Community Relations

Guard Support
  • The Guard in Your Community 

    The New Jersey National Guard strives to be a good neighbor and community partner. The Guard and its soldiers and airmen are extensively involved in local community organizations and often participate in, or support, the events they sponsor.

    If you are interested in requesting National Guard support for your event, please click here to see more information.

We Value Our Veterans Award
  • New Jersey's Governor We Value Our Veterans Awards

    This award gives your municipality, business, or academic institution the opportunity to value and honor the sacrificies, patriotism, and bravery displayed by our men and women who have worn the military uniform. Learn more.

In The News
  • Partnership With Rowan University

    The Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University opened a new sustainable facilities center in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the New Jersey Army National Guard. Rowan University faculty, staff, and students are helping us operate our facilities as efficiently as possible, reducing costs, saving energy and water, and reducing pollution. Learn more at Facebook Video.

Blood Drive

New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers teamed up with the Miller-Keystone Blood Center to donate blood in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at New Jersey's Joint Force Headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, January 16, 2020.

Wreaths Across America

Cadets from several Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadrons conducted a wreath presentation at the Section Z committal shelter on December 14, 2019 as part of the national Wreaths Across America events. Hundreds of CAP and Sea Cadets were joined by other volunteers placing nearly 3,000 wreaths across Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

See images of the event on our DMAVA Flickr page.

DMAVA Flickr


Doyle Cemetery

Congratulations Class 50!

The New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy graduation ceremony for Class 50 was held at the War Memorial in Trenton, N.J., Dec. 9, 2019. The guest speakers were AbdulSaleem Hasan, Assistant Commissioner of Field Services for the New Jersey Department of Education, and Brig. Gen. Patrick M. Kennedy, Assistant Adjutant General-Air, New Jersey Na­tional Guard and Commander, New Jersey Air National Guard.

The New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy is an alternative education program designed to reclaim the lives of at-risk 16 to 18 year old youths and produce graduates with the values, skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults. Established by Congress in 1993, New Jersey’s first ChalleNGe class began in September 1994.

See images of the ceremony on our NJNG Flickr page.

NJNG Flickr

SGT Nutter Run

The SGT Sam Nutter Organization, INC. (SSNO) is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization administered by the Officer Candidate School of the New Jersey Army National Guard. The SSNO was established in the memory of Sergeant Sam Nutter, and organizes the annual Nutter Run 5K Fundraiser to benefit Army National Guard families in need.

SGT Nutter Run

Nutter Run
Last Updated: 01/21/2020
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