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.
Getting To Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
See the Getting To & Around Burlington and Ocean Counties chapter on Page 23 for information about local airports, train service and public transportation. The closest commercial flights land at Philadelphia International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, about 50 and 60 miles from the base, respectively.
Contact your sponsor with your estimated arrival time and flight information, if applicable, prior to your arrival at JBMDL.
Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for JBMDL. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the base and the local area, make lodging or dorm arrangements and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there to help you and your family until you are settled into your new
If you have not been in touch with a sponsor and your departure is nearing, contact your gaining unit or call the Military & Family Support Center at 609-754-3154.
Cellphone use by the driver of a moving motor vehicle is prohibited on all Department of Defense installations unless the cellphone is used with a hands-free device.
From Philadelphia International Airport
Take Interstate 95 north to the exit for Walt Whitman Bridge (toll). After the bridge, follow signs to Interstate 295 north. Take I-295 north to Exit 34 (Marlton, 70 east) and stay on Route 70 east for approximately 40 miles. Turn left at Route 547. Bear left on Route 547 and proceed about a quarter mile to the main gate (second gate after the industrial gate).
From Newark Airport
Take the 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. Bear left on Route 547 and proceed about a quarter mile to the main gate (second gate after the industrial gate).
From the Garden State Parkway
Take Exit 81A (Lakehurst/Toms River) to Highway 37 west. At the traffic circle, follow the sign to Route 70 west. Take a right on Route 547. The entrance to the base will be on the left.
From the New Jersey Turnpike
Exit 7 or Interstate 295 McGuire/Dix exit: Take U.S. Route 206 south for approximately half 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 2 miles (crossing Burlington County Route 537 at the 1.5 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 (Interstate 95 in northern New Jersey) to Exit 7, then follow the aforementioned turnpike directions.
From the West
Travel east on the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76 becomes Interstate 276: do not take I-76 into Philadelphia) to the New Jersey Turnpike. Go north on the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 7, then follow the aforementioned turnpike directions.
From the South
Travel north on Interstate 95 through Delaware to just south of Wilmington. Follow the signs for Interstate 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, then follow the aforementioned turnpike directions.
Military Personnel Section
Falcon Lane, Building 2916
JBMDL McGuire 609-754-4677
The 87th Force Support Squadron Military and Personnel Section administers military and civilian personnel programs such as in-processing, ID cards, DEERS and civilian employment.
Personnel who arrive after duty hours should report to the All American Inn, which has locations on both the Lakehurst and McGuire-Dix areas.
If you get married before your PCS, you must inform your commander and follow the procedures exactly as they are given. The military will not pay for your spouse’s travel and housing if you do not follow proper procedures.
Upon arrival, report in uniform to the human resources military office on the first floor of the west wing of Building 5418 on Delaware Avenue for in-processing. Call 609-562-3088 for more information.
Personnel reporting during normal hours to activities aboard the Lakehurst annex of JBMDL should report first to the Navy MILPERS office in Building 150, Room B127. Personnel (staff and students) reporting to the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training will report to the second floor of Hangar 1 to the leading chief petty officer. Call 732-323-7573 during normal duty hours for more information. After normal working hours, call the CDO at 732-684-9074.
When you expend your permissive TDY or personal leave, contact customer service or the INTRO manager at the Military Personnel Section for information about in-processing. In-processing is conducted through the squadron assigned.
The Newcomers’ Orientation is presented by the Military & Family Support Center. Newly arrived military personnel, spouses and civilians from all branches of service are encouraged to attend this orientation. The orientation includes briefings about the installation, support agencies and community services. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call the Military & Family Support Center or visit https://gomdl.com/?s=newcomers+orientation.
The All American Inn
Walsh Drive, Building 481
JBMDL Lakehurst 732-323-2266
Mitchell Road, Building 2786
JBMDL McGuire 609-754-4667
The All American Inn provides safe, comfortable and clean accommodations for active-duty military members and their families who are assigned to JBMDL. Temporary lodging facilities available to personnel on accompanied PCS status feature microwaves, refrigerators, free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities.
Arrange for temporary quarters as soon as you receive your PCS; check availability and room rates online. Contact the lodging office directly for reservations with children and pet-friendly rooms.