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87th LRS/IPEE Closure
The 87th Logistics Readiness Squadron Individual Protective Equipment Element will be closed Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. starting Aug. 8, 2014, at 3101 Vandenberg Ave. for training. Call 754-2288 for more information.

Combined Commencement Ceremony
The 87th Force Support Squadron Education and Training is set to host a Combined Commencement Ceremony from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 2014, at Tommy B's Community Activities Center, located at 2705 East Arnold Ave. The ceremony honors the academic accomplishments of service members and includes the Fall 2014 Community College of the Air Force, Southern Illinois University and Central Michigan University graduates.

TOPS IN BLUE PERFORMANCE
The 87th Force Support Squadron is set to celebrate the 60th Years of Tradition of Tops in Blue performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 24, 2014, at the Timmermann Center, located at 5441 Eighth Street. Admission is free and is open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Visit www.gomdl.com for more information.

Operation Cookie Drive
The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst spouses are set to sponsor Operation Cookie Drive from 7-11 a.m. Dec. 11, 2014. Cookies can be dropped off at the Dix Chapel Annex (packaging center), 5240 New Jersey Ave.; McGuire Chapel, 2503 E. Arnold Ave.; The United Communities Office, 3700A Circle Drive; or Military and Family Support Center at 488-2 Walsh Drive on Lakehurst. The goal is to collect cookies to distribute to dorm residents and troops mobilizing and demobilizing at JB MDL during the holidays. Call 754-5675 or email kaylin.haywood@us.af.mil for more information.

87th ABW/JA Paralegal Recruiting
The 87th Air Base Wing Judge Advocate office is seeking motivated enlisted service members interest in crosstraining into the paralegal career field. Call 754-8012 or 4160 for more information.

ASA-Dix Claims Office
The U.S. Army Support Activity-Dix Claims Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at 5165 Maryland Ave. The claims office processes Army tort, personnel and affirmative claims for New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Call 562-3848 or 2395 for more information.

Mandatory MilTA Briefing
The 87th Force Support Squadron Education and Training is set to host Mandatory Military Tuition Assistance briefing from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month, at 3829 School House Road. Email 87educationcenter@us.af.mil for more information.

Diamond Time at the DFAC
The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst First Sergeants are set to host "Diamond Time" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month, in the Halverson Dining Facility, located at 2635 Tuskegee Airmen Ave. This is a great time to sit down and meet with different First Sergeants for friendly conversation over lunch.

87th LRS/IPEE New Hours
The new hours for the issuance of chemical gear, individual body armor and weapons pick-up at the 87th Logistics Readiness Squadron Individual Protective Equipment Element are 8 a.m. to noon, at 3101 Vandenberg Ave. Call 754-2288 for more information.

SFS Report and Analysis relocation
The 87th Security Forces Squadron Reports and Analysis Section has temporary relocated to 2215 West Arnold Ave., Room 48, for police reports or records. Call 754-2800 or 562-3734/4260 for more information.

Need a will or power of attorney
The 87th Air Base Wing Judge Advocate Office is offering legal assistance for service members in need of a power of attorney or will. Interested service members should visit https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil and complete the appropriate legal worksheet. Completed worksheets generate a ticket number required for scheduling an appointment. Call 754-2010 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

915th Contingency Contracting Battalion
The 915th Contingency Contracting Battalion is seeking officers, captain through major, any branch and sergeant (promotable) through sergeant 1st class, any military occupational specialty, interested in a career change. Immediate vacancies and opportunities are available. Visit www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/13-205 or asc.army.mil/web/career-development/military-nco/usar-reclassification-program for more information.

JB MDL Spouses' Club Thrift Shop
The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Spouses' Club Thrift Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and the first Saturday of the month, located at 2508 Can Do Way. The thrift shop accepts gently used donations. Call 754-2368 for more information.

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Store
The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Store is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday 1-5 p.m. at 158 Berry Road. The sales income received from thrift shops is returned to the Sailors, Marines and their families in the form of emergency financial relief services. Donations after hours may be placed in the donation locker located by the front door. Opportunities are available for volunteers to sort merchandise, arrange displays and work as cashiers. Call (732) 323-2362 or visit for more information.

JB MDL Swap Site
Joint base mission partners with excess supply items or in need of office items can now log in to the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Swap site at www.milsuite.mil/books/group/jbmdl-swap for re-distribution of supplies. Visit the milsuite.mil website or call 754-4686 for more information.

87th LRS Customer Service and Equipment Accountability Service
Individuals with inquiries regarding supply customer service, stock control and overpricing program assistance should call 754-3306/1381. Walk-in hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1757 West Arnold Ave., Room 166. Call 754-5154/4454 for supply parts issue requests/aircraft parts store requests. Call 754-2678/4010 for the equipment accountability office and custodian's assistance. Visit www.drms.dla.mil for DRMO procedures.

Neighborhood Community Watch Meetings
The joint base community is set to hold a meeting for the neighborhood community watch program from 7 to 8 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month in Falcons Court North. The meeting is intended to inform community members on how they can help protect the community by taking part in neighborhood watches and patrols. Call 723-6563 for more information.

Firehouse Movie Night
A movie night is scheduled for 8 p.m. every second Friday of the month at The Airmen's Firehouse, located at 2502 East Arnold Ave. This event is open to all E-1s through E-4. Free popcorn and beverages will be available. Call 754-2233 for more information.

Crafty Birthday Parties
The Arts and Crafts Center, located at 6039 Philadelphia St. offers a chance for community members to host birthday parties at the center. Parties include two hours of party room use and one craft project with an instructor and all materials. Choose from a ceramic painting or plush animals parties. Call 562-5691 for more information.

Home School Art Class
The Arts and Crafts Center offers a 10-week mixed media course for ages six and up. Five sessions of pottery and five sessions of fine arts are included. Call 562-5691 for more information.

International Spouses' Group
The International Spouses' Group assists foreign-born spouses with cultural adaptation. The group serves as the first stop, as well as ongoing support, for multicultural families. The group meets the last Friday of each month from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for planned social and educational activities. Call 754-3154 for more information.

Financial Readiness Program
The Financial Readiness Program assists service members and their families in improving personal financial status and their ability to perform as informed consumers. The program focuses on improving credit reliability and reducing debt. Available services include: complaint resolution, individual counseling, training classes, resource library, debt liquidation, budget development and planning. Call 754-3154 for more information.

Education and Training ABCs of College Briefing
An ABCs of College information session is set to be held every third Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. in the Education Center, 3829 School House Road., Falcon Courts North housing area Room 206. The briefing will provide information on how to choose a school and major, determine payment methods, plan for career success, register for upcoming classes and gain information about degree types. Email gaylor.simons@us.af.mil for more information or to register.

MPS Passport Appointments
The Military Personnel Section passport office will accept appointments only for official passport processing. Appointments are available from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Call 754-3826 to schedule an appointment. Tourist passports are not available at this location. Visit www.co.burlington.nj.us/pages/pages.aspx?cid=23 for tourist passport locations.

Passport pick-ups will continue to be handled on a walk-in basis during normal MPS customer service hours. As a reminder, customers assigned to the 6th Airlift Squadron, 621st Contingency Response Wing, 21st Expeditionary Mobility Task Force and the U.S. Army have separate passport agents in their units who are able to service their passport/Visa needs. Call 754-1592 for more information.

Library Storytime
The 87th Force Support Squadron is set to host a Library Storytime from10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Librar-e & Resource Commons, located at 2603 Tuskegee Airmen Ave. A different story will be read each week and more for children ages 1 through 6. Call 754-2079 for more information.

Tuskegee Airmen Meetings
The Hannibal M. "Killer" Cox chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Incorporation is set to host its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Firehouse Club on McGuire. Visit www.tuskegeeairmen.org for more information.

History Tours at Lakehurst
The Navy Lakehurst Historical Society offers tours of historic Hangar One and the Hindenburg crash site at 10 a.m. every Wednesday and every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Call (732) 818-7520 for more information.

Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program invites you to attend classes designed to build community health and resiliency in support of the family, community, and mission readiness. Classes include Anger/Stress Management Class, How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk/Jerkette, Parenting Class, Daddy Boot Camp, Relationship Enhancement Programs, Sweethearts Seminars, and more. Call 754-9680 or (732) 323-5330 for more information or to register.

New Parents Support Program
The Family Advocacy Program's New Parents Support Program offers various classes including Baby Basics, Childbirth Preparation, Pregnancy 101, You and Me Plus Baby Equals 3, Child Safety, Breastfeeding, Sign with your Baby, and more. Aside from these classes, hospital tours, home visits, and one-on-one education are also provided for military families expecting a child or with a child under age three. Let us be a part of this enjoyable part of your life - parenthood. Call  754-9680 or (732) 323-5330  for more information or to register.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
The Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is set to be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Range Control Headquarters on Dix. Alcoholics Anonymous is a 12-step support group whose only requirement is the desire to stop drinking. This meeting is an open meeting available to anyone who wants or needs to better understand alcoholism and its effects. There are no dues or fees, only the desire to live a life free from alcohol. Call 562-4011 for more information.


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Walson Army Hospital Demolition
Demolition of the Walson Army Hospital and associated facilities is expected to take approximately seven months. Detour around the site will continue through December 2015. New Jersey Avenue will be closed to all but local traffic between 4th Street and Summerall Avenue for the duration of the demolition and traffic will be routed around the site via N. Scott Plaza, Maryland Avenue and 8th Street. 4th Street between General's Circle and New Jersey Avenue will be closed for the duration of the work. Patrons of the golf course need to use additional caution when crossing Fort Dix Road and New Jersey Avenue due to increase traffic volumes on these roads.

Renovation of Taxiways Golf and Lima
Full depth renovation of taxiways Golf and Lima is scheduled from March 17 through Dec. 15, 2014. Renovation work includes paving, edge lights and storm drain improvements. A significant increase of truck traffic from checkpoint nine on Fort Dix Road, Broidy Road, and East and West Arnold Road is anticipated.

One-Mile Track Closure
The One-Mile track located in the 6800 area on ASA-Dix, is closed and unavailable for use until Spring 2015 pending completion of construction. The area is an active construction zone and is inherently unsafe, personnel should avoid the area.
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Lawn Mowing & Landscaping
Monday
Dix: Mahlenbrock, Aneiros Lane,
Froehlich, Karolasz Court, Dixon Way
McGuire: Section: 4200
Tuesday
Dix: Fir, Gum, Kalmia Court,
Locust (North side), 1400 on
Juniper and Hemlock
McGuire: Sections:
3800 and 3900
Wednesday
Dix: Redwood, Pointville, Locust
(South side), Scott Plaza, 1100 on
Juniper and Hemlock
McGuire: Starlifter, 2700 and 2800
Thursday 
Dix: 1500, 1600 on Ash, Birch, Cedar,
Dogwood, Grove Park and Holly Crest
Friday
Dix: Finish Grove Park and Holly Crest,
Farm Houses, Section: 1200
Business Center, Maintenance Center

Should you choose to mow your own
lawn, contact UC at (609)723-4290 to
be placedon the "NO Cut List "

Green Waste Schedule and Policy
Green Waste pick up is Monday for
McGuire and Tuesday for Dix. Green
waste will not be picked up if it contains
trash, recycling, rocks, or dirt. 

Recycling Guidelines
Recycling materials must be placed
 at the curb by 6 a.m. biweekly on Thursday.
Do not place any paper or cardboard in
your recycling bin, trash can or plastic bag.
Paper can be placed in a brown bag,
bundled or placed in a low-lying box.
Shredded paper must be placed in a
paper bag or in a cardboard box.
Cardboard boxes must be flattened
and bundled. Cans, glass bottles and
plastics must be rinsed clean.
Do not flatten or place in plastic bags.
Labels can stay on but caps and lids
must be thrown away in the garbage.

For more information or to sign up for events,
call Amber Stadler at (609) 723-4290.
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