Host Wing, 87th Air Base Wing
Updated On: 11/27/2012 11:20:23 PM
87TH AIR BASE WING
WING STAFF AGENCIES
The Chapel Program at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst proudly stands ready to meet the religious and spiritual needs of warriors and families. There are five chapels across the base to serve the community.
Chaplains are assigned to cover every unit on the joint base. A chaplain is always readily available for counseling, encouragement, information on chapel programs, and so much more. Feel free to contact a chaplain at any time and remember conversations with a chaplain are always confidential.
Chapel programs happen throughout the week and include programs for everyone. Please call the chapel at (609) 754-HOPE for the latest chapel schedule, or find the schedule on the Joint Base Chapel's web page.
Please feel free to stop by the chapel at any time or to call with any questions or requests. Be assured chaplains are always available to speak with you and assist you in any way possible. A chaplain is always on call and can be reached in an emergency by calling (609) 203-7429.
The chapels are run by the Joint Base Chaplains with the exception of the Soldiers Chapel, run by the Army Support Activities. Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.
2503 East Arnold Ave.
3827 School House Road, Falcon Courts North
5240 New Jersey Ave.
5950 Orlando St.
Cathedral of the Air
488 Highway 547, Lakehurst
The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Command Post provides proactive command and control support to more than 80 joint base mission partners which includes more than 42,000 personnel. To accomplish this feat the command post consolidates highly trained active-duty and Reserve expertise into a seamless operations center consisting of Command Post, Maintenance Operations and Air Terminal Operations Controllers. This 24 hour a day, seven days a week continuous operations center serves as the central nerve center for the joint base, enabling commanders at all levels to manage the emergency and mobility readiness of assigned forces. The command post is located at 1730 Terminal Road.
The 87th ABW Equal Opportunity staff provides active-duty servicemembers, their families, military retirees, and federal civilian employees advice on equal opportunity and treatment concerns and provides human relations education. The staff conducts key personnel briefings; out-and-abouts and unit climate assessments for commanders; newcomer and first-duty station orientations for active duty military and federal civilian employees and; training regarding unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment and conflict resolution. Further, the staff processes complaints of unlawful discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, and religion for military personnel and including, age (over 40), genetic information, and physical/mental disability for federal civilian employees.
Additionally, the highly trained EO professionals conduct Alternative Dispute Resolution between conflicting parties, utilizing the mediation technique. Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.
While maintaining the honors and lineage of the 87th ABW, the historian also provides a point of reference and a vital information resource for the Joint Base and its assigned units. The history office maintains a complete history of JB MDL dating from 1915 to today.
The Information Protection office oversees the collective policies, processes and procedures to prevent the compromise, loss, unauthorized access/disclosure, destruction, distortion or non-accessibility of information, regardless of physical form or characteristics. This includes sensitive information, controlled unclassified information and classified information produced by, entrusted to, or under the control of all active, guard and reserve Air Force personnel here on JB MDL.
The primary charge of the Inspector General is to sustain a credible Air Force IG system by ensuring a responsive Complaints Resolution Program. In addition, the IG is responsible for the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Program. The IG ensures the concerns of all complainants and the best interests of the Air Force are addressed through objective fact-finding. The IG staff encourages all personnel to use their chain of command first to remedy complaints, prior to filing a complaint with the IG. For more information call or (609) 754-8711 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Joint Base Protocol Office is located at 2901 Falcon Lane, Suite 131. The Protocol Team ensures the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst senior leadership makes a positive first impression on all distinguished visitors by extending appropriate customs and courtesies to all visitors and at all ceremonies and events; and further, to facilitate a productive, comfortable environment to accomplish everyone's objectives—no matter the forum.
The protocol staff provides timely, useful guidance on protocol matters to all the commanders and mission partners of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Additionally, the protocol staff is available to provide guidance and information to assist action officers in planning dignified, professional events and ceremonies to include changes of command, promotion and retirement ceremonies, and many other events. For more information or assistance in planning a special event or ceremony for your unit, please visit the protocol office.
The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Public Affairs Office is located at 2901 Falcon Lane, Suite 235. The PA team keeps the entire base and local community informed of base activities and stories by expanding awareness and support of the nation's only tri-service joint base. From producing the weekly Air, Land & Sea Times newspaper and managing the base social networking pages to fielding questions from news agencies and hosting base tours, PA serves as a link between the military and surrounding communities.
Public Affairs organizes focuses on four main functions—internal communications, media relations, community relations and the rapidly growing social media operations.
The internal information team executes a program, which includes publishing the Air, Land & Sea Times, the public website and social media sites. This team makes it possible for installation leadership to maintain morale, readiness, productivity and retention through the release of timely, accurate and relevant information.
The media relations program is the most visible part of the PA mission, as the local-area news media representative's hail from New York City and Philadelphia. Media relations provides accurate and timely JB MDL news and updates to the media community to achieve informed public support and responds to queries. PA ensures information publicly released will not affect national security or threaten the safety, security or privacy of JB MDL's mission and its servicemembers.
The community relations program fosters a positive relationship between JB MDL and the public, encouraging mutual acceptance, respect and appreciation through speaking engagements, base tours, orientation flights, etc. Community relations assist with the management of environmental public affairs issues and events affecting JB MDL and surrounding communities.
PA's burgeoning social media program creates a means of instantaneous communication and interactive dialogue with leadership, servicemembers, families, media and members of the surrounding community. Social media allows public affairs to provide timely updates; allows open, two-way communication between the military and the public; and enhances commander outreach efforts while unifying all base personnel and families by offering a single platform for ongoing dialogue, feedback and interaction.
For more information visit us online at www.jointbasemdl.af.mil; Facebook at www.facebook.com/jbmdl; Twitter at www.twitter.com/jointbasemdl; and Flickr at www.flickr.com/jointbasemdl.
The joint base safety office provides advice and assistance to the commander on all safety-related matters. Safety formulates safety objectives, policies and programs. The safety office also provides reporting, investigation, follow-up and analysis of mishaps, incidents, deficiencies and hazards. The safety office can be contacted during normal duty hours, or a member of the safety staff can be reached anytime through the command post.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
The SAPR program mission is to eliminate and prevent sexual violence by implementing strategies that foster a culture of prevention, providing education, training, response capability, victim support, reporting procedures and accountability that enhances safety and well-being of all its members within the joint service community. The SARC's duty and responsibility is to prevent sexual assault. Sexual assault "hurts one.....effects all." SARC is the single point of contact for reporting, victim advocacy, training and leadership support restricted or unrestricted.
To make an unrestricted (investigative) or restricted (confidential) report contact SARC at (609) 203-6134. You may also contact your Service-specific SARC by calling the Command Post or Base Operator with non-specific information. Remember, sexual assault is a crime within the Department of Defense and applies to every branch of service.
Volunteer opportunities are available to become an on-call unit victim advocate, trainer, outreach and community partner, contact your service SARC.
Staff Judge Advocate
The legal office, located at 2901 Falcon Lane, provides legal assistance services free of charge to all active-duty, Reserve, Guard and Retired military, as well as eligible military dependants. Services provided range from personal, civil matters, including wills, powers-of-attorney, family law, landlord/tenant law, immigration, and many other civil law matters. Appointments are available Monday and Thursday afternoons, as well as Friday mornings. Additionally walk-in appointments are available Tuesday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. Legal assistance services are also available at Lakehurst twice a month. Notary services are available from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Legal Office also assists in handling household good claims and evaluating tort claims against the Air Force under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Military Claims Act, and other claims statutes. Claims services are on a walk-in basis.
Plans and Programs
Plans and Programs is responsible for planning and coordination of all JB MDL emergency, contingency, and readiness and wartime actions, including tenant and other supported units and maintains the facility and procedures for the commander's Joint Base Crisis Action Team.
The Readiness and Inspections office plans, executes, evaluates and inspects JB MDL's response to exercises and "real world" events. XPI personnel is also responsible for exercise evaluation teams; the unit self-inspection program and special interest items.
87TH COMPTROLLER SQUADRON
The Comptroller Squadron provides accounting, finance, budget and cost analysis support for the 87th Air Base Wing and its mission partners to include several geographically separated units. The Comptroller Squadron provides customer service to over 8,500 military and civilian personnel. Provides combat-ready financial support for worldwide operational missions.
The Squadron is comprised of four sub-branches under the Comptroller. The Financial Service Flight is responsible for all civilian and military pay, disbursing and travel pay issues, and the liaison to the Air Force Financial Services Center. Many personal financial services are available on the Air Force's "My Pay" website and eFinance (accessible via Virtual Finance on the AF Portal under the "Life and Career" tab), where Airmen may manage their pay, file travel vouchers, and review thousands of FAQs without the face-to-face visits to finance needed in the past. The Financial Analysis Flight is responsible for all budget and accounting issues as well as the liaison to the Defense Finance and Accounting Services Offices. Non-appropriated Funds (NAF) Financial Analysis is responsible for NAF financial management oversight and review of appropriated funds support of Services Squadron. And finally, Quality Assurance Oversight is responsible for working all customer issues under the Comptroller charge.
The 87th CPTS Comptroller Squadron is located at 2906 Tuskegee Airmen Ave. Customer service hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The customer service interactive HOTLINE number is (609) 754-3863 (FUND) or DSN 650-3863. Also, financial services related questions/inquiries can be emailed to: 87CPTSFINANCE@us.af.mil or budgetary related questions can be e-mailed to: email@example.com.
87TH MEDICAL GROUP
The 87th Medical Group members operate a state-of-the-art Ambulatory Health Care Center located on Neely Road, directly behind the Exchange/Commissary complex. There are no emergency services available.
87th Aerospace Medicine Squadron
The 87th Aerospace Medicine Squadron supports the operational Air Force by enhancing the health of its people, ensuring a fit force, preventing disease and injury, protecting the environment, and anticipating medical contingencies. Staff members provide a comprehensive population-based preventive medicine program for all beneficiaries to enhance wellness, performance and readiness as well as assist the managed care function in-implementing evidence-based, cost-effective practices.
87th Dental Squadron
The 87th Dental Squadron provides daily comprehensive ambulatory routine and urgent dental care to promote and sustain wellness, restore form and function, and maximize the readiness of joint base personnel. The squadron receives ample support from the local community to augment access to general and specialty dental care. The dental squadron does service all active-duty Army, Marine, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard servicemembers.
87th Medical Operations Squadron
The 87th Medical Operations Squadron provides for the full scope of preventive and clinical health care services for the defined population. The 87th MDOS assesses the health care needs and expectations of the population served; develops processes to provide seamless, customer-focused access to care, diagnostic services, health care education and treatment services, referrals, continuity of care for preventive health care, health maintenance, and acute and chronic disease and injury management.
87TH MEDICAL SUPPORT SQUADRON
The 87th Medical Support Squadron manages the ambulatory health care center campus, operating budget, TRICARE access and referral management, patient records, medical logistics support, personnel section and information systems for the 87th Medical Group.
87TH MISSION SUPPORT GROUP
The 87th Mission Support Group provides expeditionary combat and base support and leadership across Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, ensuring mission execution of the Department of Defense's first and only tri-service joint base. The group has more than 3,900 active duty Air Force and Navy members, appropriated fund civilians, non-appropriated fund civilians, and contractors in six squadrons. The 87th MSG is responsible for 42,000 acres, more than 3,900 facilities, and an infrastructure valued at $8.1 billion, while providing support to a base populace of more than 42,000 personnel.
87th Civil Engineer Squadron
The 87th Civil Engineering Squadron is charged with providing infrastructure operations, programming future base development, managing and directing the base's physical assets, and providing explosive ordnance disposal, fire response and protection, and emergency management and contingency support services to support JB MDL. The squadron is also responsible for a $1.8 billion physical plant covering 42,000 acres, more than 3,000 facilities and 25 utility systems.
The squadron trains and deploys civil engineer forces to support contingencies and disaster response taskings worldwide. No matter the task, the members of the 87th CES live up to their motto: "Build to Last...Lead the Change."
87th Communications Squadron
The members of the 87th Communications Squadron provide high-speed data connectivity, phone and radio networks, multimedia services, maintenance for command and control communications, and air traffic control facilities to support JB MDL operations. Under its motto "World Wide-We Provide," the 160 squadron personnel provide leadership, innovation, networks and knowledge for all facets of communications and information. Call (609) 754-3311 for more information.
87th Contracting Squadron
The 87th Contracting Squadron provides contracting support and strategic business advice for five Air Force wings, one Expeditionary Mobility Task Force, the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, and provides ancillary procurement support to more than 80 mission partners on JB MDL. 87th CONS establishes and administers contracts for performance based commercial services, commercial off-the-shelf products, major and minor construction services, renovation and repair services, alterations, demolition, as well as architect-engineering and design projects. They also award more than $125 million in new contracts each year, manage a contract portfolio valued at more than $250 million, and manage a $40 million per year Government Purchase Card program. Additionally, the squadron provides deployable contingency contracting support to domestic and worldwide contingency and humanitarian relief efforts for air expeditionary forces and other branches of service in theaters of operation worldwide.
87th Force Support Squadron
The 87th Force Support Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst encompasses more than 90 activities. The squadron's core units are the Operations Section, Community Services Flight, Force Development Flight, Warfighter & Family Flight, Manpower & Personnel Flight, Resource Management Flight and the Sustainment Services Flight. While diverse in nature, the squadron's motto of "Pride in our Service" binds these units together.
The Education Center offers excellent educational opportunities to military personnel, family members and civilian employees. On- and off-base programs are available, as are a number of other services.
Two-year degree programs are available through Burlington County College in Pemberton and the Community College of the Air Force. Baccalaureate degree programs are offered through Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Thomas Edison State College in partnership with Rutgers University. Graduate programs are available from Central Michigan University, Thomas Edison State College in partnership with Rutgers University.
Additionally, the center provides assistance for those interested in coursework via distance learning from more than 100 different schools across the nation. The center also conducts free testing in CLEP, DANTES, EXCELSIOR, and SAT or ACT. Aptitude/interest tests are available to include Strong Campbell Interest Inventory, Kuder Occupational Interest Survey and others. Information is available for enlisted members interested in opportunities for commissioning through such programs as Officer Training School, Air Force Academy, Airman Education and Commissioning Program, and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.
First Term Airmen Center
The First Term Airmen Center came about during the year of the enlisted force as an initiative to prepare and re-blue airmen arriving to their first permanent duty station and was established at McGuire June 15, 1998. The main objective of the program is to provide a streamlined base in-processing, decrease no-shows and reduce adjustment and disciplinary problems by increasing professional military knowledge and awareness. FTAC is a 10 day course designed to ensure a smooth transition for first duty Airmen by offering a four-phase program of in-processing, briefings, formal training, and team building.
In addition, team-building details offer an opportunity to engage in local AF community activities, which can build lasting friendships and increase networking capabilities.
The McGuire Honor Guard is a highly visible team comprised of outstanding members from virtually every squadron on base. Standing tall and proud in Air Force blues, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst's elite honor guard team exemplifies the highest standards of military life. Whether marching in parades or representing JB MDL at retreats, graduations or military funerals, their appearance adds dignity and shows the Air Force at its best. To request an Honor guard team go to www.jointbasemdl.af.mil.
Kish Airman Leadership School
The Kish Airman Leadership School prepares senior airmen to assume greater responsibility as supervisors and non-commissioned officers. The school is an intensive five-week program focusing on leadership, communication and the profession of arms. Upon graduation, students receive nine semester hours of college credit from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Each class consists of 40 to 45 students from base units. On occasion, students from nearby bases as well as members of the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard also attend the course. The ALS staff consists entirely of non-commissioned officers with experience covering a cross-section of Air Force career fields. They are hand-selected professionals who have already graduated from the NCO academy or ALS. All instructors attend the Air University Academic Instructor School or the Professional Military Education Instructor School and have been awarded their CCAF degree. Proficiency is maintained through intensive and continuous in-service training to assure maximum currency and quality instruction for students.
Manpower and Personnel Flight
Human Resources Office
The Human Resources Office administers all non-appropriated fund personnel management programs and processes all personnel actions for the squadron. In addition to handling all NAF personnel recruitment, office members provide comprehensive new employees' orientation and supervisory training. This office is also responsible for documentation of training, annual performance appraisals and awards for non-appropriated fund employees, ensuring the highest quality control measures for the maintenance of all employee information files. Applications for employment in FSS activities may be picked up and/or turned in at 2905 Tuskegee Airmen Ave. For more information visit www.NAFJobs.org.
Marketing and Publicity
The marketing and publicity office serves a key role in the operation of all squadron activities and programs, by providing maximum exposure and publicity for all programs and services, as well as conducting customer needs assessments. Look for the many sources of advertising that includes base marquees, Air, Land and Sea Times inserts, posters, flyers, newsletters, videos and more.
Military Personnel Section
The Military Personnel Section has many services and programs available to meet the needs of the military member and their family. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst's MPS is located at 2916 Falcon Lane.
Customer service provides a one-stop service for walk-in business. This section manages identification card applications, Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, veterans' benefits, special duty applications, Sevicemembers' Group Life Insurance, and the INTRO Program. Force Management manages awards and decorations, evaluations and special actions needs. Career Development manages officer and enlisted promotions, re-enlistments, outbound assignments and retirement/separation needs, and the military's largest port retirements/separations program for U.S. Air Force members.
Civilian Personnel Flight JB MDL has more than 1,100 civilians working in fully integrated organizations. Under the military spouse preference program, spouses may be given hiring preference. To qualify, military spouses must be eligible for employment, submit documentation to establish spouse and relocation status, and submit an application. For more information about the spouse preference program, call (609) 754 5691. For a listing of appropriated wage grade and/or general schedule employment opportunities at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst visit www.afpc.randolph.af.mil or www.usajobs.gov.
Resource Management Flight
The Resource Management Flight, located at 2905 Tuskegee Airmen Ave., is the financial artery of the Force Support Squadron. The primary function of this unit is to provide full accounting support to all non-appropriated fund activities within the Force Support Squadron. This includes out-processing individuals leaving JB MDL and maintaining individual membership accounts such as the Collocated Club or the Falcon Creek Golf Course.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.
87th Logistics Readiness Squadron
The 87th Logistics Readiness Squadron provides robust logistics support to the JB MDL community. The squadron is the single installation authority for materiel and distribution management and manages the Air Force component deployment operation; and provides overall direction and management of joint base vehicle, supply, equipment, deployment planning and operations, fuel, and cryogenics processes necessary to operate and support the diverse operations across the joint base. The 87 LRS is comprised of four flights: Deployment and Distribution, Materiel Management, Vehicle Management, Fuels Management Flight as well as supporting operations including squadron readiness, training and quality assurance. The unit manages an equipment and parts inventory valued at $87 million and a fleet of 2,100 vehicles. The 87th LRS also dispenses more than 60 million gallons of JP-8 aviation fuel to home station and transient aircraft customers. Squadron personnel remain mission ready for all Air & Space Expeditionary Force deployments.
87th Security Forces Squadron
The members of the 87th Security Forces Squadron, also known as the Joint Base Police, provide the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst community with installation entry control, law enforcement, crime prevention, resource protection, force protection and physical security services across the expansive joint base acreage. The 87th SFS ensures all permanent party personnel and dependents are registered with the Defense Biometric Identification System at one of the three joint base visitor centers.
For installation access, personnel must have a valid Common Access Card, DoD, dependent ID card, or Defense Biometric Identification System visitor card. DD FM 2220 vehicle registration decals are issued at the visitor centers, but are not required for entry to the joint base. The 87th SFS also provides mobility teams to support contingency operations throughout the world.