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Cadet Fun Day Activities is all about the cadets. The 87th ABW Public Affairs group at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is arranging a series of exciting demonstrations, tours and other activities that will provide an authentic look at military culture.

Below is a partial list of activities. Advanced registration is not required. However, attendance will be based on capacity and on a first-come basis.



Cadet Fun Day Activities              

Experience flight simulation in a virtual cockpit

Experience the most realistic flight simulation and thrill of being in a virtual cockpit. Wearing VR (virtual reality) headsets, cadets can experience immersive aviation adventures by flying around the world with real-time weather effects and air traffic.  Cadet Major Jessica Hoscheck, Maj Thomas B. McGuire Jr. Composite Squadron, will host flight simulation.    


87 Civil Engineering Squadron EOD

Demonstrate employment of the EOD remote robot used to neutralize unexploded ordinance and suspicious packages

Pudgy’s parking lot


87th Security Forces K9 unit

Demonstrate how security forces use military working dogs to subdue criminal suspects

Pudgy’s parking lot


421st Combat Training Squadron

Display expeditionary vehicles and equipment used in an austere deployed environment.

Pudgy’s parking lot

Additional displays to be announced       




C17 or KC46 tour

Tour an Air Mobility Aircraft and ask questions of its aircrew

McGuire flight line



Visit JB MDLs Radar Approach Control.  Receive a briefing on their mission and observe controllers safely guide aircraft around the McGuire airspace

McGuire RAPCON Facility


Other tours possible as they are able to be coordinated.

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