JBMDL’s Griffith Field House re-opens following $750K transformation
Col. Martin F. Klein, commander of U.S. Army Support Activity, Fort Dix, and deputy commander of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, delivers remarks during the Col. Jack H. Griffith Jr. Memorial Field House re-opening ceremony May 5 following a 5-month, $750,000 transformation. In addition to receiving a new gym floor and running track, the field house now features energy-efficient lighting and is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Col. Griffith served as Fort Dix chief of staff from March 1984 until his death from cancer in December 1986. He was commissioned as an Infantry officer through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the University of Virginia, and was a graduate of the Army War College. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam where he was wounded in combat, and served in many other assignments around the world during his 26-year career.