Employers and civic leaders had the opportunity to see some of their employees – who also serve as Citizen- Soldiers – go through the Soldier Readiness Processing at the Joint Training and Training Development Center, Fort Dix.
The Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve has sponsored at least four employer visits to the SRPs being conducted to mobilize New Jersey National Guard Soldiers. Employers include: Waste Management, Lockheed Martin and Virtua Health.
This is the first step in preparations to deploy the New Jersey Army National Guard’s 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in June 2008. This summer, more than 3,400 New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers will mobilize in the largest deployment since World War II.
Employers try on body armor during their tour of
duty at the JT2DC. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Robert
Sgt. 1st Class Brent Ludlow, Artillery Training Developer,
leads employers and civic leaders through the JT2DC.
Photo by Spc. Nicholas Young, JT2DC-AAG.
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (second from left) promotes Sgt.
Nicholas G. Ochipinti to staff sergeant while Senator Robert
Menendez (left) applauds and Representative Rush Holt (right),
12 District of New Jersey watches. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Robert