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Joint Base Cape Cod

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The Joint Base Cape Cod, is a joint base created by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States War Department in 1935.‹See TfD› Governor James Curley signed the state bill to allocate and purchase land for a military facility, and establishing a formal commission to manage this new state military property and personnel. After 22,000 acres (89 km2) of land was secured in Cape Cod, the Massachusetts National Guard began erecting tents and a basic training program in the following year. Formerly the Massachusetts Military Reservation, it was renamed in 2013 to Joint Base Cape Cod.


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Otis Air National Guard Base underwent boundary changes in 1975. This realignment included these installations: Otis Air National Guard Base, Camp Edwards, and the Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Air Force Station was created when the air force returned in 1978. The U.S. Air Force constructed the Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased Array Warning System (PAVE PAWS). PAVE PAWS is designed to detect airborne ballistic missiles and monitor orbiting satellites.

Military tenants

  • Massachusetts Air National Guard / Otis Air National Guard Base
  • 102d Intelligence Wing (Air Combat Command)
  • 101st Air Operations Squadron
  • 202d Weather Flight
  • 212th Engineering Installation Squadron
  • 253d Cyber Engineering Installation Group
  • 267th Combat Communications Squadron
  • Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 126th Aviation
  • Otis ANGB Fire Department
  • Massachusetts Army National Guard / Camp Edwards
  • Battle Simulation Center (BSC)
  • Camp Edwards Heliport
  • Environmental and Readiness Center (E&RC)
  • Live Fire Shoot House (under development)
  • Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) Training Site Calero
  • Regional Training Institute, Headquarters, 101st Regiment (formerly Massachusetts Military Academy)
  • Officer Candidate School
  • Tactical Training Team
  • Tactical Training Base (TTB) Kelley
  • Training Support Center
  • Call For Fire Trainer (CFFT)
  • Indoor Simulated Weapons Training
  • Equipment Skills Trainer (EST)
  • Fire Arms Training System (FATS)
  • Leadership Reaction Course (LRC)
  • Virtual Convoy Operations Trainer (VCOT)
  • US Air Force
  • Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment
  • Cape Cod Air Force Station
  • PAVE PAWS (6th Space Warning Squadron)
  • US Air Force Auxiliary / Civil Air Patrol
  • Cape Cod Composite Squadron (NER MA 044)
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • US Army Environmental Command (Impact Area Groundwater Study Program)
  • US Department of Homeland Security
  • Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod
  • Atlantic Area Armory
  • Coast Guard First District - Northeast Regional Fisheries Training Center
  • Coast Guard Investigative Service
  • Communications Station Boston
  • Electronic Support Detachment Cape Cod
  • Marine Safety Detachment Cape Cod
  • Morale, Well-Being and Recreation Administration (MWR)
  • Falcon Golf Course
  • Kaehler Memorial Medical Clinic (KMMC)
  • Port Security Unit 301
  • Coast Guard Deployable Operations Group (conducts its national Assessment & Selection program here annually)
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Massachusetts National Cemetery
  • Non-military tenants

  • American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO Local 3004
  • American Red Cross / Cape Cod & Islands Chapter
  • JBCC Resource Center
  • Barnstable County Correctional Facility and Sheriff's Office
  • Cape Cod Collaborative
  • The Collaborative provides special education for students in 18 member districts on Cape Cod including the medically challenged and those needing occupational, speech and physical therapy. Its Transportation Division, Alternative Education Program, and Center for Executive Search are headquartered at JBCC in school facilities formerly administered and operated by the Town of Bourne.
  • Elder Services of Cape Cod & The Islands
  • Senior Environment Corps (Assists other base tenants on various environmental projects at JBCC, including air & water quality, energy & resource conservation, wildlife monitoring and mosquito control.)
  • Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center
  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Massachusetts Environmental Police
  • Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
  • Cape Cod Mosquito Control Program
  • Massachusetts Environmental Management Commission
  • Monitors military and other activities in the Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve in the northern 15,000 acres of JBCC. The purpose of the commission is to ensure the permanent protection of the drinking water supply and wildlife habitat on the reserve.
  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety & Security
  • Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
  • A portion of Camp Edwards is designated by MEMA as a Massachusetts Disaster Preparedness Shelter. Under emergency declarations affecting the Cape Cod & Islands region, buildings and barracks will be staffed by personnel from the American Red Cross, the Medical Response Team (MRC), the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and the State Animal Response Team (SMART).
  • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Southeast Region
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Boat Donation Program (Academy cadets, students and faculty refurbish donated vessels for annual sale, with proceeds benefiting the academy's various camp, educational, scholarship and training programs. Vessels under repair are stored at Camp Edwards)
  • National Air Traffic Controllers Association
  • NSTAR Electric / Bourne Switching Station
  • Through an easement, NSTAR maintains a transmission substation at the northern end of the base, which receives power lines from across the Cape Cod Canal and serves as a hub for all other power lines servicing the Cape and Islands.
  • Otis Fish & Game Club
  • Works with Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to coordinate annual controlled deer and turkey hunts within JBCC boundary.
  • Otis Memorial Elementary School
  • Operated by Town of Bourne to serve families of US Coast Guard servicemen and servicewomen residing on the base.
  • US Department of Agriculture / Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST) & Plant Protection Quarantine (PPQ)
  • Pest Survey Detection and Exclusion Laboratory
  • US Department of Transportation
  • Federal Aviation Administration / Cape TRACON (terminal radar approach control)
  • Provides control of IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) aircraft and normal VFR Radar Advisory as well as Radar Overwater Flight Following Service for aircraft traversing the Cape Cod and islands area
  • Research and Special Programs Administration
  • Otis Weather Test Facility (operated by the USDOT's John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center)
  • US Geological Survey
  • Cape Cod Toxic Substances Hydrology Research Site
  • Upper Cape Regional Transfer Station
  • Receives municipal waste shipments via truck from the towns of Falmouth, Mashpee & Sandwich and consolidates them as railroad freight for transfer to the SEMASS waste-to-energy facility in Rochester, Massachusetts.
  • Upper Cape Regional Water Cooperative
  • Supplies drinking water to the towns of Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee & Sandwich.
  • Contractors with on-base facilities and staff

  • Dynamic Science Inc., subsidiary of Exodyne, Inc.
  • Provides air traffic control and weather augmentation services to Otis Air National Guard Base and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod since 1999; maintains staffed facilities at JBCC.
  • Environmental Chemical Corporation
  • Conducts soil sampling, monitoring and analysis as a contractor to the US Environmental Protection Agency and multiple base entities; maintains a staffed on-site facility at JBCC.
  • Nobis Engineering Inc.
  • Providing Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) support and related construction management to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during ongoing environmental investigation, remediation, and restoration projects at JBCC.
  • References

    Joint Base Cape Cod Wikipedia