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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

Rabies and pet safety

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September 10, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Pets are an important member of many military families. They share their owners' joy in the happy times and provide needed comfort in sad times. However, these pets need our care and one of the best ways to protect your pet from illness is getting them vaccinated.

Many vaccines are available for animals but vaccination against rabies is required by law in all states and on every military installation. This is because while rabies disease has been nearly eliminated in domestic animals in the United States due to a strong vaccination program; it is still prevalent in wildlife throughout the United States.
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‘Lasing’ incidents a problem to pilots

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September 10, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

People may have heard the term "lasing" before but there's a lot more they should know. Lasing is the purposeful act of flashing or illuminating an aircraft using a handheld laser pointer.

Inside and outside the base community, it's everyone's job to safeguard the skies against laser strikes and be aware of the increasing risk to air crews, aircraft, and those on the ground. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has had two lasing reports in the last year; one in September 2013 and most recently in August 2014.
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American Soldiers compete for German Badge

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September 9, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

The striking image of a shining golden eagle on the U.S. Army service uniform is certainly a rare sight, but one that will get a Soldier noticed. In August 2014, three Soldiers from the 72nd Field Artillery Brigade at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., want to be among those few.

The German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB) (German: Abzeichen für Leistungen im Truppendienst) is a military decoration of the Bundeswehr, the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Germany. For the United States military, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge is one of the few approved foreign awards, and it is one of the most sought after awards to achieve.
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This September: Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

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

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and now is the time to prepare for any emergency; this includes family members.

The news has recently shown emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities everywhere, to people both on and off base. Across the county there have been earthquakes, hurricanes, tornado outbreaks, river floods and flash flooding and even water main breaks and power outages affecting millions of people for days at a time. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is not immune from severe weather, tropical storms, and other natural disasters, and service members need to be prepared.
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This September: Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

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

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and now is the time to prepare for any emergency; this includes family members.

The news recently has shown emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities everywhere, to people both on and off base. Across the county there have been earthquakes, hurricanes, tornado outbreaks, river floods and flash flooding and even water main breaks and power outages affecting millions of people for days at a time. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is not immune from severe weather, tropical storms, and other natural disasters, and service members need to be prepared.
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South Orange resident to return from yearlong mobilization

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September 2, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Lt. Steve Mannion will return to South Orange, N.J., Aug. 31, 2014, upon completing a one-year mobilization with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Mannion was activated to supervise the pre-deployment warrior training of 257 Coast Guardsmen, whom have deployed to Afghanistan, Bahrain, and Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Mannion traveled over 260 days from home between Camp LeJeune, N.C., Base Portsmouth, Va., and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., for this assignment.

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Soldiers to take Military Workplace Survey

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August 28, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Soldiers asked to participate in a workplace survey over the next couple of weeks should take a few minutes to complete it, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

"This volunteer survey is short, and it is important," Odierno said in a letter to Soldiers selected to participate in the RAND study.

"This survey is critical to the Army's efforts to monitor its performance over time, and to develop policies that improve the safety of our Soldiers," he said.

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NJSBA rule change benefits military spouses

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August 27, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

A volunteer attorney in the 87th Air Base Wing Legal Office recently went in front of the New Jersey Supreme Court to adapt the New Jersey Rules of Court to help military spouses in the judicial field.

The Military Spouse Juris Doctorate Network asked Mary Acevedo to represent the New Jersey State Bar Association in order to pass a rule which will permit military spouses in New Jersey to work as attorneys without taking the state's bar examination.

Acevedo, who is also chair of the Military Law and Veterans Affairs of New Jersey, achieved in advancing the rule to becoming a finalized amendment.
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Civilian leaders receive oath, become honorary commanders

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August 27, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

More than 90 honorary commanders from the surrounding community were inducted into the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst extended family during a ceremony at the Timmermann Center here Aug. 20, 2014.

The community leaders serve a year-long term in their roles as the base's newest and returning honorary commanders.

The honorary commander program was created to provide military commanders with a means to effectively educate participants on the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines missions of the joint base. It also encourages communication between the surrounding communities and commanders by showcasing the joint base's capabilities, future leaders and the caliber of men and women serving at JB MDL.
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Airmen sharpen skills during Eagle Flag 14-3, 14-4

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August 27, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

For the second time this year, the 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW) completed Eagle Flag at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station here, Aug. 11-22.

More than 200 621 CRW Airmen and 47 Soldiers from the 689th Rapid Port Opening Element (RPOE) from Joint Base Langley-Eustis,Va., participated in the two-week long exercise that tested their ability to work along-side each other as a Joint Task Force-Port Opening (JTF-PO) team. The JTF-PO specializes in establishing hubs for cargo distribution operations worldwide, to include remote or damaged locations, on short notice.
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Deputy Chief of Logistics visits JB MDL

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


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Fiscal year 14 Selected Marine Corps Reserve Enlisted Retention Survey

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August 21, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

Marine administrative message 409/14 announces the fiscal year 2014 Selected Marine Corps Reserve Enlisted Retention Survey. This survey allows Reserve Marines the opportunity to communicate to senior leaders their views regarding their experience and possible future service in the Marine Corps Reserve. The SMCR has provided more than twelve years of sustained operational support to the total force in Iraq, Afghanistan and areas around the globe. This survey will provide valuable feedback to senior leaders regarding the key factors that influence Reserve component Marines' career decisions.
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Service members receive RAND military workplace survey

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August 21, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

About 580,000 service members have begun receiving emails or letters inviting them to participate in the first RAND Military Workplace Study, Defense Department officials said.

Active and reserve component members in all military branches and the Coast Guard are being invited to participate.

"The survey is unprecedented in its scale and will influence policies that affect everyone in the services," defense officials said.

The survey is voluntary and confidential. No one at DOD will ever see how an individual service member responds, officials stressed.
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New Army PT uniforms result of Soldier feedback

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August 21, 2014 in Fort Dix, Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey by clevine

A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year.

Its design is based on Soldier feedback, said Col. Robert Mortlock, program manager, Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

There's a three-year phase-in program and the cost will be about $3 less than the current IPFU, or Improved Physical Fitness Uniform, he said.

The Army Physical Fitness Uniform, or APFU, program was actually initiated because of Soldier feedback. A February 2012 Army Knowledge Online survey of some 76,000 Soldiers found that Soldiers had issues with the IPFU, he said. They liked its durability but believed the IPFU's textiles had not kept pace with commercially-available workout clothes. They also had concerns with other things, particularly modesty issues with the shorts, especially in events like sit-ups. Those concerns were expressed by males as well as females.
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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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