Camp Shelby - On and Off Base Information

Camp Shelby Housing Information

Camp Shelby Housing and Information:

Camp Shelby is a military post whose North Gate is located at the southern boundary of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on United States Highway 49. It is the largest state-owned training site in the nation. 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. 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. The training site consists of a mix of State, Department of Defense, and U.S. Forest Service lands in the DeSoto National Forest.

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.

Base Location

1001 Lee Avenue
Camp Shelby, MS 39407