Ft. Monmouth’s chapel, health clinic closing

    Officials are moving forward with plans to close a military base in New Jersey, the AP reports. 

    Fort Monmouth’s Patterson Army Health Clinic will close on June 24 and the Post Chapel will hold its final service on June 28.

    The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 2005 ordered the Army post to close in order to save money.

    Fort Monmouth is set to close by Sept. 15 and most of its mission will be transferred to Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

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