Fort Dix Being Re-Named

To what, you ask. Fort Willy? Fort Naughty Bits? No! Now it will be…

…Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.


Does that make McGuire a sexual predator?

10 Responses to “Fort Dix Being Re-Named”

  1. Skyler says:

    I have no attachment to these places, except that I know these are very famous bases with long histories. I’m sure there are good reasons to merge the bases, but this is ridiculous. This is a name only a committee could come up with.

  2. Ebola says:

    That or some inner city family with addiction to hyphenation.

  3. Kate P says:

    Now that you mention it, it does seem that by trying not to offend everybody, they came up with something kinda offensive. Whoops.

    (And thanks to Ebola’s comment, I’m now worried that someday I will be teaching a kid saddled with that name!)

  4. JeffS says:

    I demobed from the Army in 1983 at Fort Dix, but I was barely there 24 hours.

    From the article, it’s just a consolidation of Army, Air Force, and Navy installations to (I suppose) save money. Hoo boy, I’d hate to be the base commander for there!

  5. nightfly says:

    Fort Now Nobody’s Happy.

  6. gregor says:

    makes it easier for Teh Øne to shut down one big base, instead of three.

  7. Jim - PRS says:

    Very clever name, NOT. Oy!

  8. tree hugging sister says:

    Changes that whole famous Mel Brooks line, now.

    Fought drought, fought locusts, fought McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst!

    Loses something in the translation.

  9. Cullen says:

    They should do what Fort Bragg/Pope AFB does, keep the separate names. I mean, Pope is located within Fort Bragg but they keep their individual identities. Oh well.

  10. Gary from Jersey says:

    God how I wish I could think of something funny to say about this. McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Joint Base is just too arcane.

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