Camp Shelby

Camp Shelby Training Site is a state owned / operated installation for the Army National Guard and serves as a Training Site for active and reserve components. It is the largest reserve component training site in the nation. It covers 136,000 acres, allowing up to battalion level maneuver training, Gunnery Table 8-12, excellent FA Firing Points and a wide range of support facilities. Camp Shelby is the normal Annual Training location for National Guard and Reserve units located in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.


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Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center (CSJFTC) is primarily located in portions of Perry and Forrest Counties with a small portion in Greene County, in south Mississippi.

Encompassing more than 134,000 acres, Camp Shelby can support battalion level maneuver training, and has a wide range of training and logistical support facilities. It is a training ground for the M1 Abrams Tank, Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles, and M109A6 Paladin Howitzers and home to the 177th Armored Brigade (Training Support). Camp Shelby serves as a training site for National Guardsmen and Reservists from throughout the country hosting as many as 100,000 personnel annually.


The training center was established in 1917 in support of mobilization during World War I and it has served almost continuously since then as a training site, not only for the Reserve Components of the Army, but also for the Active Components of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.


During wartime, the camp’s mission is to serve as a major, independent mobilization station of the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM).

Population Served

The camp population includes 350 active-duty; 525 family members; 800 guard; 20 reserve; 300 civilian The Camp will be losing maintenance shops which will cut both guard and civilian full-time employees strength.

Temporary Quarters

Camp Shelby Billeting

Reservation Phone: TML: C- 601- 558-2540  DSN 286-2540  Fax: C-601-558-2339

Cabins: C-601- 558-2500   DSN 286-2500 Fax:  C-601-558-2339

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Reservation Information: Reservations can be emailed or by phone. We are dedicated to our customers. We’re here to serve you and make your visit with us an enjoyable and convenient stay. Guests receive maps of the installation and local community, a list of local places of restaurants, hotels and other essential services.

Contact Information

Camp Shelby JTC 1001 Lee Avenue Camp Shelby, MS 39407-5500