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Encyclopedia > New Jersey Air National Guard
A New Jersey Air National Guard F-16 from the 177th Fighter Wing
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A New Jersey Air National Guard F-16 from the 177th Fighter Wing

The New Jersey Army and Air National Guard consists of over 9,000 Guardsmen from New Jersey. The Guard is currently engaged in several War on Terror missions. Units are currently deployed to Iraq, Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, Germany and Egypt. The Guard has also deployed to help with the recovery from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... The war on terrorism or war on terror (abbreviated in U.S. policy circles as GWOT for Global War on Terror) is an effort by the governments of the United States and its principal allies to destroy groups deemed to be terrorist (primarily radical Islamist organizations such as al-Qaeda... Map of Cuba with location of Guantánamo Bay indicated. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


The New Jersey Air and Army National Guard is governed through the New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran's Affairs.


On the homefront, the Guard is responsible for Homeland Security tasks in the State of New Jersey. The New Jersey Air Guard has flown over 17,000 hours in the Middle East during ongoing operations for the Global War on Terrorism.[1] Homeland security refers to domestic governmental actions designed to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism, and also respond to natural disasters. ...


The New Jersey Army National Guard maintained the 50th Armored Division in the force from 1946 to 1988, and afterwards contributed a New Jersey brigade to the 42nd Infantry Division. The 42d Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War I and World War II, and is the division of the New York National Guard. ...

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Leadership of the NJ Army & Air National Guard

Commander-in-Chief: Governor Jon Corzine Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the current Democratic Governor of the state of New Jersey. ...


The Adjutant General: Major General Glenn K. Rieth Maj. ...


Deputy Adjutant General: Brigadier General Maria Falca-Dodson


Commander, New Jersey Air National Guard: Brigadier General Larry Thomas


Major Commands of the New Jersey Air National Guard

Awards and Decorations of the NJ National Guard

  • New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal
  • New Jersey Meritorious Service Medal
  • New Jersey Valor Ribbon
  • New Jersey Commendation Medal
  • New Jersey Medal of Honor
  • New Jersey Good Conduct Ribbon
  • New Jersey Merit Award
  • New Jersey Desert Storm Service Medal
  • New Jersey Desert Storm Ribbon
  • New Jersey State Service Award
  • New Jersey Recruiting Award
  • New Jersey Governor's Unit Award
  • New Jersey Unit Strength Award


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250th Signal Battalion in Iraq
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250th Signal Battalion in Iraq


Notes, Links, and references

  1. ^ fact given by Major General Glenn K. Rieth, during his re-nomination hearing in the New Jersey State Senate Judiciary Committee
  • New Jersey Department of Military & Veteran Affairs

 
 

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