NJ Base Training Fast-Moving Military Task Force
New Jersey’s massive joint military base, McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, is helping the military to move fast when ordered.
Part of the base has become the mythical country of Nessar to train forces to set up airports in the case of humanitarian crises or troop surges.
The 615th Contingency Response Wing based at Travis Air Force Base in California is one of four around the U.S. that’s expected to be able to deploy within 12 hours of a crisis.
Working with the Army Transportation Brigade’s Rapid Port Opening Element out of Fort Eustis in Virginia, the group turns airfields into logistical centers to move cargo fast to where it’s needed.
Teams in New Jersey are rehearsing unloading planes, moving supplies, and even dealing with villagers who are played by contractors.