Class of 2016 Holds First-Ever Military Session at Camp Shelby

Class of 2016 Holds First-Ever Military Session at Camp Shelby

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Leadership Mississippi recently hosted its first-ever military session at Camp Shelby on August 25 & 26!

lm camp shelby hughes collinsLeadership MS Chair Edmond Hughes (left) and Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins at the Camp Shelby Session. They graduated from the Leadership Mississippi program in 2012.Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center (CSJFTC) is the nation’s largest National Guard Training Site, spanning over 135,000 acres across portions of Perry, Forrest, and Greene counties. Camp Shelby was established in 1917 in support of mobilization during World War I, and it has served almost continuously since then as a training site for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and members of the Reserve Components. Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center employs over 1,500 employees and trains over 120,000 service members annually. CSJFTC is home to the largest Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site (MATES) in the nation with nearly 700 pieces of armored equipment in its equipment set. Camp Shelby will celebrate 100 years as a training facility in July 2017.

The Class of 2016 had the unique opportunity to learn about the military’s presence in Mississippi, riding in tanks, Apache helicopters, and more! The session also included a special message from Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins in his last public appearance before retiring as Adjutant General of Mississippi!

You Can Watch a Live Stream of Maj. Gen. Collins Here

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

  • Area Development Partnership
  • Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center (CSJFTC)
  • Hattiesburg Clinic
  • Guaranty Trust Company
  • The First, A National Banking Association
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