JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. --
As the 108th Wing continues to support New Jersey on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response, focus remains on the three priorities: Protect our Airmen, Protect our Mission, and Protect our Communities.
For the upcoming April drill, 108th members will adhere to the direction of New Jersey Governor Murphy and the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst commander, by engaging in robust social-distancing measures and limiting the physical footprint on the installation. As such, for the majority of the 108th Wing, JBMDL will be closed for duty. Only those deemed “mission essential” will be allowed access. Members should consult their unit leadership with questions on their status.
The goal is to offer a virtual drill to allow wing members to complete meaningful training which furthers unit readiness. For those that are not Mission Essential, there are two options for the April drill:
(1) Conduct a Telecommute drill. Members will be able to complete April’s drill at home using a variety of telework options. Your supervision will develop a unit-specific training plan and expectations.
(2) Request a Drill Excusal. Airman may request excusal and reschedule their drill for later in the fiscal year (before 30 Sep 20).
To fulfill a drill weekend, members must perform four periods, each four hours long, for a total of 16 hours. Airmen in the New Jersey Air National Guard are charged with being good stewards of the taxpayer’s dollar. Every member is accountable for documenting duty time performed, while commanders and chiefs are charged with oversight responsibility.
As challenges associated with COVID-19 continue, wing members are asked remain flexible and responsive and direct any questions or concerns to their supervisor.