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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

Who’s gonna fix your jacked up grill?

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November 12, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

With a newly minted clinic, Dental will.

The 87th Dental Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their renovated space, capping a 14-month, $6.1 million internal renovation project at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Oct. 28, 2014.

Preparations for the renovation began in October of 2012, and included three phases, with the final move occurring Oct. 7, 2014.

The renovation, spearheaded by Mills Creek and United Medical Design Builders, modernized and expanded 26 treatment rooms to 30, provided a state-of-the art oral surgery suite, an upgraded specialty wing,  and a redesigned Central Instrument Processing Center.
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621st CRW receives Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

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November 12, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

All 621st Contingency Response Wing Airmen were notified by email that their wing had been selected to receive the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (AFOUA) Oct. 29, 2014, for exceptionally meritorious service resulting from their hard work, dedication, professionalism, and excellence, during the time period October 1, 2012-September 30, 2014.

The 621 CRW is headquartered at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., with additional forces stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif.

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At any moment’s notice, CRW answers the call

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

The 621st Contingency Response Wing is known for being ready to deploy within a 12 hour notice. But on Sept. 16, 2014, the Air Force's requirement was much quicker.

A rapid-response team of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army air and surface mobility specialists deployed to Liberia as a Joint Task Force-Port Opening team in support of Operation UNITIED ASSISTANCE, a comprehensive U.S. effort to work with the World Health Organization and other international partners to help the Governments of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone respond and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa as quickly as possible.
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621 CRW Highlights Mobility Mission at A/TA

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

Approximately 82 Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing traveled to Nashville, Tenn., to attend the 46th Annual Air Mobility Command's Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium and Technological Exposition held Oct. 29 - Nov 3, 2014. The 570th Contingency Response Group of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., provided 20 of those Airmen to enable the arrival and departure of aircraft through port operations at Nashville International Airport.

The 45-year-old association hosted their event at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel accommodating approximating 2,140 attendees. Key guests featured the Secretary of the Air Force, Honorable Deborah Lee James, Commander of U.S. Transportation Command, Gen. Paul J. Selva, Commander of Air Mobility Command, Gen. Darren W. McDew, Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Air Force retired Col. Joe Jackson and his wife Rose, and more than 120 additional distinguished participants.
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CRW supports USPHS arrival in Liberia

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


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621st CRW receives Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

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

All 621st Contingency Response Wing Airmen were notified by email that their wing had been selected to receive the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (AFOUA) Oct. 29, 2014, for exceptionally meritorious service resulting from their hard work, dedication, professionalism, and excellence, during the time period October 1, 2012-September 30, 2014.

The 621 CRW is headquartered at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., with additional forces stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif.

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JB MDL fire services Thanksgiving safety tips

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

The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home. Kids, especially, enjoy being involved in holiday preparations.

Below are several safety tips to ensure families are safe this holiday season:
· Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
· Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
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JLDP welcomes new participants at Lakehurst

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

Kathleen Donnelly, Support Equipment and Aircraft Launch and Recovery Department director, along with several senior leaders, met with 17 Naval Air Systems Command Lakehurst employees to welcome them into the Journey Leadership Development Program Nov. 5, 2014.

The JLDP is a command-wide competitive program for both civilian and military personnel. It's part of an ongoing command commitment toward leadership development and is intended to complement the senior-level leadership program, NAVAIR Leadership Development Program.
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CRW supports OUA

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


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Historic hangars merge past with present

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

The past has met the present at the lighter than-air historic district at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

Two historic hangars at JB MDL were fitted with solar walls last year, and the effort is saving the installation as much as $100,000 per year in utility costs. In addition to cost savings, the systems are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 470 metric tons per year -- the equivalent of taking about 100 passenger vehicles off the road.

The hangars, located adjacent to the site of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster, were originally built to house the patrol airships, or blimps, that accompanied supply ship convoys in support of the war effort in Europe during World War II. The blimps played a crucial role in anti-submarine warfare conducted by the allies against German U-boats. Since the mid-1970s, the hangers have been used by the Navy as industrial shops for the production of launching and arresting gear components for aircraft ca
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621 CRW Airmen arrive in Liberia to support JTF-PO, Ebola outbreak humanitarian operations

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October 31, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Approximately 22 additional U.S. Air Force members arrived here Oct. 13, as part of the Joint Task Force-Port Opening team in support of Operation UNITIED ASSISTANCE, a comprehensive U.S. effort to work with the World Health Organization and other international partners to help the Governments of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone respond and contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa as quickly as possible.

The JTF-PO consists of approximately 79 members of the 621st Contingency Response Wing, based at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and approximately 10 Soldiers from the 688th Rapid Port Opening Element out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Their mission is to provide medical and humanitarian relief to host nation residents in response to the Ebola virus outbreak.
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Love shouldn’t hurt

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October 31, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Domestic violence is a serious issue affecting individuals and families throughout the U.S. It is estimated that 20 to 30 percent of women will be victims of domestic violence of some kind in their lifetime, and one-and-a-half to two million women annually are assaulted by a current or former partner.

Although men do report domestic violence victimization, the issue is primarily gender specific with 95 percent of cases being reported by women. Women who have been victims of domestic violence experience higher rates of long and short-term problems that affect them physically, psychologically, financially and socially.
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Training instructors put boot on honorary commanders

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October 31, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Honorary commanders received brief treatment mimicking what military recruits experience when entering basic military training, or "boot camp", Oct. 28, 2014, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

The honorary commanders program is designed to familiarize local community leaders with the military members who live in and contribute to their communities through base events, meetings and special events, including the boot camp.

"MOVE, MOVE, MOVE!"

Former military training instructors vocalized phrases like this all day to get the honorary commanders in the spirit of basic military training. Instructors also ensured to fill the honorary commanders in on all things military and guide them through activities throughout the day.
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USAF EC general revisits joint base

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October 31, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Maj. Gen. Frederick H. "Rick" Martin, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, recently spent two days with the 87th Air Base Wing during a tour of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 14 and 15, 2014.

After taking command of the EC in September 2013, Martin had the opportunity to tour the joint base, which was familiar territory to the former 305th Air Mobility Wing commander, and get an idea of how the installation ran as a whole as opposed to the prior three installations.
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Everyone can contribute to stormwater pollution prevention

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October 29, 2014 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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