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Military & Veterans

August 29, 2021

Local Lawmakers Asking NJ Homeland Department to Ensure Refugees Coming to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Are Thoroughly Vetted TRENTON, NJ — With the arrival of Afghan evacuees to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Gov. Phil Murphy has created the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance, to be ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Afghan refugees who are fleeing the Taliban have begun arriving at U.S. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Task force personnel on the night of August 24 welcomed the first group of Afghans for housing, food, medical screening and treatment, and other services with more individuals ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar and Lake Como marked Memorial Day with solemn tributes to recognize those who gave their lives in military service to defend our freedoms. In Belmar, the ceremony kicked off with the traditional commemorative ringing of the bells by the Belmar Fire Department along ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Normally on the Wednesday before Memorial Day, all variety of U.S. military sea and aircraft would be rolling up the Hudson River to kick off Fleet Week New York. But this year's Parade of Ships has been added to the list of processions that have been canceled due to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has nominated Col. Lisa Hou, M.D., to serve as adjutant general and commissioner of the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The Belmar resident would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the adjutant general position in the state's ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — A U.S. Army veteran plans to donate 36 acres of land on Route 72 in Barnegat to set up transitional housing for homeless veterans. Martin Weber and his late partner, Jeff Poissant, purchased the property in October 1994. Weber attributes Poissant’s death a few years ago to delays ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As the Belmar community honored the nation’s veterans at Memorial Field this morning, retired Army Col. Jim Bagley left attendees with this advice: “If you really want to thank a vet, be the kind of American worth fighting for.” It was a poignant message that marked the borough’s ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Chris Smith (R-4th District) hailed the recent passage of the Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act that would provide increased access to federal lands for the purposes of veterans’ medical therapy. “Research has increasingly shown that outdoor recreation can ...

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