Fort Dix is a US military installation located in Burlington County, New Jersey, US. Established in 1917, it was made a permanent garrison and named Fort Dix in 1939. The primary mission of the fort is to mobilize, train and deploy army troops. It also provides financial, administrative, and logical support. It is a major training center for the Reserve Component Soldiers and includes the Army Reserve and National Guard.
Fort Dix is part of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL), an installation made up of McGuire Air Force Base and Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst.
Spread over 32,000 acres, the fort incorporates several built-up areas including cantonment, housing, and hospitals.
During World War I, the fort was used mainly as a training and staging ground before it became the largest military installation in the northeast. After the war, the camp became a demobilization center. During World War II, several army divisions and smaller units were trained at the base. After the war, the base operated as a separation center.