Fort Dix

Location
Once located in Philadelphia, Fort Dix now resides in Burlington County, New Jersey in the Delaware River Region. Fort Dix also shares common borders with McGuire Air Force Base and the Naval Air Engineering Station.

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Mission

The mission of USMEPCOM and the 65 MEPS stations is to process individuals for enlistment or induction into the armed services, based on DoD-approved peacetime and mobilization standards.

History

Fort Dix is named for Major General John Adams Dix, a veteran of the War of 1812 and the Civil War. During his distinguished public career, he was a United States Senator, Secretary of the Treasury, Minister to France and Governor of New York. Construction began in June 1917, and on July 18 the War Department named the cantonment Camp Dix. During World War I, Camp Dix was a training and staging ground for the 78th, 87th and 34th Divisions. Camp Dix grew quickly and became the largest military reservation in the Northeast. Following the armistice, the camp became a demobilization center.

Population

Fort Dix has a population of 18,714.

Soldiers assigned to HQ Command: 359

Soldiers mobilizing and emobilizing: 70,000 plus Soldiers since 2001

Army Tenants : 3,034

Other Military Tenants: 425

Civilians: 3,557

Retirees: 25,785

Families/Survivors of Retirees: 118,075

Base Transportation

Shuttle bus service is provided on post for official purposes only.

Temporary Quarters

Fort Dix Army lodging is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.  Pets are allowed in designated rooms.  A one time non-refundable pet fee and a daily charge will be applied to your account.  When making your reservation, you must specify that you are bringing a pet.  There is a two pet maximum allowed.  Payment for all official transient facilities (guest house or TDY) is payable upon registration.

Relocation Assistance

The Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program is located in Building 5201.  Upon arrival to Fort Dix, please contact the Relocation Readiness Program Manager or Relocation Program Assistant to assist you and your family members to make your move less stressful.  Call us at 609-562-2767, DSN 312-944-2767.

Critical Installation Information

The Army is privatizing military family housing on Fort Dix under a joint Fort Dix-McGuire AFB housing privatization initiative.  All homes will be newly renovated or replaced with newly constructed homes. Privatization will provide families with access to quality homes in well-planned communities on both installations.  More than $300M is dedicated to construction and renovation during the first six years.

The costs for automobile insurance and off-base housing are extremely high in this area.

Free pre-school programs are available for children three and four years of age.

Contact Information

Building 5645 Texas Avenue
Fort Dix, NJ 08640
Phone 609-562-6050 ext. 2306
Fax 609-562-5207

Fort Dix Operator/Information 609-562-1011

Army Community Service 609-562-2767

Billeting 609-562-3188

Child Care Center 609-562-3878

Commissary 609-754-4154

Education Center 609-562-5001

Family Housing Office 609-723-3370

Human Resources Management – Military 609-562-2652

Post Headquarters 609-562-2554

School Aged Services 609-562-3873

Tricare Appointments 1-866-377-2778