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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

Air Force members get new app to solve their own computer problems

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December 1, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

As the Air Force Enterprise Service Desk (ESD) goes virtual, Air Force members will see a new application on their computer that allows them to immediately tackle and fix their minor IT issues.  

The Virtual Enterprise Service Desk (vESD) is a client-based application that allows the user to solve common issues and self-initiate trouble tickets for e-mail, desktop, laptop, and mobile devices and will eventually include network, software, hardware and other user account capabilities. The application allows for status checks of any current trouble ticket, feedback submission and provides further contact information for more help.
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JB MDL service members, 76ers assist community dishing out 300 turkeys

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November 26, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Service members from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, and the Philadelphia 76ers teamed up to hand out 300 turkeys to area families at the Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club in Philadelphia Nov. 25, 2014.

The event was a part of a Department of Defense initiative called Commitment to Service, which links the country's premier athletes and military members to serve their communities with hopes of building strong and compassionate communities.

"I think this is a great thing here," said U.S. Marine Corps. Sgt. Maurice Givens, event volunteer. "It is incredibly important that we as a military come out and support our local communities. Where I'm from is also a less fortunate area, so as I got older I promised I would give back any way possible."
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Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Mail Standardization Campaign

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November 26, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Joint Base Official Mail Center (OMC) and US Postal Service are improving the speed and efficiency you receive mail by standardizing the city name to "Joint Base MDL" effective Nov. 24, 2014.

Service members should expect a letter from USPS containing their correct mailing addresses. Take time to make sure all inbound mail has this address on file including, but not limited to: billing agencies, banks, magazine subscriptions, online retailers, etc.

Note: The Post Office will continue to deliver to your old address during this transition.
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Former Marine finds family in National Guard

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November 26, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

When Spc. Joseph Gonzalez walked into the North Carolina National Guard Armory to talk to a recruiter about joining the Guard, he was overweight.

The former Marine had already talked to and been turned down by several other recruiters when he asked them about returning to military service after a six year break. Even Sgt. 1st Class William Robertson, the NCNG recruiter in Jacksonville, North Carolina, expressed his doubts.

"He [Robertson] was like - 'wow, there's no way you'll make weight, but, if you come back here next week and you've lost weight, I'll keep working with you,'" said Gonzalez.
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Rear Adm. Peters visits JB MDL

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November 26, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Rear Adm. Dean Peters, commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Patuxent River, Maryland, along with members of his staff, visited the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) facilities at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Lakehurst, New Jersey Nov. 20, 2014. The visit marked Peters' first trip to Lakehurst since assuming command of NAWCAD.

Accompanied by Capt. Brian Wysocki, Capt. Patrick Herring, Command Master Chief Scott McCreery and Mr. William Couch, Peters and his staff received briefings and tours to update them on the myriad of missions and labs at Lakehurst, to include the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) that are slated for deployment aboard the future USS Gerald Ford (CVN 78), the Navy's next aircraft carrier, scheduled for commissioning in 2016.
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CFC introduces universal giving

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November 25, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

What is it?
Universal Giving (UG) is a new donation option that permits donors to pledge to any CFC participating charity no matter where the donor or the charity is geographically located. Thus for those donors who wish to stay involved with a favored charity or charities outside the area, they may now do so. For example, if you work in New Jersey and you want to donate to a Brooklyn, New York food pantry (that is participating in the local CFC), you can now use the Universal Code Number for this agency.
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Tops in Blue performs for joint base community

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November 25, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Air Force's premier entertainment showcase, Tops in Blue, performed their Celebrating 60 Years of Tradition concert at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 24, 2014.

Tops in Blue serves as an expeditionary entertainment unit to provide quality entertainment from within Air Force resources for the Air Force family, with priority to Air Force personnel stationed worldwide at remote and deployed locations while simultaneously promoting community relations, supporting recruiting efforts and serving as ambassadors for the United States of America and the U.S. Air Force.
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Tops in Blue performs for joint base community

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November 25, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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Tops in Blue performs for joint base community

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November 25, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine


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DLA Troop Support sends personal protective equipment to Liberia

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

The Defense Logistics Agency will send more than 1.5 million critically needed medical personal protective sets to American aid workers working to contain the Ebola virus in West Africa, the agency team lead in Liberia said.

Items procured by employees in DLA Troop Support's medical, clothing and textiles and construction and equipment supply chains will help protect U.S. service members as well as U.S Agency for International Development and non-government organization personnel working in the region, said Navy Capt. Ronald Carr.
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NYNG troops back in states following Afghanistan deployment

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November 19, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Recently, 112 members of the New York Army National Guard's 133rd Quartermaster Company returned to the United States today for demobilization after their successful completion of the unit's deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Afghanistan.

The Soldiers, based at Fort Hamilton, New York, mobilized in February 2014 and deployed as part of the U.S. Central Command material recovery element (CMRE), facilitating the base closures and equipment consolidation throughout Afghanistan.
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JTF-PO leaves Liberia

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November 19, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

After almost two months of supporting Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE, approximately 45 Airmen and Soldiers of the Joint Task Force-Port Opening left Liberia along with members of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines in a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, Nov. 13, 2014.

Approximately 10 air mobility specialist U.S. Army Soldiers of the 688th Rapid Port Opening Element from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and 79 U.S. Air Force Airmen of the 621st Contingency Response Wing from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., deployed together as a JTF-PO to Liberia beginning Sept. 15. Their mission was to establish a hub for cargo distribution to help alleviate the increased traffic of airflow and cargo during OUA, a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.
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Scholarships for military children

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November 18, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

As the Scholarships for Military Children Program enters its 15th year, more than 8,000 students have shared nearly $13 million in scholarships. Applications for the 2015-2016 school-year awards become available starting Dec. 15 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org.

As one of last year's recipients said, the scholarship will help her fulfill her dream of becoming a surgeon. "Receiving your scholarship makes me more determined to attain high academic standards and accomplish my dream," the student wrote in a letter to the Defense Commissary Agency. "Thank you again for your generosity and believing in me."
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Operation Baby Shower event donates $35,000 to military moms

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November 17, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The sound of babies crying and mothers soothing them amid the chatter of expectant mothers filled the room as they waited for the beginning of the 99th Regional Support Command's four-hour event to celebrate motherhood.

"Operation Baby Shower" distributed more than $35,000 in donations to 71 mothers serving in the military and as DOD employees, and spouses of members serving here.

"Operation Baby Shower was sponsored by Operation Home Front," said Cheryl Davis, Family Programs director for the 99th RSC. "They filled 71 diaper bags with $50 gift cards, handmade Cashmere blankets, and diaper bags with other baby items totaling $500 in all per person."
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First Sailors trained on Navy’s newest launch system

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November 17, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

In late October, 16 Sailors from the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) became the first in the fleet officially trained to operate the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS).

The initial 10-day training was created for senior leadership either directly involved with launching operations or who perform supervisory duties from CVN 78's V-2 who maintain the ship's aircraft launch and recovery equipment.

These members of the ship's pre-commissioning crew learned the ins and outs of EMALS during classroom instruction and the realistic experience of launching aircraft, under normal and abnormal scenarios, via simulation at contractor General Atomics' (GA) Ship Set Control Lab in San Diego.
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