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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


The 102nd Intelligence Wing Supports the Local Community
with Medical Stations for Summer Events

by Mr. Timothy D. Sandland, 102nd Intelligence Wing

Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass. -- At the request of the Town of Bourne Fire Department, the 102nd Intelligence Wing provided equipment and personnel in support of several upcoming events this summer.

Master Sgt. Michael Gath delivers part of an emergency medical station to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) campus in Bourne, Mass. on July 23, 2014. The emergency medical station will be manned by Bourne Fire Department members during the upcoming Cape Cod Canal Centennial celebration and the Pan-Mass Challenge, an annual bike-a-thon that supports the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.(National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Aaron Smith/Released)

Over a dozen members of the 253rd Combat Installation and Engineering Group, 267th Combat Communications Squadron, and the 102nd Logistics Readiness Flight delivered, set up, and trained members of the Bourne Fire Department on the use of air conditioning and generator equipment, as well as the portable shelters the equipment supports.

These shelters will be in place for various events taking place in the town this summer including the 2014 Pan Mass Challenge and the Cape Cod Canal Centennial celebration and fireworks display. According to their website, the Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Cape Cod Canal Centennial celebrates the historic canal with a number of events during the week of July 25th through August 3rd and is expected to draw large numbers of residents and tourists alike.

The portable shelters have been set up as emergency medical stations in two primary locations. One has been installed on the Massachusetts Maritime Academy campus, as well as an additional location on the causeway leading to Mashnee Island. According to Chief Master Sergeant Jason Mello of the 267th, "Instead of calling an ambulance or sending them to a local emergency room, they can actually treat folks right at that facility. It saves a lot of money, especially for the person, because they aren't paying for an ambulance ride."

Both locations provide paramedics a temperature controlled, clean and safe environment in which to care for individuals who may be suffering from dehydration, other heat-related injuries, or minor bumps and bruises. The medical stations provide a service to the community, as in many cases; treatment on site may preclude a potentially expensive ambulance ride to the emergency room. Read More ...



A Different Shade of Purple
By Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav, Massachusetts National Guard Public Affairs
It has become such a common event for service members from different branches to work
together on a mission that a new term was added to the military vocabulary ...

JOINT BASE CAPE COD, Mass.  – “Two rounds and we’ll see where you are hitting,” said Master Sgt. Peter Berry, Small Arms Readiness Training Section, Massachusetts Army National Guard, to the blue uniformed personnel at the U.S. Coast Guard firing range. “Then we’ll … make some sight adjustments.”

It has become such a common event for service members from different branches to work together on a mission that a new term was added to the military vocabulary: purple. This happens when Army or Marine Corps green, which are different shades of green, works with Navy or Air Force blue, which are different shades of blue.

Approximately 15 years ago a very different shade of purple appeared. What makes it unique is the men in Army green working with the boys (and girls) in Navy blue.

“It’s something that evolved out of a conversation,” said Lt. Cmdr. James McLoughlin, commander, Gosnold Division, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps began in the late 1950”s. The U.S. Navy instituted a program designed to create a favorable view of its self with the nation’s youth, by exposing them to naval life and the Navy’s core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment; and so the Sea Scouts were born. One of the aspects of naval life is learning the fundamentals of marksmanship and firearms safety. “We started out using our own weapons … the dads … myself and other people donating weapons and ammunition,” said McLoughlin, “there was no standardization.”

McLoughlin works as a civilian employee on Joint Base Cape Cod and had met John Sterns, a noncommissioned officer from the Massachusetts Army National Guard’s Small Arms Readiness and Training section. In the course of that conversation, Sterns suggested that McLoughlin and the Sea Cadets see if they could use the Guard’s equipment and trainers. This would allow the cadets to all use the same model of .22-caliber rifles; as well as making it easier for the instructors to make adjustments to the rifles. Read more ...





U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Heather Hanson looks at her target after she fired a .22-caliber rifle during a qualification course at the U.S. Coast Guard range, here, Feb. 22, 2014. The rifles belong to the Massachusetts Army National Guard’s Small Arms Readiness Training Section, which has been loaning the firearms and providing instructors to assist the Sea Cadets in learning the basics of marksmanship and firearms safety. The two organizations have been working together for approximately 15 years.  (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav, Massachusetts National Guard Public Affairs)
Sgt. Jasen Gonzalez, 101st Finance Detachment, Massachusetts Army National Guard, watches as a member of the U.S. Navy Sea Cadets fires a .22-caliber rifle during a qualification course at the U.S. Coast Guard range, here, Feb. 22, 2014. The rifles belong to the Massachusetts Army National Guard’s Small Arms Readiness Training Section, which has been loaning the firearms and providing instructors to assist the Sea Cadets in learning the basics of marksmanship and firearms safety. The two organizations have been working together for approximately 15 years.  (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav, Massachusetts National Guard Public Affairs)


 
 
 
Military Commands of
Joint Base Cape Cod
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Hurricane Season is Upon Us!
An important message from
Coast Guard Air Station, Cape Cod


Hurricane Season lasts from 1 June - 30 November every year. It is important that you and your family make an evacuation plan. The links and documents below will assist you in preparing for a potential hurricane.

Informative Documents:
 

Defensive Tactics Training
at Joint Base Cape Cod


Defensive Tactics Training

Trooper Earl Johnson, Lead Defense Tactics Instructor, Massachusetts State Police, instructs Guardsmen how to apply a wristlock during defensive tactics training at Joint Base Cape Cod June, 12, 2014. Johnson, a sergeant first class and Military Policeman in the Massachusetts National Guard, is one of many dual career police professionals who serve the commonwealth in a civilian and military capacity. The Massachusetts National Guard’s Police Mission Partnership Initiative (PMPI) began in 2012 to systematically improve its domestic police support capability and individual law enforcement career opportunities for its personnel. (U.S. Army National Guard photo/Released)

 

Police Mission Partnership
Initiative (PMPI)


1st Lt. Kevin McDermitt, Massachusetts Army National Guard, instructs Guardsmen patrol procedures at Joint Base Cape Cod June, 11, 2014. McDermitt, who is also a Massachusetts State Police Trooper, is one of many dual career police professionals who serve the commonwealth in a civilian and military capacity. The Massachusetts National Guard’s Police Mission Partnership Initiative (PMPI) began in 2012 to systematically improve its domestic police support capability and individual law enforcement career opportunities for its personnel. (U.S. Army National Guard photo/Released)

 
 

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