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Ambassador Visits
Click to enlargeAmbassador Aleksander Sallabanda (right), the Albanian Ambassador to the United States is presented a framed photo of his visit to the Homeland Security Center for Excellence by Maj. Gen. Glenn K. Rieth, The Adjutant General of New Jersey on Sept. 13. The visit laid the groundwork for the TAG's trip to Albania Sept. 24 through 29. Photo by Kryn Westhoven, NJDMAVA/PA.

JT2DC Gets New CO
Click to enlargeBrig. Gen. Charles A. Harvey Jr. presents Col. Anthony Formica the guidon for the National Guard Bureau’s Joint Training and Training Development Center (JT2DC), Fort Dix on Sept. 24. Formica was the former executive officer of the Center. The JT2DC formed a task force last year that traveled to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina relief operations in a program that developed into “Neighbors helping Neighbors.” Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Dave Moore, JFHQ-NJ/PAO.

Helping The Villages
Click to enlargePfc. Martha Marchese, Delta Company, 250th Brigade Support Battalion, as well as other Battalion Soldiers have been actively involved with Civil Military Operations in Iraq. This operation is where Soldiers visit villages to help people with medical treatment, power supply, food and water and any other issues which need attention. Photo courtesy 250BSB.

Health And Fitness Fair Held
Click to enlargeSgt. 1st Class Charley Keuscher (right), C Company, 250th Signal Battalion, listens as Staff Sgt. Daniel Opperman Jr. (left), 177th Fighter Wing Medical Group explains the results of Keuscher's chloresteral test during the day-long Health and Fitness Fair held Sept. 7 at the Joint Training and Training Development Center at Fort Dix. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, NJDMAVA/PA.

Vice Chief Of Staff Visits Wing
Click to enlargeGen. John D.W. Corley (center), Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force visits with Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Gaskill (left) and Capt. Luz M. Aponte (right) during his trip to the 177th Fighter Wing on August 29. Corley spoke about transformation, Iraq and Afghanistan deployments and career field realignment. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, 177FW/PA.

Welcome Home
Click to enlargeLt. Col. Aranibar Penaloza presents his daughter Virginia the Center of Influence Award during the Army Medical Detachment (AMEDD) of the New Jersey Army National Guard’s Welcome Home and Freedom Salute held at the National Guard Training Center at Sea Girt August 20. The AMEDD members served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Photo by Sgt. Marie Exley, 444MPAD.

Firefighters Briefed
Click to enlargeA Navy Blue Angels crew chief briefs (l-r) Technical Sergeants' Ron Wilkens and Alex Cadavid, along with Staff Sergeants' James Gillespie, Seth Van Doren (standing) and Wayne White, all 177th Fighter Wing firefighters, on the procedures for evacuating a pilot from an F-18 Hornet. This was all part of the preparations for this year’s Atlantic City Air Show held on August 23. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, 177FW/PA.

A Trip To Shindad
Click to enlargeCombined Joint Task Force Phoenix members pose for a photo during a recent trip to Shindad, Afghanistan. In turret: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Dario H. Marchena Jr., standing (l-r): Pfc. Albert J. Hausmann, Col. Michael V. Shute, Sgt. 1st Class Joseph P. C. Prieto; kneeling: Cpl. Juan Rodriguez and their interpreter. Task Force Soldiers are helping the Afghan government build a professional Afghan National Army. Photo courtesy Col. Michael Shute.
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Volume 32 Number 5
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