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Perseverance: From war, refuge to the American dream
Airman 1st Class Kouassi Kouman, 87th Force Support Squadron food service apprentice, poses for a photo at the Halvorsen Hall Dining Facility Oct. 21, 2019 on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Kouman, who was born in Bondoukou, Africa, moved to the United States in 2014 after civil war threated his life while living in Africa. Kouman joined the Air Force in 2017.
Dec. 13, 2019 - The term “the American dream” has been thrown around for decades. By definition, it is the ideal by which equality of opportunity is available to any American, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved. These aspirations and goals are subjective depending on the individual.

Joint Base MDL offers CCAF Mentorship Program
The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst CCAF Mentorship Program began in August 2019.  The program brings education to our Airmen work centers during duty time. Tech. Sgt. Aaron Hinton from the 305th Air Mobility Maintenance Squadron led the initiative through coordination with Ms. Jennifer George, Coordinator of Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC).  Additionally, Hinton made contact with every unit showing interest by visiting commander calls, roll calls and having direct interaction with potential students. He also coordinated initial tuition assistance briefings and invited the education center staff to brief those who were interested. After garnering a great amount of interest, the next step was to select the first class and create a “How to Guide” for individuals to use when enrolling in RCBC and registering for the class.  After all of Hinton’s hard work, the speech class ran from October 23 to December 11.  Currently, he is coordinating the next class which is projected to start January 17.
Dec. 12, 2019 - The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst CCAF Mentorship Program began in August 2019. The program

The Lion: Joint Base MDL Airman among first to wear Air Force approved Turban
Airman 1st Class Jaspreet Singh, the first Airman at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey to wear a U.S. Air Force approved turban as a uniform item stands in front of a fire truck at Fire Station 1, Joint Base MDL, Dec. 5, 2019. When he enlisted almost two years ago, he had to take off his turban and cut his hair for the first time in his life. He took the first opportunity after training to request a religious accommodation waiver from the U.S Air Force. After a year of waiting, Singh wears a turban again. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Briana Cespedes)
Dec. 12, 2019 - An Airman assigned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, is among the first in the U.S.

USAF Surgeon General visits Joint Base MDL
Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. G. Steve Cum, Chief of the Medical Enlisted Force, host an all call for the 87th Medical Group during a tour at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 21, 2019. During the all call, medical staff had an opportunity to address questions or concerns directed toward military medicine and the future of programs, patient care and training. Hogg spoke of the importance to not only think outside of the box, but to think without the box and challenge the boundaries and guidelines provided to medical professionals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Dec. 2, 2019 - Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. G. Steve Cum, Chief of

AAG achieves milestone arrestments
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 conducts Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) testing with five F/A-18E/F Super Hornets on Oct. 23-24 at the Runway Arrested Landing Site in Lakehurst, N.J. For the first time, AAG reached a milestone with 22 aircraft arrestments in just over 26 minutes. (U.S. Navy photo by Sherry Jacob)
Nov. 27, 2019 - The Navy’s newest aircraft recovery system, Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG), successfully completed the system’s most demanding test event to date with 22 aircraft arrestments in just over 26 minutes at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) in Lakehurst, New Jersey.
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Love Shouldn’t Hurt
Volunteers use makeup to emulate a black eye as part of a Family Advocacy Program initiative called “The Black Eye Project” on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Oct. 9, 2019. The volunteers went about their normal routines around base with a fake black eye as an experiment to see who would inquire about the individuals’ wellbeing and who avoided it. The goal is to help the community learn how to speak out and recognize symptoms of domestic violence which is severely under-reported, according to Family Advocacy. Within five hours, 50 people approached the volunteers— five were outside of their workplace. While many asked with concern, some initially approached with inappropriate jokes or comments. Two volunteers entered the installation through three separate gates and were not questioned. “We hope to use this as a learning experience for people to start a conversation,” said Christina Hernandez, 87th Family Advocacy Program domestic abuse victim advocate. “Be aware, ask the question even if it’s uncomfortable. Family violence thrives in silence and isolation and it’s the job of all of us to shine a light and show survivors that they are not alone.” (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)
Oct. 11, 2019 - Domestic violence is a serious public health issue affecting individuals and families throughout the United States.


Airman becomes children’s superhero
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Long, 87th Force Support Squadron base honor guard NCO in charge, volunteers to dress up as Captain America to give back to children and make them smile. (Courtesy photo)
Aug. 2, 2019 - Huge smiles spread across children’s faces as a group of superheroes¬¬¬¬—including Captain America, Spider-Man and Wolverine— walked into the Nemours/Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children in support of Camp WeBelong July 31, 2019 in Wilmington, Delaware. Amongst the group was U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Long, 87th Force Support Squadron base honor guard NCO in charge.

NAWCAD Lakehurst robotics engineer receives Presidential Early Career Award
Dr. James Hing, Advanced Technology Projects Branch head at NAWCAD Lakehurst, was named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his early career work as a robotics engineer. (U.S. Navy photo)
July 17, 2019 - President Donald J. Trump named a Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst robotics engineer a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) July 2, 2019. Dr. James Hing, Advanced Technology Projects Branch head in the NAWCAD Lakehurst Support Equipment (SE) and Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) department, received the honor for his early career work as a robotics engineer.

Pest control: small career field, big results
Airman 1st Class Stephanie Curl and Senior Airman Regan Hayes, 87th Civil Engineer Group pest control specialists, perform routine maintenance on a trap at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, June 21, 2019. A lesser known career field, pest control is responsible for capturing and relocating damaging pests across the installation.
July 3, 2019 - Working diligently in a quiet corner of the base, Airmen with the 87th Civil Engineer Group Pest
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