More than 130 New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers who spent a tour in the Horn of Africa defending a remote airfield used by Marines, Airmen, Sailors and Special Operations forces received end-of-tour awards at a ceremony at their home armory in Westfield. The Soldiers of Charlie Troop of the 102nd Cavalry received awards ranging from the Bronze Star to the Army Commendation Medal. See the images at NJNG Flickr.
OCS Class 63
The New Jersey Army National Guard greeted its newest officers on Aug. 9 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.
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 responsbility 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, October 19, 2019. 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.