Col. Steven Rothstein smiles in his office after reminiscing over his four-year tour as the 108th Mission Support Group commander at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 6, 2021. Rothstein will become the Plans and Integration (NGB/A1X) Division Chief with the Air National Guard Readiness Center in Maryland in May 2021. He will serve as the principle advisor to the NGB/A1 on human capital strategic, transformational, legislative and policy initiatives. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Donna T. Jeffries)
Retired Army Master Sgt. Norma Miranda, left, served in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard and Reserve for 35 years. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Namir Laureano continues to serve after 16 years in the active duty Air Force and New Jersey Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard graphic by Senior Julia Santiago)
Master Sgt. Steve Wescott speaks at his retirement ceremony March 20, 2021 in building 3335 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Nj. Wescott retired after 37 years of service between active duty and the New Jersey Air National Guard.
U.S. Air National Guard Maj. Melody Yung, 108th Medical Group, physician assistant, gives a COVID-19 vaccination to 1st Lt. Samantha Hardy, 141st Air Refueling squadron pilot, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 21, 2021. After receiving the vaccine, Airmen and Soldiers were monitored for 15 minutes by medical personnel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Julia Santiago)
The Defense Equal Opportunity Climate Survey (DEOCS) consists of a series of questions about work experience, leadership, behaviors, personal experiences and tailored questions selected by your Senior Leaders. After May 30, a compiled final report will be given to Commanders. Your feedback allows Senior Leadership to make the necessary changes to improve our unit. Please check your .mil email during this time period to access your survey. Works best with Google Chrome.
The For Official Use Only (FOUO) marking is no longer being used by the Department of Defense. Information types commonly labeled FOUO will no be marked as Control Unclassified Information (CUI). Air National Guard members are required to complete the training for the conversion by April 30, 2021.
Congratulations to all the Airmen in the 108th Wing who promoted to their next rank and assumed a higher level of responsibility!
Testing will resume July 1, 2021 to ensure the health and safety of Airmen during the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure social distancing practices remained in place. When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and sit-ups) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc. As testing resumes, scores earned on the three-component fitness test will be redistributed. Final decisions on percentage component breakdowns will become available in June.
Service members and eligible DoD members can self-register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at locations spread throughout New Jersey. At this time state contractors and state employees are not eligible. Authorized personnel includes: New Jersey National Guard Servicemembers, Title 5/Title 32 Technicians, DoD Contractors, AGR Dependents, Dependents on Tricare Reserve Select or Tricare Prime, and DoD Retirees. All individuals receiving the vaccine must be 18 years or older.
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will transition to HPCON Charlie and implement Phase 2 starting Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. This transition to HPCON Charlie will bring some of the following changes: •Essential personnel only in work areas •Maximize teleworking when practical and feasible, and when physical distancing cannot be maintained •Fitness centers remain open for military personnel only at a reduced capacity. •Emphasis on a limit of 10 people indoors for gatherings, both on and off duty •All dining is take-out only with the exception of DFACs, where dine in options will be limited to ESM cardholders only •At this time, there will be no changes to current base access.

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