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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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McGuire Air Force Base News

Exchange keeps ‘thanks’ in Thanksgiving

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November 8, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

With a quarter of its work force comprised of military family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example of family serving family. As such, the focus on Thanksgiving Day will be on family and shopping will have to wait until Friday.

Customers will not have to wait long to start their holiday shopping as Exchange doors open at 4 a.m. in the United States the day after Thanksgiving. Stores in the Pacific region will open at 7 a.m. while European Exchanges will welcome shoppers at 8 a.m.
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Everyone can contribute to stormwater pollution prevention

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November 8, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Stormwater pollution is one of New Jersey's greatest threats to clean and plentiful water and that's why Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst residents are doing something about it.

The rain washes pollution from streets, parking lots and lawns into storm drains, where it travels directly to drinking-water supplies. It also enters the ocean and lakes that children play in. Fertilizer, oil, pesticides, detergents, pet waste, grass clippings ... you name it and it ends up in our water.

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Apprenticeship trade for MWD handlers on horizon

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November 8, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) announced Nov. 1, 2013, the anticipated release of the first apprenticeship trade for military working dog handlers by year's end.

The proposed apprenticeship is currently under review by the Department of Labor, which is the final step in the approval process. Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsman will then be able to enroll and work towards earning this unique and specialized certification.

"This new apprenticeship will apply to personnel performing security and law enforcement duties that work with a MWD. Some of the duties a MWD handler performs include patrol, crowd control, security operations, explosive and drug detection and suspect apprehension," said Jose Bautista, CENSECFOR master-at-arms programs manager.
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Porters peek in Halloween goodies

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November 8, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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Army Reserve’s 99th RSC welcomes new general

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November 8, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Army Reserve's 99th Regional Support Command welcomed its new commanding general during a change of command ceremony Nov. 3, 2013, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

Maj. Gen. Margaret W. Boor assumed command of the 99th RSC following her previous assignment as the deputy director for Logistics Readiness, J4 (IMA), Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Washington D.C.

"The 99th has a very proud heritage, rich history, and there have been a lot of accomplishments, but no great organization continues to stay great without continuous improvement into the future to do those things we have to do to remain great," Boor said. "We in the 99th, as well as the other three Regional Support Commands, provide some significant and critical support to our fellow general-officer commands that are getting their Soldiers ready for the next operational mission and the next fight, whenever and wherever it may be."
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87th SFS cuts ribbon on new ECC

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November 8, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The 87th Security Forces Squadron opened its new Emergency Communications Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 25, 2013, here.

The new facility consolidates all emergency, security, fire and medical communications into one centralized dispatch location for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

"You are looking at a joint venture made possible by spectacular team efforts by our civil engineer, contracting, communications and security brethren," said Lt. Col. Patrick Steen, 87th SFS commander. "This facility reduces security forces and fire dispatch functions from five separate control centers into one."
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JB MDL community members fit to fright

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November 8, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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Airmen prepare for Pumpkin Patrol

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November 8, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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Community-center dedication, cut ribbon honor member

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November 1, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The dedication of the Robert M. Moore Community Center and Trinity Solar ribbon cutting ceremony was held Oct. 24, 2013, at the recently renamed facility in the United Communities Garden Terrace housing area here.

Moore, a Mount Holly, N.J., native and Vietnam veteran, spent a majority of his childhood at Fort Dix, where his parents worked, before starting his 30-year career in the civil service under Air Force command.

"One individual along the road to acquiring approval for the solar installation here at United Communities was Robert Moore," said Matthew Haydinger, First Montgomery Group certified property manager. "In his position at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Moore was intricately involved with real-property issues as they pertained to privatized military-housing projects."
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JB MDL participates in Operation Black Eye

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November 1, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Family Advocacy Program, with the support of several volunteers, participated in Operation Black Eye, a social experiment, Oct. 16, 2013, to promote awareness for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to observe bystander responses and interventions.

Every year Family Advocacy coordinates several base wide preventions, response and education efforts to elevate community awareness. This year, Operation Black Eye was implemented to raise awareness and bring to light how we respond as a community to potential victims of domestic abuse. This social experiment has been implemented at several other military installations to promote awareness.
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NAVAIR Lakehurst holds speedy-mentorship workshop

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October 31, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Naval Air Systems Command Lakehurst and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Women's Advisory Group held a speed-mentoring workshop for newly hired engineers, logisticians and contract specialists who were just starting their careers with the federal government Oct. 22, 2013, here.

The concept of speed mentoring allows an employee the opportunity to sit face-to-face with numerous senior managers from throughout the organization for a few minutes to discuss anything and everything pertaining to their jobs and careers. They ask question, receive advice and the next manager in line offers another perspective.
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AFPC announces 2014 civilian benefits open season

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October 31, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance and the Federal Flexible Spending Account programs will run Nov. 11 through Dec. 9, 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.

"Open season is the best time for employees to review their health care coverage, not only to make desired changes, but also to ensure their plan has not been altered or discontinued," said Carlos Colon, Air Force Personnel Center.

Open season is a good time for employees who do not have health coverage to consider their options in light of the Affordable Care Act requirement to maintain minimum health care coverage for themselves and all dependents claimed on their federal tax return, or qualify for an exemption. Those who do not will be charged a penalty beginning with their 2014 federal tax return, in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148 and the Health Care and Educati
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307th Inf. Reg. builds on foundation

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October 31, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Members of the 1st Training Support Battalion, 307th Infantry Regiment traveled from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., to Central Park in New York City to learn about their unit history and the foundation of the regiment during World War I and II.

The group immediately visited the large stone, powerfully inscribed: "To the Dead of the 307th Infantry A.E.F. (American Expeditionary Force), 500 Officers and Men 1917-1918," upon arriving at the 307th Infantry Memorial Grove in Central Park.
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Deployed JB MDL porter wraps up MRAPs

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October 31, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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Dickies recognizes Marine hero

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October 31, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Jason Simms, retired Marine sergeant, received recognition as the 2013 Dickies American Hero of the Year, Oct. 29, 2013, at the Exchange lobby here.

Dickies, in cooperation with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, presented Simms with a $25,000 check in light of his meritorious military service during a deployment to Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004 and his dedication to serving the military through his work with the Wounded Warrior Project.

"It's a day to recognize the courage of Marine Sgt. Simms," said Col. James Hodges, 87th Air Base Wing, commander. "He exemplifies selflessness as he continues to serve bravely today."
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