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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

LRC fills void, provides valuable knowledge to Soldiers

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November 22, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Army Sustainment Command, Logistics Readiness Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., provided Rough Terrain Container Handler and forklift operator refresher training to Soldiers from the 1011th Quartermaster Company in early October 2013 here.

The LRC was contacted to provide Soldiers the required operator refresher training before deploying. Personnel from the LRC Supply and Maintenance Division jumped into action by developing a training program to fit the unique needs of these mobilizing soldiers.
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174th Inf. Bde. builds resiliency as team

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November 21, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

"Resiliency is learned; it is nurtured, strengthened and shared," said Army Maj. Glenvil Gregory, 174th Infantry Brigade chaplain, during a brigade spiritual resiliency workshop this month.

In line with the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign, integrating resilience training as a key part of professional development throughout a Soldier's career aims to improve performance to deal with the rigors and challenges of a demanding profession.

"Being new to the brigade, it was a chance to interact on a spiritual level with the members of the brigade," said Sgt. 1st Class Betty Jeanniton, 174th Inf. Bde. senior human resources specialist. "And that no matter what you may be facing in life, there are people who are there to assist you, guide you, and listen to you."
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Expeditionary Center bids farewell to MWD course

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

Nov. 14, 2013, marked the final farewell for the military working dog courses at the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, as the school graduated eight students from the 14-1 course.

The 18-day MWD Base Security Operations course and the longer 45-day MWD Area Security Operations course provided MWD teams and kennel masters with just-in-time expeditionary skills training prior to theater operations.

Since 1996, the 421st Combat Training Squadron of the EC has graduated more than 800 total students, military members and their canine companions from MWD training programs.
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Run for veterans past, present

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November 14, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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AF activates accountability system in response to Philippine crisis

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November 14, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Air Force has activated the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System to monitor the status and location of all personnel and dependents who may be affected by the category 5 typhoon, Haiyan, which hit the Philippines Nov. 8, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Nov. 13, 2013.

The activation is a local event for total force Airmen who are in the affected area or who have dependent family members in the affected area. Affected Airmen are required to log in to the AFPAAS system at https://afpaas.af.mil and account for themselves and their family members. While in the AFPAAS system, members should complete a short needs assessment survey to inform officials if they need assistance.
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Commissaries to start ID scans

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November 14, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Commissaries will soon begin scanning customers' Department of Defense ID cards at checkouts as the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) continues its efforts to deliver a 21st century benefit.

The commissary at Fort Lee, Va., became the first store to scan ID cards on Oct. 22, 2013 as the first part of an agency-wide rollout to all stores that begins Nov. 10 and will be completed by mid-January.

Commissary shoppers are used to showing their ID cards to establish their eligibility to use the commissary. By scanning the ID at checkout, DeCA will no longer need to maintain any personal information on customers in its computer systems, such as the system used for customers who write checks.
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Air Force selects developer for commercial energy project at JB MDL

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November 14, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Air Force will enter into negotiations with the Starwood Siemens team to lease real property at Joint Base McGuire-Dix- Lakehurst, N.J., for an energy-based enhanced use lease, or EUL.

The selection of a developer is a major step in making the proposed lease project a reality. Prior to selection, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, or AFCEC, facilitated a feasibility study that determined there was a significant return potential for commercial energy generation. The selection was made following an industry day, held earlier this year, and a published solicitation for prospective developers.
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Army ROTC cadets rise to challenge

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November 14, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Army ROTC cadets participated in the 2nd Brigade Ranger Challenge Competition Nov. 9, 2013 here.

More than 450 cadets from 42 universities across the Northeast gathered at Land Navigation Course #3, to tackle a course created to push the cadets to their limits and learn to work together.

"This course is designed to challenge the teams mentally and physically," said Sgt. 1st Class Glen Hapney, 2nd Brigade, U.S. Army Cadet Command noncommissioned officer in charge of operations. "These are all team events, so it gets the cadets to work together as a unit."
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Service members present colors at NFL game

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November 14, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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Pentagon acts to assist typhoon-stricken ally

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November 14, 2013 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Defense Department immediately took action to begin helping the Philippine government recover from Super Typhoon Haiyan, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Nov. 12, 2013 here.

During a Pentagon news conference, Little explained the roles that DOD and other U.S. agencies are taking in humanitarian aid and disaster assistance in the Philippines.

"As soon as we received reports of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan, [Defense] Secretary [Chuck] Hagel immediately ordered all available U.S. forces to move to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the Philippines. The Philippines is a treaty ally, and the United States stands by its friends and allies in times of crisis," Little said.
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Observer-coach/trainers learn to teach

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November 14, 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 joined other Soldiers and civilians to participate in an Army Basic Instructor Course Nov. 8-18, 2013, here.

Before First Army Division East observer-coach/trainers can provide the most relevant, realistic training possible to Reserve Component forces, they must first receive training themselves.

"While remaining engaged in post-mobilization training and demobilization, we continue to expand support to our reserve component partners in pre-mobilization settings," said Col. John Lange, 72nd F.A. Bde. commander. "ABIC is a foundational course that impacts the ability of our observer-coach/trainers to meet the training goals set by First Army."
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First Army shares best practices with Korean army

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

A Republic of Korea army major recently visited two First Army Division East brigades Oct. 2-4, 2013, as part of a mobilization assessment to assist in the ROK's development of an operational reserve force.

The two First Army Division East brigades, the 174th Infantry and 72nd Field Artillery brigades, which are both at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, N.J., were the third stop in the two-week visit for Maj. Ji Hwan Park, Third (ROK) Army mobilization training officer. He also visited the Army Reserve and the National Guard Bureau.
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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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