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Service Members find hope in Sean's Room
October 11, 2023
U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Minihan, Air Mobility Command commander, greets Sean's Room Peers after the ribbon cutting ceremony for Sean’s Room at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. on 10 October, 2023. Modeled after Sean’s House, a program based in Newark, Delaware, Sean’s Room offers a safe peer-to-peer environment for JB MDL personnel to receive mental health support and maintain confidentiality as required by law. Sean’s House was originally founded by Christopher Locke after he tragically lost his son, Sean, to suicide in 2018.

Joint Base MDL Spreads Suicide Prevention and Awareness
September 13, 2023
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Single Service Members 'dive' into the BOSS Program
August 14, 2023
Service members assigned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst participate in a scuba diving certification training during a Better Opportunities for Single Service Members event on 28, July 2023, at Army Support Activity Fort Dix. The BOSS program provides activities to single service members in the dorms, single parents, and geographical bachelors. These events include life skills, outdoor recreation, leisure activities, and community service opportunities.

From Egypt to New Egypt, One Airman's Pursuit of Happiness and the American Dream
April 21, 2023
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Marian Tawfik, 305th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation specialist, in-processes travelers at the 305th APS Passenger Terminal on 19 April, 2023, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Tawfik, an immigrant from Minya, Egypt, won a work Visa through the U.S. Embassy lottery and eventually attained her citizenship in the United States.

Through the Fire and Flame: Airman awarded Airman’s Medal for heroic actions
January 10, 2023
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605th AMXS Crew Chief Embodies the Warrior Heart
October 14, 2022
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Austin Sondergard, 605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs pre-flight checks on a KC-10 extender at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. on Oct. 10, 2022. Sondergard received brain surgery to remove an arteriovenous malformation, and later suffered losses to both memory, speech, and motor skills due to a stroke. Recovered, Sondergard returned to his duties as a Crew Chief and hobby as an avid powerlifter.