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Since the 1950s, aviation boatswain’s mates have been trained at Lakehurst to operate catapults and arresting systems on aircraft carriers. Lakehurst conducts the unique mission of supporting and developing the Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment and Support Equipment for naval aviation. The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and the Advanced Arresting Gear system that will replace the existing steam catapults and the Mk-7 arresting gear are being developed and tested at Lakehurst at full-scale shipboard representative test facilities here.

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Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station News

JB MDL Airmen celebrate AF birthday in NYC

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September 25, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

More than 50 Airmen from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and New York Air National Guard travelled to New York City, N.Y., to enjoy the U.S. Air Force's 67th birthday, Sept. 18, 2014.

Airmen were staged in Bryant Park to attend a ceremony to celebrate the mission of the U.S. Air Force to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of global vigilance, reach and power.

"Sixty-seven years ago, the National Security Act of 1947, during President Harry S. Truman's tenure, established the U.S. Air Force as a separate military service Sept. 18, 1947," said David Wilson, Deputy Director of the Secretary of the Air Force National Media Engagement Office. "That makes 67 years of air power excellence, what we are celebrating today."
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621st CRW, Army gain sling-load experience

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September 24, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The 621st Contingency Response Wing teamed up with the New Jersey National Guard's 1st Battalion, (General Support), 150th Aviation Regiment (GSAB), stationed at the Trenton-Mercer Airport, to conduct training for both units at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, Sep. 16.

Approximately 14 Airmen from the 817th and 818th Contingency Response Groups, and three members of the 1-150 GSAB teamed up to conduct a re-vamped sling-load familiarization training.

The Airmen received classroom instruction early, then the team did the hands-on training to conduct the sling-loads in the afternoon.
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Army Reserve chief honors fallen 9/11 Warrior-Citizens

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September 22, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Hundreds of service members, families, community members and friends gathered to honor fallen Army Reserve Soldiers during the 911 Remembrance Ceremony held Sept. 13 at the Ernie Pyle U.S. Army Reserve Center on Fort Totten, New York.

The ceremony paid tribute to Lt. Col. William Polhmann, Capt. Mark Whitford, Capt. Michael Mullan, Warrant Officer Ronald Bucca, Staff Sgt. Frederick Ill and Sgt. Shawn Powell, who were killed in the terrorist attacks against the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.
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Caroline’s Carts: Newest addition to JB MDL community

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September 18, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Members of the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., community came together during a ceremony that donated two Caroline's Carts to the joint base commissary Sept. 9, 2014.

Caroline's Carts are shopping carts that were created for special-needs children that provides parents or caregivers the ability to grocery shop without having to maneuver a shopping cart as well as a wheel chair.

"This is a momentous occasion for us here at JB MDL," said Karl Hoover, Exceptional Family Member Program family support specialist. "At the EFMP we support our service members and their families so when a military member is gone, they have reassurance that their family is taken care of so they can complete the mission they were sent out to do."
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Contaminants found in base water, remedy underway

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September 18, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

While routinely monitoring the base's drinking water, 87th Medical Group bioenvironmental specialists determined that the sampling showed the Dix water system exceeded the standard for a contaminant known as Haloacetic Acid 5 (HAA5). This sampling was reported to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection who then issued a Notice of Non-Compliance to the joint base for exceeding the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for total HAA5.

The joint base community has had minimal exposure to this contaminant because the portion of base where it was found is remote. The affected water supply is in the 3600 area of Dix, which does not include military family housing, child care facilities or facilities in highly populated areas.
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Fort Dix WTU deactivates

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September 18, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Fort Dix Warrior Transition Unit, a company grade unit under the command and control of Walson Medical Support Element where its Soldiers receive medical care, cased its colors at its deactivation ceremony held at the Expeditionary Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 4, 2014.

Activated June 15, 2007, the WTU provided support for 130 Soldiers who required at least six months of rehabilitative care. Today, thousands of warriors in transition have in-processed through this WTU and either returned to duty or to veteran status. WTU provides recovering Soldiers care that includes the Triad of Care -- a primary care manager, nurse case manager and squad leader supporting every Soldier.
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Aircraft take-off as Valiant Shield 2014 begins

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September 17, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

More than 200 aircraft and about 18,000 personnel from the Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, and Army make up the participants of the exercise, along with two aircraft carriers, 19 surface ships and four submarines.

"Valiant Shield 2014 focuses on joint training among U.S. forces that provides operational experience, which enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace," said Rear Adm. Russell Allen, the exercise director for Valiant Shield and the deputy commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet.
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Atlantic Division dining-out celebrates resilience

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September 16, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

More than 150 Soldiers of the Atlantic Training Division, 75th Training Command and their guests turned out in style at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., for the division's annual dining-out Sept. 6, 2014.

Hosted at Tommy B's Community Center, the night was filled with laughter, dancing and camaraderie. Those in attendance also celebrated soldier resilience by honoring the evening's guest speaker, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Schlitz (Ret).

Perhaps no other Soldier better represents the concepts of resilience and the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly overwhelming odds than Schlitz, who medically retired from the Army in March 2010.
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NJESGR, Warhawks host Employer Appreciation Day

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September 16, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The 244th Aviation Brigade Headquarters and Headquarters Company and the New Jersey Committee for Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve hosted an Employer Appreciation Day at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 9, 2014.

Throughout the day, the NJESGR and HHC leaders showcased Army Reserve facilities, equipment and training sites in order to enable employers to gain a personal understanding of how reserve Soldiers serve the nation. Additionally, Soldier-nominated supervisors were honored with the ESGR Patriot Award for supporting employee participation in the Army Reserve.
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Graffiti on the Walls

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September 12, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Army Support Activity-Dix hosted a memorial ceremony commemorating the 13th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon and the lives lost on Flight 93 at the Soldiers Chapel here Sept. 11, 2014.

More than 300 joint base members, uniform and civilian, were in attendance to pay their respect to those who passed away.

The ceremony began with the singing of the National Anthem by Megan Rice, U.S. Marine Corps spouse, an invocation by U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Maj.) Timothy Hirten and personal testimonies about the 9/11 attacks on America.
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Beast of the East takes the joint base

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September 12, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Beast of the East Mud Run returns to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Sept. 13, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

Pre-registration may be over, but DoD ID card holders will be able to register day of from 7-9 a.m. Those registering day of will be required to participate in the 10 a.m. run.

Since its 2008 inception, the Beast of the East Mud Run has maintained a winning strategy by combining a one-of-a-kind obstacle course with safety as the number one priority.
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September 28 is World Rabies Day

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September 10, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

On September 28 of every year, the world unites in the fight against rabies. World Rabies Day is a day of activism which promotes awareness about rabies prevention and transmission.

What to know about Rabies:

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus. The virus is found in the saliva of an infected animal and is transmitted by a bite, or possibly by saliva contamination of an open cut on the skin or the eyes, nose or mouth. Left untreated, rabies attacks the nervous system and causes death.
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Rabies and pet safety

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September 10, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Pets are an important member of many military families. They share their owners' joy in the happy times and provide needed comfort in sad times. However, these pets need our care and one of the best ways to protect your pet from illness is getting them vaccinated.

Many vaccines are available for animals but vaccination against rabies is required by law in all states and on every military installation. This is because while rabies disease has been nearly eliminated in domestic animals in the United States due to a strong vaccination program; it is still prevalent in wildlife throughout the United States.
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‘Lasing’ incidents a problem to pilots

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September 10, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

People may have heard the term "lasing" before but there's a lot more they should know. Lasing is the purposeful act of flashing or illuminating an aircraft using a handheld laser pointer.

Inside and outside the base community, it's everyone's job to safeguard the skies against laser strikes and be aware of the increasing risk to air crews, aircraft, and those on the ground. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has had two lasing reports in the last year; one in September 2013 and most recently in August 2014.
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American Soldiers compete for German Badge

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September 9, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The striking image of a shining golden eagle on the U.S. Army service uniform is certainly a rare sight, but one that will get a Soldier noticed. In August 2014, three Soldiers from the 72nd Field Artillery Brigade at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., want to be among those few.

The German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB) (German: Abzeichen für Leistungen im Truppendienst) is a military decoration of the Bundeswehr, the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Germany. For the United States military, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge is one of the few approved foreign awards, and it is one of the most sought after awards to achieve.
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