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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen from the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, along with civilian contr...
06/15/2021

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen from the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, along with civilian contractors, trained the 21st Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (21st WMD-CST), New Jersey National Guard, on homemade explosives, the materials that are used, the effects they produce, and to recognize the signs of test sites where explosives have been detonated. The 21st WMD-CST supports civil authorities at man-made or natural disasters by identifying chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear substances, assess the consequences, and advises on response measures.
To see more photos, visit the NJNG Flickr album at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmW27PEw

06/14/2021
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The first celebration of the U.S. Flag birthday was held in 1877 on the 100th anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777.
However, it is believed that the first annual recognition of the flag's birthday dates back to 1885 when school teacher, BJ Cigrand, first organized a group of Wisconsin school children to observe June 14 -- the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes.

06/14/2021
Army Birthday Wreath Laying

Join us #LIVE as the Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff, Army and Sergeant Major commemorate our 246 years of service to the country with the Army Birthday Wreath Laying.

Soldiers with the New Jersey National Guard's 508th Military Police Company, 42nd Regional Support Group take part in th...
06/10/2021

Soldiers with the New Jersey National Guard's 508th Military Police Company, 42nd Regional Support Group take part in the updated combat pistol qualification course (CPQC) on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 10, 2021.

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More than 600 New Jersey National Guard members went to the polls on June 8, at the request of the Boards of Elections, ...
06/09/2021

More than 600 New Jersey National Guard members went to the polls on June 8, at the request of the Boards of Elections, in 15 New Jersey counties. Following the successful Guard support of the 2020 primary and general elections, Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen mobilized again to assist civilian poll workers and county staff during the 2021 New Jersey state primary.

Today in New Jersey military history:June 8, 1944: The men of the New Jersey National Guard’s 102nd Cavalry, who had flo...
06/08/2021

Today in New Jersey military history:
June 8, 1944: The men of the New Jersey National Guard’s 102nd Cavalry, who had floated offshore for two days, landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day plus two, as the beachhead had been expanded enough to accommodate the unit’s vehicles. In the following weeks, Sergeant Curtis Culin of Cranford and the 102nd devised the “Rhino Plow,” a device that, attached to the front of tanks, cut through the hedgerows of Normandy, vitally assisting the allied armies in breaking out of their beachhead. In the ensuing months, the 102nd fought its way across Europe, on the way gaining the honor of being the first United States unit to enter Paris in August 1944.
Photo: Officers of the 102nd at Fort Jackson, SC in 1941. Col, McGowan on left.

Today in New Jersey military history:

June 8, 1944: The men of the New Jersey National Guard’s 102nd Cavalry, who had floated offshore for two days, landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day plus two, as the beachhead had been expanded enough to accommodate the unit’s vehicles. In the following weeks, Sergeant Curtis Culin of Cranford and the 102nd devised the “Rhino Plow,” a device that, attached to the front of tanks, cut through the hedgerows of Normandy, vitally assisting the allied armies in breaking out of their beachhead. In the ensuing months, the 102nd fought its way across Europe, on the way gaining the honor of being the first United States unit to enter Paris in August 1944.
Photo: Officers of the 102nd at Fort Jackson, SC in 1941. Col, McGowan on left

Soldiers under the command of the 42nd Regional Support Group, New Jersey National Guard, bid farewell to outgoing comma...
06/07/2021

Soldiers under the command of the 42nd Regional Support Group, New Jersey National Guard, bid farewell to outgoing commander Col. Robert M. Martinez and welcome incoming commander Lt. Col. Tracy R. Norman during a change of command ceremony at the New Jersey National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt, N.J., June 6, 2021.

06/06/2021

On this day, 77 years ago, the beginning of the end of Nazi domination of Europe began with the Invasion of Normandy…
“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.”
~ General Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force

Col. William Bono assumed command of the New Jersey Army National Guard Observer Coach/Trainer Operations Group on June ...
06/06/2021

Col. William Bono assumed command of the New Jersey Army National Guard Observer Coach/Trainer Operations Group on June 5, replacing Col. William Morris, who has been named the organization’s next Army chief of staff. Brig. Gen. Timothy McLaughlin presided over the ceremony, which was held at the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt.

U.S. Army Sgt. Andrew Perkins, right, with Delta Company, 104th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 44th Infantry Brigade Combat...
06/03/2021

U.S. Army Sgt. Andrew Perkins, right, with Delta Company, 104th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, is pinned on by his wife Alison during his promotion to Staff Sgt. at the National Guard Armory in Lawrenceville, N.J., May 31, 2021.

05/31/2021
2021 Memorial Day at Doyle Cemetery

New Jersey's Memorial Day 2021 ceremony and wreath presentations were held at the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery. #HonorThem

#MemorialDay is a national day of remembrance honoring members of the military who died in service to the nation. The DO...
05/31/2021

#MemorialDay is a national day of remembrance honoring members of the military who died in service to the nation. The DOD honors all service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Who are you honoring today? #HonorThem

#MemorialDay is a national day of remembrance honoring members of the military who died in service to the nation. The DOD honors all service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Who are you honoring today? #HonorThem

More than 300 New Jersey Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Brownies placed 14,800 American flags on graves at the...
05/29/2021

More than 300 New Jersey Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Brownies placed 14,800 American flags on graves at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery at North Hanover Township, N.J., May 28, 2021.
High resolution photos can be downloaded from NJDMAVA Flickr album at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVTYuNV

05/27/2021
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Timothy Jardinico

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Timothy Jardinico talks about Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at his promotion ceremony on May 26, 2021. (Video by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

NJ Guard finishes DC missionU.S. Army Soldiers with Bravo Company, 104th Brigade Engineer Battalion, New Jersey Army Nat...
05/26/2021

NJ Guard finishes DC mission
U.S. Army Soldiers with Bravo Company, 104th Brigade Engineer Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, return to the National Guard Armory in Hammonton, N.J., after completing the Capitol Response II mission, May 26, 2021. The New Jersey National Guard has been supporting Federal and District agencies with security, communications, medical evacuation, logistics, and safety support.
High resolution photos can be downloaded from the NJNG Flickr album at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVSxRMV

Congressman Kim speaks at Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage eventU.S. Rep. Andy Kim, 3rd District, New Jersey, wa...
05/24/2021

Congressman Kim speaks at Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage event
U.S. Rep. Andy Kim, 3rd District, New Jersey, was the keynote speaker at the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Observance at Joint Force Headquarters, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 21, 2021. This year’s observance theme is Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service. Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month runs through the month of May and celebrates the service and sacrifices of Asian/Pacific Islanders throughout the United States.

05/24/2021
Region 1 Best Warrior Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Region 1 Best Warrior Competition! The Best Warrior Competition recognizes Soldiers who demonstrate commitment to the Army values, embody the Warrior Ethos, and represent the Force of the Future. (Video by Spc. Michael Schwenk)

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The 119th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, held a Noncommissioned Officer Induction...
05/21/2021

The 119th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, held a Noncommissioned Officer Induction and Change of Responsibility Ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Vineland, N.J., May 20, 2021. During the Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Troy J. Carter was formally inducted as a command sergeant major. This was followed by the Change of Responsibility Ceremony where Command Sgt. Maj. Berto Diaz relinquished responsibility as the 119th command sergeant major to Carter.
High resolution photos from the ceremony can downloaded from the NJNG Flickr Album at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVHSMxT

The 119th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, held a Noncommissioned Officer Induction and Change of Responsibility Ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Vineland, N.J., May 20, 2021. During the Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Troy J. Carter was formally inducted as a command sergeant major. This was followed by the Change of Responsibility Ceremony where Command Sgt. Maj. Berto Diaz relinquished responsibility as the 119th command sergeant major to Carter.
High resolution photos from the ceremony can downloaded from the NJNG Flickr Album at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVHSMxT

Soldiers recognized for life-saving actionsStory and photo by Mark C. Olsen Six New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers ...
05/20/2021

Soldiers recognized for life-saving actions
Story and photo by Mark C. Olsen

Six New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers were recognized May 19, 2021, for saving an individual’s life at the COVID-19 Burlington County vaccination mega-site in Moorestown, N.J.
It all began close to 7 p.m., Feb. 15. The mega-site had been open less than a month.
“We got a call over the radio ‘We need a medic,’” said Spc. Angel Ferreira-Fernandez, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment, New Jersey Army National Guard. The call continued: “’A patient fell on the floor and needs assistance getting up and he needs to be assessed to make sure that he isn’t injured.’”
Ferreira-Fernandez, a Newark-based emergency medical technician, along with one of the site’s paramedics grabbed a monitor and emergency medical gear and raced over to the vaccination mega-site’s entrance.
He is part of a group of Citizen-Soldiers that are supporting the site’s healthcare workers. They assist in temperature screening, registering and guiding individuals through the various stations, and monitoring people after they have received their vaccinations.
While the vaccine administration itself is performed by civilian medical professionals, the Army National Guard combat medics are also there to assist when there is a medical emergency.
“I asked him what’s going on, he said ‘I’m fine, I just fell and I need help getting back up,’” said Ferreira-Fernandez.
“He offered me his hand and as I took his hand, I could see how his skin color was changing.”
Realizing that the man was cyanotic – low blood oxygen – Ferreira-Fernandez knew there was more going on than just an individual falling on the floor.
Both Ferreira-Fernandez and the paramedic recognized that the patient was going into cardiac arrest.
“I took his radial pulse, the paramedic took his carotid pulse, to try to asses if he has a pulse or not.”
There was no pulse.
Ferreira-Fernandez began chest compressions, stopping briefly to put out a radio call for all medics to come to their location.
“Within 30-seconds, Spc. (Kevin D.) Tran and Pfc. (Daniel E.) Magay were there to assist me. I have complete trust and confidence in Army medics based on the training they go through.”
While all this was going on, Staff Sgt. Matthew L. Rehl, Staff Sgt. Manuel C. Rodriguez, and Spc. Jason M. Vaccarella were setting up screens to provide the patient privacy, as well as handling crowd control.
Once they were able to get an endotracheal tube down his throat to enable him to breathe easier, they were able to get a pulse.
“The ambulance team took him away to the hospital, we had successfully intubated him at that point and stabilized him.”
At the May 19 ceremony, Col. Lisa J. Hou D.O., Interim Adjutant General, presented the Army Commendation Medal to Ferreira-Fernandez, Magay, and Tran and the Army Achievement Medal to Staff Sgt. Matthew L. Rehl, Staff Sgt. Manuel C. Rodriguez, and Spc. Jason M. Vaccarella, for their exceptional achievement and heroism.

Photo Caption
Col. Lisa J. Hou D.O., left, Interim Adjutant General, and State Command Sgt. Maj. Earnest Williams, right pose for a group photo with New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers left to right, Spc. Kevin D. Tran, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment; Staff Sgt. Manuel C. Rodriguez, Alpha Battery, 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery; Staff Sgt. Matthew L. Rehl, Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery; Pfc. Daniel E. Magay, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment; Spc. Jason M. Vaccarella, Detachment 1, Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, and Spc. Angel Ferreira-Fernandez, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment, after a ceremony at the COVID-19 Burlington County vaccination mega-site at Moorestown, N.J., May 19, 2021. The six Citizen-Soldiers with the 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team performed life-saving measures when an individual went into cardiac arrest at the site Feb. 15. The Citizen-Soldiers are supporting the site’s healthcare workers by assisting in temperature screening, registering and guiding individuals through the various stations, and monitoring people after they received their vaccinations. (New Jersey National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen)

High resolution photos from the ceremony can be downloaded from the NJNG Flickr album at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVHrTqu

Soldiers recognized for life-saving actions
Story and photo by Mark C. Olsen

Six New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers were recognized May 19, 2021, for saving an individual’s life at the COVID-19 Burlington County vaccination mega-site in Moorestown, N.J.
It all began close to 7 p.m., Feb. 15. The mega-site had been open less than a month.
“We got a call over the radio ‘We need a medic,’” said Spc. Angel Ferreira-Fernandez, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment, New Jersey Army National Guard. The call continued: “’A patient fell on the floor and needs assistance getting up and he needs to be assessed to make sure that he isn’t injured.’”
Ferreira-Fernandez, a Newark-based emergency medical technician, along with one of the site’s paramedics grabbed a monitor and emergency medical gear and raced over to the vaccination mega-site’s entrance.
He is part of a group of Citizen-Soldiers that are supporting the site’s healthcare workers. They assist in temperature screening, registering and guiding individuals through the various stations, and monitoring people after they have received their vaccinations.
While the vaccine administration itself is performed by civilian medical professionals, the Army National Guard combat medics are also there to assist when there is a medical emergency.
“I asked him what’s going on, he said ‘I’m fine, I just fell and I need help getting back up,’” said Ferreira-Fernandez.
“He offered me his hand and as I took his hand, I could see how his skin color was changing.”
Realizing that the man was cyanotic – low blood oxygen – Ferreira-Fernandez knew there was more going on than just an individual falling on the floor.
Both Ferreira-Fernandez and the paramedic recognized that the patient was going into cardiac arrest.
“I took his radial pulse, the paramedic took his carotid pulse, to try to asses if he has a pulse or not.”
There was no pulse.
Ferreira-Fernandez began chest compressions, stopping briefly to put out a radio call for all medics to come to their location.
“Within 30-seconds, Spc. (Kevin D.) Tran and Pfc. (Daniel E.) Magay were there to assist me. I have complete trust and confidence in Army medics based on the training they go through.”
While all this was going on, Staff Sgt. Matthew L. Rehl, Staff Sgt. Manuel C. Rodriguez, and Spc. Jason M. Vaccarella were setting up screens to provide the patient privacy, as well as handling crowd control.
Once they were able to get an endotracheal tube down his throat to enable him to breathe easier, they were able to get a pulse.
“The ambulance team took him away to the hospital, we had successfully intubated him at that point and stabilized him.”
At the May 19 ceremony, Col. Lisa J. Hou D.O., Interim Adjutant General, presented the Army Commendation Medal to Ferreira-Fernandez, Magay, and Tran and the Army Achievement Medal to Staff Sgt. Matthew L. Rehl, Staff Sgt. Manuel C. Rodriguez, and Spc. Jason M. Vaccarella, for their exceptional achievement and heroism.

Photo Caption
Col. Lisa J. Hou D.O., left, Interim Adjutant General, and State Command Sgt. Maj. Earnest Williams, right pose for a group photo with New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers left to right, Spc. Kevin D. Tran, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment; Staff Sgt. Manuel C. Rodriguez, Alpha Battery, 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery; Staff Sgt. Matthew L. Rehl, Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery; Pfc. Daniel E. Magay, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment; Spc. Jason M. Vaccarella, Detachment 1, Headquarters Battery, 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, and Spc. Angel Ferreira-Fernandez, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment, after a ceremony at the COVID-19 Burlington County vaccination mega-site at Moorestown, N.J., May 19, 2021. The six Citizen-Soldiers with the 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team performed life-saving measures when an individual went into cardiac arrest at the site Feb. 15. The Citizen-Soldiers are supporting the site’s healthcare workers by assisting in temperature screening, registering and guiding individuals through the various stations, and monitoring people after they received their vaccinations. (New Jersey National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen)

High resolution photos from the ceremony can be downloaded from the NJNG Flickr album at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVHrTqu

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