Lakehurst is a borough in Ocean County. The borough's population was 2,654, reflecting an increase of 132 (+5.2%). The community of Lakehurst first reached international fame as a winter resort around the turn of the 20th century, following the opening of the Pine Tree Inn in 1898. The Hindenburg disaster, occurred on May 6, 1937, the German zeppelin Hindenburg arriving from Frankfurt am Main caught fire at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station. Lakehurst Maxfield Field, formerly known as Naval Air Engineering Station is the naval component of Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst a United States Air Force–managed joint base headquartered at McGuire AFB. It is primarily the home to Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst, although the airfield supports several other flying and non-flying units as well.

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