Table of Contents
:: TAG's Message
:: GWOT Memorial Dedication
:: 50th Brigade Honored
:: CSM Message
:: 108th Passes 6,000-hour Mark / Wing Passes UCI
:: 119th CSB Update
:: Controlled Burn at Warren Grove / A Day in the Life / Airman Top Cop
:: Armor Returns from GTMO
:: HET Back from Iraq
:: News Guard Families Can Use

:: 21st CST Trains
:: Short Rounds
:: Army and Air Enlisted Promotions
:: Last Round
:: Family Assistance Centers & Family Readiness Centers
:: Guardlife Information

Guardlife - Volume 31, No. 2

News Guard Families Can Use
Compiled by the Guardlife Staff

FRC Celebrates Anniversary And Offers Grants
By Roman Martyniuk, NJDMAVA/PA

The New Jersey State Family Readiness Council (NJSFRC), which celebrated its first anniversary in March, is comprised of more than 20 members representing a cross section of New Jersey spanning the corporate, business and employer community;
veterans and service organizations and private citizens. The NJSFRC has raised more than $100,000 dollars to benefit family programs. The Council sponsored the very successful Family Day at Sea Girt and has supported each of the Salute the
Troops/Welcome Home events for deploying/ returning New Jersey Guard units.

The Council has established a new Family Readiness Grant Program that will provide both Family and Business Grant opportunities to deserving National Guard families adversely impacted by deployment. According to Linda Rieth, Council Cochair, “ This is another very important way we can show our support both for our troops and the families who have had to shoulder additional burdens as a
result of mobilizations and extended deployments.”

Eligibility criteria includes unforeseen emergencies, financial hardships and quality of life issues. Business grants are up to $5,000 and family grants $2,500. Those interested should contact their local Family Assistance through the hotline at 1-888-859-0352.

Additional information is on the Council’s website at:

Youth Camp Deadline May 31

The deadline for the Eleventh Annual New Jersey National Guard Youth Camp, which will be held July 17-23 at the New Jersey National Guard Training Center, Sea Girt, is May 31.

Applications are available online at:

Camper and volunteer applications can be picked up from Family Assistance Centers, or by calling the Family Program Office at (609) 562-0668. Children, ages 9- 12 are invited to apply.

All campers must be the childen, grandchilden or legal dependents of an active or retired member of the New Jersey National Guard.

Volunteer positions are available for senior counselors, junior counselors, safety and security, arts, sports, beach, administrative, public affairs, cooks, transportation and logistics.

For additional information, call the Family Assistance Center at 1-(888) 859-0352 or the Family Program Office at (609) 562-0668.

Marriage Enrichment Seminars

Seminars are being offered to all Soldiers/Airmen and their spouses. The seminar focuses on improving communication skills.

Radisson Hotel, Mt. Laurel: June 3-5
Sheraton Hotel, Edison: June 3-5 and 24-26; Aug. 5-7 and 12-14; Sept. 9-11 and 23-25.

For more information contact Family Programs at (609) 562-0739.