TRENTON – An Assembly lawmaker introduced a resolution recognizing New Jersey’s Armed Forces Heritage House, a group which provides a hub for the history of the Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst, officials announced.
Ronald Dancer, (R-12), Plumsted, introduced AR96, which acknowledges the contributions of the Armed Forces Heritage House.
The group’s mission is to “preserve present, interpret and educate all on the rich history, artistry, heritage and environment of the armed forces located on the joint base,” according to the group’s website.
The heritage house will display “the histories of all military components” related to the joint base from the opening of Fort Dix in 1917, according to the site.
“The Armed Forces Heritage House will recognize and commemorate the importance of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst which is the nation’s first operational Army, Navy and Air Force Joint Base, that serves as a national model and home to 80 military missions representing all armed service branches,” Dancer said in a statement.
“From basic training to the strategies used in submarine warfare, the McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst operation continues to play a key role in the defense of our country,” Dancer said. “This resolution is not only intended to recognize the importance the joint base has in military history, but to raise public awareness and assist in the development of a museum that will create a lasting testimony.”