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The trip from Fort Dix to Baltimore lasted approximately three hours.I thought Christ, these people live here, and they never heard of the place? Finally, I asked the information person at the bus terminal, who mercifully knew what bus I should take to get to this mystery military post.Shortly thereafter, duffel bag and I boarded the local bus that would take us to the base.As I got off the bus, I was horrified to see an MP (military policeman) looking at me and walking at a brisk pace from the guardhouse in my direction. I didnâ€™t think it possible, but the MP looked even more frightening than the drill sergeants I had just spent eight weeks with. We werenâ€™t allowed to have civilian clothes at Fort Dix.â€ â€œWell, you may want to bring some back with you from home. I promised I would bring them all up to date when I got home.He was wearing the white MP helmet and a black MP armband. You look like you could use some help with that bag.â€ I was speechless. You only have to wear your uniform during duty hours. A few hours later, I found myself back on the Greyhound bus, this time heading north.