21 Inducted Into Order Of The Spur
By Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, NJDMAVA/PA
Twenty-one soldiers of the 5th Squadron, 117th Cavalry, were inducted into the Order of the Spur at Fort Dix on July 16 through 17.
The soldiers, currently deployed to McGuire Air Force Base and the 177th Fighter Wing, completed a Spur Ride, a 36-hour Cavalry exercise which challenges the candidates abilities and endurance. The Ride encompasses a road march, confidence course, and land navigation to find and successfully complete the following stations: armor, mortar, scout, NBC, maintenance and transportation.
The last event was the Spur Meal where the 21 tired but proud candidates were awarded their spurs and spur certificates
"That's A Lot Of Spaghetti"
Col. Stephen Hines(third from the left), Commander, 50th Brigade presents a check for $2,000 to Brig. Gen. Glenn K. Rieth(fourth from left), the Adjutant General to contribute to the 253rd Transportation Company's weekly spaghetti dinners. Also pictured (l-r) Lt. Col. John Manfre, Maj. Robert Jarvis, Col. Hines, Brig. Gen. Rieth, State Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Adkins, Lt. Col. Steven Ferrari, Lt. Col. Joseph O'Connor and Maj. John Metzler.