Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Community

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
Defense Courier Service Station McGuire

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.


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