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McGuire Air Force Base

Trenton, New Jersey

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Activities McGuire AFB

There are a multitude of events, in all areas of interest, available to attend throughout the year.  It would be impractical to list even the major events in this data base. The New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Visitor Information Centers produce excellent and comprehensive "Calendar of Events" throughout the year; and are available on the internet and at the Family Support Center.  You may also request free copies of these Events calendars by calling the toll-free numbers listed under "Cultural Attractions" in this section. OUTDOOR RECREATION - Looking for something to do? McGuire Services Squadron offers a multitude of recreational and sports related activities. There are an overwhelming number of sports and recreational programs and activities on McGuire; through the Youth Activities Center; and in the surrounding community.  McGuire Youth Sports programs include karate, soccer, football, baseball/softball, basketball, gymnastics, roller and in-line skating, and others.  Ft. Dix has a renowned swimming club and team, based at its indoor swimming pool facility; Dix also hosts many Regional, National, and State Select Team Soccer tournaments, at its beautifully maintained Doughboy soccer fields.   Off-base sports programs include those listed for McGuire; plus many others; such as BMX, ice and roller hockey, Little League, Pop Warner, traveling soccer and basketball teams for male and female youth of all ages. The McGuire community hosts a variety of religious activities for military children on and off base.

There is a host of churches and religious gatherings within the local community of all denominations that encourage support for our youth and younger adults such as tutoring, educational seminars, workshops, bible study and conferences.

Several grassroot mentoring programs offered near the installation sponsor career development and educational enrichment activities. Installation events are generally published in the base newspaper, weekly. The Youth Center, Tickets and Tours, and the Family Support Center. Team McGuire sponsors numerous events throughout the year in support of the military family.

Activities Fort Dix


The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) programs on Fort Dix are here to provide quality of life services and activities for you and your family during your assignment at Fort Dix.  MWR serves active duty military personnel, retirees, family members, DoD & NAF employees, Army and Air Force Exchange employees, contract employees, and Federal Bureau of Prisons employees.  (All employees are not eligible for all Family Support Programs.)

MWR is dedicated to providing diversified programs based on the needs and desires of the community.  MWR employees are dedicated to provide quality customer service .  Activities offered include Bowling, Swimming (indoor and outdoor swimming pools) Miniature Golf (seasonal), Go-Carts (seasonal), Batting Cages (seasonal), Arts & Crafts, Community Club, Recreation Center and a Woodshop.  

MWR also offers a wealth of creative, supervised youth activities through the Child and Youth Services for eligible family members between ages 5 and 19. The activities are designed to be fun, promote physical fitness, and develop lifelong recreational skills.  As an added benefit, youth programs may also help young people overcome the stress associated with relocating and adjusting to new friends and peer groups at a new duty station.  Sports include soccer, baseball, T-ball, basketball, football, and cheerleading.  The Youth Center, Teen Center, and Youth Sports are responsible for programs and services for the youth.

The Youth Center (YC) offers a full game room with stereo and big screen TV and a computer lab for the enjoyment of  all elegible family members 11 years old and up.  The YC also has full size basketball court, dance and gymnastic area.

The Teen Center (TC) offers special programs for 13 year olds and up.  The TC is open weekends only.  

Youth Sports (YS) offers several seasonal sports such as soccer, indoor soccer, baseball, football, basketball, softball and cheerleading.


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