EOD Airmen bring innovation to a changing battlespace

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – Airmen with the 87th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit partnered with the Innovation Lab here to streamline the process of making more realistic training ordnance. “The delay from ordnance hitting the battlespace to Read More …

87th EOD Trains To Clear Improvised Flight Line

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. – Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from the 87th Civil Engineer Squadron, train to dispose of the disabled ordnance at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., on Sept 26, 2023. The EOD technicians are trained to clear unexploded ordnance Read More …

New Jersey: Cumberland County Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Possessing Destructive Device and Explosive Materials

A Cumberland County man was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for possessing a destructive device and explosive materials, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Thomas Petronglo, 64, of Vineland, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Read More …

How New Jersey Guardsmen Thwarted One of the Largest Somali Terror Attacks in Decades

It was fall 2019, and there was a near certainty that the American-run Baledogle Military Airfield in the middle of Somalia was going to be attacked. The cavalry troops defending it knew the strike would be big — and they Read More …

New Jersey: Bomb Materials Found In Jersey Shore Motel, 1 Charged

A Maine man was arrested and charged last week with causing false alarm after improvised explosive material was found in his South Jersey motel room, authorities said. The scare took place on Oct. 28 at around 8:37 a.m. after Wildwood Read More …

Military Working Dogs and Marines and Helicopters, Oh My!

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – The 87th Security Forces Squadron K-9 section held a Joint Force training with members of the Marine Aircraft Group 49 where military working dogs were familiarized with helicopter transportation. By leveraging resources and training capabilities, Read More …

New Jersey: Gloucester County receives HazMat Vehicle through American Rescue Plan funds

National Preparedness Month is observed each September to raise awareness about steps individuals, families and communities can take to be ready for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. Commissioner Denice DiCarlo, liaison to the Emergency Response Department, Read More …

New Jersey: Multiple homemade explosives found in 82-year-old man’s home

Police say one neighbor’s 911 call led to an arrest and seizure of numerous weapons at a home in Margate. On May 16, a resident on 36th Avenue told police an 82-year-old neighbor was caught shooting holes in their fence Read More …

New Jersey: Law enforcement K-9 training event held at MetLife Stadium

A law enforcement K-9 training event took place on Wednesday at MetLife Stadium. The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative event was hosted by the New Jersey State Police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The training featured odor recognition Read More …