Fitness Assessment Update as of 21 May 2020
Official physical fitness assessments are suspended for the Total Force until 1 Oct 2020 to mitigate both exposure to and the spread of COVID-19 among our force. A chart for when your next test date will be is located at the link above.
Many, if not all, of these current Military Spouse Employment Partners (MSEP) have telework opportunities
for military spouses:
Please share within your networks to maximize
awareness of these opportunities for our Service members and their spouses.
To avoid delays in receiving stimulus funds, Airmen/ Soldiers should immediately update their direct deposit information with the IRS at: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment
WHO: Tax filers who filed their tax returns and used either a Refund Anticipation Check (RAC) or Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL).
WHAT: Economic Impact Payments (aka stimulus payments) provided under the CARES Act will be delivered via direct deposit to filers who have filed 2018 or 2019 tax returns. The IRS will use bank account information from those
returns to process payments. Tax preparers may have created a temporary bank account to process the Airman’s/ Soldiers' RAC or RAL. Therefore, the IRS should NOT send the stimulus payment to these temporary bank accounts. Instead, the IRS will send the stimulus payment to Airmen/ Soldiers via paper checks, causing delays. This may be avoided is an Airman/ Soldier provides updated direct deposit information.
WHEN: Effective immediately, tax filers should check their direct deposit information at: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment
WHY: If an Airman/ Soldier tax-filer used a RAC or RAL, s/he may not have the appropriate bank account on file for the IRS to send stimulus payments. In such cases, the IRS should send a paper check to the filer, which will delay Airman’s/ Soldiers' receipt of stimulus payments. In worst-case scenarios, Airmen/ Soldiers may find their stimulus payments placed into accounts to which they do not have access.
WHERE: Filers should ensure their direct deposit information is correct at: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment. Filers with questions or concerns about the processing of their payments should seek assistance at their nearest installation legal assistance office using the locator: https://legalassistance.law.af.mil/
The State of New Jersey is working to lessen the financial impact of COVID-19 on residents who are struggling to pay their mortgage and bills. Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, US Bank, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America, in addition to over 40 other federal and state-chartered banks, credit unions, and servicers have committed to providing relief for consumers and homeowners in New Jersey.
Under this initiative, the Governor announced that New Jerseyans who are struggling with the COVID-19 crisis may be eligible for the following relief upon contacting their financial institution:
90-day grace period for all mortgage payments
If you are impacted by COVID-19, these financial institutions will offer mortgage-payment forbearances of up to 90 days, which allow you to reduce or delay your monthly mortgage payment. In addition, they will:
Relief from fees and charges for 90 days
For at least 90 days, financial institutions will waive or refund mortgage-related late fees and other fees including early CD withdrawals.
No new foreclosures for 60 days
Financial institutions will not start any foreclosure sales or evictions.
No credit score changes for accessing relief
If you are taking advantage of this COVID-19-related relief, late or missed payments will not be shared with credit reporting agencies.
How do I get mortgage relief and/or forbearance?
You should contact and work directly with your mortgage servicer to learn about and apply for available relief. Please note that financial institutions and their servicers are experiencing high volumes of inquiries.
How long will the forbearance last?
The terms of a forbearance will be agreed to between you and your mortgage service. Financial institutions will confirm approval of and terms of the forbearance program.
What effect will this have on my credit report?
Financial institutions will not report derogatory information (e.g., late payments) to credit reporting agencies but may report a forbearance, which typically does not alone negatively affect a credit score.
How long will these programs last?
It is still unclear how severe or how long the COVID-19 impacts will be. Financial institutions have committed to necessary relief and will be assessing the ongoing conditions and necessity of continuing relief.
What if my financial institution isn’t offering this relief?
At this time, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, US Bank, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America, in addition to over 40 other federal and state-chartered banks, credit unions, and servicers are supporting these commitments. The state will welcome any other institution that would like to meet the moment and provide much-needed financial relief to New Jerseyans.
What if I already made a payment or was hit with a fee because of COVID-19?
These measures go into effect as of March 28, 2020.
Is the mortgage relief available to businesses?
The relief is currently only available for residential mortgages.
What if my mortgage servicer is not communicative or cooperative?
You can file a complaint with the Department of Banking and Insurance through the complaint form on the department website (https://www.state.nj.us/dobi/consumer.htm) or by contacting the department at (609) 292-7272 or 1-800-446-7467 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday).
*Updated: 4/7/20 @ 9:00 am*
PT Testing: Until June 2020
*Updated: 3/30/20 @ 3:00 pm*
108WG Remote Access Options and Requirements
*Updated: 3/23/20 @ 7:00 am*
As of March 23, Col. Cosgrove has directed increased telework for full time members.
The following wing staff agencies will be 100% telework:
*Updated: 4/1/20 @ 4:00 pm*
*Updated: 3/20/20 @ 4:00 pm*
For military, travel, and civilian pay questions, email:
All simple/basic customer service related questions, call:
609-754-4178. (DSN 650)
Emergency pay situations call or text 24/7:
Students away, can fax documents to:
609-754-2110 (DSN 650)
In an effort to minimize health risks associated with COVID-19, the Joint Installation Commander has directed the following actions, in line with the NJ Stay-At-Home Order and the JB MDL Public Emergency Declaration:
Effective April 4, 2020
Authorized Base Access:
*If you remain authorized to access the base, you should limit entering base only for work or using essential services.
Temporarily Not Authorized Base Access:
All other individuals with access to the installation under normal circumstances will not have base access until further notice. Base access and services will re‐open and resume normal operations as soon possible, as determined by Public Health and Joint Base Leadership.
Retirees unable to utilize TRICARE Mail Order (https://militaryrx.express‐scripts.com/home‐ delivery) or a network pharmacy should call the 87th Medical Group Pharmacy at 609‐754‐9470 to arrange prescription pick up on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Retirees picking up prescriptions must enter the Wrightstown Gate and go directly to the 87th Medical Group Clinic to pick up previously ordered prescriptions.
Detailed procedures for remotely applying for ID card renewals can be found on the JB MDL website or base mobile app “COVID‐19” sections. https://www.jbmdl.jb.mil/Portals/47/documents/COVID-19/ID%20Card%20Services%20during%20COVID%2019.pdf
See this video to see current gate access procedures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWLjAWeA7U
Gate access: The McGuire Gate, Browns Mills Gate, Falcon Courts North Gate and Lakehurst gate will be open. The Dix and Lakehurst Commercial Vehicle Inspection Points will continue normal operations for essential deliveries only.
The following services will be open:
McGuire Welcome Center: open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dix Welcome Center
Lakehurst Welcome Center
LONG TERM VISITOR'S ENTRY PASS FORM
JB MDL Open House and Air Show: May 16 & 17
TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 126, prohibiting cable and telecommunications providers from terminating Internet and voice service due to nonpayment until 30 days after the current public health emergency has ended.
To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect the capacity of New Jersey's health care system for the state's most vulnerable, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 107 on March 21, 2020, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice.