Military and Veterans

February 19, 2021

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, NJ -- There was a time when the sky was the limit for the U.S. Army - literally, until the need to evolve further as a military brought about the U.S. Army Air Corps. From there, a new branch of the armed-services was born on September 18, 1947: the U.S. Air ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In response to the deadly insurrection that took place at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, the Senate Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee on Thursday advanced a resolution sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton and Vin Gopal that would recognize the service of the New ...

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WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ -- Has your child, teen or young adult shown an interest in aerospace? The local Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is a perfect way to explore the field. The Civil Air Patrol's Maj. Thomas B. McGuire Composite Squadron is currently looking for ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ-- If you live in Bordentown or the surrounding area, you are probably used to noise coming from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL). JBMDL has released its monthly "Noise Level Calendar" for February 2021 so that its neighbors know what to expect when it comes to sounds ...

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MOORESTOWN, NJ -- Members of the New Jersey National Guard have once again stepped up to serve the community in times of great need. This time, members of the state's Guard are working to provide smooth operations at the Burlington County vaccination Mega-Site.  Among the necessary tasks that ...

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JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — The 87th Air Base Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst recently received a visit from the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center command team for a tour of several key facilities supporting COVID-19 Operations at the Joint Base. U.S. Air Force Maj.

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Congresswoman U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, has contacted senior military leaders to request that U.S. Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The 42-year-old South River, NJ, native was killed ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ-- If you live in Bordentown or the surrounding area, you are probably used to noise coming from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL). JBMDL has released its monthly "Noise Level Calendar" for January 2021 so that its neighbors know what to expect when it comes to sounds coming ...

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JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, NJ-- A limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) on December 31, 2020, with members on the installation receiving the shot a few hours after arrival. For Joint Base MDL, it is the next step to neutralizing the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Residents of the State's veterans homes in Paramus, Vineland and Menlo Park began to be vaccinated against the coronavirus on Tuesday according to Governor Phil Murphy and Interim Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) Col. Lisa Hou, D.O. Under the ...

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TRENTON, NJ– In an effort to combat veteran homelessness in New Jersey, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee unanimously passed bipartisan legislation on Monday sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Kristin M. Corrado to expand an existing pilot program to authorize grants to ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Veterans will now have an opportunity to access outdoor recreational therapy under federal legislation sponsored by Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) and signed into law on Tuesday by President Trump.  Smith’s bipartisan, Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act (H.R. 2435), ...

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WASHINGTON, DC-- Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) has announced several wins for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and New Jersey’s service members as the final language for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 was released on Friday. Congressman Kim served as a conferee to ...

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TRENTON, NJ— On behalf of all New Jersey residents, Governor Phil Murphy has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Air Force Captain Kelliann Leli of Parlin, NJ (Middlesex County). Captain Leli died on November 27 in a non-combat related vehicle incident at Al Dhafra Air Base in ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ -- Students at Burlington County Special Services School District (BCSSSD) used their creativity to show appreciation to active duty military members and veterans in November as part of the 10th Annual Military Appreciation Card Campaign.  This year, BCSSSD received 150 names and ...

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WASHINGTON, DC--  Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) was once again named this week as a conferee to the bicameral conference committee on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. This is the second year in a row that Congressman Kim has been named as a conferee to the ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ-- As part of their commemoration of both Veterans Day and Military Families Appreciation Month, the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders is highlighting many of the services and benefits that are offered by the county to veterans and military families.  “November 11 may ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ—Congressman Andy Kim hosted his annual Veterans Day Town Hall last night, and although it may have looked different this year, the sentiment remained the same- that it is necessary to lift up the voices of veterans and express gratitude for their service, not just on Veterans Day, ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Beginning on Veterans Day 2020 and going forward, Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans will receive lifetime passes to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests, the National Parks Service has announced. "The free ...

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EVESHAM, NJ – When the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs relocated Burlington County’s only VA outpatient clinic off Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to a new location in Evesham in 2016, many veterans applauded the move to the larger, more modern facility. There was just one rub: veterans had ...

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WASHINGTON, DC –  Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) recently announced that he will be holding a Veterans Day Telephone Town Hall in conjunction with Ocean County College to lift up the voices and stories of local veterans. This will be the Congressman’s 27th town hall since being sworn into office in ...

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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – Rowan College at Burlington County’s Workforce Development Institute continues to lead the charge in addressing regional workforce demands. This now includes an initiative to prepare veterans and their families for careers in many growing occupations.  In celebration of ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – New Jersey is no longer the only state that taxed combat pay for members of the military under a new law signed on Monday by Governor Phil Murphy.   The law now excludes combat pay from gross taxable income under the New Jersey income tax.  The federal government does not tax the ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -  Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) hailed the recent passage fo the Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act that would provide increased access to federal lands for the purposes of veterans’ medical therapy. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The veterans community is mourning the loss of Malcolm E. Nettingham, a member of World War II's famed Tuskegee Airmen, who died on Monday evening just a few days before his 102nd birthday.  Mr. Nettingham was born in New York City on October 1, 1918.  He moved to Scotch ...

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WASHINGTON, DC—Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is a critical part of our community. That is what Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3) wanted residents to take away from the teletown hall that he hosted on Wednesday evening. The town hall, Rep. Kim’s twenty-fifth since taking office, was focused on ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Andy Kim will be holding a telephone town hall on Wednesday, September 9 at 5:30pm to discuss issues regarding Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and military families across Burlington and Ocean Counties.  "The men and women who serve at Joint Base ...

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TRENTON, NJ— State Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) is looking to provide economic relief to veterans who may be struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.  A bill sponsored by him that would provide one-time financial assistance to veterans or their surviving spouses unanimously cleared the ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Census takers are now on the move within Burlington County neighborhoods as part of this year’s decennial count, and Burlington County’s Freeholders continue to encourage residents to self-respond in order to ensure they are counted. Veterans and service members living in the ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The birth of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division and Special Forces, commonly called the Green Berets, will be commemorated on Sunday at the inconspicuous monument located at Route 130 north in Robbinsville. The site marks the spot where the first test for parachuting members of ...

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