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Preparing the Soldier
Photos and story by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, NJDMAVA/PA
Preparing the Soldier
Shannon A. Feuster, Sea Girt Medical Command, helps Soldiers with their records.
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Sgt. Marcin Kaminski, Headquarters and Headquarters Com pany, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry answers optometrist D Janet M. Conway, OD questions.

Sea Girt Medical Command and Walson Medical Support Element continued their partnership March 19-20 at the Joint Readiness Center (JRC) — and the New Jersey National Guard’s Joint Training and Training Development Center (JT2DC) to expedite Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP).

The 328th Military Police Company, 154th Water Purification Company, 50th Chemical Company, 250th Brigade Support Battalion and the 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Soldiers received eye exams, immunizations, blood work and other medical processing during their two days at the JRC and the JT2DC.


Although the units are conducting their pre-mobilization training at Dix, the units are set to spend two months mobilizing through Fort Bliss, Texas.

Approximately 3,100 Soldiers — including a total of 2,600 from the Garden State — are set to deploy with the 50th IBCT this summer. They will be tasked with security forces and detainee operations missions in Iraq. Fifteen companies within the brigade will provide internal and external security at several prisons.

Preparing the Soldier
Spc. Lacquan A. Hodges, 50th Chemical Company, has her teeth checked by Dr. Raja Abdul, DDS.


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Pvt. Jossie Cruzalegui and Spc. Miesha N. Wilson, both with the 50th Chemical Company, receive their ID tags from Spc. Hristo S. Asenov, 50th Brigade Support Battalion.

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Spc. Angel L. Castillo, 154th Water Purification Company, receives a shot from Pfc. Casey L. Cortes, Sea Girt Medical Command.


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