New Jersey takes great pride in being the home of two military bases. Not only are our military installations vital in safeguarding our nation, they contribute significantly to the social and economic fabric of the community. The State's two military bases generate employment for more than 73,000 people and support $9.6 billion in total economic activity. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is the State's second-largest employer, supporting more than 40,000 military and civilian employees and contributing more than $7 billion annually to the State's economy alone. In addition, the Joint Base supports more than 65,000 off-base jobs.