NJ at WAR; Training for Iraq

I spent some time recently with New Jersey National Guardsmen training for an upcoming deployment to Iraq slated for this summer -the largest deployment of NJ National Guardsmen since WWII.

For many of these part-time soldiers, this is the second or third deployment, and many are past the typical age of a soldier, giving the whole operation the feel of the place like a bunch of weekend warriors. However, I saw plenty of camaraderie and dedication.

The training camp is a three week session, before they head to Texas for more intense training this summer. Here's a look at a typical day of training at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. They call the place FIG.

HALLS OF FAME -August 23, 1966

THE BEATLES AT SHEA
Introduced by Ed Sullivan, the Beatles play their first major outdoor stadium concert, selling what was then a box office record $304,000 in tickets. The band plays on a stage at second base, as uniformed police lined the basepaths. But the 55,000 screaming fans hardly heard the 30-minute set of a dozen songs.

The Beatles played a second show on Aug. 23, 1966. In following years, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, the Who, The Clash, The Police, Simon & Garfunkel, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix also performed there.

Record editor Barbara Jaeger and her childhood friend Gerry Noble talk about being at the famous concert.

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HALLS OF FAME -April 15, 1976

NEW YANKEE STADIUM
Remodeled Yankee Stadium reopens with the Yanks beating the Minnesota Twins, 11-4, ushering in a new era of Yankee baseball tradition.

Retired Record reporter Bob Kurland talks about his days as the Yankees beat writer in the Bronx.
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HALLS OF FAME -April 17, 1964

SHEA STADIUM OPENS
Shea Stadium opens with a crowd of more than 48,000 fans, but the Mets lose 4-3 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Record reporter Jay Levin talks about growing up as a Mets fan in Queens.
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