When adverse weather occurs, members must know installation procedures to safely arrive at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
BASE CLOSURE (Phase A): JB MDL is closed to all operations except emergency launches, recoveries and mobilization training. Only Weather Essential A or Emergency Essential personnel, required to maintain essential base services, activities, and schedules; and those needed to restore the base to limited operations, will be at their duty location.
LIMITED OPERATIONS (Phase B): JB MDL is open for limited operations. Only Weather Essential A and B or Emergency Essential personnel, required to maintain and support limited operations and prepare the joint base for full operations, will be at their duty location.
DELAYED REPORTING (Phase C): All nonessential personnel must report for duty as soon as conditions permit. Personnel deemed Weather Essential A and B or Emergency Essential should report to work as scheduled and exercise extreme caution when reporting. Additional delays may be directed by mission partner com-manders/directors due to road hazards and/or safety concerns.
EARLY RELEASE: Mission partners are responsible for managing early release for all nonessential personnel within their organization when the joint base commander initiates this action. The goal is to stagger departure times to alleviate congestion and to allow those who live farthest from the base to leave first. Supervisors, Directors and Commanders should schedule release for all nonessential personnel subject to mission requirements.
PERSONNEL REPORTING CATEGORIES:
Weather Essential A Individuals designated in advance who are required to maintain essential base services, activities, and schedules; and those needed to restore the base to limited operations, regardless of any dismissal authorization due to weather. (Emergency Re-sponse, CDC for Phase A and B personnel on Dix/McGuire, those with removal missions, Flight Kitchen/Dining Halls, Command Post)
Mission, Weather Essential B Individuals designated in advance, by their supervisor, in order to maintain and support limited operations.
Nonessential: Individuals not designated as Weather Essential A and B or emergency essential