November 13, 2013 |
The seats outside of the chapel at the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown began filling up early as final preparations were being made for Monday's Veterans Day ceremony. Richard Jacobowitz, a Marine Corps veteran, came out to "honor all those who served and pay respects to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. " He would later visit the grave of his brother-in-law, Cpl. Luigi Marciante Jr., who died in the war in Iraq. "He was 25 years old," said Jacobowitz, 43, of Jackson, Ocean County.
October 29, 2012 |
President Obama holds a 10-point lead over challenger Mitt Romney in the latest Inquirer poll of likely New Jersey presidential voters, indicating that he will win the state but fall short of his 16-point margin of victory in the state in 2008. The Inquirer New Jersey Poll, conducted Tuesday through Thursday, with less than two weeks to go before the election, could reflect a decline in enthusiasm for Obama nationally compared with four years ago, when he became the first African American president by running on a platform of change.
March 18, 2012
Drawback in library plans I read with interest the plans that the Free Library has to make the main branch more usable for Philadelphians ("The next, uncertain chapter," March 11). However, I think it is overlooking one major drawback: parking. When I was recently in Nashville, I noted the central library there had a great idea, and maybe it could be instituted here. It offers an indoor parking lot with free parking for the first two hours with library validation. Any time over the two hours is charged at standard parking rates.
February 21, 2012
DEAR ABBY: I respectfully disagree with the advice you gave to "Wants to Enlist. " She is the 19-year-old woman who burns out of jobs quickly and is thinking about enlisting in the Air Force. You discouraged her. I served honorably in the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserves and the Air National Guard for 14 years. Experience taught me that if I didn't like my assignment, it was easier to tolerate it for the time being knowing it wasn't a permanent assignment. Eventually, I received orders to go elsewhere.
December 17, 2011 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie has chosen the head of the state's Air National Guard to lead New Jersey's National Guard until a permanent replacement is chosen for its commander, who resigned after he was caught in an inappropriate relationship with a female aide. On Friday, Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff, who since 2003 has been in charge of the Air National Guard, took command of the entire Guard. The day before, Maj. Glenn Rieth offered a final salute to the state's 9,000 soldiers and retired.
August 26, 2011 |
Soldiers of the 56th Stryker Brigade, based in Northeast Philadelphia, are among the 1,500 National Guard troops Gov. Corbett has put on alert for possible hurricane duty. The brigade, which saw combat in Iraq in 2008 and 2009, will join with the 111th Air Wing at the former Willow Grove Naval Air Station - now called Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove - to provide 500 of the troops. The air wing was stripped of its airplanes by the Pentagon a couple of years ago. But, like the brigade, it has troops and equipment that could be used to provide security and construction help in a storm emergency, said Maj. Ed Shank, a Guard spokesman.
May 23, 2007 |
Gov. Corzine yesterday called for the closure of the Warren Grove bombing range in the South Jersey Pinelands, where a military training exercise is believed to have sparked last week's wildfire that burned through more than 17,000 acres of forest. Speaking to reporters during a wide-ranging question-and-answer session outside Drumthwacket, his official residence, Corzine said the public had been "threatened too many times" by incidents at the Air National Guard facility and he was "strongly in favor of its closing.
May 19, 2007 |
This week's military mistake that burned 17,250 acres of New Jersey's Pinelands and routed thousands from their homes brought demands from both of the state's U.S. senators yesterday that the Air National Guard prove it will not cause another tragedy. "New Jersey's firefighters and first-responders risk their lives to protect the Pine Barrens and our local communities," said a harshly worded statement from Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who has summoned the Air National Guard's three top generals to his Washington office Monday.
June 30, 2006 |
From 500 feet up, the Susquehanna River town of Bloomsburg, Pa., looked as though it had tipped itself into a muddy ditch. The pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Jeff Wall, banked the craft over the local airport, where the runway and tarmac were submerged. A dozen private planes were parked in a cluster on the only speck of dry concrete. They looked like white egrets standing in a Florida swamp. Elsewhere along the river, houses, warehouses, even a football field sat in pools of muddy, caramel-colored goop.
June 3, 2006 |
The mission: Take a group of educators aloft to see a midair refueling and in the process fuel an awareness of how students can benefit from joining the Air National Guard. It was a mission accomplished, judging by the reactions of about 40 administrators and teachers who came to the Willow Grove air base yesterday. First, the group was told that National Guard members can attend any state college tuition-free. Then the Air Guard's 111th Fighter Wing took everyone up in the air for a look at A-10 attack planes getting a high-altitude fill-up from four-engine KC-135s.