By Rod Powers
McGuire Air Force Base, the only Air Force base in New Jersey, is located 18 miles south of Trenton, the state capital. The site is an active facility that occupies more than 3,500 acres in a rural area of Burlington County. The base is bordered to the north by the community of Wrightstown and to the east, south and west by the U.S. Army's Fort Dix military installation. McGuire AFB is located within the boundaries of the Pinelands National Reserve.
McGuire AFB is the home of the 305th Air Mobility Wing. The base is named in honor of the late Major B. McGuire Jr., of Ridgewood, N.J., a Medal of Honor recipient who was the second leading air ace in World War II and posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor.
The 305th AMW mission is: "To provide responsive, combat-ready mobility and expeditionary capability for America!"
The official website for McGuire Air Force Base