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Atlantic Division, 75th Training Command

The 75th Infantry Division was active from 1952 to 1957 as a combat division of the U.S. Army Organized Reserves. The division was reactivated in 1993 as the 75th Battle Command Training Division in the Army Reserve. The 75th BCTD is separated into five battle command training brigades. The 2nd Brigade is headquartered at JB MDL.

72nd Field Artillery Brigade

(609) 562-8915

The 72nd Field Artillery Brigade is a First United States Army Operations Brigade. The 72nd plans, coordinates, and enables post-mobilization, pre-deployment training in support of specified U.S. Army Active, Reserve, Army National Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard units. The Brigade is also responsible for facilitating the redeployment of these units and overseeing the requirements based demobilization of these units.

The unit is physically located on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

77th Sustainment Brigade

Activated in 1917 as the 77th Infantry Division, the 77th Sustainment Brigade is currently part of the U.S. Army Reserve and headquartered at JB MDL. The division is nicknamed the “Statue of Liberty Division.” The unit is physically located on Dix.

78th Training Division (Operations)

(609) 562-8030

The 78th Training Division is one of the oldest residents on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Originally activated in 1917 at Camp Dix, the 78th Infantry Division was originally allocated to New York and Northern Pennsylvania in the National Army plan. Currently, the 78th Training Division trains and assesses Army Reserve units by executing Combat Support Training Program Exercises at JB MDL, N.J. The unit is ­physically located on Dix.

99th Regional Support Command

The 99th Regional Support Command provides administrative and logistical support to all United States Army Reserve units and Commands within a 13-state geographic area of responsibility. All operations and maintenance for the Army Reserve, Reserve personnel, military construction, and other appropriations allocated by USARC and Office of Chief Army Reserve are managed by the 99th RSC. The unit supervises all USAR Area Maintenance Support Activities and Equipment Concentration Sites and provides facility support to USAR units within its AOR.

108th Wing

(609) 754-6358

The 108th Wing, a New Jersey Air National Guard, is comprised of more than 1,300 personnel. Airmen of the wing perform many functions in support of the Air National Guard and Air Mobility Command. Another mission of the wing is the 108th Contingency Response Group, which is Air Force’s rapid entry force designed to assess and open an air base, perform initial airfield operations and ensure a smooth transition to combat sustainment. The wing also supports a mission-dedicated to rapid response airlift for the Department of Defense in support of U.S. Government crisis response events abroad and domestic.

The 108th Wing, located on McGuire, remains ready, reliable and relevant for whatever tasking our state and country may require from the New Jersey Air National Guard leading Global Engagement into the 21st Century and beyond.

174th Infantry Brigade

(609) 562-6525

In coordination with Joint Base and mission partners, 174th Infantry Brigade executes and certifies individual and collective training IAW theater specific standards at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. for designated U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard units to prepare Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen for deployment in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. The 174th IN BDE is a highly skilled, disciplined and cohesive brigade executing all training to standard with quite professionalism and backed by strong family support. Patriots on Point.

244th Aviation Brigade Headquarters

(609) 562-7929

The 244th Aviation Brigade, the only Army Reserve Aviation Brigade, is Headquartered at JB MDL with subordinate units and facilities located in 14 states in 18 different locations. The 244th Aviation Brigade is the largest Aviation Brigade in the U.S. Army comprised of two CH-47 (Chinook) Medium Lift Battalions, one C12/UC-35 (Transport Aircraft) Fixed Wing Battalion, two UH-60 (Black Hawk) General Support Companies, one Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Company and one Headquarters and Headquarters Company. The Brigade consists of a mix of Active Component and Reserve (Troop Program Unit and Active Guard Reserve) Soldiers as well as Department of the Army Civilian Employees and contractors.

On order, the 244th Aviation Brigade deploys to the area of responsibility and conducts theater aviation operations to support military operations of war and/or operations other than war for the Combined Forces Land Component Commander.

305th Air Mobility Wing

The 305th Air Mobility Wing extends America’s global reach by generating, mobilizing and deploying 32 KC-10 Extender and 13 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to conduct strategic airlift and air refueling missions worldwide. Additionally, the wing operates two of America’s largest strategic aerial ports supporting the delivery of 53,000 tons of cargo and 50,000 personnel annually to combatant commanders abroad via military and commercial airlift, and overland transport. The 305th AMW also supports the operations of 23 Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, as well as Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve aircraft assets by operating and maintaining five runways and over 1,600 square miles of airspace that comprise and surround McGuire Field and Maxfield Field.

305th Operations Group

The mission of the 305th Operations Group is to deploy worldwide from America’s Eastern Gateway and to perform aerial refueling and airlift in support of tactical, strategic, reconnaissance, transport and bombardment forces in high-threat and chemical warfare environments. All active-duty members, civilian employees and their families are part of a proud team ­dedicated to the accomplishment of these tasks. The group is comprised of the 2nd Air Refueling Squadron, 6th Airlift Squadron, 32nd Air Refueling Squadron and the 305th Operations Support Squadron.

305th Maintenance Group

The 305th Maintenance Group was activated on Oct. 1, 2002. A pivotal component of our Air and Space Expeditionary Force, the 305th MXG mobilizes, deploys, and provides maintenance support for 32 KC-10A Extender and 13 C-17A Globemaster III aircraft. The group generates 24-hour tactical and strategic airlift and air refueling maintenance capability to facilitate the deployment and supply of DOD, allied, and coalition forces supporting the full spectrum of combat and humanitarian operations. The 305th MXG trains, equips and leads more than 1,600 highly trained personnel to support safe, timely, and reliable aircraft maintenance and aerial port operation. Additionally the group operates two of AMC's busiest aerial ports. The group is comprised of the 305th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the 605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the 305th Maintenance Squadron, the 305th Maintenance Operations Squadron and the 305th Aerial Port Squadron.

514th Air Mobility Wing

The 514th Air Mobility Wing is a key member of Team McGuire. With more than 2,600 reservists, they share the C-17 Globemaster III and the KC-l0 Extender aircraft, facilities and equipment of the 305th Air Mobility Wing.

Through the Reserve Associate program, 514th AMW Reservists work alongside their active duty counterparts in operations and training, maintenance, aerial port, civil engineering, personnel, security forces, communications, and medical and aeromedical evacuation. Many Reservists also deploy to overseas locations on annual tours and in activated status ­supporting real world operations.

The wing has been a leader in the Air Force Reserve since activation for Korea and has racked up an impressive record of accomplishments.

With a highly proficient and active aeromedical evacuation force, 514th aeromedical ­evacuation crews are often in the lead when disaster strikes.

The achievements of the 514th AMW Reservists exemplify their motto of “The Freedom Wing, Volunteers for America.”

621st Contingency Response Wing

(609) 754-0668

The 621st Contingency Response Wing is highly-specialized in training and rapidly deploying personnel to quickly open airfields and establish, expand, sustain, and coordinate air mobility operations. From wartime taskings to disaster relief, the 621st extends Air Mobility Command's reach in deploying people and equipment around the globe.

Established in March 2005 and based at both Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and Travis Air Force Base, Calif., the 621st consists of approximately 1,500 Airmen in six groups, fourteen squadrons and more than 20 geographically separated operating locations aligned with major Army and Marine Corps combat units. The wing maintains a ready corps of light, lean and agile mobility support forces able to respond as directed by the 18th Air Force at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., in order to meet Combatant Command wartime and humanitarian requirements.

American Red Cross

(609) 562-2258

The American Red Cross office, located at Building 6051 Doughboy Loop and 8th Street on Dix, provides service members with information and referral services, verification of emergencies for emergency leave, and emergency communications. The Red Cross also has computer stations
available for service members use. There are numerous volunteer opportunities available.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed weekends.

If you have an emergency after hours, on weekends and holidays, call the American Red Cross toll-free at (877) 272-7337.

Area Defense Counsel


The Area Defense Counsel, located at 2906 Tuskegee Airmen Ave., Suite 116 on McGuire, is a mission partner of the Air Force Legal Operations Agency. The ADC provides independent legal representation and confidential legal advice to service members on military justice and adverse administrative matters. The ADC’s principal responsibility is to represent members in actions under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including courts-martial and non-judicial punishment proceedings. The office consists of an Air Force attorney and a Defense Paralegal.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 4:30p.m.; closed weekends.

Armed Services Whole Blood Processing Laboratory, East

(609) 754-2442

Joint Base MDL is home to a unique Department of Defense mission — the Armed Services Whole Blood Processing Laboratory, East. ASWBPL East has a long-standing history of commitment to the Armed Services Blood Program and to the Department of Defense having been first established on June 25, 1966. The Air Force is the executive agent of the
Tri-Service staffed ASWBPL which claims to be the “original joint team.” Staffing consists of thirteen military medical personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force and three civilian contractors.

The ASWBPL receives blood products collected by the 20 Army, Navy and Air Force blood donor centers throughout the country. All units received are subjected to stringent quality control procedures. The blood is then tested, processed and repackaged for ­shipment to any destination specified by the Armed
Services Blood Program office. Blood ­shipments are coordinated with U.S. Transportation
Command and shipped on military and civilian contract aircraft all over the globe.

The primary role of ASWBPL-East is to provide blood and blood product support to DOD medical treatment facilities in peacetime and to maintain a rapid response capability to supply blood in emergencies, contingencies and pre-position blood products during military operations. To ensure this readiness posture, ASWBPL operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week supporting all medical treatment facilities throughout United States Central Command, U.S. European Command and more recently U.S. African Command.

The ASWBPL’s secondary role is to support the Armed Services Blood Program in the development of new programs and long-range goals affecting blood transfusions within the DOD. An example is the replacement of the existing frozen blood inventory with frozen red blood cells that have an extended shelf life after thawing.

The Armed Services Whole Blood Processing Laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and Food and Drug Administration. Both of these agencies ensure regulatory compliance of over 2,000 stringent checklist items. The goal of these accreditation programs is to improve the quality of clinical laboratory medicine through voluntary participation, professional peer review, education and compliance with established performance standards. The ASWBPL is a member of an exclusive group of more than 6,000 laboratories worldwide that have met the highest standards of excellence for laboratory medicine. This dedicated team of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and civilian professionals are the lifeline to not only our warriors and their families but also to those in need as the DOD supports the diverse range of military operations.

Army Contracting Command New Jersey

(609) 562-3844

ACC-NJ is a full service contracting community of professional business advisors that is horizontally integrated with our customer base. We provide a full spectrum of acquisition tools and products to ensure on-time and quality execution of programs and acquisition requirements. We support our customer base by providing contracting and acquisition services for the life cycle program management of armaments, ammunition, weapons, munitions, information technology and enterprise systems. Our products include traditional Contracts, Grants, Cooperative Agreements and Other Transactions for all stages in the acquisition life cycle.

Battery G 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines

(609) 562-8685

Battery G 3/14 provides timely, accurate fires for the artillery battalion in support of expeditionary and land-based Marine Air Ground Task Force operations. In Marine Expeditionary Unit operations, the artillery firing battery provides timely, accurate fires in support of the Ground Combat Element.

C-12 Detachment

Commander Fleet Logistics Support Wing Detachment, located on Dix, was established in 2005. The detachment is comprised of 10 pilots and three aircrewmen who provide flexible and rapidly deployable air logistics support seven days a week. The unit belongs to CFLSW which is based at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. The UC-12B Huron, operated by the detachment, is powered with two Pratt and Whitney PT6A-41 engines and has max cruise speed of 245 knots.

Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Detachment

(732) 323-7573

The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Detachment trains Aviation Boatswains Mates in aircraft launch and recovery equipment. This training prepares them for aircraft carrier shipboard duty. All Navy aircraft ­carrier aircraft launch and recovery equipment maintenance officers, catapult officers, catapult and arresting gear maintenance and electrician ­specialists, optical landing systems specialists, air bosses, and aircraft carrier commanding officers must attend CNATT. Co-location with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst provides a unique environment in which technical experts and warfighters can interact and CNATT students can gain real-life recovery and take-off experience at NAWCAD’s Catapult and Runway Arrested Landing Site.

Defense Courier Service Station McGuire

(609) 754-4900

Defense Courier Service Station McGuire is a joint service associate ­activity located at 1719 West Arnold Ave. The DCS was formerly known as the Armed Forces Courier Service. The Joint Chiefs of Staff as a tri-service activity created the ARFCOS in 1953. It was established Oct.1, 1987 as a joint activity known as DCS by the Secretary of Defense. Executive Agency is vested in the Air Force; command and oversight authority and responsibility for financial and administrative support are delegated to the commander of the Air Mobility Command.

DCS is headquartered at Fort Meade, Md., and composed of 20 courier stations located in 10 states or U.S. territories and eight nations. The DCS is mandated to provide for the secure transportation and control of qualified (highly classified and ­time-sensitive) material requiring escort by courier. The DCS directly supports joint and combined military operations, NATO, U.S. Allies, the Department of State and all other federal agencies.

In addition to servicing two overseas locations, DCS Station McGuire is tasked to service Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, ­portions of Pennsylvania, and Thule, Greenland and the Azores. DCS Station McGuire’s approximately 400 customers include units of all services and numerous Department of Defense contractors.

Federal Correctional Institution

(609) 723-1100

Opened in September 1992, the Federal Correctional Institution, Joint Base McGuire-
Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., is an all-male, low-security facility operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The mission of the facility is to protect society by confining offenders in a controlled environment which is safe, humane and appropriately secure. The facility also provides work and self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming productive, law-abiding citizens upon release.

The institution holds the honor of being America’s largest federal prison, with current inmate population at approximately 4,700 male offenders. The institution is situated on approximately 211 acres, located on JBMDL. The FCI is made up of two separate compounds, East and West, and comprises some 60 buildings, which are former basic training units. Each compound has its own perimeter security, inmate visiting room and outside administration building. A compound consists of six housing units, health services, chapel, gymnasium, education buildings, dining halls and administrative offices to include Safety and Psychology Services. The average age of the offenders at the FCI is 41 while the average age of inmates at the Federal Prison Camp is 45. The average length of sentence for FCI inmates is 134.5 months while the average sentence
at the FPC is 98 months. There is a 120-bed Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) on the West compound.

The original Satellite Camp opened in January 2000, which consisted of two buildings housing 375 inmates. The new Satellite Camp opened June 22, 2004, and presently houses 410 minimum-security male offenders. The new camp is West of the Core Services Building and adjacent to the central warehouse. The Federal Prison Camp consists of a main building and two greenhouses.

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR-64)

VR-64, located on McGuire, was established in September 2004. The VR-64 Condors
utilize the C-130T Hercules in its logistics mission providing support to the fleet through the worldwide transport of troops and cargo.
The squadron operates under the operational command of the Fleet Logistics Support Wing and consists of active-duty and Reserve personnel. The unit relocated to the joint base in March 2011 as part BRAC 2005 legislation.

Fleet Readiness Center East/ Aviation Support Detachment

The Fleet Readiness Center East/Aviation Support Detachment is a joint command that provides off-aircraft logistics and maintenance support to three United States Navy and United States Marine Corps aircraft squadrons onboard Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and worldwide operations. This fully integrated 150 member workforce is and comprised of USN, USMC and civilian personnel. They efficiently process 25,000 maintenance and logistic actions annually, including 5,000 in direct support of forward deployed Afghanistan Operations.

General Services Administration

(646) 831-4000

GSA Federal Acquisition Service meets virtually any purchasing need across a vast range of products and services. GSA focuses on providing straightforward, streamlined solutions supporting mission-critical requirements complying with federal laws, regulations and policies.

Marine Aircraft Group 49

(609) 562-8711

Marine Aircraft Group 49 is located on Dix. MAG-49’s mission is to organize, train and equip combat ready squadrons to augment and reinforce the Active Marine Forces. The unit provides personnel and assault support capabilities to relieve operational tempo for active-duty forces and provide service to the community.

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772

(609) 562-8711

HMH-772 provides the Marine Air Ground Task Force Commander assault support transport of heavy weapons, equipment, combat troops and supplies during expeditionary, joint or combined operations.

Marine Light/Attack Helicopter
Squadron 773 Detachment B

(609) 562-8711

HMLA-773 Detachment B supports the Marine Air Ground Task Force Commander by providing offensive air support, utility support, armed escort and airborne supporting arms coordination, day or night under all weather ­conditions during expeditionary, joint or combined operations.

Marine Wing Support Squadron 472


The mission of MWSS 472 is to provide all essential Aviation Ground Support to the rotary-wing components of the Marine Aviation Combat Element and all supporting attached elements of the Marine Air Control Group. This support includes provisions for, engineer services, motor transport operations, medical services, field messing facilities, nuclear, biological and chemical defense, internal airfield communications, security and law enforcement services, expeditionary airfield services, aircraft and ground refueling service, aircraft rescue and structural firefighting services, explosive ordnance disposal, combat engineer/construction services and utility services.

Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion

(732) 323-5000

The Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion, locatedon Lakehurst, conducts precision recruiting operations to enlist quality men and women in the U.S. Army throughout the State ofNew Jersey, Philadelphia and the Greater ­Philadelphia region.

The Recruiting Battalion consists of six recruiting companies, 40 recruiting stations, and 176 active-duty and 54 Reserve recruiters. The battalion’s precision operations include, but are not limited to band members, warrant officer flight training, Officer Candidate School, various linguists, Army Law and Special Forces. The 1st Recruiting Brigade, also located on Lakehurst, falls under the Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion.

Naval Air Systems Command Lakehurst

(732) 323-2811

Naval Air Systems Command Lakehurst is one of eight NAVAIR sites providing cost-wise readiness and dominant maritime combat power to make a great Navy/Marine Corps team better. The facility and its workforce are part of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division and is the critical link between Naval Aviation and the Navy Aircraft Carrier Battle Groups worldwide. NAVAIR Lakehurst is the Navy’s lead engineering support activity for Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment and Naval Aviation Support Equipment, and is responsible for maintaining fleet support and infusing modern technology across the entire spectrum of equipment needed to launch, land and maintain aircraft from ships at sea and from austere U.S. Marine Corps sites.

In short, NAVAIR Lakehurst provides the ­critical facilities and services necessary to permit
fixed and rotary wing aircraft to operate safely andeffectively from ships at sea and from austere U.S.Marine Corps expeditionary airfields worldwide.

Navy Operational Support Center

The Navy Operational Support Center Dix supports individual selected reservists and unit commanders as they train and maintain a level of readiness to support deployed commands. NOSC is comprised of 45 units, with missions as diverse as construction, cargo handling, port and base security, as well as various legal, religious, medical and dental activities. Selected reserve Sailors deploy as a unit during large scale mobilizations or serve individually meeting the needs of the fleet. Call (609)723-7160, ext. 230 for more information.

NCO Academy

(609) 562-3001

The United States Army Noncommissioned Officers Academy located at 5518 Sever Ave., Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, is a fully accredited academy of learning which instructs noncommissioned officers from around theglobe.

The mission is to conduct Noncommissioned Officer Education System and Functional Courses for America’s Army in accordance with Programs of Instruction and regulatory standards that produce highly successful NCO leaders with the warrior skills, values, traits, and actions necessary to win our Nation’s wars and defend the United States. The NCO Academy is committed to providing an environ­ment of professional conduct, outstanding leadership, high standards of appearance and discipline.

The NCOA, instructs the Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course (formally the Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course), the Army Basic Instructor Course, and the Small Group Instructor Training Course to nearly 3,000 students annually. These courses leverage current technological and conventional face to face instruction to train both tactical and ­garrison related duties.

New Jersey Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

(609) 562-0156/3760

The New Jersey Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, is a Department of Defense volunteer organization that provides free education, consultation, and if necessary, mediation for employers of Guard and Reserve employees. ESGR’s goal is to support New Jersey’s employers who share their employees with the Department of Defense to ensure our national security.

The mission is to gain and maintain support of all public and private employers for the men and women of the National Guard and Reserve as defined by demonstrated employer commitment to employee military service.

National Guard and Reserve forces today total over 1 million service members and represent approximately 48 percent of total military force. Every day around the globe, thousands of men and women in uniform risk their lives and make great sacrifices to defend our national interests. And, increasingly, members of the National Guard and Reserve forces are serving extended tours away from their homes, families and jobs.

The NJESGR committee is made up of volunteer business executives, civic leaders, educators, retired and active military personnel, and concerned citizens dedicated to preventing and resolving those employer/employee conflicts that directly impact the retention of our reserve component Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen. The 130 plus volunteers, with support from the National Headquarters based in Arlington, Va., initiate employer support and education programs including a speakers bureau, ombudsman program, visits to training sites, and through our awards program, recognition of employers whose policies support or encourage participation in the National Guard and Reserve.

New Jersey Joint Force Headquarters

(609) 562-0954

The New Jersey Joint Forces Headquarters mission is to maintain trained and equipped forces as reserve components of the Army and Air Force and performs missions as directed by State or federal authorities. The NJ-JFHQ provides command and control of all assigned N.J. Army and Air National Guard forces.

In accordance with policies established by the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of the Air Force, the NJ-JFHQ establishes the capability to provide one or more joint task force command elements able to exercise command and control of Homeland Defense, Defense Support to Civil Authorities, and/or other domestic emergency missions in a State Active Duty, Title 32, or Title 10 status. The NJ-JFHQ also provides expertise and situational awareness to DOD authorities to facilitate integration of Federal and State activities. NJ-JFHQ is responsible to the Adjutant General for participation with the Governor’s and National Guard Bureau’s staff in the formulation, development and coordination of assigned programs, policies and plans pertaining to or affecting the Army and Air National Guard of New Jersey. Call (609)562-0954 for more information.

U.S. Navy Staff Judge Advocate Office


The U.S. Navy Staff Judge Advocate Office, located on Lakehurst, provides commanding
officers with timely, accurate, sound, comprehensive legal advice and counsel. Walk-in appointments for legal assistance information, power of attorney service, notary and check in briefings are available. Legal assistance support appointments are available on alternate Thursdays.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed on weekends.

New Jersey Task Force One—NJ-TF1

(732) 657-7001

New Jersey Task Force One, located on Lakehurst, was established in 1997 to address a technical rescue gap in the N.J. State’s emergency response plan. The team, made up of 210
personnel, currently resides within the Division ofState Police, Homeland Security Branch, Emer-
gency Management Section, Emergency ResponseBureau, Urban Search and RescueUnit.

Since its inception, NJ-TF1 has responded to many structural collapses and natural disasters. The team responded to the World Trade Center incident in September 2001; the Atlantic City parking garage collapse in October 2003; Warren County flood/swift water events in September 2004; the Eatontown commercial building gas explosion in March 2005; Hurricane Katrina in September 2005; Hurricane Irene 2011; Hurricane Sandy 2012 and several other technical search and rescue assists throughout the state. In addition to operation deployments, NJ-TF1 participated in the Top Officials 3 Exercisein New London, Conn. All components train regularly in its respective discipline at the NJ-TF1 Training Facility at Lakehurst.

373rd Training Squadron, Training Detachment 1


The 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment1, located on McGuire, is a component of the Air Education and Training Command, and is responsible for aircraft maintenance training. The training detachment has been at McGuire since the mid-1950s in support of various ­aircraft. From then until now, its mission has changed many times to correspond with changes in the wing’s weapon systems.

The detachment’s instructors are responsible for teaching 32 KC-10 Extender and 13 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft maintenance courses as well as ground equipment repair. Courses range from initial skills qualification to advanced troubleshooting techniques. While most of the detachment’s students are from “Team McGuire,” training is also provided to both the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard units worldwide in support of Air Mobility Command’s rapid global reach mission.

U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center

(609) 562-4037

The USAF Expeditionary Center is the Air Force’s Center of Excellence for advanced expeditionary combat support training and education, while also providing direct oversight for en route and installation support, contingency response and building partner capacity mission sets within the global mobility enterprise.

The Center houses the Mobility Operations School, Expeditionary Operations School and Expeditionary Center Support Directorate, and provides administrative oversight for six wings and two groups located around the world.

The USAF EC partners with Air Staff, Air Education and Training Command and the U.S.Air Force Warfare Center to provide a disciplined training process that assures the right skills are taught at the right time across the expeditionary enterprise. The USAF EC offers 92 in-residence courses and 19 Web-based training courses graduating more than 24,000 students annually.

Originally known as the Air MobilityWarfare Center, the organization was activated May1, 1994, by Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, then-commander of Air Mobility Command, to serve as the command's single focal point for advanced education and training. The unit was then designated as the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center in 2007. The USAF EC organizes to maximize Expeditionary Combat Support assets to meet emerging missions,and most importantly, is accountable to provide standardized and ready forces to enable “Airpower ... from the ground up!”

U.S. Army Communications Electronics Research and Development Engineering Center Flight Activity

(732) 323-2113

CERDEC Flight Activity, located on Lakehurst, performs research and development flight testing for sensor payloads for communication, navigation, aircraft survivability, and intelligence gathering systems. CFA operates fixed wing, helicopters and Unmanned Aircraft System platforms from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and conducts flight operations continental United States and outside the continental United States, in support of theWarfighter. CERDEC Flight Activity also performs pre-deployment modifications on all new UH-60M Blackhawks prior to fielding. This unit’s heritage can be traced back to 1918, when the Army Air Corps first tested radios for air to ground communications and operated out of Greely Field, Fort Monmouth, N.J.

U.S. Army Support Activity-Dix


U.S. Army Support Activity-Dix supports and conducts Reserve Component Training, Mobilization/Demobilization Operations, and facilitates the well-being of Soldiers, their Families, and Civilians in a safe and secure environment. USASA-Dix also plans and executes Army directed support missions including establishing and operating a Joint Mobilization Site. Call for more information.

U.S. Army Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Center


TMDE Support Center New Jersey, locatedon Dix, provides TMDE calibration and repair support for a nine state area in the Northeast United States servicing Army, Department of Defense and other government agencies.

The center supports such customers as the U.S.Army National Guard, U.S. Army Reserves, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Marine Corps, Defense Supply Center Philadelphia and the Federal Aviation Administration in Atlantic City.

TMDE Support Center New Jersey functions include production control, shipping and receiving, and supply, in order to provide one-stop calibration and repair service.

U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team

(609) 724-0008, ext. 203

The U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team, located at 5614 Doughboy Loop on Dix, is one of three strike teams making up theCoast Guard National Strike Force. The NSF is a vital national asset recognized worldwide as experts in preparedness and emergency response to mitigate the effects of weapons of mass destruction events, hazardous substance releases, oil discharges, and other emergencies and natural disasters. The Atlantic Strike Team is comprised of 41 active-duty, 34 reservist, two civilians, and six auxiliarists. The team area of responsibility includes the East Coast (Maine toNorth Carolina), the Midwest and Great Lakes, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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