The 100th Anniversary of Fort Monmouth

Floyd Hertweck, et al


April 1917 marks the 100th anniversary of the American entry into World War I. The war brought many changes to NJ, to include the creation of military bases like Fort Monmouth. First called Camp Little Silver, then Camp Alfred Vail, and finally Fort Monmouth, the base stood up in June 1917. Though it was supposed to be temporary, the base remained open until September 2011. The majority of personnel stationed at the base, employed by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), moved to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. There, the Fort Monmouth/CECOM archive is maintained to this day. In honor of what would have been the base’s 100th anniversary, we present a brief recap of the 1917 activities of the site, along with two early photographs from the archive.

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