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Belgium Royal Military Academy visit Joint Base MDL
Students from the Royal Belgian Military Academy pose behind the Air Advisor Memorial at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, June 20, 2019. The Air Advisor Academy was the first stop for the students of a three-part tour of the Joint Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shay Stuart)
June 25, 2019 - More than 30 students from the Royal Belgian Military Academy located in Bruxelles, Belgium visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst June 19-20.

AMC TES Tests C-5M Minimum Radius 180-Degree Turns
Screen footage from five camera angles show wheel turning radiuses during the C-5 Heavyweight Minimum Radius 180-Degree Turn Tactics Development and Evaluation conducted by AMCTES April 8-12, 2019 at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, MA.
June 24, 2019 - A test team from Air Mobility Command Test and Evaluation Squadron (AMCTES) located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey travelled to Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts from April 8 through 12, 2019 to execute the C-5M Heavyweight Minimum Radius 180-Degree Turn Tactics Development and Evaluation (TD&E).

JB MDL Firefighters rescue local community members during flash floods
Firefighters from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, rescue a family of four from flood waters after overnight storms caused water levels to rapidly rise in Mount Holly, New Jersey, June 20, 2019. Partnering with mutual aid fire companies from Pemberton and Eastampton during the rescue, the firefighters from Joint Base MDL are able to use these events to train and gain experience for future scenarios that may arise.
June 20, 2019 - Five Airmen from Joint Base MDL provided rescue efforts to local community members after overnight storms dumped heavy rain and caused flash flooding in Mount Holly, New Jersey, the morning of June 20.

Preventing Heat Illness
June 17, 2019 - Anyone exposed to high temperatures for a sustained period of time is at risk for heat-related

Pilot’s journey to the 514th Air Mobility Wing
KC-10 Extenders sit on the ramp at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, May 21, 2019, awaiting their next missions. The 514th’s mission is to recruit, train and sustain Reserve Citizen Airmen to fly, fight and win, and enhance our nation’s air mobility capability. (Photo by U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Katie Mueller)
June 17, 2019 - Imagine yourself flight suit zipped up, Aviators on, sitting in the cockpit of a KC-10 Extender, watching the gauges rise, hearing the whir of the engines as they spool up. There is a moment of silence amongst the constant chatter on the radios as your hand grips the throttles and you push the power up. Adrenaline is rushing through your body as the g-forces push you back in your seat and begin rolling down the runway.
DOD Stories
‘Atomic Veterans’ Can Apply For Defense Secretary’s Honor Certificate
June 6, 2019 - Veterans who were exposed to radiation in the military between 1945 and 1992 are eligible to apply for the newly created Atomic Veterans Service Certificate signed by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.

DOD Policy Chief Welcomes Georgia’s Defense Minister to Pentagon
Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood, right, hosts Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria at the Pentagon, May 20, 2019. DOD photo by Lisa Ferdinando
May 22, 2019 - Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood met at the Pentagon with Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and to underscore the importance of the U.S.-Georgia defense relationship.

Persistent Engagement, Partnerships, Top Cybercom’s Priorities
May 14, 2019 - As it embarks on its second year as a unified combatant command, U.S. Cyber Command is taking stock of its first year and looking toward the future.

ISIS Continues To Pose Significant Threat, OIR Official Says
U.S. Army mortarmen fire mortars in support of 9th Iraqi Army Division near Tarab, Iraq, during the offensive to liberate West Mosul from ISIS, March 14, 2017. Army photo by Sgt. Thomas Carwell
May 14, 2019 - ISIS still poses a significant threat to Iraq and Syria and to the wider world, the deputy commander for stability for Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command Operation Inherent Resolve said.

Cybercom, NSA Senior Enlisted Leader Discusses Troops, Training, Mental Health
May 14, 2019 - U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency are key organizations needed in a world challenged by great power competition, the organizations’ senior enlisted leader said.
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JB MDL celebrates the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
A memorial plaque dedicated to Private First Class Min Soo Choi sits in front of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst’s Wrightstown Gate entrance. The Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Committee honored Choi’s memory by sharing his story during their 2019 May AAPIH Celebration on May 20, 2019 at Joint Base MDL, New Jersey. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Jaclyn Sumayao)
May 30, 2019 - Private First Class Min Soo Choi. Airman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak. These aren’t household names, but during the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPIH) month of May, Joint Base MDL took the opportunity to honor these local service members from Asian/Pacific Islander descent. AAPIH was carefully chosen to be observed during May due to two important dates in the middle of the month. The first Japanese immigrant traveled to the United States on May 7, 1843. On May 10, 1869, the transcontinental railroad was completed due to Chinese immigrants making up the majority of workers.

Enforcing safety standards for the Joint Base
Jack Gilliland, 87th Air Base Wing Occupational Safety specialist, talks to a unit safety representative at the Timmermann Center on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, May 10, 2019. Members of the safety office perform on-site inspections around the installation to ensure safety regulations are being followed at all times.
May 13, 2019 - People are the most important asset to the Department of Defense, and rightfully so. Guaranteeing

Aircraft simulators: Training Airmen for real-world flights
Steven Custis, KC-10 boom operator instructor, watches Airman 1st Class Nicholas Eddings, 32nd Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender boom operator, as he operates the boom in a KC-10 simulator on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Dec. 19, 2018. The KC-10 aircrew training simulator facility holds three simulators that allow coordination between boom operators, pilots and flight engineers simultaneously. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Katie Mueller)
March 4, 2019 - Being one of two Air Force installations that train Airmen to operate on a KC-10 Extender, Joint

Stellar Sailor leads by example
Petty Officer 1st Class William Martin, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 64 (VR-64) aviation structural mechanic, poses in front of a C-130 Hercules in a hangar on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Dec. 12, 2018. Martin has been assigned to VR-64 for less than a year and has received every rank he has made on the first try. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Jan. 11, 2019 - The fluorescent lighting in the hangar glared off his glasses. He stood with rigid posture and a

Airman awarded for heroic actions
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Metzger, 38th Rescue Squadron pararescueman stationed at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, (middle) smiles with Lt. Gen Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general of U.S. Army Reserve Command (left), and Edward T. Reilly, vice chairman of the of the Metropolitan New York USO (right), after being awarded the George Van Cleve Military Leadership Medal during the 57th Annual USO Armed Forces Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, Dec. 12, 2018. Metzger and his team successfully rescued five injured Afghan allies during combat while on his second tour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Dec. 30, 2018 - An American Airman walked around in a sea of coyote brown with his M4 carbine cradled in his arms,
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