Talk:Fort Dix

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"Terrorist Incident"?[edit]

Leaving aside the obvious POV minefield, surely it would only be an "incident" if it had actually happened? "Plot" or "conspiracy" would be more appropriate, and obviously with the qualifier of "alleged" until the suspects are proven in a court of law to be guilty of any such plan. Nick Cooper 15:39, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

It's True

--70.126.236.103 03:01, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

So much for "innocent until proven guilty." Nick Cooper 07:45, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
The 2007 Fort Dix attack plot article seems to be keeping on top of the IUPG necessity. Totnesmartin 08:36, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

1969 riot[edit]

Can someone add information about the riot of June 5, 1969 and the deplorable conditions it exposed? Further information can be found in Fort Dix Stockade: Our Prison Camp Next Door. by Joan Crowell 1974, ISBN 0825630355. A summary was printed in The People's Almanac, p. 68. --Auric 17:48, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Fine, I 'll do it. --Auric (talk) 15:08, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Tag & Assess 2008[edit]

Article reassessed and graded as start class. Referencing and appropriate inline citation guidelines not met. --dashiellx (talk) 14:35, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

"Ultimate Weapon" copyright suit[edit]

In 1969 Goodman and Scherr unsuccessfully sued the Universal Match Corporation, claiming copyright infringement for selling matchbooks bearing a picture of the Ultimate Weapon statue they created while in the Army. It's an interesting case but with too much detail to cover here, might make an interesting article on its own. One link here. --CliffC (talk) 11:40, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

USCG[edit]

My son is in the United States Coast Guard and has been stationed at Ft Dix for 3 yrs, and nothing is mentioned about the Coast Guard in any article referencing Ft. Dix.

Is there a reason for this, as I think any branch of military is given the burden and honor of protecting our country. Is there a reason for not mentioning the USCG?

Anne Kirchner Houston, Tx. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.60.241.7 (talk) 15:30, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

No reason at all, except that we (or at least I) didn't know about that. I've now added a mention that the USCG's Atlantic Strike Team is sited at Fort Dix. (Somebody should write an article to turn that red link blue.) All the best to you and your son, CliffC (talk) 16:19, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was move per request. I struggled mightily with this close given the grave differences of opinion expressed below between the warring factions but I think the supports have better made their case. --Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 22:04, 22 June 2012 (UTC)


JB MDL DixFort Dix – Per WP:COMMONNAME. The current official name is oblique and inaccessible to most readers. --BDD (talk) 23:52, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Support – As the article itself says, it's "better known as Fort Dix". —BarrelProof (talk) 00:52, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Support WP:UCN, WP:JARGON 70.24.251.208 (talk) 04:24, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Support, in line with popular usage. The current title is not very clear or obvious to readers. bobrayner (talk) 12:06, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Support. A jumble of acronyms might make sense within the US military, but not to the wider public, while even in the UK "Fort Dix" has a certain degree of recognition. Nick Cooper (talk) 12:54, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Support. JB MDL Dix is not descriptive to the average reader (me). I immediately came to the talk page to see if there was an error. As precedent, the Fort Devens page retained its name even after the base closed and reopened as a reserve training center. --Zfish118 (talk) 05:31, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

McGuire and Lakehurst[edit]

I created a similar move discussion for McGuire Air Force Base and Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst if anyone is interested --Zfish118 (talk) 18:54, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Fort Dix[edit]

Is that anywhere near Fort Nuts? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.118.118.81 (talk) 05:25, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure where to bring this up, but in the overview it says "the first female recruits entered basic training at Fort Dix. In 1991" This is not true, there were females in basic training there from at least 1989. That's when I went through basic there. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.180.248.172 (talk) 01:11, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

contradiction?[edit]

Tagged a claim as confusing or contradictory. The article seems to suggest two different jurisdictions: the United Stated Army Reserve and the US Air Force 87th Wing. are those compatible? Are they referring to different times or organizations? Is one wrong? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.87.116.209 (talkcontribs) 04:34, 13 July 2015‎

It is now technically an Air Force Base, with portions leased to the Army and Navy. Each base is still independent, but there is single secure perimeter for the whole, rather than three distinct perimeters for each each branches facility. –Zfish118talk 01:22, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

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Federal Correctional Facility[edit]

Concerning the Federal Correctional Facility, here is a quote:

"Inmates use plastic pouches of mackerel as commodity money."

This comes from a story in the New Yorker. I think this is highly suspect, and should be verified with another source. Jbottero (talk) 19:30, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

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