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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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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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Agencies commit to Transition Assistance Program

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

The departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Labor, Education, the Office of Personnel Management and the Small Business Administration codified their continued commitment to help transitioning service members be "career ready" for civilian life by signing a statement of intent Aug. 15, 2013.

"This (statement of intent) puts our shared commitment to our service members in black and white," said Dr. Susan Kelly, Transition to Veterans Program office principal director.

Each of the military services was represented during the formal signing of the statement of intent, said Francine Blackmon, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for force management integration.
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Soldiers vie for ‘best officer’ title

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

The 174th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, held its 2013 Best Officer Competition Aug. 26-28, 2013, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

The Best Officer Competition tests Soldiers' military knowledge, skills and physical fitness.

The three-day competition comprised events including land navigation, weapons qualification, Army physical fitness test, Army warrior tasks and battle drills, 12.7 mile road march and a written exam. Soldiers participating in the competition competed against each other for accuracy and speed as many of the events were timed.
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Same-sex spouses eligible for join spouse, accompanied assignments

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

Airmen with a same-sex active-duty spouse are now eligible for join spouse assignment consideration and those with a civilian same-sex spouse are now eligible for command sponsorship consideration, said Air Force Personnel Center officials.
 
Following a June 26, 2013, Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, Department of Defense officials announced the plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses.
 
Before Airmen can be considered for join spouse or command sponsorship, they must complete the marriage-related updates in the Military Personnel Data System and the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, said Bill Warner, AFPC chief of assignment programs and procedures.
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514th AMW wins 2012 Air Force Outstanding Unit award

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

The 514th Air Mobility Wing was one of 14 Air Force Reserve wings recognized for meritorious service as a recipient of the 2012 Air Force Outstanding Unit award.

The Secretary of the Air Force gave recognition to the units who have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service or outstanding achievement that clearly sets the unit above and apart from similar units. The award covers achievements during a two-year time period.

"This award is a testament to all of the phenomenal mission-focused people working to support our operations" said Col. Michael Underkofler, 514th AMW commander. "We're a large wing, Air Force Reserve Command's fifth largest, with many moving parts and different missions. I'm continually impressed by our reservists' spirit of volunteerism to deploy at a moment's notice. You name the operation and I bet we've had a reservist from the wing supporting it."
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