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Last Round - Finanace Returns
Photo and story by Kryn Westhoven, NJDMAVA/PA
TAG at Operation Jump Start

Spc. Robin Johnson holds a small American flag mirroring the backdrop of the Stars and Stripes along the Flemington Armory wall during the 250th Finance Detachment’s Welcome Home ceremony on Nov. 13.

Once again the community came out in force to welcome the nineteen Soldiers, who were mobilized in August 2005 and spent a year ‘Boots on the Ground’ in Iraq. The 250th Finance is the fourth of the four 50th Finance Battalion detachments to be mobilized since 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

The 250th Finance Detachment was located at Camp Liberty and three Forward Operating Bases (FOB), Scania, Kalsu and Echo. Finance Support Teams (FST) logged more than 2,000 miles on the road before the mandating of air travel as the unit supported 6,000 Soldiers at two additional FOB’s, Delta and Duke.

Through the year the New Jersey Soldiers handled pay advances and check cashing totaling $22.8 million dollars and $75 million dollars in payments to 100 U.S. Government contracts.

Statistically the 250th Finance Detachment serviced a total of 95,000 customers to include military personnel, government civilians, and civilian contractors, disbursing an average of nearly $1.1 million dollars every week; all this was accomplished without a loss of funds.

The 250th Finance handled pay inquiries for more than 3,400 Soldiers and achieved a 94 percent first-time success in MILPAY Database Inputs.

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Volume 32 Number 6
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