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Govenor Applauds Guard
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Units representing Army National Guard, as well as the 108th Air Refueling and 177th Fighter Wings of the New Jersey Air National Guard participated in the New Jersey National Guard’s 24th Annual Governor’s Military Review was held on Sept. 16.

The ceremonies opened with music performed by the 63rd Army Band and a flyover of UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters from the 1st Battalion, 150th Assault Helicopter Company. In his introductory remarks Maj. Gen. Glenn K. Rieth, The Adjutant General of New Jersey, acknowledged the service and sacrifice of the New Jersey National Guard.

Governor Jon S. Corzine, who earlier was honored by a 19-gun salute by B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, commended the assembled Soldiers and Airmen for their continued service in defense of state and nation.

Accompanied by Maj. Gen. Rieth, Governor Corzine then reviewed the troops. Brig. Gen. Maria Falca-Dodson, the Deputy Adjutant General, served as this year’s Commander of Troops. The ceremony also included presentation of various awards to members of the state’s forces. Governor Corzine also recognized several civilian residents for their support of the National Guard during the last year. The ceremonies concluded with a final flyover by a 108th KC-135E Stratotanker and two 177th F-16C Fighting Falcons.


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