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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

CSTX wraps up, medical soldiers bring battlefield treatment

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

Operating in an austere environment, Army surgeons, doctors, nurses and technicians waited to treat a local national inside a combat support hospital injured as a result of an exploded improvised explosive device.

For the Army Reserve soldiers of the 9th Medical Brigade's 865th Combat Support Hospital, headquartered in Utica, N.Y., they were also expecting to have a village elder with protesters in their area who received bad information that these soldiers had water.

This was just a small part of the four-day run phase of the three-week long Global Medic exercise that wrapped up this week-a major part of the 78th Training Divisions Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) that prepares Army Reserves soldiers for deployments in a unit's ready year.
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2nd ARS inaugurates new Ops Center

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March 7, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The 2nd Air Refueling Squadron held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate a completed project in which they remodeled and reorganized their Operations Center Feb. 24, 2014, here.

Members of the 2nd ARS teamed with the 305th Air Mobility Wing Innovation and Efficiency office, an agency dedicated to economize resources, to utilize new and existing space to optimize the squadron's outdated operations center.

"The 605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron moved out of our building and left us with some extra space to utilize," said Air Force Capt. J.P. Joyce, 2nd ARS KC-10 Extender pilot and New York City native. "We combined that and the existing Ops Center to create accommodations for all of our needs."
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Army Reserve soldiers train to beat band

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March 7, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Soldiers from the Army Reserve's 319th Army Band honed their unique skills during the past two weeks as part of the Army Reserve's joint combat support training exercise here.

During the CSTX, these warrior-citizens orchestrated a symphony of technical skills blended with tactical proficiency that was designed to result in a ready and resilient unit that would be music to any commander's ears.

"In addition to being able to do our musical performances, this is giving us the opportunity to see the tactical part, which would be identical to our mission if we were deployed," explained Chief Warrant Officer Luis Santiago, commander of the 319th Army Band, which is stationed at Fort Totten, N.Y.
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Soldiers horse around at CSTX

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March 6, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Soldiers from the 78th Training Division, 424th Multi-functional Medical Battalion and 422nd Medical Detachment Veterinary Services participated in a pre-deployment training scenario at Forgotten Angels Equine Rescue Feb. 27, 2014, in Medford, N.J.

The training scenario, Operation Mr. Ed, was part of the field training portion of the 78th Training Division's Combat Support Training Exercise and involved soldiers, horses, donkeys and mules, and aimed at preparing the soldiers for handling large livestock in a foreign village during stability operations.
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Combat Paper New Jersey lets vets vent

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March 6, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Veterans from the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., area gathered to participate in Combat Paper New Jersey. Feb. 24-28, 2014, here.

Combat Paper New Jersey. is a week-long work shop that is open to all veterans and offers them a comfortable environment to shred uniforms, make paper, share stories and then put those stories onto the paper, whether painted or written.

"We deconstruct the uniform, thereby deconstructing the experiences associated with it, and reconstruct it into a new experience on the resulting paper," said David Keefe, CPNJ director. "The program is open for interpretation by the participants. Ultimately, the process helps them deconstruct and reclaim their military experiences."
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Retention recommendation forms critical for ERB, QFRB eligibles

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March 4, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Commanders and senior raters of enlisted Airmen slated to meet the quality force review board in May or an enlisted retention board in June must complete an AF Form 3538E, Enlisted Retention Recommendation Form, for each eligible Airman, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Completed forms must be provided to Airmen and submitted to AFPC by April 4 for the QFRB and May 17 for the ERB.

The retention recommendation form, although common to the officer retention program, is new to enlisted members, said Will Brown, evaluation and recognition programs branch chief.
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NAVAIR highlights women during March

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March 4, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

During March, the Navy is celebrating Women's History Month with the theme of "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment."

Women have served in the Navy since 1811, when female nurses were first included among personnel in Navy hospitals, leading to the establishment of the Navy Nurse Corps in 1908. In 1917, the Navy authorized the enlistment of women. Designated as "Yeomen (F)", they unofficially became known as "Yeomenettes."

Today, approximately 18 percent of Sailors and officers across the Navy are women. Here at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), almost one in four civilian employees is a woman.
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Congressional staff members visit Army Reserve exercise

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March 4, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Several congressional staff members toured the Army Reserve's joint Combat Support Training Exercise here Feb. 24.

The purpose of the tour was to highlight the Army Reserve's capabilities as an operational force and the importance of maintaining those capabilities into the future.

"(Congressional) members are the ones who hold the purse strings that pay for the military, and for them to see how we keep our Army Reserve soldiers trained ... they can see the good utilization of those funds," explained Col. J. Matthew Lissner, congressional legislative liaison for the Army Reserve's 99th Regional Support Command.
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NAVAIR Lakehurst employees judge high school science fair

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March 3, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Five employees from NAVAIR's Lakehurst site volunteered as judges for the Lacey Township High School science fair.

The science fair was hosted on Feb. 20 in the high school's library in Lanoka Harbor, N.J., and featured more than 100 participants.

The NAVAIR Lakehurst judges -- William Borkowski, NAVAIR Lakehurst's Education Outreach Coordinator, Kevin Kasper, mechanical engineer, Emberle Lawson, mechanical engineer, Nicholas Cavaliere, mechanical engineer, and Christine Doeren, Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment development program systems engineer -- were paired up with Lacey Township High School teachers to judge the projects.
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Orrie returns to basic training

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February 28, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

As Chief Master Sgt. Louis D. Orrie, Command Chief for the 305th Air Mobility Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., exited the ramp of the C-17 Globemaster III, he was greeted by a shower of water and champagne from family and friends after his symbolic "fini-flight" marking the end of his aviation career Feb. 25, 2014.

"You know that one day you have to stop flying, that one day every aviator has to stop and hang up their helmet and flight-suit for one final time," said Orrie. "You never think about it and before you know it, there it is confronting you, staring you in the face and you can't avoid it."
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Army coaches help U.S. women make Olympic history

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February 26, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Two Olympic coaches from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program had an unofficial hand in Team USA earning two Olympic medals in women's bobsled competition Feb. 19 at the Sanki Sliding Center.

U.S. Olympic men's bobsled assistant coach U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program 1st Lt. Mike Kohn and Team USA Olympic skeleton coach Vermont Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Tuffield "Tuffy" Latour, a former U.S. and Canadian men's and women's bobsled coach, assisted Team USA silver medalists Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams and bronze medalists Aja Evans and Jamie Greubel.
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Infrastructure upgrades enhance joint base missions

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February 26, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Air Force and New Jersey leaders officially opened the joint base's newest Command Post and Base Operations joint facility as well as a new dormitory with two ribbon-cutting ceremonies Feb. 24, 2014, here.

The JB MDL Command Post and several 305th OSS flights, including Weather, Intelligence and Airfield Management, will now be able to better provide mission support to the joint base and flying missions respectively with the facility upgrade.

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NAWCAD Lakehurst selects Federal Engineer of the Year Award winner

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

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., selected Andrew L. Imperiale as its agency winner for this year's Federal Engineer of the Year Award (FEYA), sponsored by the Professional Engineers in Government (PEG) interest group of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).

Imperiale and 23 winners from other federal agencies were invited to attend the awards ceremony on Feb. 20 at the National Press Club in Washington.
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87th FSS vies for coveted Hennessy Award

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February 20, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The 87th Force Support Squadron's Food Service Team competed for the Hennessy Award, an Air Force-level food service award, during an evaluation Feb. 11-13, 2014, here.

The John L. Hennessy trophy is awarded to outstanding food service programs in multiple categories, including Region One which is the category the 87th FSS hopes to achieve through their implementation of rigorous standards.

"It's our third year to compete for the Hennessy award at the Air Force level and we have won once before," said 2nd Lt. Kaitlyn Clemens, 87th FSS Food Service officer from Sparta, N.J. "The steps we need to take to win are everything we should already accomplish on a regular basis as well as keeping our people up to speed."
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305th MXS PMEL assumes additional responsibilities

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February 20, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

In an Air Force with a continually shrinking budget, the 305th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory is following suit with an initiative in which the unit will acquire an additional workload to consolidate resources within the Air Force PMEL network.

Reallocation of resources within the career field provides an outlet for PMELs to operate and successfully complete their missions in a more efficient manner, thus saving time and money in the face of ongoing fiscal restraints in the Air Force.
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