There are 3 US Army bases located in the state of New Jersey.
Located in New Jersey, Fort Dix received its name from Major General John Adams Dix, a veteran of both the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Construction first began in 1917 on "Camp Dix" as it was first known. It officially became Fort Dix in March of 1939 when it became a permanent army installation.
Fort Monmouth is situated in New Jersey. It was originally purchased by the government in 1917 and known as Camp Little Silver and Camp Alfred Vail briefly. It 1925, it gained permanent status and received the name Fort Monmouth. The name comes from American Revolutionary War soldiers who died in the Battle of Monmouth.
Located in New Jersey, Picatinny Arsenal is an army base dedicated to military research and manufacturing. It was originally founded in 1880 as the Picatinny Powder Depot. While it started as a place to manufacture gunpowder, by World War One, it was being used to produce heavy munitions...