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USAFEC leaders tour the 87th Air Base Wing
February 13, 2024
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. John Klein, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, discusses the joint base’s mission, vision and goals with 87th Air Base Wing senior leaders during a tour of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 8, 2024. The tour included stops at unaccompanied housing dorms, the First Term Enlisted Center and the Airman Leadership School. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Monica Roybal)

JB MDL supports largest NJARNG deployment since 2008
January 30, 2024
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New Jersey Army National Guard, and U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 305th Air Mobility Wing load their bags at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Jan. 25, 2024. More than 1,500 NJARNG Soldiers are deploying to support U.S. Central Command’s Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. This is the largest deployment of NJARNG Soldiers since 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio Avalos)

Defenders sharpen the warrior heart
January 26, 2024
An 87th Security Forces Squadron member performs Brazilian Jiu Jitsu maneuvers during a training course at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Jan. 18, 2024. Master Carlos Machado, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, crafted BJJ instruction to expand on the hand-to-hand combat skills crucial to the Security Forces mission, merging BJJ tactics with elements of mindfulness, physical readiness, as well as honing the craft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Monica Roybal)

SNCO Induction Ceremony 2023
August 3, 2023
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. selects assigned to McGuire Air Force Base participate in a Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. on 28 August, 2023. The ceremony is a traditional right of passage used by SNCO's to convey to newly promoted Sergeant's the special pride felt when a service member enters the highest echelon of the NCO Corps.

Readiness Exercise 2022 plays role in AMC’s ‘Strategy to Win’
April 8, 2022
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 305th Air Mobility Wing wearing mission oriented protective posture gear prepare to upload maintenance equipment onto a C-17 Globemaster III, demonstrating the ability to survive and operate in a contested environment during a readiness exercise at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Apr. 4, 2022. Training exercises reinforce Airmen readiness and deliberately strengthen Air Mobility Command’s warfighting culture in order to provide unrivaled Rapid Global Mobility capable of protecting and sustaining the Joint Force.

87th Air Base Wing leads the way in COVID-19 response
July 22, 2020

First ever: Artificial intelligence used for AMC Flight Commander Course
October 2, 2019
U.S. Air Force Capt. John Hoffecker, 204th Intelligence Squadron flight commander, listens to an artificial intelligence presentation during a live simulation – mixing reality leadership experience during a Flight Commander Course on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Sept. 27, 2019. The AI provided information based on the students’ responses which gives students a more realistic practice to complex interpersonal skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ariel Owings)

Safety office inspects new joint confined space rescue training
October 16, 2018
Airmen with the 87th Civil Engineer Squadron prepare equipment for a confined space rescue and safety inspection on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Oct. 3, 2018. The Airmen set up a triage station for victims that rescued from the confined space. The exercise consisted of extracting two training dummies from a confined space with dangerous gasses present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Ariel Owings)

K-9s strike a pose for local artists
September 7, 2018
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Hopkins, 87th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, pets his K-9 Kira during a sketch night at the Society of Illustrators Museum in New York, Aug. 30, 2018. Hopkins spoke about Kira’s deployment and how she lost a toe on her front paw.

Mobile Escape Room strives to drive morale into Airmen
September 6, 2018
A zombie peaks through the crack of a door during a Mobile Escape Room session on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 27, 2018. The “zombie” added pressure to the timed game of a players working together to solve individual puzzles and riddles in order to escape. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Ariel Owings)