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Short Rounds: Target practice, Tomorrow's leaders and putting a dent in narcotics

Eyes on target

Spc. Joseph Barbato, left kneeling, spots shot patterns for Spc. Johnny Sanchez while qualifying on the M240B rifle at Camp Atterbury, Ind., April 12. In preparation for an upcoming deployment, these Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion 113th Infantry Regiment qualify on several crew-served weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Makenzie Lang)

CD dumps six tons of drugs

Staff Sgt. Jennifer Sbarro, New Jersey National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, pitches a box containing part of the 12,464 pounds of unwanted or expired medications collected during Operation Take Back New Jersey 2011. Law enforcement agencies across the state set up collection points on April 30 where New Jerseyans could drop-off unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal. The drugs were taken to an incinerator where they were destroyed. The Operation is an initiative of the Jersey division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, the New York/ New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, and the New Jersey National Guard. Nationwide, Americans turned in more than 376,593 pounds of medications. According to the DEA, more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined. (Photo by Mark C. Olsen, DMAVA Public Affairs)

DARE-ing to make a difference

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Young, Visual Information Audio Systems Supervisor, assists Allison Prieto, daughter of New Jersey Army National Guardsman Master Sgt. Joe Prieto, with an M-16A2 on the Engagement Skills Trainer at the Joint Training and Training Development Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on July 13. NJARNG Soldiers led 139 students from 100 schools, ages 11-12, from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education/Counter Drug Leadership Camp through the Center's various training lanes. The Camp, which is in its twelfth year, is a New Jersey unique program. The program's concept is to build leadership and confidence skills in the students so that they can serve as role models when they return to their communities. (Photo by Mark C. Olsen, DMAVA Public Affairs)

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