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Commander, MG Troy Kok, 99th Readiness Division, hosted the celebration for the Army Reserve 110th Birthday #ArmyReserve

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Tomorrow is Earth Day 2018!

”The Army's Earth Day theme is: "Sustain the Mission / Secure the Future." This theme embodies the Army's commitment to support readiness through environmental protection. The Army protects the environment not only to safeguard valuable natural resources for future generations, but to also ensure our Soldiers have the land, water, and airspace needed to support military training and testing activities.

What has the Army done/ is doing?

The Army celebrates Earth Day at more than 200 installations, major commands and organizations around the world. Army Earth Day is an opportunity for Army Soldiers, civilians and families to find ways to reduce the effect their actions have on the environment at home and at work.”

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Visit the Fort Dix Retiree page online @ http://www.dix.army.mil/Services/DHRM/RetirementServices.aspx# for details about the Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst Retiree Appreciation Day April 28.

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The USASA, Fort Dix command group held a Coffee with the Commander at Range Control on Friday. Several range control workers were also recognized with awards for snow removal efforts during what has been nicknamed "March Madness" when Dix experienced four Northeast snow storms. As a result of the snow removal efforts military units training personal did not experience any downtime.

Col. James Martin, Dix commander and deputy commander Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, Command Sgt. Maj. Randy Gillespie, Dix's top NCO, and Stephen Melly, deputy to the commander also held a question and answer period with the workers. (Images by David Moore/DPTMS)

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This afternoon BG Jose Burgos, Deputy Commanding General 99th Readiness Division, spoke with MSIII ROTC Cadets conducting Situational Training Exercise (STX) at Dix. The cadets are from University of Maryland, Bowie State University, University of Delaware, and 4th BDE USARMY Cadet Command.

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Friends and Family join ASWBPL East members at yesterday's promotion ceremony to Sergeant for SGT Shawn Warner, who also serves on the ASA Color Guard.

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Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, retired and who served as the 13th sergeant major in that position, provides Soldiers and other service members of Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst community an Army leadership NCO Corps educational development update and status of forces deployed presentation held at JB MDL's Tommy B's Community Activities Center. During the Leadership Development Luncheon. Preston, who now serves as vice president for Soldiers Development for the Association of the United States Army, also fielded questions from NCO career growth to the proposed uniform change to a World War II style look known as “pinks and greens”. Yesterday's event was sponsored by the Fort Dix Chapter of AUSA, (Images by David Moore, USASA Fort Dix)

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Save the Date Military Retirees.

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JB MDL/ASA Fort Dix Installation status for Monday, 2 April 2018, for the Joint Base and ASA Fort Dix area is one (1) inch of snow accumulating mostly on grassy areas. With temperatures rising into the high 40’s throughout the day.

The Joint Base and ASA Fort Dix will operate under normal operating conditions and regular reporting times.

Now in its 76th year, the campaign's purpose is to bring AER mission awareness to the community and raise funds in order to provide emergency assistance to Soldiers and their families in their time of need. Training for AER Unit Representatives took place March 16th. The campaign runs through May 15th.

Deputy Commander, LTC Grassetti, Army Support Activity, gave opening remarks.

The goal of the campaign is "100 percent Soldier contact," to ensure every Soldier is aware of the AER program and has an opportunity to help fellow Soldiers by making a contribution.

For additional information on the AER Campaign, contact MAJ Robin Pacheco 609-562-6112 or 1SG Linda Lee-Tucker at 609-562-6059

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SFC Amy Olivares was awarded an Army Commendation Medal while serving as the Medical Simulation Training Center NCOIC by Colonel James E. Martin, Jr., ASA Commander.

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As directed by the COL Martin ASA Fort Dix Will remain closed for Thursday, 22 March 2018 to facilitate clean up efforts from storm Toby.

Weather and mission essential personnel will report as scheduled to begin clearing.

The ASA Commander, COL Martin, has executed an instillation closure until 1000 for 22 March 2018.

JB leaders will huddle via teleconference at 0400 to determine if a further delay is needed.

As a result of the severe weather, total accumulations expected to be 10-14 inches, the JB/ASA Commander have directed a Post closure for Wednesday 21 March 2018.

Only Weather Essential and Emergency Essential personnel are required to report for duty to support limited operations on ASA Fort Dix.

Please stay safe.

With the projected weather incident approaching the Joint Base Commander and ASA Commander, COL Martin, have issued an early release for 1300, 20 March 2018.

Chaplain (Col.) Kenneth Lawson, command chaplain for USASA, Fort Dix, is set to retire this month. A luncheon was held at the Dix Chapel on Monday attended by the Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst community, the Dix workforce, and religious leaders from surround9ing communities. Some of the few noted events that the chaplain is recognized for At Dix have included the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration and the reopening of the Soldiers Chapel which also supports the training of unit ministry teams for training and mobilization. (Images by David Moore, USASA, Fort Dix)

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Due to projected snow accumulations of up to two (2) inches the Joint Base and ASA Commander have authorized a delayed opening with a start time of 10 AM.

Due to ongoing clean up efforts the Joint Base and ASA Fort Dix will have a delayed opening with a report time of 1200 (Noon). Parking lots are scheduled to be cleared.

USASA, Fort Dix is operating under normal conditions. Road conditions at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst are Yellow. Use caution driving as a result of potential slippery roads on the joint base.