Hosted by Canal Region, Falmouth, Mashpee, & Sandwich Chambers of Commerce Wednesday June 1, 2022 at 5:30pm Camp Edwards is an important training center for Soldiers throughout the Northeast. In this presentation, hear directly from Camp Edwards’ leadership about site history, soldier training, and environmental protections. Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) is a joint use facility and home to five military commands, including the Massachusetts Army National Guard at Camp Edwards. The National Guard has a unique dual mission that consists of both federal and state roles. Soldiers must be prepared to support national security directives as well as provide domestic response to protect public safety. Camp Edwards is a major training site for Soldiers from the Northeast and also provides training for civilian first responders and members of law enforcement. Training can include: battle simulations, obstacle and leadership courses, rappel towers, driving courses, maneuvering exercises, bivouacking (military camping), and use of small arms ranges. Joint Base Cape Cod, formerly Massachusetts Military Reservation, has operated as a major military training site for over 85 years. During the 1940s, the base was activated by the U.S. Army and used to train and deploy troops being sent to fight in WWII. In the 1970s, the Army National Guard assumed operational control of Camp Edwards from the U.S. Army. The northern 15,000 acres of JBCC is the largest piece of undeveloped land on Cape Cod and is home to 41 state-listed species living in a variety of habitats. The Massachusetts National Guard Environmental & Readiness Center is dedicated to conducting all training at JBCC in a manner that is protective of the environment now and in the future. Please e-mail Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on Thursday May 26th. Full names interested in attending and a telephone number must be included. Registration can also be done by phone: 339-202-9307. A confirmation e-mail will be sent with further information including directions, meeting location, and parking.