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Aerial view of Cape Cod depicting location of the Joint Base Cape CodThe Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC)
is a full scale, joint-use base home to four military commands training for missions at home and overseas, conducting airborne search and rescue missions, and intelligence command and control.

To the right is an aerial photo of Tactical Training Base (TTB) Kelley, dedicated to SGT Michael J. Kelley. The training base replicates a forward operating base soldiers occupy when deployed overseas in places like Afghanistan. Aerial of Tactical Training Base Kelley

The sea of green in the background is the northern training area of Camp Edwards, home to the Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve; the largest piece of  protected, undeveloped land on Cape Cod. Both are used jointly for training by the Massachusetts Army and Air National Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Retired F15 Eagle jet
Honoring its past mission, the 102nd Intelligence Wing has erected a retired F-15 Eagle jet for display outside the gates of Otis Air National Guard base. The current mission of the intelligence wing is to provide world-wide precision intelligence and command and control along with trained and experienced Airmen for expeditionary combat support anUS Coast Guard helicopter and fixed wing aircraft flying over Woods Hole, MAd homeland security.

Air Station Cape Cod (ASCC), with its three helicopters and four jets, is the only Coast Guard Aviation facility in the northeast. ASCC is responsible for the waters from New Jersey to the Canadian border and maintains the ability to launch a helicopter and/or jet within 30 minutes of a call, 365 days-a-year, 24 hours-a-day, and in nearly any weather condition.

Soldiers training for deployment at Camp Edwards, the primary military training facility for National Camp Edwards combat soldiers training for deploymentGuard and Army Reserve soldiers throughout New England. Camp Edwards' primary mission is to prepare soldiers for combat missions overseas as well as missions to serve and protect the homeland stateside.

The JBCC supports a wide range of training for homeland defense and security missions needs for theBomb sniffing dog at Cp Edwards training for security mission various commands as well as large scale joint training exercises with both military and civilian first responder participation. The picture at the right shows bomb sniffing dogs training at Camp Edwards in May of 2010.

6th Missle Space Warning, Cape Cod Air Force Station

Cape Cod Air Force Station is the only land based radar site providing missile warning for the eastern coast of the United States and southern Canada against intercontinental and sea-launched ballistic missiles.

The JBCC is home to many other tenants and programs, to learn more please visit our Overview page.


Highlights, News & Events

Training on new simulator for small drones
Story by Army Maj. Glen Kernusky, Massachusetts National Guard Public Affairs

The Massachusetts Army National Guard conducted a new equipment training seminar for Small Un-manned Aircraft Systems from February 25th to 27th at the Regional Training Institute on Camp Edwards.

The system allows an instructor to design, deploy, track and score mission training scenarios and goals in a controlled and reproducible environment to better support the unit’s Air Crew Training Plan

The Visualization and Mission Planning Integrated Rehearsal Environment (VAMPIRE) Institutional Training System (ITS) for Small Un-manned Aircraft System (SUAS) Operators is an adaptable, easy to transport, simulation-style training system. Consisting of a computer, several monitors, a projector, screen, and printer, this system can be set up in any classroom environment and link an instructor with up to ten two-man teams of students.

Scott Pollman, an engineer with Sigmatech Inc., a contractor supporting the SUAS project in cooperation with Redstone Army Arsenal, Alabama, said that the system can be upgraded and expanded over time and is a real multiplier for SUAS training.

“It’s very cost-effective,” said Pollman. “You have to get the Soldier, you‘ve gotta get airspace time and all that takes time and costs money. With the simulator, he can get his qualifications quicker, easier, and they can observe his abilities.” Read more..

FAA Designates Massachusetts and New York to Operate UAS Test Site in the Northeastern United States at Joint Base Cape Cod

Article by Mass Development

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that an alliance of organizations in Massachusetts and New York will operate one of six test sites in the United States for the development of safe standards for the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System. Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York, will act as the partnership’s lead site with Mass Development managing testing facilities at Joint Base Cape Cod. The FAA will develop standards by 2015 that will include a focus on privacy for the safe integration of UAS into the National Airspace System. . read more at...http://www.massdevelopment.com/press-room/press/releases/faa-designates-massachusetts-and-new-york-to-operate-uas-test-site-in-the-northeastern-united-states-at-joint-base-cape-cod/

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Highlights, News & Events

Sandwich Students Learn Law Enforcement

by Master Sgt. Aaron Smith, 102nd Intelligence Wing

A law enforcement trainee is responding to a domestic violence call. They walk up to the home's front door and knock firmly. Suddenly, the door swings open and they face frantic family members who pull them inside, point towards a bedroom door, and plead for the trainee to stop the attacker. The trainee approaches the door and hears muffled screams behind it. They pause and fidget as they contemplate pulling their weapon, but suddenly they burst into the room and are forced to make sudden life-and-death decisions.

Luckily, this is just a training scenario. The scenario changes with the trainees actions, but is simply projected on a screen. The weapons, although once real, are inert and now only simulate the feeling of firing with the help of compressed air. This is the Fire Arm Training Simulator (FATS) run by the 102nd Security Forces Squadron and the trainees are Sandwich High School students from a law enforcement class. The class is taught by Sandwich Police Department officers and today the students are receiving use-of-force training from the 102nd Security Forces Squadron.

Before running the twenty-seven Sandwich High students through the FATS training Master Sgt. Sean Dias, of the 102nd SFS, talks with them about laws regulating the use of force by law enforcement, historical examples that shaped these laws, and the various tools or techniques used by Security Forces. Some of those tools include riot-control shields, Tasers, and chemical sprays. Read more..