Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Community

Getting Settled

JBMDL 2019 Getting Settled


87th Medical Group

3458 Neely Road
Appointments 866-377-2778
Pharmacy Refills 609-754-9470
Suicide Crisis Hotline and Chat 800-273-8255

The 87th Medical Group serves JBMDL and beneficiaries in the surrounding area. The group’s clinics and services include family health, flight medicine, mental health, optometry, pediatrics, physical therapy, radiology, women’s health and more.

Dental care is available to active-duty military. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. Program information is available by visiting


TRICARE is the health care program for active-duty and retired service members, their families and survivors. TRICARE provides health plans, prescriptions, dental plans and other special health programs to its beneficiaries. TRICARE’s mission is to enhance the Department of Defense and the nation’s security by providing health support for the full range of military operations and sustaining the health of all those entrusted to their care.

TRICARE offers a range of health care plans. TRICARE Prime is the mandatory health care option for active-duty service members. Family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families may also use this option. If you use TRICARE Prime, you are assigned a primary care manager at a military or network provider who delivers most of your care. If you need care your PCM cannot provide, you are referred to specialist. Active-duty service members and their families pay nothing out of pocket for this option; however, there is less freedom to choose your own provider. On Jan. 1, 2018, TRICARE Standard and Extra were combined into a new plan, TRICARE Select. Select is a standardized fee-for-service plan available to family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families. After you enroll in TRICARE Select, you may schedule an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider. Referrals not required, but you may need prior authorization from your regional contractor for some services. You will pay a copay or cost share based on the type of care and provider you see. Costs for Select vary, but you will pay an annual deductible as well as a percentage of covered services. Non-network providers may charge up to 15 percent more than the TRICARE allowable charge; you’re responsible for these extra charges. TRICARE also offers plans for remote and overseas locations, reserve military members, young adults who are no longer covered under regular TRICARE coverage and other scenarios.

TRICARE coverage is completely portable so it moves with you when you relocate. Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:

  • Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before you move.
  • Update your personal information in DEERS immediately when you arrive at your new location.
  • Select a new primary care manager.

If you’re already using TRICARE Select, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area. Remember, you may have a new regional contractor and claims filing address.

TRICARE’s online tools can help you find and compare plans that you are qualified to use. Beginning in 2019, however, TRICARE will allow you to switch between plans only if you have a “qualifying life event” such as the birth of a baby or a move. For a complete description of the types of coverage programs and regions, visit For more information about recent changes to TRICARE, visit


Housing Management Offices

Walsh Drive, Building 483
JBMDL Lakehurst 732-323-2370
3700 Circle Drive
JBMDL McGuire 609-754-3662

The JBMDL Housing Management Offices are ready to help you transition to your new home and community. Use the offices’ resources to become familiar with available housing options and support services. When you arrive at JBMDL, visit the HMOs for valuable information, counseling and guidance before signing any lease or sales contract for housing. Service members assigned to the McGuire-Dix areas should report to the Circle Drive HMO and service members assigned to Lakehurst should report to the Walsh Drive HMO.

Unaccompanied Housing

Highway 547, Building 481
JBMDL Lakehurst 732-323-1268
Tuskegee Airmen Avenue, Dorm 2616, Room 110
JBMDL McGuire 609-754-5498

Unaccompanied housing is provided for unaccompanied airmen in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than three years of service. Each airman is provided furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. Permanent party unaccompanied housing at JBMDL consists of three dormitory styles. Older dormitories were constructed for two airmen per room. These rooms range from 180 to 200 square feet and share a bathroom. The second styles of dormitories were constructed for one airman per room and are 135 square feet. These dormitories share a bathroom and kitchenette. On Lakehurst, the dormitory is constructed for one person per room with a private bathroom.

Unaccompanied airmen and soldiers in the rank of E-4 with more than three years of service will move into housing in the local community. Marines and soldiers must be in the rank of E-6 and above.

JBMDL Family Housing

Lakehurst Homes
1053 Division St.
JBMDL Lakehurst 732-408-1651

United Communities

3700 A Circle Drive
JBMDL McGuire 609-200-0488

At JBMDL, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you may choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Balfour Beatty Communities or United Communities.

Lakehurst Homes is professionally managed by Balfour Beatty Communities. Under the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, Balfour Beatty Communities is responsible for the management of military housing projects for the DOD, which allows the DOD to focus on its core mission.

At Lakehurst Homes, the real competitive advantage is the focus on people. Lakehurst Homes offers a variety of move-in ready two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes in both single-family and townhome styles. Residents enjoy a secure and comfortable hometown environment with the convenience of 24-hour maintenance, lawn care services and community events.

United Communities is responsible for managing the military housing at McGuire-Dix.
The community features two-, three- and four-bedroom homes with carports or garages, fenced-in backyards and spacious floor plans. Community amenities include swimming pools, dog parks, a tennis court, a fitness and community center, playgrounds and 24-hour maintenance.

For comprehensive information about homes and amenities in the JBMDL privatized housing community, visit the family housing websites.


Postal Service Center
2907 Tuskegee Airman Blvd.
JBMDL McGuire 609-754-2051

The Postal Service Center will accept mail prior to your arrival. To receive mail for general delivery, use the following address:

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

Service members stationed at Lakehurst who are in transit may forward mail to their receiving department within the command or to their sponsor. Service members may also forward mail temporarily to their home of record.


Veterinary Services
Gettysburg Avenue, Building 3259
JBMDL Dix 609-562-6636

Pets belonging to personnel who live on JBMDL must be registered with the vet clinic. Pets belonging to personnel who live off base must be licensed by the city where they reside.

The vet clinic offers services such as vaccines, medicines, spays, neuters and dental care. Services are provided to military families. Due to limited resources, most veterinary emergency cases are best served through a full-service civilian veterinary hospital; see the Military Buyer’s Guide tab to connect with local veterinarians.


Cathedral of the Air

264 Hope Chapel Road
Lakehurst, NJ 08733 609-754-4673

Dix Chapel

5240 New Jersey Ave.
JBMDL Dix 609-754-4673

McGuire Chapel

2503 E. Arnold Ave.
JBMDL McGuire 609-754-4673

North Chapel

3827 School House Road
JBMDL McGuire 609-754-4673

The joint base’s chapels are dedicated to providing world-class ministry to service members and their families. Chaplains are available for spiritual, relationship and grief counseling. They provide worship services, baptisms, weddings and memorials. Other chapel programs include religious education, youth groups, Bible studies and more.


Private vehicles do not have to be registered with JBMDL, but all vehicles on base must be insured and license plates must be current. New Jersey state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Burlington and Ocean Counties chapter on Page 23 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.

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