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Maryland Army National Guard 'takes flight' with the Raven
June 5, 2023
The small hand-launched remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicle provides day or night aerial intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance. With a flight radius of 10km and the ability to reach speeds of 50-100 km/h, the Raven provides superior aerial reconnaissance capabilities compared to most drones.

N.J. Army National Guard seeks 'Best Warrior'
May 1, 2023
U.S. Army Soldiers with the New Jersey Army National Guard participate in the Best Warrior Competition on 26 April, 2023 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Army National Guard’s BWC is a physically and mentally challenging three-day competition that tests competitors on a variety of technical and tactical skills sets. Competitors employ a range of skills relevant to today’s operating environment, including physical endurance, land navigation, marksmanship, weapons skills, and overall combat readiness.

U.S. Army 1-114th Infantry Regiment conducts Light Sniper Training
December 2, 2022
The U.S. Army Soldiers 114th Infantry Regiment conducts light sniper training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. on Nov. 19, 2022. The training is designed to educate snipers to be adaptive Soldiers, critical and creative thinkers, armed with the technical, tactical, and logistical skills necessary to serve successfully at the Sniper Team level.

U.S. Army 351 Psychological Operations Company conducts Urban Operations
December 2, 2022
The U.S. Army 351st Psychological Operations Company conducts Urban Operations training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. on Nov. 19, 2022. Training factors in U.O. include the presence of civilians and the complexity of urban terrain. Urban combat operations may be conducted to capitalize on strategic or tactical advantages associated with the possession or the control of a particular urban area or to deny these advantages to the enemy.

U.S. Army Cadet Command 2nd "Freedom" Brigade holds Ranger Challenge 22
October 24, 2022
U.S. Army ROTC Cadets assigned to the U.S. Army Cadet Command 2nd Brigade accept awards for placing first overall during the Ranger Challenge at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. on Oct. 23, 2022.The competition is conducted over two days on a non-tactical course. The mission is to challenge Cadets' mental and physical toughness and to develop leadership while fostering teamwork and esprit-de-corps. Teams participate in nine graded events, each team is awarded points based on how well they perform in each event. The best team in each event is awarded a trophy for being the first, second, and third place teams. The number one team is The Ranger Challenge Winner for that year.

U.S. Army Aviation Ramp MILCON Amplifies Readiness and Sustainment Capabilities
August 19, 2022
U.S. Army Col. Mitchell Wisniewski, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst deputy commander, and Army Support Activity Fort Dix commander, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. James Van Zlike, Army Support Activity Fort Dix command sergeant major, cut a ribbon during the Army Support Activity Fort Dix Aviation Facility ribbon cutting ceremony at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst N.J. on Aug. 19, 2022. The Army Aviation Facility Project was a MILCON effort valued at 11.7 million dollars and made possible through the joint effort of ASA Fort Dix and the U.S. Marine Corps Marine Aircraft Group 49. The 2100 square foot building is host to an Army Ramp Management Area which provides a wide range of capabilities for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft such as the C-130, CH-47S, and UH-60S. The addition of the new Army Ramp will provide enhanced load out and aviation operation training capabilities, parking for Army aviation aircraft, refueling, troop movement and flight planning operations for approximately 216,000 people that use JB MDL to meet readiness requirements.

Gotham Warriors Project Joint Force Convergence with Annual Training
August 4, 2022
A U.S. Army National Guard Soldier assigned to the 340th Military Police company simulates the in-processing of a detainee as part of a simulated exercise on Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst, N.J., July 30, 2022. Soldiers from the 333rd MP Brigade, 340th MP Battalion gathered here for Gotham Justice, a four-week exercise that trained, challenged and improved Soldiers’ primary skill sets and core MP competencies required in detention operations and security and mobility support operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matt Porter)

Ben Franklin's "Associators" Conduct Table IV Exercises
February 19, 2022
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment, Infantryman, adjust  an 
M2 .50 caliber machine gun mounted to an M1126 STRYKER armored personnel carrier on Feb. 11, 2022, 
at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Using a training range on ASA Dix, Soldiers conducted 
table IV STRYKER gunnery exercises to enhance combat readiness. During a table IV exercise, STRYKER 
teams conduct target detection, identification, and engagement both stationary and moving. The 
111th Infantry Regiment has Colonial roots in the American Revolution and was founded by Benjamin 
Franklin on Nov. 21, 1747. It is Pennsylvania’s oldest regiment and often assisted George 
Washington and the Continental Army alongside the
Delaware River.