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Col. Frank A. Zenko - Commander, CBJTC
Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Hosford - CSM, CBJTC

Year in Review - 2017

Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC) 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 capabilities. 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 preserving our capability as military training lands, CBJTC’s Directorate of Forestry and Environmental remains committed to protect the environment for both training and wildlife. This past year, CBJTC collaborated with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop and implement a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA). The CCAA provides assurances to CBJTC and does not require additional restrictions in the event of formal listing of a species, provided conservation measures are implemented. This agreement aligns with CBJTC’s goal 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 premier domestic and combat training facility in the southeastern U.S. with a focus on Unified Land Operations capable of handling a brigade-size element. It continually seeks opportunities to offer training to our Unified Action Partners, both federal and state, while showcasing its capabilities as a state-of-the-art, year-round, training venue.