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Fort Monmouth’s “Famous Firsts”

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


The history of Fort Monmouth begins in May 1917 when, as part of its wartime mobilization, the Army authorized four training camps for signal troops. One camp would be located in central NJ – that which would eventually be known as “Fort Monmouth,” in honor of the soldiers of the American Revolution who fought and died at the nearby Battle of Monmouth. The Army Signal Corps trained thousands of men for war there and built laboratories that worked on pioneering technologies like air to ground radio. For decades known as the “Home of the Signal Corps,” until its closure in 2011, the base was still innovating some of the most significant communications and electronics advances in military history – many of which would save lives on the battlefield and also be adapted for civilian use. Join Melissa, the last Command Historian at Fort Monmouth prior to the base’s closure for an exploration of a few of the base’s “famous firsts.” Some of which are sure to include technologies you use in your daily life!

* Includes light refreshments

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November 9
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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Lifelong Learning