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Army Support Activity Fort Dix holds Change of Command ceremony
July 21, 2022
Brenda Lee McCullough, U.S. Army Installation Management Readiness director, addresses the audience during a change of command ceremony on July, 21, 2022, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The change of command ceremony is a tradition where the outgoing commander symbolically relinquishes responsibility and authority by passing the colors to the incoming commander, thus beginning a new dawn of leadership for the incoming commander and his or her soldiers and civilians.

Col. Jon Brierton, from Recruit to Commander, an ASA Fort Dix Legacy
July 21, 2022
U.S. Army Col. Jon Brierton, Army Support Activity Dix commander, poses for a photo on 13 July, 2022, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Brierton completed basic combat training at ASA Fort Dix in 1990 and returned 30 years later as Garrison and Joint Base Deputy Commander. Under his leadership, Brierton’s team assisted with COVID-19 pandemic relief and supported 13,000 Afghan refugees during Operations Allies Welcome/Refuge.

Joint Base MDL hosts "Meet Your Army" event
May 12, 2022
Leadership assigned to the Mid Atlantic Recruiting Battalion recognize an ROTC cadet during a Meet Your Army event on May 5, 2022, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.  Meet Your Army is a HQDA-driven Total Force outreach initiative to bridge the civilian and military divide. The Office of the Chief of Public Affairs’ Outreach Division runs this initiative to connect with the American public, educate community and business leaders, and inspire youth to serve.

305th AMW assists with Blackhawk upload
May 12, 2022
A U.S. Army UH-60M Blackhawk assigned to the 150th Aviation Regiment prepares to upload onto a C-17 Globemaster III on May 6, 2022, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Black Hawk offers pilots seats that are protected with heavy armor, and an armored fuselage capable of withstanding hits from guns with up to 23mm shells. It can also operate safely in the majority of severe weather conditions due to its wide array of advanced avionics.

Army Support Activity Fort Dix holds Change of Responsibility
April 29, 2022
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Tamara Edwards, Army Support Activity Fort Fix, command sergeant major, coins a member of the honor guard after a change of responsibility on April 29, 2022, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The ceremonial event was held to symbolize the transition of authority from Command Sgt. Maj. Tamara Edwards to Command Sgt. Maj. James Van Zlike. A change of responsibility ceremony is a traditional event meant to reinforce noncommissioned officer authority in the U.S. Army and highlights their support to the chain of command.

“Home of the Ultimate Weapon” hosts USARC Conference
March 25, 2022
Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels U.S. Army Reserve Command, chief, speaks during a Garrison Commanders Conference on March 23, 2022, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst N.J. The Army Support Activity Fort Dix hosted the conference to allow senior leaders to collaborate and discuss training, infrastructure, quality of life improvements and ways to enhance training capabilities across the U.S. Army Reserve.

Army Support Activity Fort Dix observes Women's History Month
March 17, 2022
A pamphlet is displayed for a speaking event observing Women’s History Month on March 17, 2022, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Guest speaker Lisa A. Post, a retired U.S. Army Reserve Officer, spoke on the importance of leadership and inclusivity needed to lead today’s forces. Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987.

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.

ASA training ranges undergo maintenance
August 3, 2021
Photo of range support personnel performing fire break maintenance.

Soldiers provide care for JB MDL
December 23, 2020
Photo of a soldier cleaning a military working dog's teeth.