JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST


Arriving at JBMDL

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Getting To Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Arrival by Air

The two main airports near JB MDL are Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Newark International Airport (EWR).

If you are 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 you are 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 through 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 from turnpike.

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, 70east) 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, McDonald’s on left). Entrance to the base will be on the left.

When You Get Here

Upon arrival at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, report to the 24-hour arrival point, located in the All American Inn,2786 Mitchell Road.

Individuals must contact their unit administration section, no later than 4 p.m. for duty-day arrivals or no later than noon the first duty day after arrival.

When in-processing service members should have orders and all records in possession for turn-in. Military Personnel Section will set up all of your in-processing appointments.

Service members not assigned to base housing immediately, should visit the off-base housing referral office before looking for or securing any off-base housing.

Driving On JB MDL

The speed limit on base is 25 mph unless otherwise posted. Speed limits are strictly enforced by radar. Please note, radar detectors are illegal on federal property. Everyone — military and civilians — must wear seat belts when operating or riding in a vehicle on the joint base. New Jersey state law also requires properly-installed children’s car seats if transporting children eight years of age and under or fewer than 80 pounds. As a reminder, JB MDL is a hands-free installation.

Joint Base Lodging

All American Inn

(609) 288-7901

The All American Inn is open all day, every day. With the primary McGuire and Dix office located at 2786 Mitchell Road, the All American Inn has accommodations all across Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Temporary lodging is available at the All American Inn for any DOD Cardholders traveling in conjunction with Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Temporary Duty (TDY), or on a Space Available basis for personal travel.

Reservations are normally held until 6 p.m. If a later arrival is planned, a credit card number is required to hold the room. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pet friendly rooms and suites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests are encouraged to make reservations early to ensure room availability.

It is highly recommended personnel make lodging arrangements before arriving at
JB MDL. For reservations or additional information, call (609) 754-4667, extensions 4005, 4006 or 4007.

Air Force Inn

(609) 288-7901

The Air Force Inn is open all day, every day. With the primary Lakehurst office located at 481 Walsh Drive, the Air Force Inn has accommodations all across Joint Base McGuire-
Dix-Lakehurst. Temporary lodging is available at the Air Force Inn for any DOD Cardholders traveling in conjunction with Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Temporary Duty (TDY), or on a Space Available basis for personal travel.

Reservations are normally held until 6 p.m. If a later arrival is planned, a credit card number is required to hold the room. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pet friendly rooms and suites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests are encouraged to make reservations early to ensure room availability.

It is highly recommend that personnel make lodging arrangements before arriving at JBMDL. For reservations or additional information, call (609) 754-4667, extensions 4005, 4006 or 4007.

Temporary Lodging Facilities

Families arriving and departing from JBMDL may be billeted in the temporary lodging facility. Currently, there are 50 TLF one or two-bedroom units available. Each have a living room, private bath, full kitchen, dining room and washer and dryer. The units are designed to accommodate families of up to six members.

Pet-friendly units are also available at first come, first serve basis with a $10 pet fee added daily to the TLF room rate. If pet friendly units are unavailable, commercial boarding kennels are available in the local area.

To make reservations, call (609) 754-4667, extensions 4005, 4006, and 4007.

TDY and Unaccompanied PSC Personnel

Reservations for transient quarters are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Mailing Address

Your temporary mailing address at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is:

Name
PSC Box 3000, General Delivery
2907 Tuskegee Airman Ave.
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
NJ 08641-5000

Individuals inbound or in a temporary duty status at the joint base are authorized mail ­service in the Postal Service Center. Personnel must have official orders to utilize the PSC. The PSC will hold the mail until your arrival. Upon arrival, stop by 2907 Tuskegee Airman Ave., to pick up general delivery mail and arrange for either a PSC box or mail forwarding address. Other services provided include mail forwarding or holding for individuals who are TDY.

Call (609) 754-2051 for more information. Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 11:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon; closed Sunday.

Household Goods

Inbound arrivals must contact the Joint Personnel Property Shipping Office of New Jersey. On delivery day, the member or his/her designated representative must be present to accept the household goods. To change a scheduled delivery date, the member must coordinate with JPPSO to prevent being charged an attempted delivery fee.

TMO/PPS

(609) 754-6911
1706 Vandenberg Ave.

The Traffic Management Office, Personal Property Section helps all branches of the military with permanent change of station orders.

Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 7:30a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.

Defense Biometric Identification System DBIDS

Personnel with accepted DOD/AF IDs must be DBIDS registered with JB MDL prior to entering base.

DBIDS registration is at any of the three visitor centers and MPF. Individuals must bring drivers’ licenses and military IDs. Dependents must register, too.

DBIDS Registration

McGuire Welcome Center

Located at the McGuire Gate

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m.

Dix Welcome Center

Located at the Route 68 Gate

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m; closed Saturday and Sunday.

Lakehurst Visitor Center

Located at the Lakehurst Gate

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m; closed Saturday and Sunday.


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