New Jersey’s oldest military base in Morris County is amazing

This article mixes history and patriotism and our amazing United States military family members. We’re going to take a trip through history and take a look at America’s oldest and most historic military bases. A look at the 28 most historic military bases in the United States

In a recent article by Rue du Mur 24/7, the 28 most historic military bases have been listed. According to their research, the oldest military base in America is in Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1776, Carlisle Barracks Army Base is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. There are 515 active duty personnel in total. Carlisle Barracks is 246 years old. By the way, the second oldest is Westpoint. The United States Military Academy West Point military base was founded in 1790. Westpoint has 1,518 active duty personnel.

Here in New Jersey, our most historic military base is located in Wharton, Morris County. According to 24/7 Wall St, Picatinny Arsenal military base is #26 on the list of America’s Most Historic. Picatinny Arsenal has 124 active duty personnel.

“The Picatinny Arsenal is an American military research and manufacturing facility located on 6,400 acres of land in Jefferson and Rockaway Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States, encompassing Lake Picatinny and Lake Denmark.” ~ Wikipedia

Moreover, according to Google”Picatinny Arsenal NJ is the Joint Center of Excellence for Lethality, provide products and services to all branches of the U.S. military. The Picatinny team leads the research, development, acquisition and lifecycle management of weapon systems and advanced conventional munitions.

So once again we have another piece of American history with roots right here in New Jersey. A true piece of American military history and we thank our service members for their dedication and service to our nation.

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