On April 5, New Jersey Army National Guard history was made when Lt. Col. Roberta Niedt and Maj. Sharon R. Tootell took command of the 50th Personnel Support Battalion and the 119th Corps Support Battalion respectively.
In both cases it was the first time in each of the battalions' histories that a woman officer would be the commander. Lt. Col. Niedt serves as the Public Affairs Officer for the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Maj. Tootell is a traditional drilling Guardsman.
The Ceremony was held at the National Guard Armory at Lawrenceville. Both the 50th Personnel Support Battalion and the 119th Corps Support Battalion are assigned to the 57th Troop Command.
New Cell Phone Policy
Starting May 1, cell phone use in a government vehicle any time, any where, or in a private vehicle while conducting government business, is restricted to a Hands Off policy. You must either pull over or put your vehicle in park to use your cell phone, or use a no hands device for your cell phone while driving.
Project Fun At The Beach
Project Fun At The Beach offers free Jersey shore housing units to families of military personnel who have been deployed since Sept. 11, 2001. Families need to call the Burlington County Active Duty Assistance Program hotline at (609) 265-5222 to check for available dates. Requests will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis and limited to unit availability.