NJ Department of Military & Veterans AffairsNJ Veteran Journal - Spring 2006 Edition
NJ Veteran Journal


Message from the Governor
Gov CorzineDear Friends, Our state and country has greatly benefited from those who have served in the Armed Forces. We as a state take pride in the service of our veterans, as well as those who currently serve. In the coming weeks and months we will all take time out to reflect and honor those who have given of themselves on Memorial Day and at our Flag Day and 4th of July celebrations.

We are indebted to our noble men and women veterans, and my Administration is devoted to providing the support and services they deserve.

I believe the protection of our citizenry is paramount. It was with this in mind I recently created the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. This office will be an integral part of our state’s domestic security which is a coordinated effort with the New Jersey State Police and New Jersey National Guard. We have entered a new threat era requiring a new operational approach to our security and preparedness. As your Governor, I am committed to insuring the safest possible environment for New Jerseyans.

On behalf of the State of New Jersey, I extend my sincere appreciation for your service to our country. My Administration is dedicated to improving the lives all of New Jersey residents and making our great state better.

With best wishes,
Governor Signature
Jon S. Corzine

Community Bankers Scholarship Application Extended
The deadline for applying for scholarships for dependents of service members who lost their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq has been extended to June 30, 2006 by the New Jersey League of Community Bankers.

The 75 members of the New Jersey League of Community Bankers supports the fund through the Association's Education Foundation.

Scholarship funds will be considered for applicants with a high school or equivalency diploma in pursuit of higher education, including technical or vocational training, and demonstrate a financial need. Either the dependent or the service member must have a geographical connection to New jersey.

For more information visit the New Jersey League of Community Bankers website www.njleague.com/scholarship.htm.