Massachusetts National Guard Environmental and Readiness Center

Who's Who on the JBCC:

The Environmental & Readiness Center: The Environmental & Readiness Center manages programs to maintain and improve training lands, protect natural and cultural resources, plan and design installation improvements, and managedirections and minimize hazardous materials and hazardous waste generated at Camp Edwards to guarantee the best training for soldiers and the highest level of protection for the environment at Camp Edwards. The center is responsible for balancing the needs of current training with environmental protection of the Massachusetts Army National Guard training lands at the base. The center also conducts community outreach activities to inform, involve and educate community members from the towns surrounding the JBCC. The center coordinates with all organizations on base and is a central point of contact for JBCC environmental program information. Contact Emily Derbyshire Kelly, 508-968-5146, or general number, 508-968-5143.

Army National Guard Training Site Camp Edwards: Camp Edwards, encompassing 15,000 acres of the JBCC, is the primary military training facility for National Guard 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. Training facilities at the base include a Tactical Training Base, used to simulate an overseas Forward Operating Base, urban operations training facilities, small arms ranges, convoy training, and state-of-the-art simulators. The facilities are also available for use by civilian first responders. Camp Edwards is also home to a National Guard aviation battalion with utility helicopter and air traffic control companies, three engineer units and the Regional Training Institute. Contact Public Affairs, 508-233-6560

The 102nd Intelligence Wing: The 102nd Intelligence Wing operates out of Otis Air National Guard Base in the southern portion of the Joint Base Cape Cod. The intelligence wing provides world-wide precision intelligence and command and control along with trained and experienced Airmen for expeditionary combat support and homeland security. The intelligence wing also maintains and operates base-wide services such as the drinking water supply, the wastewater treatment plant, roads, electrical power, and operates environmental programs ensuring that current intelligence wing operations are conducted in accordance with all state, federal and Department of Defense environmental requirements. Contact Public Affairs, 508-968-4003 or 508-968-4090

Air Station Cape Cod: Air Station Cape Cod (ASCC), with its three helicopters and four jets, is the only Coast Guard Aviation facility in the northeast. As such, ASCC is responsible for the waters from New Jersey to the Canadian border. Additionally, the Coast Guard manages all airfield operations for the joint use, exclusive military Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station. Centrally located on the JBCC, ASCC 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. Coast Guard members at ASCC perform a variety of missions including search and rescue, homeland security, fisheries law enforcement, aids to navigation, marine safety, and marine environmental protection. Over three hundred active duty and civilian personnel work at ASCC and many Coast Guard families—approximately 2,000 residents—reside in housing on the JBCC. Contact Air Station Cape Cod Quarterdeck, 508-968-6800

Cape Cod Air Force Station 6th Space Warning Squadron's PAVE PAWS Radar: 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 active duty U.S. and Canadian military, and BAE Systems contractors at the Air Force Station, also conduct space surveillance, with approximately 2,600 satellite tracks totaling about 9,100 observations daily. This critical tracking information is electronically transmitted to the Joint Space Operations Center—Space Situational Awareness Operations Cell at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, where it's used to maintain a space catalog including more than 18,000 currently orbiting objects, serving an essential role of collision avoidance. Contact Public Affairs, 508-968-3283 or 508-968-3277

The 253rd Combat Communications Group: The 253rd Combat Communications Group commands, organizes, equips, trains and staffs assigned and attached forces to ensure mission readiness in support of wartime requirements for combatant commanders. The group provides timely, ready, reliable forces and mission-ready communications equipment, as required.

Air Force Civil Engineering Center (AFCEC) Installation Restoration Program: The Installation Restoration Program, managed by AFCEC, is responsible for the investigation and cleanup of contamination from past military practices at the JBCC. The program has managed the cleanup of 79 source areas and 14 groundwater plumes. AFCEC is currently treating 12 million gallons of groundwater per day. Contact: 508-968-4678, ext. 2.

Massachusetts Army National Guard Groundwater Study Program: The Groundwater Study Program is addressing groundwater contamination and its sources on and emanating from Camp Edwards on the northern 15,000 acres of the JBCC. The program has cleaned more than 120,000 tons of soil from source areas and treated more than 4.5 billion gallons of groundwater. Groundwater treatment systems are now treating 2.5 million gallons of groundwater per day and reducing those plumes with the highest levels of contamination. The program continues to move forward with plans to address other areas of contamination as necessary. Contact Lori Boghdan, 508-968-5635.

Environmental Management Commission: The Environmental Management Commission and its staff, with the assistance of two advisory councils, monitors military and other activities in the Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve (the northern 15,000 acres of the JBCC). The purpose of the commission is to ensure the permanent protection of the drinking water supply and wildlife habitat on the reserve. The Commission is part of the state's Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Contact Mark Begley, 508-968-5127

Massachusetts National Cemetery: The Massachusetts National Cemetery is administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and is the only National Veterans' Cemetery in New England. It occupies 750 acres on the JBCC. Contact Paul McFarland , 508-563-7113

U.S. Department of Agriculture: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) safeguards the nation's agricultural and natural resources from invasions of foreign pest organisms. This APHIS facility, Otis Pest Survey Detection and Exclusion Laboratory, provides operational support for national efforts to exclude and detect introductions of exotic pests. The laboratory also provides support for the control of pests, such as the emerald ash borer, Sirex wood wasp, Asian longhorned beetle, Asian gypsy moth, and offshore port monitoring programs. Contact Vic Mastro, 508-563-9303, ext. 212

Senior Environmental Corps: The Senior AmeriCorps Program on Cape Cod assists technical professionals from the Environmental & Readiness Center and other entities on various environmental projects at the JBCC and performs groundwater monitoring well restoration and mosquito trapping/control projects. Contact Arthur Neill, 508-968-5125

U.S. Geological Survey: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program conducts research on contaminants of global concern, such as nitrate, metals, pathogens, and organic compounds, at its Cape Cod field research site at the JBCC. The objective of the research is to improve understanding of the physical, chemical, and microbiological processes that control the fate of contaminants in ground water. The research is conducted mostly in the Ashumet Valley treated-wastewater plume that originates on the JBCC. The USGS research group also works closely with the military to help address ground-water cleanup at other sites on the reservation. Contact: Denis LeBlanc, 508-490-5030

Civil Air Patrol (Cape Cod Composite Squadron): The Civil Air Patrol is a congressionally chartered, federally supported, non-profit corporation that serves as the official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF). First organized at the beginning of World War II, the CAP is a volunteer cadre that handles 90 percent of inland search and rescue missions in the United States . Civil Air Patrol planes have been among the first to survey the aftermath of such disasters as the attacks of September 11, 2001 and Hurricane Katrina. Contact Christian Fiore, 603-689-4172

Other Users of the JBCC: Other users include the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary; Coast Guard Northeast Regional Fisheries Training Center; Coast Guard Port Security Unit 301; Coast Guard Electronic Support Detachment Cape Cod; Coast Guard Atlantic Area Armory; Federal Aviation Administration, North Atlantic Region; the Bourne School System (after school program); Coast Guard Communications Station, Boston; and the Otis Rod & Gun Club.



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