Joint Base Begins $15 Million Project

Congressman Chris Smith was on hand at the groundbreaking. (Photo courtesy Congressman Chris Smith)

  JOINT BASE-MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST – Construction is already underway for the $15 million Lakehurst Readiness Center at the Joint Base.

  The project will be covered through federal funds secured to build the new Center for the 250th Brigade Support Battalion – the ground maintenance company for the New Jersey Army National Guard’s largest brigade.

  The new facility will be used for training of National Guard members and help maintain equipment and unit readiness for deployment. The new facility will enhance military operations at the Joint Base and help ensure Guard members have properly-maintained equipment and the support they need.

  “The federal investment underscores the ongoing and increasing mission-critical value of the Joint Base and helps ensure there remains a vibrant hub for multiple national security missions and programs,” said Congressman Chris Smith (R-4th).


  The 40,795-square-foot facility will be completed by September of 2023 and will be built to ensure seamless and continuous maintenance support to the 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team during all State Active Duty and federal missions.

  Design Resource Group Architects based in New Jersey designed the center which will include existing Army National Guard and Army Reserve elements.