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Cover: Future honors the past

Staff Sgts. Benjamin Ouckama (left) and Jeffery Jones (right) stand guard in preparation for the dedication ceremony for the New Jersey World War II Memorial located across from the State House in Trenton. The banner with the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team shield was signed by the 50th Soldiers and flown back for the ceremony. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen, NJDMAVA/PA.


Guardlife Staff

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Patrick Daugherty
1st Lt. April Kelly
Sgt. 1st Class Kryn Westhoven

Tech. Sgt. Mark C. Olsen

Staff Writers/Photographers
Tech. Sgt. Barbara Harbison
Wayne Woolley

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Inside Cover: Holiday Express

First Lieutenants John Mancini and Lillian Bernal, Pfc. Jessica Carter, Pvt. Cindy Urrea and Sgt. Irvin Muniz dressed up as Santas in Asbury Park on Dec. 7 as part of the Holiday Express show for the families of deployed Soldiers and Airmen. Photo by Kryn P. Westhoven, NJDMAVA/PA.

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