Gov. Christie signs NJ Guard support bills

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:57

    Gov. Chris Christie has signed two bills into law supporting New Jersey's National Guard troops. One measure establishes a permanent 24-hour free hotline for veterans seeking support or dealing with post-traumatic stress. Another sets up a council to support families of those serving during difficult times. Financial planning, educational programs and support services will be offered. People will be able to contribute through their tax returns to the fund. Christie has also donated leftover funds from his inaugural committee. Christie says the most important thing New Jersey residents can do is take a moment to thank those serving their country in uniform. Maj. Gen. Glenn Rieth says National Guard troops from New Jersey are currently serving overseas in nine countries.