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December 17, 2011 | By Beth DeFalco, Associated Press
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.
SPORTS
September 23, 2001 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sue Burns' first game as Lenape High's head girls' soccer coach, a 4-2 overtime loss against Cherry Hill East on Sept. 7, had plenty of highs and lows. Even though the Indians were ranked No. 2 in South Jersey at the time, Burns said the Indians would learn from the defeat and seek to improve. Terrorist attacks on New York and Washington four days later made the loss seem insignificant. They also could have a profound effect on Burns' immediate future. Burns, who teaches math at Lenape, also is a master sergeant in the Air National Guard, stationed at McGuire Air Force Base in Burlington County.
NEWS
October 11, 1997 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Flying operations have been suspended for the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard, the unit involved in the mid-air collision last month of two F-16 fighter jets off the coast of New Jersey during a training mission. The three pilots involved in the Sept. 16 crash, whose names have not been released, sustained only minor injuries. Two of the pilots parachuted from their damaged plane and were pulled to safety during a dramatic rescue at sea by the Coast Guard.
NEWS
August 19, 1990 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Special to The Inquirer
McGuire Air Force Base in eastern Burlington County has played an active role in military deployment to the Middle East during "Operation Desert Shield. " The base's role has been to launch Air Force and Air National Guard aircraft carrying supplies, medical equipment and fuel to the area, according military spokesmen at McGuire. However, exact information on the number of planes involved, their mission and where they are headed is classified, according to Art Covello, a spokesman for the base.
NEWS
May 23, 2007 | By Jennifer Moroz INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
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.
NEWS
May 19, 2007 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
September 3, 2002 | By Francis McGovern Jr
I am a member of the New Jersey Air National Guard assigned to the 108th Air Refueling Wing at McGuire Air Force Base. In response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, our unit was issued active-duty orders for one year and deployed. In addition to the mobilization, a "stop-loss" program was implemented. Stop-loss prevents active-duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserve, from separating from the service or retiring in order to sustain manpower for military operations in a time of war. I have a great love for my country and am as patriotic, if not more, than most.
NEWS
August 26, 2011 | By Tom Infield, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 13, 2013 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 29, 2012 | By Matt Katz and Joelle Farrell, INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
December 17, 2011 | By Beth DeFalco, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
August 26, 2011 | By Tom Infield, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
May 23, 2007 | By Jennifer Moroz INQUIRER TRENTON BUREAU
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.
NEWS
May 19, 2007 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
June 30, 2006 | By Tom Infield INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
June 3, 2006 | By Marc Schogol INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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