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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

POW Medal presentation

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


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CHIEFchat: ACAs and the future Enlisted Performance Reports

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

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed the Airman Comprehensive Assessment, or ACA, how it influences enlisted performance reports, and how those reports will affect future promotions during his latest CHIEFchat at the Defense Media Activity, here.

"Its important people get ready for this idea of how we're going to have performance assessment influence promotion recommendations," Cody said. "Today you have a performance assessment that in essence is your promotion recommendation."
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Joint base members mentor college students

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August 13, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Librar-E and Resource Commons recently created a college student-mentoring program that will begin for the 2014 fall semester at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

The Volunteer Academic Mentoring Program is JB MDL's newest community support program which allows military personnel, spouses, DoD civlians, contractors and college students to volunteer their time and subject expertise to mentor college students.

The Librar-E staff created the VAMP program upon receiving an unusually high number of tutoring requests from community members. Without the resources and number of tutors necessary, they decided to make use of the untapped knowledge in our community.
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Catholic Air Force Chaplain Nominated for Induction to Alma Mater’s Athletic Hall of Fame

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August 13, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Maj. Timothy J. Hirten, Joint BAse McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. with endorsement and faculties from the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS), has been nominated for induction to the "Baron Hall of Fame" at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio (FUS), where he was a star basketball player in the 1970's. Father Hirten will be inducted at the FUS's 2014 Hall of Fame Awards on Sunday, August 31, in the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery of the J.C. Williams Center in a 2:00 p.m. (EDST) awards ceremony.
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Catholic Air Force Chaplain Nominated for Induction to Alma Mater’s Athletic Hall of Fame

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August 13, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Maj. Timothy J. Hirten, Joint BAse McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. with endorsement and faculties from the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS), has been nominated for induction to the "Baron Hall of Fame" at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio (FUS), where he was a star basketball player in the 1970's. Father Hirten will be inducted at the FUS's 2014 Hall of Fame Awards on Sunday, August 31, in the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery of the J.C. Williams Center in a 2:00 p.m. (EDST) awards ceremony.
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New York National Guard troops depart for Afghanistan mission

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

Twenty-five New York Army National Guard Soldiers from New York City, assigned to the 37th Finance Detachment, have left the U.S. as the unit deploys to Afghanistan this week.

The Soldiers, based at the Lexington Avenue Armory in Manhattan, mobilized May 27 after completing their two-week annual training and completed pre-deployment training over the last 30 days at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

The detachment is part of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Finance Company.
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EC remains focused on expeditionary combat support after SF training consolidation

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

Security Forces deployment training has transitioned away from the Air Force Expeditionary Center, but expeditionary combat support remains a keystone for the EC.

The 421st Combat Training Squadron's Phoenix Warrior course held its final graduation in conjunction with a ceremony to end the program's tenure on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on June 27.

"This served as a sendoff for the graduates preparing to deploy and a thank you to the past and present instructors for their hard work," said Lt Col Brandon Casey, 421st CTS commander. "They poured their heart and soul into developing this training because they care about the warfighter. They take pride in the safety of the men and women they serve."
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JB MDL Safety Office talks fatigued driving

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

Fatigued driving is best explained as driving when tired or sleepy. Driving while fatigued can have serious consequences. First, fatigue impairs your ability to safely perform even basic-driving tasks. It decreases reaction time, affects judgment and can result in erratic-driving behavior. There are several warning signs of fatigue; however, people often don't understand them or choose to ignore them. Some of the warning signs include: feeling sleepy or tired, unawareness of environment or not always knowing where you are, erratic driving similar to drunk driving, inability to get comfortable, tired or burning eyes, rubbing your neck or face to wake up and driving off the shoulder or crossing the center line.
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Additive Manufacturing makes headway at NAVAIR Lakehurst

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August 5, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, has been quite the buzzword lately. From the printing of biomedical implants, to firearms, to high-fashion, the topic has received an interesting amount of recent press for a not-so-nouveaux technology (3D printing first debuted in the 80s).

Fast forward two decades later, AM continues to mature exponentially and has sprouted some rapidly moving legs.

NAVAIR's Lakehurst site at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is no stranger to this expansion in technology and has readily adopted and welcomed the benefits afforded by 3D printing.
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Convoy lanes wrap up Operation Sustainment Warrior 2014

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August 5, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

As the first iteration of Operation Sustainment Warrior 2014, an event hosted by the 655th Regional Support Group at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., comes to an end, Soldier participants conclude their training with one last training event: convoy lanes.

Throughout the first iteration of OSW, four companies competed in several categories: Basic rifle marksmanship, Combat Lifesaver Course, land navigation, and the German Proficiency Badge.

Charlie and Delta companies finished first and second in the overall OSW 2014 events during the first iteration. Their efforts gained each company the opportunity to fly to the convoy lanes landing site via two Marine CH-53E "Super Stallions" from Marine Aircraft Group 49 here. The overall response from the Soldiers was positive.
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AMCTES welcomes new commander

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August 5, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The Air Mobility Command Test and Evaluation Squadron offered a heartfelt farewell to Lt. Col. Randall B. Sealy as he relinquished command to Lt. Col. Travis D. Sjostedt. In the centuries-old tradition of the change of command ceremony, the flag is passed, allegiances bestowed and a new day of leadership begins. Presiding over the ceremony was the Col. William M. Stowe III, Air Mobility Command Test and Evaluation director.

Assuming command of the squadron is no stranger to Sjostedt, as he served as director of operations for the past two years. 
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Air Force to change enlisted evaluations, promotions

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

Air Force officials announced a series of sweeping changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System July 31.

The changes are intended to ensure the Air Force truly makes job performance the driving factor and will be implemented incrementally beginning in August 2014 and continuing through early 2016. Additional information and in-depth articles will be made available for each of the major program changes, prior to implementation, ensuring Airmen are knowledgeable of and ready for the changes.
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Exchange senior enlisted advisor visits JB MDL

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

The Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst July 22-25, 2014.

During his visit, Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson toured Exchange facilities, met with Airmen, Soldiers and community members and addressed how the Exchange can serve them better, including growing the selection of name-brand services offered on the installation.

"I'm always excited to meet with Airmen and Soldiers," Chief Master Sgt. Pearson said. "Hearing their concerns and learning how the Exchange can serve them better is one of the best parts of my job."
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OSW 2014 Soldiers learn combat medicine

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

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers received crucial Combat Life Saver training as a part of Operation Sustainment Warrior 2014. OSW 2014 is a training event hosted by the 655th Regional Support Group out of Chicopee, Massachusetts (a subordinate unit of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command) from July 20 through Aug. 10.

OSW provides training (typically reserved for deploying Soldiers) to Reserve units currently in the reset phase of the Army Force Generation Cycle.

In its third year, OSW 2014 continues to bring in U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers to reinforce fundamental skills and build camaraderie amongst units. Specific events of OSW include CLS certification courses, Basic Rifle Marksmanship, Army Physical Fitness Testing and the German Proficiency Badge.
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First Army’s ‘Bold Shift’ to focus on pre-mob training

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July 29, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

In addition to running mobilization sites, First U.S. Army has been given the mission of focusing on pre-mobilization training of the National Guard and Army Reserve.

This change will result in fewer contractors involved in pre-mob training, said Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, commander, First Army, speaking at the 2014 U.S. Army Reserve Command Commanders Conference in Alexandria, Virginia, July 22, 2014.

Over the last 12 years of war, the Guard and Reserve have each "stood up huge training enterprises" for pre-mob training, he said. Now, First Army will coordinate the pre-mob training. It will also continue to conduct the post-mob training at sites such as Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
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