The Magazine of the NJ National Guard
Volume 32 Number 2
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Guardlife Index

3rd-112th FA Returns Home
By Sgt. 1st Class Robert Stephenson, NJDMAVA/PA
Members of the 3rd, Battalion, 112th Field Artillery returned from their year-long deployment to Heidelberg, Stuttgart and Wurzburg, Germany and Pisa and Vicenza, Italy.

The 220 Soldiers in the Battalion were comprised of members of Alpha and Charlie companies, as well as volunteers from the 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry; 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry; 2nd Battalion, 102nd Armor; and the 5th Squadron, 117th Cavalry. There was also one Soldier from the 253rd Transportation Company. The remaining thirty Soldiers will return in the early summer.

The Soldiers, a mix of Artillerymen, Cavalry, Tankers and Infantrymen were all trained and awarded the Military Police military occupation specialty code at Ft. Leonard Wood prior to the overseas deployment. In addition to performing their MP mission, many had the opportunity to fulfill their Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course requirement and two Soldiers even earned the Air Assault badge at the base in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

Photo credits: Capt. Jon Powers, 444MPAD, Lt. Col. Roberta Niedt, NJDMAVA/PAO.

(c) 2006 NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs