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87th Engineer Group (87CEG)

Service or Branch: Air Force

Location: Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst (MDL), NJ

87CEG Website

STEM Fields: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (MDL) has more than 1,000 facilities consisting of hangars, runways, firing ranges, as well as test, industrial, and office facilities. The base also has 2,800 housing units and 10 utility systems spanning the entire installation. The 87th Engineer Group provides all the functions to ensure these facilities and utilities stay viable. SMART candidates who are selected will manage engineering and architectural design and construction for a wide variety of repair, renovation, and new construction projects across the 42,000-acre installation.

Joint Base MDL is America's premier joint warfighting base. Located 18 miles southeast of Trenton, New Jersey, the joint base is the second largest employer in the state of New Jersey and has a $6.9 billion impact on the community. It's estimated that the installation employs 65,500 directly and indirectly (approximately 1.7% of all New Jersey jobs). The joint base is a vibrant and diverse community. Active-duty, reserve, and guard service members from the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard ensure total force integration by training, supporting, and sustaining installation and global contingency operations.