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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

72nd F.A. Bde. Soldiers dive into CLS course

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February 11, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Four 72nd Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers were among the 26 Soldiers who recently certified here as combat lifesavers after successfully completing a three-day combat lifesaver course taught by the 1-314th Infantry Battalion, 174th Infantry Brigade.


"Soldiers receive this type of training upon entering the military. Our goal is to refresh and build upon that knowledge in order to save lives," said Combat Lifesaver Course senior instructor, Sgt. 1st Class, Roger A. Trotman, 1-314th Battalion, 174th Inf. Bde."
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Can Do One flies 5,000 hours

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February 11, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Col. Richard E. Williamson Jr., commander, 305th Air Mobility Wing, earned the right to wear the coveted aviator's 5,000 hours flying patch Feb. 4, 2014, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

Williamson completed the monumental milestone becoming one of the few active-duty wing commanders to log 5,000 flying hours. Col. Michael G. Rickard, 305th Operations Group commander who earned his 5,000 hours flying patch, presented the elusive 5,000 hours flying patch to Williamson, on behalf of Maj. Gen. Frederick H. Martin, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander.
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Make pledge to save

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

The Military and Family Support Center hosts several events throughout February in honor of this year's Military Saves Campaign, with a focus to "Build wealth, not debt."

"Military Saves is a social marketing campaign to encourage service members, [their] families and civilians to focus on savings," said Susan Endres, MFSC Military Saves coordinator. "Often, savings is an 'oh by the way' and we want savings to be an everyday part of your financial plan."

JB MDL members are encouraged to take the Military Saves Pledge that can be found at www.militarysaves.org. The pledge urges participants to set and keep financial goals and provides planning and debt reduction tips in a monthly e-newsletter.
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POW receives medal seven decades later

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

For former U.S. Army Air Force Staff Sgt. Kenneth E. Youst, the seven-decade long wait has ended, as Col. James C. Hodges, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and 87th Air Base Wing commander, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., in the presence of family, friends and hospital staff presented the former Airman and Prisoner of War veteran, the POW Medal for services during World War II, Jan. 27, 2014, at the Schuylkill Center Nursing Home, Pottsville, Pa.

Youst was assigned to the 576th Squadron, 389th Bomber Group, 8th Air Force, based out of Hethel, England, aboard a B-24 Liberator bomber as an aerial gunner before his aircraft was forced to land in neutral Switzerland in March 18, 1944, after a bombing mission on Friedrichshafen, Germany.
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JB MDL service members visit Super Bowl Blvd

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

More than 100 service members and their guests from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., attended the USAA Military VIP experience at the NFL House on Super Bowl Blvd. in Manhattan, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2014.

The attendees were invited to be part of the guest audience during the USAA Salute to Service SITREP, a televised interview with a few NFL celebrities, as part of the Super Bowl XLVIII festivities in New York City.

The service members and their guests of choice were provided with transportation to New York City, a catered lunch, meet-and-greet sessions with NFL celebrities, free tickets to ride the Super Bowl Toboggan and autographed photographs for all attendees.
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Snow requires JB MDL to implement safety measures

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

Anyone who has experienced a New Jersey winter should be familiar with the feeling of waking up in a warm bed before stepping out into the powdery white wonderland of snow which has been all too familiar this season. With that in mind, try to empathize with the service members here who wake up before everyone else, leave the comforting warmth, drive through the unplowed snow and work tirelessly to ensure others can travel safely to work, the fitness center or the commissary on base.

Weather conditions may prompt several Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., organizations to determine road and reporting conditions to ensure the safety of JB MDL community members. With the interagency cooperation comes an organized effort to provide the community with the best informed decision in the timeliest manner possible.
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Coast Guard National Strike Force supports Super Bowl XLVIII

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

The U.S. Coast Guard's National Strike Force, spearheaded by the Atlantic Strike Team of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., deployed as a part of a comprehensive port-security regime set up for protection and rapid-response operations during the events surrounding Super bowl XLVIII from Jan. 27, 2014, to Feb. 4, 2014, here.

The team partnered with other federal, state and local agencies to specifically ensure that they were prepared to offer the public the best support possible in the event of any hazardous material incident.
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Checklist: blow up stuff, save lives

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January 30, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

An elite group of highly trained service members at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., start their day preparing and maintaining their equipment, for any alert call where the lives and property of others depend on their expertise.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 87th Civil Engineer Squadron began this challenging career attending the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, located at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

"The failure rate at the school is around 70 percent," said Airman 1st Class Austin Biskey, EOD apprentice, from Alexander, Minn., and EOD graduate of the class of November 2013.
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Wintery weather initiates snow removal efforts

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January 27, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Amid midday snowfall, crew chiefs of the 714th and 305th Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons performed various tasks during snow removal efforts on the flightline here Jan. 25.

The three-member team worked primarily to install engine covers on KC-10 Extender aircraft to prevent snow from accumulating inside the engine.

During severe winter weather, safety measures are undertaken to preserve the engines of KC-10 Extender and C-17 aircraft by members of both the Reserve and active-duty aircraft maintenance squadrons here.
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Southern PAO in northern territory

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January 27, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Some Soldiers shoot to kill and others shoot to tell a story. Through photography, videos and news articles Soldiers of the 107th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment are storytellers. They are currently honing their skills during mobilization training at Joint Base, McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., for their upcoming deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Maj. Reinaldo Montero, commander of the 107th, feels that this mobilization gives his Soldiers a chance to train in a way that they seldom do at the unit's home station in Saint Augustine, Fla.
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HAWC teaches ‘eat clean, train mean to get lean’

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January 27, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Health and Wellness Center kicked off its forefront campaign, the New Year's Resolution Eight-Week Weight Loss Challenge, to keep community members on track with their New Year's resolutions Jan. 19, 2014, here.

The program synergizes existing and new programs to provide military members and their families with knowledge, tools, support and motivation to change long-term health goals.

Participants weigh in at the beginning of the eight-week challenge to gauge their progress throughout the duration of the event. Each week the HAWC will host a lunch-and-learn event with topics including weight-loss fundamentals, nutrition and exercise, which will help participants lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle as well as help service members stay fit for duty.
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JB MDL ‘digs out’ after snowstorm

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January 24, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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Mobility Airmen exercise global response

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January 24, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Hundreds of total force mobility Airmen joined their U.S. Army counterparts to exercise the rapid introduction of forces into hostile environments during exercise Global Response Expeditor here Jan. 6-16.

The exercise brings together forces of United States Transportation Command and the Air Force's Air Mobility Command, alongside elements of the XVIII Airborne Corps to respond as part of the military's Global Response Force.

The GRF is a dedicated joint force able to deploy on short notice anywhere in the world by land, air, or sea to conduct contingency or humanitarian operations in a hostile environment.
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Obama calls military sexual assaults ‘profound injustice’

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January 23, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

President Barack Obama today addressed what he called the "profound injustice" of sexual assaults in the military.

During a White House Council on Women and Girls event in the East Room, the president reaffirmed his administration's commitment to preventing sexual violence in America.

With Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other Cabinet members on hand, the president noted the effects of sexual violence on American society, including the military

"When a member of our military is assaulted by the very people he or she trusted and serves with, or when they leave the military, voluntarily or involuntarily, because they were raped, that's a profound injustice that no one who volunteers to defend America should ever have to endure," he said.
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Saving life beyond call of duty

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January 23, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

A Navy chief, assigned to Center for Security Forces Detachment Chesapeake, will undergo a bone marrow aspiration procedure Jan. 28, in a selfless act to reach out and save the life of someone in dire need.

The C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense (DoD) Marrow Donor Program, also known as Salute to Life, was established in 1991. The program is designed to work exclusively with DoD personnel in managing bone marrow and stem cell donations.

The program has successfully coordinated more than 6,000 donations. It also has more than 800-thousand people who have joined the registry through the program - people who stand ready and willing to help save the life of someone in need.
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