“I am proud to command such a fine air and army guard and I am grateful for your sacrifice,” Governor Corzine told the citizen soldiers. “While you are focused on your mission and unit, know that this administration is deeply committed to caring for your families and also with working with your employers to make sure that your jobs will still be there upon your return home.”
Governor Corzine spent several hours meeting with the troops and personally saluted their professionalism and training. He also joined Maj. Gen. Glenn K. Rieth to present several awards and commendations to guard members.
Maj. Gen. Glenn K. Rieth, federal, state and local officials, employers of guardsmen, and military officials accompanied the Governor on the one-day visit to Ft. Sill.
Caption: Governor Jon Corzine holds Zelene Diaz of Elmont, NY, left, and Luis Vanegas of Newark hands at the NJNG 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion Departure Ceremony with legislators, employers and family members at Fort Sill in Lawton, OK on Thursday, April 9, 2009. (Governor Photos/Tim Larsen)