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Going into 2019 would you like more excitement and adventure in your life?
Jan. 2, 2019 - Going into 2019 would you like more excitement and adventure in your life?  Check out 87th Force

Total electrical failure, local pilot saved
Charles Chew, David Vile, Senior Airman Savannah Lerner and Bruce Mason, 305th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers, display the rotor of local pilot Bill Brady’s aircraft, who was assisted through an in-flight emergency in April at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 27, 2018. For their efforts, the team was awarded the Lt. Gen. Gordon A. Blake Pilot Save Award. Absent is Staff Sgt. Gerson Medina, who is currently deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Martyn)
Dec. 21, 2018 - On April 15, 2018, a well-developed storm spanning the entire East Coast was producing thick, low

6th Airlift Squadron presidential mission
U.S. Marines unload from a C-17 Globemaster III at West Palm Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2018. The 6th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, transported the aircraft for the president. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Briana Cespedes)
Dec. 20, 2018 - U.S. Marines unload from a C-17 Globemaster III at West Palm Beach, Florida, Nov. 17, 2018. The 6th

Army, Air Force performs HIMARS exercise in C-17
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion-321st Field Artillery Regiment exit a C-17 Globemaster III, on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Dec. 13, 2018. During the joint mission exercise, loaded and downloaded High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems in 30 minutes or less in an effort to reduce the time the joint force is on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Blair)
Dec. 17, 2018 - U.S. Army and Air Force units performed an exercise loading 90 thousand pounds of M142 High Mobility

New Jersey natives lead state’s senior U.S. Army Reserve unit toward readiness
New Jersey Army National Guard 3-12th Field Artillery Regiment Soldiers fire ceremonial rounds for the U.S. Army Reserve 99th Readiness Division change of command ceremony, Dec. 16 at Doughboy Gym, on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 99th DIV(R) is headquartered on JBMDL, which is the second-largest employer in New Jersey, second only to the state government. More than 40,000 active-duty and reserve-component service members, civilian employees and family members work and reside on the base.
Dec. 17, 2018 - JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J — When the state’s senior U.S. Army Reserve unit changed
DOD Stories
DIA’s China Military Power Report Details Leaders’ Strategy
People’s Liberation Army troops prepare for a parade in September 2017 commemorating the PLA’s 90th anniversary. Photo from Defense Intelligence Agency 2019 China Military Power report
Jan. 15, 2019 - China’s military rise is well-planned, and Chinese leaders are following a strategy they believe will lead to greater power and influence both regionally and globally, according to an unclassified report released by the Defense Intelligence Agency.

World War II Veterans Pay Homage on Pearl Harbor Anniversary
Jan. 10, 2019 - In tribute to the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a group of 12 World War II veterans journeyed from Austin, Texas, to the nation’s capital to join their brethren in remembering the fallen and honoring those who served.

U.S.-Japan Alliance Remains Cornerstone of Peace in Asia, Commander Says
Navy Cmdr. Jimmie Jensen, left, commander of the USS Germantown, explains the function of the ship’s well deck to Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, right, commander of U.S. Forces Japan, and Maritime Self-Defense Force Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, chief of staff for Joint Japan Staff, during a tour of the ship, Nov. 19, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Crouch
Jan. 10, 2019 - The U.S.-Japan alliance remains the cornerstone for peace and stability in Asia even as it has adapted to changing threats, the commander of U.S. Forces Japan said during a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo.

Commander Stresses Importance of Indo-Pacific Partnerships
Navy Adm. Philip S. Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, answers questions during a panel discussion at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, Jan. 9, 2019. The Raisina Dialogue is a multilateral conference committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Robin W. Peak
Jan. 9, 2019 - Carrying the message that the Indo-Pacific region should be about building communities, not about confrontation, the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command participated in a panel discussion as part of the Raisina Dialogue, an annual multinational conference geared toward issues facing the global community.

U.S. Will Pick Up Pace in Race to Space With China, DOD Official Says
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launches from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., April 14, 2018. The Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Secondary Payload Adapter Augmented Geosynchronous Laboratory Experiments system was onboard and is one of the 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron’s primary missions. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz
Jan. 8, 2019 - The United States isn’t out of the game yet when it comes to space, but if it wants to remain on top, it will need to do more and do it faster, a senior Defense Department official said.
JB MDL Features
Stellar Sailor leads by example
Petty Officer 1st Class William Martin, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 64 (VR-64) aviation structural mechanic, poses in front of a C-130 Hercules in a hangar on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Dec. 12, 2018. Martin has been assigned to VR-64 for less than a year and has received every rank he has made on the first try. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Jan. 11, 2019 - The fluorescent lighting in the hangar glared off his glasses. He stood with rigid posture and a

Airman awarded for heroic actions
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Metzger, 38th Rescue Squadron pararescueman stationed at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, (middle) smiles with Lt. Gen Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general of U.S. Army Reserve Command (left), and Edward T. Reilly, vice chairman of the of the Metropolitan New York USO (right), after being awarded the George Van Cleve Military Leadership Medal during the 57th Annual USO Armed Forces Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, Dec. 12, 2018. Metzger and his team successfully rescued five injured Afghan allies during combat while on his second tour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Dec. 30, 2018 - An American Airman walked around in a sea of coyote brown with his M4 carbine cradled in his arms,

Ukrainian Airmen serve USAF to give back
Senior Airman Lena Sanner, 87th Security Forces Squadron sentry, checks an ID at a gate on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Dec. 12, 2018. Sanner moved from Ukraine to the U.S. when she was adopted at the age of 14 and is now serving because she hopes to make a difference in the world and impact people’s lives. This photo was edited for security purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Jessica Blair)
Dec. 19, 2018 - Each Airman makes the decision to join the U.S. Air Force for their own reasons. For some it is the

Interns absorb transport knowledge, return to units
Senior Airman LeeAnn Chase, 305th Aerial Port Squadron porter, and Larissa Hobbs, intern, work in tandem to assemble a pallet at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, new Jersey, Dec. 6, 2018. Over a seven-week period, Hobbs and two other interns sought to learn from the Airmen here during their training to become logistic specialists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Martyn)
Dec. 18, 2018 - The transportation warehouse never closes. Year-round, day or night, air transportation Airmen are

Military, civilian K-9 teams build partnerships
Senior Airman Joshua Barker, 87th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and his MWD, Teemo, pursue a suspect during a training exercise at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Nov. 16, 2018. Airmen with the 87th SFS partnered with law enforcement from both Trenton and Ewing Township to share working dog training practices and tactics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Martyn)
Nov. 27, 2018 - The exchange of information and practices between military and civilian law enforcement agencies
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