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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 five 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; 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 and homeland security.

U.S. Coast Guard Base Cape Cod is the Coast Guard's primary tenant command within Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC). Established in August 2014, U.S. Coast Guard Base Cape Cod serves as the single DCMS touch point for the support of Coast Guard operations within the 1st Coast Guard District, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with operational partners to ensure the delivery of professional, responsive and cost-effective services to the American public. With the shift in support services to Base Cape Cod, all services and support oriented departments are now located at Base Cape Cod.

US Coast Guard helicopter and fixed wing aircraft flying over Woods Hole, MA

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod (ASCC) was established in August 1970. Air Station Cape Cod, operates with MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters and HC-144A Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft, and 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. ASCC maintains the ability to launch a helicopter and/or fixed-wing aircraft within 30 minutes of a call, 365 days-a-year, 24 hours-a-day, and in nearly all weather conditions. Our Mission includes: Search and Rescue, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Marine Fisheries, Aids to Navigation and Logistics.

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.

Bomb sniffing dog at Cp Edwards training for security mission
The JBCC supports a wide range of training for homeland defense and security missions needs for the 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.