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Col. Daniel Johnson - Commander, CBJTC
Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Hosford - CSM, CBJTC

Year in Review - 2016

Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC), located near Starke, Florida, is the National Guard’s premier training site in North-Central Florida. The 73,000-acre post provides resources to enhance joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational training in support of our nation, state and local communities. As a key stakeholder in the North-Central Florida region, CBJTC continues to initiate new partnerships and cultivate existing ones.

Quality customer service is provided to a wide range of customers spanning the Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) spectrum. This diverse customer base keeps CBJTC relevant while providing various revenue streams to sustain our capability. The application of state and federal funds provides continual improvements for existing services, creates opportunities for the development of new ranges, and construction of facilities to better support the needs of our customers. Camp Blanding remains committed to, and capable of, supporting JIIM organizations desiring to perform both federal and state missions.

While CBJTC is a premier training site, it also serves as a wildlife nature conservation area. Camp Blanding’s Directorate of Forestry and Environment remains committed to pristine management of conservation and wildlife areas. In 2016, CBJTC worked diligently with the Florida Trail Association to re-open a sixmile stretch of the Florida Trail on the South Post. We also placed first in the Department of Defense Conservation Program for Large Installations, and were also recognized by the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association for its Model Program/Projects for Natural Resource and Conservation Management.

Finally, CBJTC was recognized by Department of the Army for an environmental restoration project designed to rejuvenate a large swath of mined land on the installation. Camp Blanding’s goal is to support the military’s combat readiness mission by ensuring continued access to training areas and ranges, while simultaneously working to ensure the long-term sustainability of Florida’s priceless natural heritage. Camp Blanding aspires to be the leading domestic and combat training facility in the southeast U.S with a focus on Unified Land Operations capable of handling a brigade-sized element. It continually seeks opportunities to offer training for the “whole of government” approach while showcasing its capabilities as a state-of-the-art, year-round training venue.