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A Look Inside New Jersey’s Fort Dix

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Many servicemen and women from the New Jersey area are deployed in the Middle East, and even more may be heading there soon, but not before they go through a special joint training operation being conducted at New Jersey’s largest military base-Joint Base McGuire, Dix, Lakehurst.

Lt. Col. Robert Hughes explained that all branches of the military collaborate to make sure that these missions are done successfully.

The Joint Base is the second largest employer in New Jersey employing 35,000 people and contributing approximately $4.2 billion in statewide gross domestic product.

Recently, Assemblyman Ronald Dancer released a press statement voicing his concern that because of the pending financial budget cut, the Joint Base may be at risk of being on that cutting block.

“The United States Assistant Secretary to the Army testified just recently that the Army would need another round of base closings,” he said.

The Assemblyman is being proactive and has introduced a bill urging congress to keep this base open so what happened previously at Fort Monmouth doesn’t happen here.


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