JBMDL’s Griffith Field House re-opens following $750K transformation
During the re-opening ceremony for the Col. Jack H. Griffith Jr. Memorial Field House on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Griffith’s widow Bonnie admires the newly painted center court as daughters Barb and Megan look on along with Mark Smith, Griffith Field House fitness director. The field house re-opened 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.