Skip to comments.Breaking: Lakehurst military base on lockdown (Ft Dix/McGuire AFB, NJ)
Posted on 06/21/2010 8:42:55 AM PDT by BP2
The Lakehurst section of Joint Base McGuire-Dix- Lakehurst is on lockdown this morning, base officials said.
The lockdown went into effect at about 9:15 a.m., Senior Airman David Carbajal said. The lockdown means no one is allowed to leave or enter the military base.
Local police have cars and barricades blocking off Route 571 west of of Route 70.
The lockdown was briefly applied to the Dix and McGuire sections of the 40,000-acre base, but is now in effect only at Lakehurst, Carbajal said shortly before 11 a.m.
The New Jersey State Police has sent resources to assist with the incident, said State Police Detective Brian Polite.
No further information was immediately available.
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Is it just me, or has stuff like this been happening A LOT at military installations in the last few weeks?
maybe they found those awol muslims....
BOTH OBAMA AND OSAMA HAVE
FRIENDS WHO WANTED TO BOMB FORT DIX
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
March 6, 1970: "three members of the Weather Underground accidentally killed themselves in a Manhattan townhouse while attempting to build a powerful bomb they had intended to plant at a social dance in Fort Dix, New Jersey -- an event that was to be attended by U.S. Army soldiers. Hundreds of lives could have been lost had the plot been successfully executed."
"The bomb was intended to be planted at a non-commissioned officer's dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
The bomb was packed with nails to inflict maximum casualties upon detonation."
2007 Fort Dix attack plot
A group of six radical Islamist men, allegedly plotting to stage an attack on the Fort Dix military base in New Jersey, United States, were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on May 7, 2007. They were subsequently charged with planning an attack against U.S. soldiers. The alleged aim of the six men was said to be to "kill as many soldiers as possible". Their trial began on October 20, 2008. 
Opening arguments were presented on October 20, 2008.
Assistant U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said the defendants were inspired by jihad saying "Their motive was to defend Islam. Their inspiration was Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
no, its not just you.....
From HumanEvents.com, April 29, 2008:
"By all accounts, he [Obama friend and associate, Bill Ayers] was a ferocious, violent, revolutionary Marxist in his halcyon days as a Weatherman leader. He and his Weatherman bombers were enamored of Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Mao Tse-tung -- indeed, all the murderous heroes on the Left. Referring to the Weatherman members in August 1969, he said (according to the FBI): 'Were revolutionary Communists.'
He got off on the groups multiple explosions, too, and discusses them rather lovingly in his memoir.
Ideal Bombing Weather:
'Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon,' he writes (although he concedes it was really a group effort). 'The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.' (p. 256 in the 2003 edition.)
Article: Obama and His Weatherman Friends
Just one question: Since when does the military use an E-4 as a base spokesperson?
The Generals and Admirals were too busy in the Golf Course to be bothered(sound familier).
It appears to be over, but no idea yet if the suspect was a disgruntled employee, a despondent boyfriend and/or a man with Mohammad somewhere in his name.
Officials have lifted a lockdown that lasted a little more than two hours at a Naval air base in Lakehurst on Monday morning.
The lockdown went into effect about 9:15 a.m. on the 42,000 acre Naval Air Systems Command base (NAVAIR) at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, however it's still unclear as to what put base officials on alert.
No one was allowed to leave or enter the base during the lockdown. The Dix and McGuire portions of the base were not affected.
The base is a tri-service military installation, combining Fort Dix, the McGuire Air Force Base, and the NAVAIR base, formerly known as the Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst.
The NAVAIR Lakehurst base is the same site where the Hindenburg crashed in 1937. It currently employs about 3,500 people worldwide and is located about 75 miles south of New York City.
Lockdown has been lifted.
Since no one wants to be accused of profiling, or put on the spot to call it terrorism. The E-4 can credibly say that he does not have an answer to the media's questions.
It was too early and only the enlisted men were on duty. /s
If the PAOs are deployed, and the remaining ones are at the Command Post responding to the incident,
an E-4 may be all that's left over to meet the media at the base Welcome Center to give a statement.
This base isn’t that far from me. I am really happy my friend just moved out of Lakehurst.
Lower ranks were too new to the Army so didn't know what to do.
E5s thought they were Sergeants, so they were “in charge”.
Since when does the military use an E-4 as a base spokesperson?......................... Hey, don’t knock it, I was once an e-4, and the majority of the e-4s with me were college grads. I’m sure we could have handled it. ;o)
I was in public affairs as an enlisted Marine in the early 70s. This was not uncommon, nor was it out of the ordinary during the rest of my career in the Air Force. The next most common PA spokesmen are lieutenants.
Are the Ft. Dix Six back for a little more jihad already?
Looks like we both are fairly close to dangerous situations this morning, yorkie close to a massive fire, and Pandy close to a military base in lockdown! YOU stay safe!
Remove the /s and you probably have it right!
Probably another UFO alert.
This is NJ & when does a FedEx guy carry a gun? It is hard to get a carry permit here. I don't buy this story. Nor the other one about a homeless man in the woods shooting of guns. I know Jackson/Lakehurst & guns going off in the woods isn't uncommon during weekends. I think we aren't supposed to know what happened.
Oh the Hugh Manatee!
We had dirt bikes.
We used to be able to take our dirt bikes onto the Dix military reservation, at a point immediately southeast of McGuire's main airstrip, entering without any checkpoints from a public road, and then ride the terrain, on the Dix reservation, for miles east of there, nearly all the way to Lakehurst. The only warnings we got at that time were warning signs in and around an artillery practice zone. The main "occupied" area of Ft. Dix, itself, was a pretty open base with four public county roads passing through it - without checkpoints; two traversing the post going north and south and two going east and west.
Have not been through the area in years, since before 9-11, so I don't know what the access conditions there are today.
Oh, the humanity!
...heard this AM it was a “open gate” discovered that prompted the alert.
That’s Hangar One NAS Lakehurst, NJ, the site of my first US Navy “A” School(ABH) in 1980!