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Avoiding Burnout
Graphic by Air Force Materiel Command Health & Wellness Team
April 21, 2021 - The tank is running on empty.Over the past year, many of us have had to learn new ways of working, of caring for our families, and trying to remain connected with others.The COVID-19 pandemic may make you feel like you’re...

305th AMSX gains Airmen, expands knowledge
Airmen transitioning to the 305th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron put on a squadron patch at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 15, 2021. The 305th AMXS welcomed 47 Airmen from the 305th Maintenance Squadron to save time during C-17 Globemaster III home station check inspections and expand the knowledge of flightline maintainers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Azaria E. Foster)
April 16, 2021 - The 305th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron welcomed 47 Airmen from the 305th Maintenance Squadron to save time during C-17 Globemaster III home station check inspections and expand the knowledge of flightline maintainers...

87th ABW looks for new ways to develop its civilian workforce
An archived photo of the Kish Airman Leadership School, located on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 13, 2020. As an initiative, 87th Air Base Wing is enrolling civilians into the five-week ALS leadership training program, for beta testing purposes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Daniel Barney)
April 15, 2021 - The 87th Air Base Wing is looking for new ways to improve the civilian workforce on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and provide opportunities to develop professional skills needed to be effective leaders.One initiative that...

Aiding our Airmen: Airman shares past experiences using Air Force Assistance Fund
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew McClain, 305th Aerial Port Squadron Mobility Training unit training supervisor, poses for a picture inside the 305th APS Passenger Terminal, on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 7, 2021. McClain was one of the Airmen who utilized the Air Force Assistance Fund to seek help for his emergency needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Daniel Barney)
April 14, 2021 - The 2021 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is fully underway on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and more Airmen and Guardians are sharing their experiences using the AFAF benefits. The AFAF is an organization that assists...

MAG-49 mentors Navy cadets on Marine aviation platforms
Marines assigned to MAG 49 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., traveled to the U.S. Naval Academy to showcase helicopter platforms and develop naval officers’ knowledge about U.S. Marine aviation.
April 13, 2021 - Marines from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., traveled to U.S. Naval Academy, M.D. to showcase helicopter platforms and develop naval officers’ knowledge about U.S. Marine aviation.
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Missile handling technicians complete roll transfer during QA inspection
Senior Airman Ryan Page, 341st Missile Maintenance Squadron missile handling technician, inspects the stage-one booster in preparation of a missile roll transfer April 20, 2021, at the missile handling facility on Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Missile handlers follow a step-by-step checklist to ensure the  Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is able to roll between two vehicles for  routine maintenance before it returns to the missile field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Elijah Van Zandt)
April 21, 2021 - 341st Missile Maintenance Squadron missile handler technicians are responsible for the safe and reliable transportation of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile stage-one booster...

Altus’ ADAPT team shares risks and warning factors of alcohol abuse
Airman 1st Class Taj Robinson, 97th Comptroller Squadron (CPTS) financial management technician, and Airman 1st Class Graham Crawford, 97th CPTS financial services technician, operate peddle go-carts while wearing drunk goggles, April 16, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The training hosted by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program whose mission is to promote readiness, health, and wellness through the prevention and treatment of substance misuse and abuse. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)
April 21, 2021 - Alcohol Awareness Month is a national public health awareness campaign sponsored by the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. To contribute to this month’s campaign, the 97th Air Mobility Wing held an alcohol...

The DoD adds COVID-19 guidelines for deployers
The Disaster Emergency Medical Operations Support Team tests Airmen for COVID-19 prior to their deployment April 15, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The Department of Defense recently added COVID-19 guidance for deploying service members based on the host nation of the deployment location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)
April 21, 2021 - The Disaster Emergency Medical Operations Support Team tested more than 250 Airmen for COVID-19 prior to their departure to a deployed location April 15, 2021, here...
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99th Medical ECS Supplies Equipment
Anesthesia Machines stored in inside of the 99th Army Support Activity Medical Equipment Concentration Site warehouse at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, April 7, 2021. 
The 99th ASA MECS services all field hospital equipment, combat field hospitals, and clinical equipment for veterinary, dental and standard medical equipment.
April 8, 2021 - Tucked back on Army Support Activity Fort Dix sits the 99th Medical Equipment Concentration Site. To the untrained eye, the 99th MECS looks like an unassuming warehouse from the outside, but within this building is a vast...

Atlantic Strike Team: ready to respond
U.S. Coast Guard Marine Science Technician 1st Class James Weldon, Atlantic Strike Team response technician, instructs a class at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 10, 2021. The ATS professionals are responsible for maintaining and rapidly deploying with specialized equipment to any place or hazard in order to protect the health of the public and the environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Azaria E. Foster)
March 12, 2021 - The U.S. Coast Guard has three strike teams, one of which is the Atlantic Strike Team located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. AST professionals are responsible for maintaining and rapidly deploying with...

New Guardians Shoot for the Stars
U.S. Space Force Guardians previously assigned to the 87th Communications Squadron pose for a photo during a transfer ceremony at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ, Feb. 12, 2021. Airmen from the 321st Contingency Response Squadron, 314th U.S. Air Force Recruiting Squadron, 421st Combat Training Squadron, 20th Air Support Operations Squadron, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center and 621st Contingency Response Support Squadron have also sworn into the U.S. Space Force during February 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shay Stuart)
Feb. 18, 2021 - Since the beginning of February 2021, Airmen across Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst have volunteered as new Guardians of the U.S. Space Force. Junior and senior enlisted discuss their reasons behind deciding to transfer and...

Joint service 5/6 Council leads the way
Volunteers put together COVID-19 test kits at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Jan. 29, 2021. The Joint Base MDL’s 5/6 Council built more than 6,000 COVID-19 swab kits and helped support the 87th Medical Group’s testing capabilities for more than 20,000 members on base. The 5/6 Council is an Air Force private organization, however any military member within the NCO tier that is assigned to Joint Base MDL can join, to include members with a line number for E-5. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Azaria E. Foster)
Feb. 2, 2021 - Throughout the pandemic, Joint Base MDL’s 5/6 Council built more than 6,000 COVID-19 test kits. The private organization’s contribution helped support the 87th Medical Group’s testing capabilities for more than 20,000 members...

Pharmaceutical Prodigy Combats COVID
U.S. Air Force Capt. Alexander Godwin, 87th Medical Group chief of pharmacy services, prepares COVID-19 vaccines on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Jan. 26, 2021. Godwin graduated with his Doctorate of Pharmacy at the age of 22 and currently acts as Point of Distribution chief for the COVID-19 vaccine at JB MDL.
Feb. 1, 2021 - As COVID-19 hit the world by storm in 2020, 24-year-old U.S. Air Force Capt. Alexander Godwin, 87th Medical Group chief of pharmacy services, was on the frontlines prepared to bear the incoming pandemic. Godwin serves as one...

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