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Teamwork saves a life
Service members, first responders and Griffith Field House staff are recognized for their efforts in saving a man’s life by U.S. Air Force Col. Neil Richardson and Chief Master Sgt. James Fitch at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Jan. 16, 2019. Those recognized performed CPR, used a defibrillator, revived and transported a man who had gone into cardiac arrest on Jan. 7.  Richardson is the Joint Base MDL and 87th Air Base Wing commander and Fitch is the 87th ABW command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Martyn)
Jan. 16, 2019 - When a man at Griffith Field House went into cardiac arrest on Jan. 7, the quick thinking of Joint

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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
DOD Stories
Trump Pledges to Protect America From Any Enemy Missile
Jan. 17, 2019 - When it comes to defending America against the threat of a missile attack from any nation, President Donald J. Trump said that “the goal is simple. It is to ensure we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States, anytime, anywhere and any place.”

Strong Missile Shield Protects U.S., Allies
Jan. 17, 2019 - President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Michael R. Pence and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan announced the release of the 2019 Missile Defense Review at the Pentagon. The MDR is the last of four strategic guidance documents that Trump directed the national security establishment to create to better guide decision-making on critical defense policy issues.

Alliance Commitment Remains Steadfast, Military Committee Chairman Says
British Royal Air Force Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach, chairman of the NATO Military Committee, addresses NATO chiefs of defense in Brussels following a meeting of the committee, Jan. 16, 2019. NATO photo.
Jan. 16, 2019 - While circumstances have changed since NATO was formed in 1949, the commitment and support to defend alliance members – “is as resolute today as it was in 1949,” the chairman of NATO’s Military Committee said in Brussels.

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.
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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**UPDATE** The Brownsmills Gate is now open! **GATE CLOSURE** Heads up, MDL! The Brownsmills Gate will be closed from 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. today. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
Last Thursday, Cmdr. Hutley relinquished command of the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team to Cmdr. Raymond Negron during a change of command ceremony here at JB MDL. Thank you for your service and your mentorship, Cmdr. Hutley, and welcome Cmdr. Negron to the team!
**Coming Soon, JB MDL** The Hiring Our Heroes Transition Summit for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses will be at Tommy B’s Community Center and the Timmermann Center Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 8:00a.m. -7:00p.m. For more details and registering, visit: hiringourheroes.org/events #LeftOfTransition #HOHSummit
#DogDaysofSummer Robby is a hardworking military dog that knows Sundays are for relaxing and readying yourself for the week ahead! But even this v good girl knows that justice never sleeps. Happy Sunday, JB MDL!
#HumansofMDL "I've had my fair share of issues so i just want to make people laugh even if it's at my own expense. I feel like it's my job to do so. No matter what it is or what I'm going through; if someone tells me they are having a bad day, I'll put on my happy face and do everything I can to make them smile. That's just how I am."
Hey now, MDL All Stars... Come jam out at Doughboy Field NEXT Friday, July 20 for the Midsummer Night Festival! The FREE show is open to all DOD ID holders and will feature Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors and the 78th Army Band! It doesn't make sense not to live for fun- so come out and have some!
#ThrowbackThursday Who else had fun at last year’s Summer Concert Series!? Here’s a shot of the crowd ready for the show! The next performances in THIS year’s Summer Festival will include Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors, and the 78th Army Band! Make sure to check our page TOMORROW for all the information on the next show!
It may not be the 4th anymore, but we’re still making some noise for our country! Heads up, MDL -- starting FRIDAY JULY 13 and continuing through WEDNESDAY JULY 18, expect to hear some sounds from the mortar training on the ranges. We’ve got a loud few days ahead of us! Please keep in mind that cloudy or overcast weather can amplify the booms and the noise can travel further. We know that the sounds can be hard on four-legged family members. Check out our MDL Minute for some tips and tricks that could help them out this weekend! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8-QddfR7v4 We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to train America's fighting force!
**Volunteer Opportunity!** The JB MDL Airmen's Attic needs volunteers sorting through and organizing donations this Thursday and for the month of July! The Attic is located in the same building as Pudgy's and is open 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for E-6 and below and every 3rd Saturday of the month for all ranks. All dates are available for volunteer opportunities- Just show up and give your time!
The votes are in- Thank you to everyone who helped us in revamping our page!
Hey JB MDL motorcyclists! The 2018 Summer Motorcycle Mentorship Ride is coming up Friday, July 27, 2018 at 6:00 a.m.! Groups will be traveling to Orange County Choppers for lunch and a Shop Tour ($8.00 per person). Sign up by July 19, 2018! See flier for registry details-
It's time to redecorate our Facebook page- and we can't do it without you! Like for your favorite picture to be our new cover photo!
#HumansofMDL "I love helping people. I've been told that things that I've done in the past are goals for a lot of people. When I was told this, I froze and thought 'Maybe I could get into this.' I didn't know people looked up to me like that. Because of that I started my podcast to provide life-coaching in hopes that everything I say or what I've done can help at least one person get over whatever they may be going through."
We're not clowning around! This Sunday go head to head against the forces of funny in the Clowns vs Military Softball Game! Admission is only $10 (children 10 and under get in free), so have a ball and raise money in support of military families this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Lakewood Blue Claws Stadium!
#ThrowbackThursday This week in history, Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army. The rest, as you know, is history. #HappyIndependenceDay!
Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave.... Happy Independence Day, Joint Base MDL! Have a safe holiday! ....Oe'r the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
You won't be feeling very FREE behind bars. Celebrate the 4th with friends and family, and help ensure everyone gets home safely! Make sure you have a plan -- lock down a designated driver. Patriots don't let patriots drink and drive.
Sometimes you need to stop and smell the flowers... Marine Aircraft Group 49 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst See more photos here: https://bit.ly/2Kr1zHn
We hope everyone gets a chance to see the skies light up with fireworks this year — just make sure you don’t light them off on base! 🎇 💥 Please see the below info regarding the installations fireworks policy, and have a safe and enjoyable Fourth! 🇺🇸
JB MDL is OPEN and non-emergency employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK for 18 Jan… https://t.co/BvaNKZuE6k
JB MDL remains OPEN. Employees are expected to report to their worksites or begin telework on time. Normal operati… https://t.co/UR12FZJa5L
2/2 All drivers should exercise caution and must reduce speeds to 5 miles per hour below the speed limit. Please go… https://t.co/oEqrP59GOU
1/2 Current as of 11:00 am January 13th 2019, Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst is in road condition yellow. The roa… https://t.co/7oGYaXgsK5
please go to MDL's Facebook page at https://t.co/nbhr2s38sk for the most up to date information.
All drivers should use extreme caution and reduce speeds to 15 miles per hour through the joint base and 5 miles pe… https://t.co/jf0l2thY16
Current as of 9:00 am January 13th 2019, Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst is in road condition red. The roads are h… https://t.co/bqYsb4mbuw
JB MDL is OPEN for NORMAL OPERATIONS on 16 Nov. Civilian DOD employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNS… https://t.co/ojnWka64Qe
BASE EARLY RELEASE: The Joint Base installation commander has authorized early release for today starting at 1:30 p… https://t.co/zbU0D0a9yl
RT @Yankees: Tonight, we celebrated the @usairforce's 71st Birthday with: - Presentation of Colors by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard from J…
Big BOOMS are coming! #soldiers and #marines will be firing tomorrow here at MDL. https://t.co/b5dhIXM9lS
Them Friday at 4 p.m. feels... https://t.co/PBftBmyPFw
@LonglostLA are we gtg for monday? should be cool. what time?
Hey @TheSlyStallone do you want to jump out of a plane with the @ArmyGK during the largest Air Show in the Philadelphia area??
As of 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1st, JB MDL is expected to be open for NORMAL OPERATIONS for Monday, April 2nd. A win… https://t.co/gkzHpRhwaD
Base status update. JB MDL will go to NORMAL OPERATIONS starting at 5 p.m. All base services/gates are expected to… https://t.co/DQLh3rBID9
Base Status Update 22 March 2018 McGuire/Dix – BASE CLOSURE until 5 p.m., then changes to LIMITED OPERATIONS -Phas… https://t.co/imBo9JFrTG
Base Status Update for March 22 (as of 9:10 p.m. March 21) Due to continued snowfall in the area tonight, the base… https://t.co/vz0ymiK5YP
Base status update as of 6:45 p.m., March 21st. The Joint Base remains closed. There will will be a snow call at 4… https://t.co/2uuB8WoST0
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