice Promotion
Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CW4) Jennifer Rice was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 5 (CW5) at the National Guard Training Center at Sea Girt, N.J., August 27, 2020. Rice was pinned by MAJ Andre Stevenson, and CW5 Valentino D. Grant, and CW5 Rice’s children Kaelyn and Kristina. This promotion makes her the first Hispanic female to hold the rank of CW5 in the New Jersey National Guard. See the images at DVIDS.
OCS Class 63
The New Jersey Army National Guard greeted its newest officers on August 9, 2020 with the commissioning of 10 second lieutenants from the 63rd Class of the New Jersey Army National Guard Officer Candidate School. The school has commissioned more than 3,000 officers since its inception in 1957. The newest officers took their oaths at a ceremony at the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt. See the images at NJNG Flickr.
100% Free College Tuition
Serve part-time and go to college full-time. New Jersey state law mandates that every member of the New Jersey Army National Guard is authorized to attend any New Jersey public college or university tuition free for undergraduate and graduate studies. Soldiers may take 16 credits per semester. Get all the details and more at njarmyguard.com.
Jersey Dustoff Part 3: A Calling
In part 3 of Jersey Dustoff, we talk to some of the pilots from the Det. 2, C. Company, 1-171st GSAB (MEDEVAC) about their experience in Afghanistan and what compels them to fly MEDEVAC missions.
Jersey Dustoff Part 2: Keep Them Flying
In part 2 of Jersey Dustoff, SPC Ian Kavanagh talks about fixing MEDEVAC helicopters downrange.
Jersey Dustoff Part 1: What is MEDEVAC?
Jersey Dustoff is a web series following New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers with Det. 2, C Company, 1-171st General Support Aviation Battalion (MEDEVAC) during their deployment to Afghanistan. Real missions, their footage.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers with Det. 1, D Co., 104th Brigade Engineer Battalion "Skydevils" provide a critical link with their RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial systems, supporting ground troops with persistent surveillance and communication relay systems. The Skydevils, who operate out of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, spoke about their mission on February 10, 2020.
Why Trainee? Why?!
Drill Sergeant Edward Santiago, with the New Jersey Army National Guard's Recruit Sustainment Program, explains why the program is important and what it does for the Army National Guard.
"I'm the doorway. They have to come through me in order to be part of this organization. So, the responsibility and the accountability that is involved in it is near and dear to my heart."
Sergeant Santiago has words of inspiration for his career path.
Recruit Sustainment Program
US Army Recruits with the New Jersey Army National Guard’s Recruit Sustainment Program practice marching in formation at the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt, NJ. The Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) is a program of the Army National Guard designed to introduce new recruits to the fundamentals of the US Army before they leave for Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. See more pictures at NJNG DVIDS.