57th Troop Command
The 57th Troop Command has four subordinate Battalions that perform a variety of services or combat roles. These are the 119th Corps Support Battalion, the 50th Personnel Service Battalion, the 50th Finance Battalion, and the 1-150th Aviation Battalion.
The 57th Troop Command also has a Headquarters Detachment, which is responsible for pay, administration, and training for the command headquarters.
The 57th Troop Command provides command and control for several logistical, administrative, and aviation units in the NJ Army National Guard. The Command also provides emergency response for floods and similar disasters along the New Jersey coast.
The three primary missions of 57th Troop Command are:
- To prepare its units and their soldiers for the execution of their federal wartime mission;
- To prepare its units and their soldiers to meet their mission in support of civil authorities; and
- To prepare its units and their soldiers to support community revitalization and nation building through counter-narcotic operations, environmental initiatives, and youth programs.
The 57th Troop Command supported a variety of community activities in 1997 which included a Stand Down at the Atlantic City Interactive Community Resource Center that provided food, medical support and Veterans Administration registration for hundreds of veterans in the Atlantic City area and Fun Day, which supported the children of Atlantic City with a full day of fun and games. The command supported over 38 major community and domestic emergency support activities in 1997.
The 57th supported a variety of community activities during 1998, including working with the Atlantic City Youth Guild, who are the current tenants at the Atlantic City Armory. The 57th was also the host command for the 40th Annual National Guard Association of New Jersey Conference. Other operations included activating Task Force South for the February coastal storm; and provided command and control to 44 soldiers and 91 vehicles while performing 232 missions in support of local communities.
During 1999, the 57th completed 25 civil-military missions, participated in Hurricane Floyd operations, supported REEFEX and assisted in the Kosovo Relief Effort at Fort Dix. The 57th's accomplishments included conducting a mobilizations workshop for the command, completed National Training Center (NTC) mission performing command and control operations, attaining 80 percent military job qualifications for the command, and passing the Aviation Resource Management Survey.
The 57th Troop Command was involved in support operations dealing with the attack on America since 11 September. It was responsible for operating the base camp for the federal task force at Great Kills landfill on Staten Island which supported the men and women combing through the debris from the World Trade Center.
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