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McGuire grew famous as the Air Force’s “Gateway to the East,” when its core mission became global mobility in 1945. In 1992, it became part of the newly reorganized Air Mobility Command. The 305th Air Mobility Wing served as the host wing from October 1994 to March 2009, when the newly activated 87th Air Base Wing assumed installation command. The 305th, along with the 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force, 108th Air Wing (ANG) , 621st Contingency Response Wing, and the 514th Air Mobility Wing (AFRES), has supported every major type of air mobility mission over the past 15 years.

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Command Master Chief, Command Senior Chief Program

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September 19, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Navy is seeking highly-motivated master chief and senior chief petty officers for the Command Master Chief and Command Senior Chief Program, officials said Sept. 13, 2013.

"Hands down, the most important role of a command master chief or command senior chief is to represent their Sailors in all matters Navy to the commanding officer," said Command Master Chief Petty Officer Brent Tidwell, CMC/CSC detailer, Navy Personnel Command. "As a command master chief or senior chief, you are the Sailors' voice and they look to you for answers during challenging times, and you must be ready."
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JB, BC SARC offices team up, take care of victims

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September 19, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst commander, deputy commanders and representatives from the JB MDL SARC office, visited The Burlington County Rape Care Center Sept. 10, 2013, in Moorestown, N.J., to create a professional relationship between the local and on-base SARC offices.

Sexual assault is about taking power away from the victim; sexual assault response professionals help the victim regain that lost power.

"Unfortunately sexual assault is still a big issue in both the military and civilian world," said Mary Kierstead, JB MDL sexual assault response coordinator.
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87th CS provides eye in sky

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September 19, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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Active-shooter exercise tests readiness

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September 19, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Note: Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst participated in an active shooter exercise. All portions of the annual exercise were simulated. There was no active shooter on the installation.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst personnel participated in an active-shooter exercise Sept. 12, 2013, to evaluate the installation's emergency response procedures here.

The exercise tested the joint base's ability to respond to an active-shooter event, similar to the attack at the Washington Navy Yard Sept. 16, 2013.
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JB MDL honors Vietnam POWs

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September 19, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst commanders and community members gathered to honor 14 former Vietnam-era prisoners of war, marking their 40 years of freedom at a Vietnam War memorial ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Sept. 12, 2013, in Hangar One at Lakehurst.

It was 40 years ago in February and March 1973, when a C-141 Starlifter transport jet, later dubbed the Hanoi Taxi, lifted off from Hanoi, North Vietnam, with the first flight of 40 U.S. POWs to begin the journey home of Operation Homecoming.
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MPs experience agony of OC spray

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September 13, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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Contingency Wing supports large combined forces exercise

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September 12, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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Organization saves precious time, money when both are short

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September 12, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

In a time of budget cuts and sequestration affecting the way a squadron, wing or branch of service does business, every piece of equipment must justify its worth; and time is of the essence.

For the 621st Contingency Response Wing here, they had too much of one and never enough of the other.

Thom Maxwell is the Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21) master process owner for the 621st CRW. He was tasked with evaluating the organization of the wing's Global Reach Deployment Center for improved efficiency and cost savings. The GRDC is the mobility warehouse where the specialized air mobility response force repairs, prepares and stores its Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst-based equipment for worldwide alert.
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‘Keep what you’ve earned’ campaign marks decrease in alcohol Incidents

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September 12, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Office announced Sept. 9, 2013, alcohol incidents among Sailors decreased 51 percent* from Memorial Day through Labor Day compared the same period last year.

"This decrease shows Sailors are taking ownership of this issue," said Rear Adm. Sean Buck, 21st Century Sailor Office director. "As with all our programs, we look to Sailors to make responsible choices in their personal and professional lives."

The decrease followed NADAP's launch of the Keep What You've Earned Campaign, which promotes responsible drinking by reminding Sailors how much they have to lose.
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First-class pilot first in class, wins top research award

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September 12, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Taking a moment to contemplate the question, Maj. Brian Alexander bowed his head to carefully formulate an answer he may or may not have been brooding over since he received the news.

"I can't tell you why I was selected," said Alexander, 78th Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender pilot. "I wrote the paper to finish the program. I didn't even know they awarded papers for outstanding academic research."

It was an unintended result after nearly four years of strenuous classwork, independent research, edits and re-writes that all culminated into a stellar research paper awarded the Airlift Tanker Association "Global Reach" award for excellence in research.
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Community members gather food for ‘Feds Feed Families’

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September 12, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst units hosted collection points for community members to donate non-perishable food items and various goods as part of the annual Feds Feed Families program June 1, 2013, to Aug. 28, 2013 here.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture headed the federal campaign this year in which all federal agencies are asked to participate, according to www.usda.gov.

The program participants have collected 15.2 million pounds of food and non-perishable items since its inception in 2009.
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Martin assumes command of USAF Expeditionary Center

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September 12, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Maj. Gen. Frederick "Rick" Martin assumed command of the U.S. Air Force Air Expeditionary Center during a ceremony Sept. 9, 2013, at the Expeditionary Center, here.

Gen. Paul J. Selva, Air Mobility Command commander, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., presided over the event, in which not only were there nearly 200 service members, family members and honored guests from across the joint base in attendance, but the assumption was broadcasted live on Defense Connect Online for members of the EC across the globe to watch.
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Who’s gonna fix your jacked-up grill?

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September 12, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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JB MDL Airman helps create lasting impression downrange

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September 5, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Three Airmen painted their interpretation of unity, respect, trust, strength and the will to protect, on a wall Aug. 30, 2013, at Camp Cunningham leaving a visual legacy for those who follow in their footsteps.

By the time the painting was done, the Airmen had spent more than 25 hours of their spare time through a span of more than three days completing the mural.

Senior Airman Brittney Snyder, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing personnel support, said the painting depicted the strength shared between the U.S. and Afghanistan.
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Airman helps 32nd ARS stay current on training

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September 5, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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