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Right Place, Right Time: Off-Duty Airman Saves Child's Life
June 7, 2022
— Airmen train to be prepared at any given moment and may wonder how it can apply to the real world. Now, a JB MDL Airman can attest that it saves lives. U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ricardo Cabezas, an 87th Healthcare Operations Squadron Medic, was on his way to Philadelphia when he saw a group of people in the middle of the road. He quickly pulled over and approached the scene...
AFSA celebrates Women’s History Month on Joint Base MDL
March 30, 2022
— On March 25, the Chapter 211 of the Air Force Sergeants Association celebrated Women’s History Month on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, in highlighting achievements and contributions from women in history and contemporary society, especially those that served or serve in the military. To celebrate this annual event, AFSA hosted the Women’s History panel, virtually through Zoom and Facebook Live, created as a network for women who are actively serving within the Joint Base MDL community. With a total of four panelists and 50 attendees, the hosts for this occasion were U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adriane Pope, 87th Logistics Readiness Squadron Individual Protective Equipment section chief and AFSA Chapter 211 vice president, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shaniayha Saunders, 87th LRS Command Support Staff noncommissioned officer in charge and AFSA Chapter 211 facilitator. ...
Get to Know You: U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Michael Wynne, 87th Air Base Wing Command Chief
February 10, 2022
— Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst welcomes U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Michael Wynne as our new 87th Air Base Wing command chief. With over 25 years of military service, Wynne is fully prepared to take on this position to successfully lead Joint Base MDL into the future. Wynne is joined by his wife Andrea, sons Austin and Cory, and their Boston terrier Gizmo. Since the start of his military career in August 1996, Wynne progressed from being an aircraft maintainer to a squadron superintendent at the 730th Air Mobility Squadron, Yokota Air Force Base, Japan. Prior to being selected by U.S. Air Force Col. Wes Adams, 87th ABW and Joint Base MDL commander, to become the newest 87th ABW command chief, Wynne was serving as the 514th Air Mobility Wing command chief at Ramstein AFB, Germany...
Reduce your risk of developing cancer
February 3, 2022
— Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. About one of every three Americans will develop some form of malignancy during his or her lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our genes, lifestyle, and the environment around us work together to increase or decrease our risk of getting cancer. Each person’s cancer risk is made up of a combination of these factors. ...
Son of WWII 305th Bombardment Group flight engineer honors his father’s memory and the CAN DO Wing
November 22, 2021
— Rodney Jester, the son of World War II 305th Bombardment Group flight engineer, Tech Sgt. Edward Jester, made a visit to the 305th Air Mobility Wing headquarters, along with his wife, Sadie, to commemorate his father's wartime service under the CAN DO Wing, on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 18, 2021. Stuart Lockhart, 305th AMW historian, welcomed the couple into the facility as he showed displays of Tech. Sgt. Jester's belongings, donated by his son, Rodney Jester, to preserve his legacy, his wartime service, and to inspire and inform today’s Airmen. Flying 29 combat missions from December 1943 to May 1944, Tech Sgt. Jester served with the 366th Bomb Squadron of the 305th BG CAN DO Group under the Eighth Air Force, “The Mighty Eighth,” based at Chelveston, England in the air war against Nazi Germany during that conflict...
KC-46A Pegasus arrives on Joint Base MDL
November 9, 2021
— The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst community celebrated a monumental milestone for the installation as it welcomed its first KC-46A Pegasus to its new home in an arrival ceremony Nov. 9, 2021. The event marked the beginning of new total force aerial refueling operations at the joint base, making it the first and only joint base with KC-46 lead operations...
JB MDL Couple on a Mission for Life
November 1, 2021
— U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Marcus Slade, 87th Air Base Wing non-commissioned officer in charge of chapel readiness, and his wife Patrice, 87th Civil Engineer Group unit program coordinator, serve as members of the New Jersey chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Since 2017, the Slades have been raising awareness for suicide prevention within the Joint Base MDL community...
Full Steam Ahead: 87th CES Power Plant drives JB MDL flight testing operations
September 30, 2021
— With 33 years of experience, and the responsibility of supervising a 13-member crew, a typical morning for Mike Lenihan, 87th Civil Engineer Squadron boiler plant operator supervisor, starts with a walk around the 87th CES Power Plant on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The morning walk-around ensures the safety and good-working order of the plant’s heavy equipment and four high-pressure boilers, whose operation pre-dates Lenihan’s 33 years. The power plant must be kept ready for the potential of daily flight operations. “The main purpose of the power plant is to provide steam to Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst catapult operations in testing aircraft and launch valves for research and development purposes,” said Lenihan. “My crew and I must keep up with the condition of the plant to support the fleet, in any way possible.”...
Joint Base MDL honors POW/MIA Remembrance Week
September 21, 2021
— Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst personnel participated in a 24-hour walk or run event, and the candle light vigil ceremony, during POW/MIA Remembrance Week. POW/MIA Remembrance Week honors the Prisoners of War and Missing in Action troops nationwide through ceremonies, candlelight vigils, and physical fitness activities...
Joint Base MDL Pharmacist receives Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award
August 4, 2021
— Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst congratulated Alan Farquharson, 87th Medical Group pharmacist, with the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award for contributing twenty-eight years of service within the Joint Base MDL community. Farquharson served as a pharmacist working at the same building on Joint Base MDL, from February 1993 to July 2021. Now as he prepares for retirement, Farquharson shares some of his experiences about being in a hybrid workforce of military and civilian workers. ...