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Schools in New Jersey Near Fort Dix

Fort Dix has long been a mobilization center and training facility for the National Guard and Army Reserve prior to deployment into areas of conflict. Soldiers from these units serve proudly around the world.

There are several Fort Dix colleges in the area that active military personnel and their families can attend. Degree work can be accomplished at Fort Dix colleges at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Financial assistance and career and educational counseling are available.

Schools that are near or on Fort Dix include:

  • National Graduate School of Quality Management at Fort Dix
  • Mercer County Community College-West Windsor Campus at Princeton Junction
  • Burlington County College at Pemberton
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University at Trenton
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale at Trenton

Of special interest on this base is the "Ultimate Weapon" monument created by PFC Stuart Scherr and Specialist 4 Steven Goodman in 1957. The tabletop clay model of an American soldier was soon fashioned into a 25-foot tall statute that includes an infantryman. The purpose of this now famous monument is to symbolize the importance of the individual combat soldier.

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