Guardlife - Volume 30, Number 2

Table of Contents

 Guardlife Staff
 TAG's Message
 CSM's Message
 177th Supports OEF
 Combat Veteran to Head NJANG
 'Faithful and Brave' Arrive
 1-114th Deploys to Arrabian Penninsula
 253rd TC Back from Iraq
 Mobilization Page
 News Guard Families Can Use
 Salute the Troops
 NJNG Newsmakers
 Jersey Air Guardsman Wins Services Award
 Photos from Iraq
 Finance Battalion Update
 Family Appreciation Day
 Short Rounds
 NJ Places 17th in NG Marathon
 Army and Air Enlisted Promotions
 In Memoriam

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NJNG Newsmakers

Flood checkpointGuard Deploys To Flooded South Jersey

Photo and story by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, NJDMAVA/PA

Soldiers assigned to Task Force Bulldog, a component of Task Force South of the NJNG, responded to flooding in Burlington County on July 13. In a matter of a few hours, rains averaging nine to 12 inches swelled local earthen dams. The excessive amount of rain caused one of the dams to break, creating a cascading effect, sweeping away seven other dams and flooding the towns of Lumberton, Medford and Medford Lakes.

“We had four trucks with eight drivers and assistant drivers on the road within four hours of our first call-up,” stated Maj. Bryan Scully, Task Force Operations Officer.

Soldiers of C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery; Training and Training Technology Battle Lab and the 50th Personnel Services Battalion, along with members of the 108th Air Refueling Wing set up checkpoints and Light-Alls to keep the curious out and enable various state and federal agencies access to the town.

At the end of the day, the Lumberton citizens were grateful to the Guardsmen for keeping order, providing stability and lending a helping hand during their time of need.

Class 47 Largest In Nearly 20 Years

The 254th Training Regiment graduated 30 new second lieutenants in Officer Candidate School Class 47 at the National Guard Training Center located at Sea Girt on June 27. Congratulations and Good Luck. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, NJDMAVA/PA.

OCS Class 47