Nation: Taps for Dix

Cost-cutting offensive

More than a million American men have good reason to remember the place vividly, if not fondly: Fort Dix, N.J., was where they suffered through basic training. But if the Pentagon has its way. the rites of passage that have continued since 1917 at the center 75 long, long miles from New York City will be coming to an end. In a sweeping economy drive to whittle $264 million from its annual budget, the Pentagon last week announced plans to close down or reduce 157 military facilities, including the famous basic training...

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