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Top photo: Battle of the voices, left to right, Staff Sgt. Cassandra Trott, Tech. Sgt. Larry Shervington Jr., and Senior Airmen Aimee Figueroa and Emmanuel Figueroa, all with the 108th Wing, were among the Airmen from the 108th and the 177th Fighter Wing, who were joined by fourth graders from the Seaview School in Linwood, N.J. for the Annual Holiday "Songfest" at the Vineland Veterans Memorial Home, Vineland N.J., Dec. 13, 2012. This is the 12th year the Wings have visited the Home and upon arrival, the Airmen and fourth graders were issued candy canes and holiday greeting cards, assigned to groups and sent out to spread cheer among the residents. The Wings also provided gifts including toiletries, socks, sweat suits and other items based on the Home's wish list. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

Center photo: Senior Airman Emilio D. Gonzalez, right, bioenvironmental engineer, 108th Contingency Response Group, New Jersey Air National Guard, helps a homeless veteran choose a pair of reading glasses during Stand Down 2012 at the National Guard Armory in Cherry Hill Sept. 28, 2012. The New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs along with New Jersey National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and the Stand Down of South Jersey Committee, Inc. co-hosted the Stand Down to provide homeless veterans with access to healthcare, mental health screening, substance abuse counseling, social services - food stamps and unemployment, legal services, religious counseling, a hot meal, a haircut and winter clothing. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Released)


Bottom photo: New Jersey National Guard Soldiers serve a hot lunch to homeless veterans at the Northern New Jersey Standown Oct. 13, 2012. The NJNG, along with the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and various other veteran service organizations sponsored the event at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center in Newark, N.J. The one-day outreach event provides homeless veterans and their dependents with various social services to include haircuts, medical checkups and HIV testing. They will also receive information from private and public agencies about employment services, counseling, state and federal veterans' benefits, substance abuse programs, vocational rehabilitation, recovery programs, hospice care, legal services - including city legal support to address outstanding criminal matters - and photo identification cards. (New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs photo by Staff Sgt. Armando Vasquez)

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