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U.S. Army Reserve validates warfighting capabilities with 'WAREX 23'
September 5, 2023
U.S. Army Reserve's Soldiers assigned to the 78th Training Division conduct training during The Warrior Exercise 2023 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The WAREX aims to serve as a platform for units to train and prepare capable, lethal, and combat-ready forces in collective tasks aligned with their respective Commander's training objectives. Throughout the year, each Commander identifies these training objectives for their units, which they then execute during the exercise. The strategic framework for fielding the Army of 2030, known as "Accelerate, Centralize, and Transform" underscores the importance of communication modernization in advancing a force capable of Multi-Domain Operations against near-peer adversaries.

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.

U.S. Army Reserve holds last iteration of 'Guardian Shield'
May 23, 2023
U.S. Army Reserve Criminal Investigation Division Special Agents participate in their annual training ‘Guardian Shield’ during May, 2023, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. CID is made up of professional, federal law enforcement officers who investigate felony crimes. CID Special Agents are commonly in suits and plain clothes as they conduct their investigations. Military Police officers are uniformed officers who may perform traffic duties on base, law and order policing, or detainee and detention operations abroad. Annual trainings like GS23 are essential to mission success not only for classroom and weapons qualifications, but also for agents to network and leverage experience from multiple law enforcement backgrounds.

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.

113th Infantry Regiment conducts Platoon Attack Drill
October 23, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 113th Infantry Regiment conduct a platoon attack drill at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. on Oct. 15, 2022. During the drill the platoon lead squad locates and suppresses the enemy, establishes supporting fire, and assaults the enemy position using fire and maneuver. The platoon destroys or causes the enemy to withdraw and conducts consolidation and reorganization thereafter. Once the platoon conducts action on enemy contact, the squad or section in contact reacts to contact by immediately returning well-aimed fire on known enemy positions. Dismounted Soldiers assume the nearest covered positions available and the element in contact attempts to achieve suppressive fires. Once achieved, the element leader notifies the platoon leader of the action.

U.S. Army 58th Troop Command Washes off a Weekend Training
October 20, 2022
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to the U.S. Army 58th Troop Command tests a portable shower unit at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. on Oct. 17, 2022. Shower, Laundry, and Clothing Repair Specialists are primarily responsible for supervising and performing laundry, shower, personnel and clothing decontamination functions. These capabilities are essential to the health and welfare of soldiers in training or deployed environments. Good hygiene is required by all who are subject to the laws and regulations defined by the UCMJ in order to prevent the spread of disease that may compromise mission success.

Col. Mitchell Wisniewski: Commanding Joint Force Convergence and the Road Ahead
October 6, 2022
U.S. Army Col. Mitchell Wisniewski, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst deputy commander, and Army Support Activity Fort Dix commander, speaks with a guest at 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.