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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

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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Severe weather at JB MDL prompts early release

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December 10, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Due to severe weather, the installation commander has initiated early release procedures for Dec. 10, 2013, for all non-essential personnel working at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. JB MDL mission partners are responsible for managing the early release of personnel within their organizations based on mission requirements.

As a reminder, all personnel should monitor the Joint Base Social Media Sites and Informational Lines for up-to-date information and reporting procedures.
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Scholarships for Military Children Program opens

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December 6, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program become available Dec. 3, 2013, at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at www.militaryscholar.org.

Applications must be turned into a commissary by close of business Feb. 28, 2014; packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods, not emailed or faxed.

This year's award amount has risen to $2,000 and the program awards at least one scholarship at each commissary with qualified applicants.
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72nd FA Bde visits Gettysburg

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December 6, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Soldiers assigned to the 72nd Field Artillery Brigade, First Army Division East participated in a staff ride Nov. 26, 2013 to Gettysburg National Park.

The visit wrapped up a month of research and training on the Gettysburg Campaign.

Roughly 51,000 Soldiers were killed, wounded, captured or missing during the first three days of the 1863 Gettysburg's Campaign, commonly referred to as the Battle of Gettysburg. While this occurred 148 years ago, the lessons learned remain relevant in 2013.
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87th MDG launches self-care program

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December 6, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

What if you or someone in your family had symptoms of a minor illness such as diarrhea, itchy watery eyes, nasal congestion, cough, headache, allergies, fever, sinus congestion or sore throat? If you are like many service members, you would pick up the phone and call the 87th Medical Group to schedule an appointment to see your medical provider. However, many of these symptoms can be treated quickly and just as effectively at home using self-care and over-the-counter medications.

The 87th MDG has implemented the Self-Initiated Care Kit program or SICK. The SICK program is a patient-centered initiative designed to empower members to recognize the signs and symptoms of illness and initiate treatment with over-the-counter medications.
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