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Welcome to your new assignment at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, America's Premier Joint Warfighting Base!  Our Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, civilians and families are excited to have you join our community.

To start your journey, you may want to begin by accessing the links provided here for detailed information about  life here at JB MDL.
tabBefore Arrival 
Before arriving to JB MDL:

1.  Book a room at the world-class All American Inn.

2. Register for child care with one of three Child Development Centers.

3. Find a place to live:

Two housing communities serve the JB MDL community:

United Communities serves McGuire and Dix click here for housing information.
Balfour Beatty Communities serves Lakehurst .

Want to live off base?
Check out the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN).



tabBase Access 
Individual Access
All personnel requiring access to the installation must have a valid Department of Defense-issued identification card and must be registered in the Defense Biometric Identification System.

Anyone not currently registered in DBIDS can do so at the McGuire, Dix and Lakehurst Welcome Centers.

Vehicle Access
Vehicle registation and decals are not required for access to JB MDL.
However, decals are issued by request.

Motorcycle Access
Any individual riding a motorcyle onto the installation must abide by the guidelines and safety procedures set in place. An overview of these regulations is available here.

Contact the Joint Base Safety Office for more information:
McGuire/Dix Location: (609) 754-7233
Lakehurst Location: (732) 323-2525

Guest Access
Short-term and long-term visitors' passes are available at the McGuire, Dix and Lakehurst Visitor's Centers.

Welcome Centers Hours of Operation

McGuire Welcome Center
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday
Call: (609) 754-3938

Dix Welcome Center
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Call: (609) 562-6601

Lakehurst Welcome Center
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Call: (732) 323-2693
tabFor Pets 
When bringing you're furry friend to JB MDL, be sure to contact lodging ahead of time to book a pet friendly room while you are in transition.

Kennel recomendations and contact information are available upon request  from lodging staff  for those who wish to stay off base.

If your pet needs medical attention, or routine shots, visit the JB MDL vet clinic.


tabHow do I get to JB MDL? 
Arrival by Air
The two main airports surrounding JB MDL are, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Newark International Airport (EWR).

If flying into Philadelphia, ground transportation is available through Rapid Rover and the New Jersey Transit bus line. For Rapid Rover service, call (856) 428-1500 or (609) 344-0100. For New Jersey Transit buses, visit the ticket booth located in the Greyhound Terminal of the airport or call (973) 275-5555. Additionally, the USO is located in Terminal D.

If flying into Newark, ground transportation is available through the New Jersey Transit bus line. For schedules, call (973) 275-5555.

As always, it is best to ­pre-coordinate transportation and ask your sponsor for help.


Driving to McGuire and Dix

From New Jersey Turnpike: Exit 7 or I-295 McGuire/Dix exit: Take U.S. Route 206 south for approximately 1/2 a mile. Stay in the left lane to the "Y" intersection of Routes 206 and 68. Turn left on Route 68 and go approximately 4 miles. Look for a sign pointing left to "McGuire/Deborah Hospital." Turn left at the sign across the opposite lanes of Route 68. At the immediate "T" intersection, turn right on Burlington County Route 545 and head south for approximately two miles (crossing Burlington County Route 537 at the one-and one-half-mile point). At the intersection of Route 537, continue straight ahead, as the road becomes a four-lane divided highway. Follow the four-lane highway (which eventually becomes Burlington County Route 680) straight into the Main Gate.

From the north: Travel south on the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95 in northern New Jersey) to Exit 7. Follow directions from turnpike.

From the west: Travel east on the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76 becomes I-276: do not take I-76 into Philadelphia.) to the New Jersey Turnpike. Go north on the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 7. Follow directions from turnpike.

From the south: Travel north on I-95 though Delaware to just south of Wilmington, Del. Follow the signs for I-295 and the New Jersey Turnpike across the Delaware Memorial Bridge into New Jersey. Take the New Jersey Turnpike north to Exit 7 or I-295 north to the McGuire/Dix exit and follow directions.



Driving to Lakehurst

From Philadelphia International Airport: Take I-95 north to exit for Walt Whitman Bridge (toll). After the bridge, follow the signs to I-295 north. Take I-295 north to exit 34 (Marlton, 70 east) and stay on Route 70 east for approximately 40 miles. Turn left at Route 547. Bear left on 547 and proceed about quarter mile to main gate (second gate after the industrial gate).

From Newark Airport: Take New Jersey Turnpike to Garden State Parkway south. Get on Parkway South to Exit 88 (Route 70 West). Follow signs on Route 70 west to Route 547 and turn right (Gulf station on right, McDonald's on left). Bear left on 547 and proceed about quarter mile to main gate (second gate after the industrial gate).

From the Garden State Parkway: Take exit 81A (Lakehurst/Toms River) to Highway 37 west (landmark: Community Medical Center). At the traffic circle, follow sign to Route 70 west. Take a right on Route 547 (Gulf station on right, McDonalds on left). Entrance to the base will be on the left.
tabGetting Settled 

Check out the official Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Base Guide!  It's packed with key information to help servicemembers and their families navigate the joint base.

Become familiar JB MDL terminology, visit the Frequently Used Acronyms Page. 

Need to catch a ride? Check the JB MDL Shuttle Bus Schedule.

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Check here for the latest edition of the Air, Land and Sea Times - the official E-newsletter of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

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