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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

NFL brings Huddle Tour to JB MDL

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January 14, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The New York and New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee partnered with the NFL to bring a portion of the "Join the Huddle" Tour to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Jan. 12-13, 2014, at the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 772 Hangar and Lakehurst Commissary here.

The event provided the joint base community an inside look into the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII, with exclusive opportunities from the NFL to display gratitude to service members and their families.

"My four kids and I had a great time playing all the fun games here," said Air Force Staff Sgt. Lenard Melad, 32nd Air Refueling Squadron flight engineer. "I'm trying to get them more into football and this helped."
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Army Reserve Training Complex opens for business

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January 14, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Dozens of military service members and civilians celebrated the opening of the new Mission Training Complex here during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Jan. 12.

The event was hosted by Brig. Gen. John H. H. Turner III, commanding general of the Army Reserve's Atlantic Division, 75th Training Command (Mission Command).

The MTC will serve as the hub for the Atlantic Division's constructive and virtual training by providing state-of-the-art simulation systems capable of replicating the data-driven environment found on the modern battlefield, as well as by providing real-time, dynamic scenarios that respond to the actions of the training audience.
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AF finalizing details for two officer force management programs

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January 14, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Details for implementation of two fiscal 2014 officer force management programs announced in December are being finalized to allow Air Force officials to release eligibility criteria, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today.

Details regarding the reduction in force board, coupled with voluntary separation pay, and the force shaping board are expected to be released within the next two weeks, said Col. Joe Atkins, the AFPC operations division chief.

"We understand that because the programs were addressed in a Dec. 11 news story, many potentially eligible officers are waiting for the details so that they can make some critical career decisions," Atkins said. "Air Staff and AFPC experts are working aggressively to refine the eligibility criteria and provide accurate information as quickly as possible. This still allows an eligible officer a three-month window to apply for voluntary separation programs."
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JB MDL mission partners sweep snow

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January 8, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst mission partners rallied to clear the snow following a winter storm Jan. 2, 2014, here.

The agencies, including the 87th Civil Engineer Squadron Snow Team, 87th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance, 305th Operational Support Squadron Weather Flight and 305th Maintenance Group, coordinated all aspects from forecasting through removal and everything in between to keep the base's missions running despite the approximate 8 inches of snow the storm left scattered on the roads and airfield.
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JB MDL teen selected as N.J. Military Youth of the Year

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January 8, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

A Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., teen was selected as the Military Youth of the Year for the State of New Jersey.

Selena Buchanan, daughter of Army Sgt. 1st Class Clint Buchanan, 174th Infantry Brigade, was nominated for the award through the Garden Terrace Youth Program.

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Innovative artilleryman received coveted Gruber Award

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January 8, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

A First Army Division East Soldier said he was 'stoked' to learn he was the recipient of the 2013 Gruber award, given for outstanding achievement in the Field Artillery Corps.

 
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Pentagon announces upcoming changes to imminent danger pay

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

The Defense Department announced Jan. 3, changes in imminent danger pay, or IDP, that will go into effect June 1, DOD spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told reporters here.

 

"This is a process that began (in 2011)," he said, and "included in-depth threat assessment from the combatant commands. It was made in coordination with the Joint Staff, combatant commands and military services."

 

Warren noted this policy change was not a budget-driven decision, but part of a routine recertification that "happens every couple of years -- it's an ongoing process."

 

According to a DOD news release announcing the recertification, the combatant commands conducted in-depth t
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Joint base leaders serve up holiday dinner

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December 24, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The joint base will be hosting its holiday meal celebrations Dec. 25, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North and West Side dining facilities.

 

Leadership from across the base will take turns serving a holiday meal, for the fifth year as Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, to service members who aren't able to be with their families during the holidays.

 
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WWII vet receives delayed gratification

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December 20, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

John F. Flynn, World War II-era Army sergeant, was formally awarded the Bronze Star medal during a small ceremony Dec. 17, 2013, inside the U.S. Army Reserve Mobilization Museum here.

Flynn, a Philadelphia native who currently resides in Egg Harbor, N.J., earned the medal Feb. 1, 1945, while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division and directly engaged the enemy in ground combat.

Although World War II was coming to an end when he joined, his division was the first infantry element to advance the Rhine River, spending most of their time in trenches and foxholes.
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Army Reserve hosts training to aid sexual-assault victims

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December 20, 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 is hosting quarterly Victim Advocate courses here as part of it Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program.

The SHARP program is part of the Chief, Army Reserve's Ready and Resilient Campaign and supports the Army Reserve's commitment to eradicating sexual harassment and sexual assault in its ranks.

"We have a zero-tolerance policy, but sometimes things still happen, so that's the reason why what you're going to do is so important," said Maj. Gen. Margaret W. Boor, commanding general of the 99th RSC, during a Victim Advocate course graduation Dec. 13. "It's really the right thing for us to do as an Army to protect and care for soldiers."
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HMH-772 recieves warm welcome home

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December 20, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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JB MDL service member provides spiritual support downrange

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December 20, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Hundreds of Service members from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst are deployed to multiple locations around the world.

 

Master Sgt. Jeremy Brittain, 87th Air Base Wing superintendent of chapel operations, is one of those hundreds deployed from JB MDL supporting global operations. more...

Mayor engages, enlightens service members

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December 18, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Randy Brown, Evesham Township mayor and Baltimore Ravens kicking coach, shared personal anecdotes, experiences and advice with JB MDL service members Dec. 6, 2013, here.

His speech's purpose was to allow audience members, including Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and civilians, took the opportunity to draw from Brown's learned lessons living a dual-role life, much like the life of a service member split between service and family.

"It's a great opportunity to say 'thank you for your service' and give something back to them simultaneously," said Brown. "Most importantly, I want the service members to know how important their jobs are and how much we appreciate it."
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Deployed service members disseminate story

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December 17, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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People are center of patriot command

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

Each level of command will always have a lesson learned. For the outgoing commander of the 174th Infantry Brigade, Col. Craig A. Osborne, the patriot command was about people.

"This assignment wasn't about tactics and procedures as much as it was about people," said Osborne. "I learned the most about people here, what motivates individuals and different leadership styles."

After 29 months in command, Osborne handed the Patriot brigade reins over to incoming commander, Col. Michael E. Wawrzyniak, Dec. 6, 2013, during a traditional change of command ceremony.
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