Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

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NJ
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40° 1' 35.04" N, 74° 35' 8.16" W
New Jersey US
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650-5023
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  • Billeting: +1-609-754-4667 (approx 1.0 mile from the Pax Terminal). Additional lodging at Ft Dix's Doughboy Inn (adjacent to McGuire: (609) 723-5579
  • Off-Base Lodging: See AMCGRAM. In addition, nearby military lodging is available at Lakehurst (run by McGuire Lodging) and Naval Weapons Station Earle (Colts Neck) DSN: 449-2167, (732) 866-2167. Naval Weapons Station Earle, 201 Route 34 South, Colts Neck, NJ, 07722
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40° 2' 9.906" N, 74° 34' 33.3336" W
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McGuire Billeting
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  • McGuire AFB and Fort Dix merged and was assigned a new name of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in October 2009. The installation is approx 15 miles Southeast of Trenton, NJ.
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40° 2' 14.2944" N, 74° 35' 16.332" W
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Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
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  • Long-Term Parking is available approx 0.6 miles from the terminal (see map). Contact the Pax Reps for details upon arrival.
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40° 2' 1.374" N, 74° 34' 59.9088" W
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Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
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  • Online Flight Schedules: See Terminal Facebook Page
  • AMCGRAM and Base Map (map is from a previous AMCGRAM)
  • Terminal Hours: 24/7 (as of October 2015)
  • Terminal Dining: Vending
  • Lockers: None
  • Internet/WiFi: Yes
  • USO: Yes
  • Base Dining Facility:
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40° 1' 35.04" N, 74° 35' 8.16" W
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Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
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40° 1' 36.1308" N, 74° 18' 33.3648" W
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Navy Lakehurst Billeting
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+1-609-754-4667
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+1-609-754-4621
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  1. How do I travel between McGuire AFB and civilization and Philadelphia Airport? (Current as of: January 2015)
    1. In addition to the shuttle(s) mentioned under "Ground Transportation" New Jersey Transit Bus Route #317 services McGuire and you can take it to Philadelphia. From the terminal proceed on McGuire Boulevard (directly in front of you) to the main gate. When you exit the main gate make a right turn (head east) on Wrightstown-Cookstown Road and walk to the bus stop just past the signal light at S Bolling Blvd/East Arnold Blvd. The west-bound bus stop is directly under the 7-11 convenience store sign that can be seen from the traffic light. The distance from the Pax Terminal is about 1.5 miles (approx 20-30 minute walk).
    2. The senior fare from Cookstown (the bus stop) to the Greyhound station in Philadelphia (near Reading Station) was $3.75 on August 9th, 2009. Looking at the Google maps for the various stops I would say the transit time between McGuire and Dix stops would be about 6-7 minutes. It is a 2 hour ride to Philly and don’t forget to request a military discount with your ID card!
    3. If you'd like to continue to Philadelphia Airport then grab the SEPTA's Airport Line from Philadelphia's "Market East/The Gallery" station (near the Philadelphia bus station).
  2. How do I travel between McGuire AFB and New York City? (Current as of: January 2015)
    1. Take the New Jersey Transit Bus #317 as listed above to Lakewood. Then catch the Route #139 to the NYC Port Authority.
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  • On-Base Shuttle:  Effective 31 March 2015, the base shuttle service was terminated - See this News Announcement.
    • There may also be an informal Share-A-Ride station located a few hundred feet from the All American Inn (inquire at the billeting desk). In addition, The Lodging Office may be able to pick up guests at the Pax Terminal when they check in, and drop them off at the terminal when they check out (pending availability of drivers).
  • Rental Car (In Terminal): None in terminal.
  • Rental Car (On Base):  Hertz (Ft Dix Exchange) Ph: (609) 723-4419. Note: the online reservation system may only accept a certain CDP discount code (try 332, 331 or 299). Reserve online and change the code to another (e.g. USAA 1805287 etc...) by calling in advance or when you arrive. Hertz has a key drop box in the terminal and a drop box at the PX (black (unmarked?) box outside on the left side near the doorway on the east side of the BX).
  • Rental Car (Off Base):  Enterprise, Pemberton (~ 8 miles) (can pickup at Gate) (609) 894-3280
  • Taxi/Shuttle:
    • Rapid Rover provides service to and from Philadelphia Intl and McGuire AFB. As of Jan 13, $105 (minimum fare) covers up to three passengers plus a $2 per person fuel surcharge. Must provide own car seats for children as required by law. Their counter is next to baggage claim is called "The Ground Transportation Counter" and they can contact us by dialing (21) from that counter or call (856)428-1500.
    • Bailey Main Street Taxi: +1-609-815-8524
    • Berrys Enterprises:  +1-848-224-2252
    • Also, see AMCGRAM
  • Local Bus: See the "How Do I?" section below.
  • Local Rail:
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  1. Try UBER Versus a Taxi:  Taxis at McGuire seem to be expensive.  A passenger recently (August 2015) paid $67 for a taxi from Trenton Transit Station and McGuire. On the return they tried Uber and the cost was $30.  The Uber driver had to get a pass to get to lodging, and the passenger had to verify him via telephone with the Main Gate Pass and ID center.
  2. New Jersey Transit Discounts:  one of the best kept "open secrets" is the official military discount available to military and retirees: it's the same fare as the rate for "disabled AND senior citizens".  All military personnel and their dependents can purchase transportation at the senior citizen reduced fare rate upon showing their military or military dependent ID card. The following military personnel are entitled to this fare: Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard or Retired for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. Eligible passengers may ride at reduced fare rates on any NJ TRANSIT bus, rail or light rail service at all times, without restriction, upon presentation of authorized identification. http://www.njtransit.com/ti/ti_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=BusTicketsTo

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  • McGuire AFB and Fort Dix merged and was assigned a new name of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in October 2009. The installation is approx 15 miles Southeast of Trenton, NJ.
  • Online Flight Schedules: See Terminal Facebook Page
  • AMCGRAM and Base Map (map is from a previous AMCGRAM)
  • Terminal Hours: 24/7 (as of October 2015)
  • Terminal Dining: Vending
  • Lockers: None
  • Internet/WiFi: Yes
  • USO: Yes
  • Base Dining Facility:
  • Billeting: +1-609-754-4667 (approx 1.0 mile from the Pax Terminal). Additional lodging at Ft Dix's Doughboy Inn (adjacent to McGuire: (609) 723-5579
  • Off-Base Lodging: See AMCGRAM. In addition, nearby military lodging is available at Lakehurst (run by McGuire Lodging) and Naval Weapons Station Earle (Colts Neck) DSN: 449-2167, (732) 866-2167. Naval Weapons Station Earle, 201 Route 34 South, Colts Neck, NJ, 07722
  • Long-Term Parking is available approx 0.6 miles from the terminal (see map). Contact the Pax Reps for details upon arrival.
  • On-Base Shuttle:  Effective 31 March 2015, the base shuttle service was terminated - See this News Announcement.
    • There may also be an informal Share-A-Ride station located a few hundred feet from the All American Inn (inquire at the billeting desk). In addition, The Lodging Office may be able to pick up guests at the Pax Terminal when they check in, and drop them off at the terminal when they check out (pending availability of drivers).
  • Rental Car (In Terminal): None in terminal.
  • Rental Car (On Base):  Hertz (Ft Dix Exchange) Ph: (609) 723-4419. Note: the online reservation system may only accept a certain CDP discount code (try 332, 331 or 299). Reserve online and change the code to another (e.g. USAA 1805287 etc...) by calling in advance or when you arrive. Hertz has a key drop box in the terminal and a drop box at the PX (black (unmarked?) box outside on the left side near the doorway on the east side of the BX).
  • Rental Car (Off Base):  Enterprise, Pemberton (~ 8 miles) (can pickup at Gate) (609) 894-3280
  • Taxi/Shuttle:
    • Rapid Rover provides service to and from Philadelphia Intl and McGuire AFB. As of Jan 13, $105 (minimum fare) covers up to three passengers plus a $2 per person fuel surcharge. Must provide own car seats for children as required by law. Their counter is next to baggage claim is called "The Ground Transportation Counter" and they can contact us by dialing (21) from that counter or call (856)428-1500.
    • Bailey Main Street Taxi: +1-609-815-8524
    • Berrys Enterprises:  +1-848-224-2252
    • Also, see AMCGRAM
  • Local Bus: See the "How Do I?" section below.
  • Local Rail:
  1. Try UBER Versus a Taxi:  Taxis at McGuire seem to be expensive.  A passenger recently (August 2015) paid $67 for a taxi from Trenton Transit Station and McGuire. On the return they tried Uber and the cost was $30.  The Uber driver had to get a pass to get to lodging, and the passenger had to verify him via telephone with the Main Gate Pass and ID center.
  2. New Jersey Transit Discounts:  one of the best kept "open secrets" is the official military discount available to military and retirees: it's the same fare as the rate for "disabled AND senior citizens".  All military personnel and their dependents can purchase transportation at the senior citizen reduced fare rate upon showing their military or military dependent ID card. The following military personnel are entitled to this fare: Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard or Retired for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. Eligible passengers may ride at reduced fare rates on any NJ TRANSIT bus, rail or light rail service at all times, without restriction, upon presentation of authorized identification. http://www.njtransit.com/ti/ti_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=BusTicketsTo
  1. How do I travel between McGuire AFB and civilization and Philadelphia Airport? (Current as of: January 2015)
    1. In addition to the shuttle(s) mentioned under "Ground Transportation" New Jersey Transit Bus Route #317 services McGuire and you can take it to Philadelphia. From the terminal proceed on McGuire Boulevard (directly in front of you) to the main gate. When you exit the main gate make a right turn (head east) on Wrightstown-Cookstown Road and walk to the bus stop just past the signal light at S Bolling Blvd/East Arnold Blvd. The west-bound bus stop is directly under the 7-11 convenience store sign that can be seen from the traffic light. The distance from the Pax Terminal is about 1.5 miles (approx 20-30 minute walk).
    2. The senior fare from Cookstown (the bus stop) to the Greyhound station in Philadelphia (near Reading Station) was $3.75 on August 9th, 2009. Looking at the Google maps for the various stops I would say the transit time between McGuire and Dix stops would be about 6-7 minutes. It is a 2 hour ride to Philly and don’t forget to request a military discount with your ID card!
    3. If you'd like to continue to Philadelphia Airport then grab the SEPTA's Airport Line from Philadelphia's "Market East/The Gallery" station (near the Philadelphia bus station).
  2. How do I travel between McGuire AFB and New York City? (Current as of: January 2015)
    1. Take the New Jersey Transit Bus #317 as listed above to Lakewood. Then catch the Route #139 to the NYC Port Authority.

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