Staff Sgt. Wayne Woolley Cell: 732-804-6782

Staff Sgt. Armando Vasquez Cell: 973-460-7316

(12 September, 2012)



Media Advisory


New Jersey Guardsmen To Return Home From Kosovo Deployment



WHO/WHAT: Brig. Gen. Michael L. Cunniff, the Adjutant General, the leadership of the New Jersey National Guard, and family members will welcome 46 Soldiers from Company B, 150th Aviation, West Trenton, from an approximately year-long deployment to Kosovo.


WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 13, at 12:30 p.m.


WHERE: Lakehurst Naval Air Center, Hangar 307, Lakehurst, NJ 08733


Media wishing to attend the event will need to contact the Public Affairs office by calling either Staff Sgt. Wayne Woolley at 732-804-6782 or Staff Sgt. Armando Vasquez at 973-460-7316 no later than 10 a.m., Thursday Sept. 13, and be at the designated reporting area no later than 11:00 a.m.


Broadcast or TV Production vehicles will need to utilize the Commercial Center entrance located on Route 547. All other media should report to the main Visitor Center.


More Details:  The Soldiers from the 150th deployed last November to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian Kosovo Force (KFOR). The aviation unit was tasked with several sling load missions during their deployment that provided much needed supplies to soldiers and Multi-National Forces within the area.


In addition, the Black Sheep unit were directly involved with KFOR ground forces on missions to ensure the freedom of movement within the areas of responsibility. Further operations consisted of air assault missions, providing ammo and supplies to troops on the ground, transporting military police reinforcements to strategic locations and providing aerial over-watch to ground commanders.

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