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Carvill Scholarship available

Friends and family of Staff Sgt. Frank T. Carvill who was killed while serving in Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom have established scholarship in his name.

The SSG Frank T. Carvill Memorial Scholarship Award is designed to honor and remember Frank Carvill. Applications are available by contacting Peggy Carvill-Liguori at Deadline is April 30.

Eligibility requirements:

Applicant’s parent or guardian must be a member of the New Jersey National Guard.

Applicant may apply for the scholarship while attending high school or presently be in or accepted by a college/vocational program as a full-time student.

Applicant must volunteer time to the community.

Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.75

Applicant must compose an essay stating: How volunteerism affects your life.
How the U.S. military has influenced your life.

Family Readiness increases grants

From the N.J. State Family Readiness Council

The New Jersey National Guard State Family Readiness Council has increased the amounts of family and business grants up to $5,000 and $10,000, respectively. Both grants are known as TIER I grants.

TIER II family grants are also available to New Jersey Army and Air National Guard non-deployed service members who served 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.


Reunion Briefs

Here are the dates for reunion briefs for families of returning Soldiers.

All briefs are the same - they are not unit specific, so please attend the one that is most convenient for you.

Date Armory Time
Feb. 7 West Orange 9:30 a.m.
Feb. 21 Morristown 9:30 a.m.
March 21 Port Murray 9:30 a.m.
March 22 Lawrenceville 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Marie Durling, Family Programs Specialist at (609) 530-6884.

Family Assistance Centers

108th Air Refueling Wing
3327 Charles Blvd.
McGuire AFB, NJ 08641
POC: Laura Forrest
Jersey City Armory
678 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07306-2208
POC: SFC (Ret) Bernard Sims
Lawrenceville Armory
151 Eggert Crossing Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2897
POC: Jane Hackbarth
Morristown Armory
430 Jockey Hollow Road
Morristown, NJ 07960-0499
POC: SFC (Ret) Robert Kraemer
400 Langley Road
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234
POC (Air): CMSgt (Ret) Paul Gunning

POC (Army): CSM (Ret) Michael Hughes
Somerset Armory
1060 Hamilton Street
Somerset, NJ 08873
POC: John Hales
Teaneck Armory
Teaneck & Liberty Roads
Teaneck NJ 07666-0687
POC: SFC (Ret) Janis Shaw
Toms River Armory
1200 Whitesville Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
POC: Maria Morro
Woodbury Armory
658 North Evergreen Avenue
Woodbury, NJ 08096
POC: Michele Daisey
or call 1-888-859-0352
Guardmembers, become A Recruiting Assistant and for every person you recruit into the new jersey Army or Air national guard you earn $2,000. Login to pick your branch of service. fill out the application and you are on your way to helping someone make a great career choice and some serious cash for yourself.
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