Reveille, Retreat & Taps
Reveille will sound at 6 a.m. and will be immediately followed by “To the Colors.” At the first note of Reveille, all military personnel in uniform will immediately face the flag and stand at parade rest (if flag is not in view, face the source of music). When Reveille concludes, come to attention and salute at the first note of “To the Colors,” hold salute until the last note. Civilian and military personnel not in uniform should place right hand over heart at the first note of “To the Colors” and keep it there until the last note. Males should remove headgear with right hand and hold it at the left shoulder with right hand over heart. Saluting is optional for service members and veterans not in uniform. If in a moving vehicle, pull to the side of the road and stop. All vehicle occupants should sit quietly until the last note of music.
Retreat will sound at 5 p.m. and be immediately followed by the National Anthem. At the first note of Retreat, all military personnel in uniform will immediately face the flag and stand at parade rest (if flag is not in view, face the source of music). When Retreat concludes, come to attention and salute at the first note of the National Anthem, hold salute until the last note. Civilian and military personnel not in uniform should place right hand over heart at the first note of the National Anthem and keep it there until the last note. Males should remove headgear with right hand and hold it at the left shoulder with right hand over heart. Saluting is optional for service members and veterans not in uniform. If in a moving vehicle, pull to the side of the road and stop. All vehicle occupants should sit quietly until the last note of music.
Note: If wearing an official physical training uniform for Reveille or Retreat, military personnel will follow their service specific-guidance (i.e., Army and Air Force personnel will follow the “in uniform” guidance, while other service members will follow the “not in uniform” guidance).
Taps will play at 10 p.m. All personnel outdoors should stand, face the flag or source of music and remain silent.
AtHoc Mass Notification System
AtHoc is an emergency mass-notification system used at JB MDL that provides state-of-the art emergency notifications throughout Air Mobility Command. This emergency notification system has five capabilities:
Personnel can coordinate all types of visitor access at the McGuire Welcome Center. This facility is opened from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday and is located directly outside of the McGuire Main Gate. Security Forces provides Installation access control, force protection, resource protection and police response 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The telephone number is (609) 754-3197 or 3938.
Special events and other requirements can be coordinated through the Police Services Officer at (609) 754-4481/4658.
The SFS can be reached in person at the Base Defense Operations Center (BDOC) at Building 6049, located at 6049 8th Street. The telephone numbers are (609) 754-2001/2002/2003/2004 and (609) 562-6001.
Installation Entry – Unsponsored Access
Accepted Identification for JB MDL
- DOD CAC, Common Access Card
- DD Form 2, Armed Forces ID card
- DD Form 1173/1173-1, Uniformed Services ID and Privilege card
- DD Form 2765, DOD Uniformed/Service ID and Privilege Card
- AF Form 447, USAF Reserve Forces Dependent ID Card
- AF Form 354, USAF Civilian ID Card
- Friends of JB MDL Pass, local city, state, reps, DVs, etc.
Installation Entry – Sponsoring Visitors
- Sponsor must register all visitors prior to entry at one of the JB MDL Welcome Centers
- No “vouching” for vehicles/people
- 30-day limit for personal visitors
Speed While Driving On Base
The base-wide speed limit is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.
Traffic accidents, moving and parking violations may result in suspension or revocation actions and traffic point assessments involving military and DOD civilian personnel, their family members and other personnel operating motor vehicles on a military installation.
1-10 MPH.................. $0................... 3 points
11-15 MPH............ $113.00.............. 4 points
16-20 MPH............ $123.00.............. 5 points
20+ MPH................. Court................ 6 points
Cell Phones on Base
Cell phone usage must be HANDS FREE. This means some type of Bluetooth earpiece or integrated Bluetooth in-car system. If you have neither, pull over and make or take your call. No texting while driving.
Military.............................................. 3 points
Civilian..................................... $125 + points
Vehicle and Motorcycle Registration
Vehicle registration is not required for entry to the installation. Vehicle decals are optional and may be obtained at any Welcome Center.
To register a vehicle on base, provide proof of insurance, a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and a military identification card. If a vehicle is leased, the member will need a copy of the lease agreement. Decals will not be issued if the owner has a temporary vehicle registration. If owners have questions concerning registration, visit one of the welcome centers.
Motorcycle operators require a valid motorcycle license and must attend motorcycle safety training to register their motorcycles on base. For more information, contact the Safety Office at (609)754-7233.
Every motor vehicle registered in this State which is used over any public road, street, or highway or any public or quasi-public property in this State, and every vehicle subject to enhanced inspection and maintenance programs pursuant to 40 C.F.R.s.51.356, except historic motor vehicles registered as such, collector motor vehicles designated as such pursuant to this subsection, and those vehicles over 8,500 pounds gross weight that are under the inspection jurisdiction of the commission pursuant to Titles 27 and 48 (as amended by this legislation) of the Revised Statutes, shall be inspected by designated examiners or at official inspection facilities to be designated by the commission or at licensed private inspection facilities. The commission shall adopt rules and regulations establishing a procedure for the designation of motor vehicles as collector motor vehicles, which designation shall include consideration by the commission of one or more of the following factors: the age of the vehicle, the number of such vehicles originally manufactured, the number of such vehicles that are currently in use, the total number of miles the vehicle has been driven, the number of miles the vehicle has been driven during the previous year or other period of time determined by the commission, and whether the vehicle has a collector classification for insurance purposes.
Every person operating a motor vehicle, other than a school bus, equipped with safety belts who is transporting a child under the age of eight years and weighing less than 80 pounds on roadways, streets or highways of this State, shall secure the child in a child passenger restraint system or booster seat, as described in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 213, in a rear seat. If there are no rear seats, the child shall be secured in a child passenger restraint system or booster seat, as described in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 213. In no event shall failure to wear a child passenger restraint system or to use a booster seat be considered as contributory negligence, nor shall the failure to wear the child passenger restraint system be admissible as evidence in the trial of any civil action.
Motorcycle riders should review the JB MDL motorcycle policy letter accessible by calling the safety office or by visit https://afkm.wpafb.af.mil/community/views/home.aspx?Filter=25618.
All motorcycle training courses are held at the Lakehurst motorcycle range. The JB MDL Safety Office offers three motorcycle training courses from April through November: Basic Riders’ Course, Basic Riders’ Course 2 (formerly the Experienced Riders’ Course) and Sport Bike Course. Loaner bikes are available for the Basic Rider’s Course. The training schedule is scheduled to be posted to https://afkm.wpafb.af.mil/community/views/home.aspx?Filter=25618 in February.
Privately Owned Weapons (POW)
Personnel who live in dormitories/barracks or temporarily are staying in lodging need to store their POWs at the Armory Building 6049 8th St. All residents must register their firearms in the POW program if temporarily or permanently stored on base, to include privatized military housing (see Firearms Registration).
Base housing residents must store their POWs with SFS until they are properly registered. Weapons must be registered at the ARMAG but are not required to store POWs. The 87th SFS will store POWs for dorm/barracks residents for an unspecified amount of time.
The ARMAG Building 6049A (Dix) is open 24/7. A representative will always be available
to register, provide information about or store POWs.
Residents are briefed in newcomer’s briefings about the rules and storage information for personal firearms. The Military and Family Support Center hosts the newcomers’ briefs.
Firearm owners must show up in person with the appropriate paperwork from their commanders.
If transporting firearms, they must be unloaded, and contained in a closed and fastened case, gun box or locked in the trunk of a motor vehicle. Contact the 87th SFS armory for more details at (609) 754-3197 or 3938.
Dormitory residents on McGuire and Dix must register privately owned firearms and store them in the 87th Security Forces Squadron armory upon arrival. To register firearms, complete an Air Force Form 1314, which requires commander’s signature, Department of Defense Form 2760 and receive a Lautenberg briefing. Forms are available at the Security Forces Armory at 6049 B Doughboy Loop. Members must take the completed form and firearm to the SFS armory within 72 hours of arrival.
- Inoperative vehicles
- Illegally parked vehicles
- Vehicles with expired base or state registration
- Vehicles with major safety defects
- Vehicles suspected of being involved in the commission of a crime
- Vehicles that presents a traffic or safety hazard to others
- Vehicles that have not been moved within two weeks
- Vehicles that law enforcement personnel reasonably believe are abandoned MAY BE IMPOUNDED.
If your car is towed, the 87th SFS BDOC will assist with tow release procedures.
Enlisted Rank Insignia
ARMY — * For rank and precedence within the Army, specialist ranks immediately below corporal. Among the services, however, rank and precedence are determined by pay grade.
NAVY/COAST GUARD — * A specialty mark in the center of a rating badge indicates the wearer’s particular rating.
** Gold stripes indicate 12 or more years of good conduct.
*** 1. Master chief petty officer of the Navy and fleet and force master chief petty officers.
2. Command master chief petty officers wear silver stars.
3. Master chief petty officers wear silver stars and silver specialty rating marks.
The U.S. Coast Guard is a part of the Department of Homeland Security in peacetime and the Navy in times of war. Coast Guard rank insignia are the same as the Navy except for color and the seaman recruit rank, which has one stripe.
E-1 THROUGH E-3 LEVELS
Service members in pay grades E-1 through E-3 are usually either in some kind of training status or on their initial assignment. The training includes the basic training phase where recruits are immersed in military culture and values and are taught the core skills required by their service component.
Basic training is followed by a specialized or advanced training phase that provides recruits with a specific area of expertise or concentration. In the Army and Marines, this area is called a military occupational specialty; in the Navy it is known as a rate; and in the Air Force it is simply called an Air Force specialty.
MID-LEVEL ENLISTED RANKS
Leadership responsibility significantly increases in the mid-level enlisted ranks. This responsibility is given formal recognition by use of the terms noncommissioned officer and petty officer. An Army sergeant, an Air Force staff sergeant, and a Marine corporal are considered NCO ranks. The Navy NCO equivalent, petty officer, is achieved at the rank of petty officer third class.
E-8 AND E-9 LEVEL
At the E-8 level, the Army, Marines and Air Force have two positions at the same pay grade. Whether one is, for example, a senior master sergeant or a first sergeant in the Air Force depends on the person’s job. The same is true for the positions at the E-9 level. Marine Corps master gunnery sergeants and sergeants major receive the same pay but have different responsibilities. All told, E-8s and E-9s have 15 to 30 years on the job, and are commanders’ senior advisers for enlisted matters.
A third E-9 element is the senior enlisted person of each service. The sergeant major of the Army, the sergeant major of the Marine Corps, the master chief petty officer of the Navy and the chief master sergeant of the Air Force are the spokespersons of the enlisted force at the highest levels of their services.
Officer Rank IInsignia
Officer ranks in the United States military consist of commissioned officers and warrant officers. The commissioned ranks are the highest in the military. These officers hold presidential commissions and are confirmed at their ranks by the Senate. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps officers are called company grade officers in the pay grades of O-1 to O-3, field grade officers in pay grades O-4 to O-6 and general officers in pay grades O-7 and higher. The equivalent officer groupings in the Navy are called junior grade, mid-grade and flag.
Warrant officers hold warrants from their service secretary and are specialists and experts in certain military technologies or capabilities. The lowest ranking warrant officers serve under a warrant, but they receive commissions from the president upon promotion to chief warrant officer 2. These commissioned warrant officers are direct representatives of the president of the United States. They derive their authority from the same source as commissioned officers but remain specialists, in contrast to commissioned officers, who are generalists. There are no warrant officers in the Air Force.
Naval officers wear distinctively different rank devices depending upon the uniform they’re wearing. The three basic uniforms and rank devices used are: khakis, collar insignia pins; whites, stripes on shoulder boards; and blues, stripes sewn on the lower coat sleeves.
Training Uniform Guidance- Army
Training Uniform Guidance- Navy
Training Uniform Guidance- Air Force
Training Uniform Guidance- Marines
Training Uniform Guidance- Coast Guard