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Col. Elizabeth A. Evans - Commander, CBJTC
Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Lloyd - CSM, CBJTC

Year in Review - 2021

Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC), located near Starke, Florida, is a 73,000-acre premier training center for Florida National Guard units. The training center provides training areas, ranges, education facilities, simulation platforms, maintenance, and other services to Florida’s National Guard and numerous federal, state and local customers spanning the Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational (JIIM) spectrum. Camp Blanding has proven to be a valuable asset to Florida’s state agencies, as it serves as a Continuity of Government site for the Governor and his Executive Branch, and a Continuity of Operations site for the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and Joint Forces Headquarters-Florida. Camp Blanding also serves as a Joint Reception, Staging, and Onward Integration site, and a Logistical Support Base during emergency operations as part of Florida National Guard’s support to civil authorities. Camp Blanding hosts various FDEM Emergency Management Academies, focusing on county emergency managers from around the state, designed to enhance capabilities in response to natural disasters or state emergencies. Additionally, Camp Blanding’s value as a critical strategic asset for the training and mobilization of units has been repeatedly validated with continued federal homeland and overseas contingency operations.

Quality customer service is provided to a wide range of customers spanning the 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 and creates opportunities for the development of new ranges and construction of facilities to better support the needs of our customers. Camp Blanding is committed to, and capable of, supporting JIIM organizations desiring to train both federal and state missions.

Camp Blanding remains focused on cultivating relationships with its surrounding communities, partners and stakeholders. For example, CBJTC continues to enhance its relationship with the Keystone Airpark as an integral asset to support federal and state missions. The availability of this airpark has improved CBJTC’s ability to support capabilities to satisfy or exceed its customers’ expectations. We also continue to partner with Clay County Development Authority and Clay Economic Development Corporation to protect and improve CBJTC infrastructure through the execution of grant funds awarded by Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity and the Florida Defense Support Task Force.

Camp Blanding aspires to be the premier domestic support to civil authorities and combat training facility in the southeast 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.