Guardlife - Volume 30, Number 2

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 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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The 27th Annual Lincoln AllSport National Guard MarathonNJ Places 17th in NG Marathon

Compiled by Spc. Shelley Brown and Pvt. Riley Huskey, 111th Press Camp, Nebraska Army National Guard

The New Jersey National Guard combined team placed 17th in the 27th Annual Lincoln AllSport National Guard Marathon May 2 with a team total time of 10:14:15.

Led by Maj. Jesse Arnstein with 2:47:55 (average pace per mile: 6:24), both Master Sgt. Alexandro Estrada and Sgt. 1st Class Donald Brandinelli had times of 3:43:10 (average pace per mile: 8:31). Maj. Arnstein placed in the Open Male Roster for the National Guard All Guard Team. Out of the 3,000 participants and specifically the 200 Guard members competing, Maj. Arnstein came in 20th overall and 12th amongst the competing Guard members in the 26.2 mile marathon.

The Puerto Rico contingent took first with a time of 8:10:32. First place went to Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Vandervlugt, 39, 1249th Engineer Battalion, Oregon Army National Guard, with a time of 2:35:02.

Every year Guard marathon teams from across the United States and territories travel to Lincoln in the hope of making one of the 55 spots on the All-Guard Marathon Team. The team consists of 35 of the top running Guardsmen under 40, the top 10 Guard women under 40 and the top 10 Master Guardsmen and women.