Camp Santiago - On and Off Base Information

Camp Santiago Housing Information

Camp Santiago Housing and Information:

Camp Santiago or Campamento Santiago is a military training facility located in Salinas, Puerto. The Puerto Rico National Guard is stationed here and has a rich history dating back to World War II. The camp was named after Hector Santiago-Colon who was a Specialist Fourth Class. Born in Salinas in the middle of World War II, Hector has been a positive symbol for his hometown. He earned recognized by sacrificing his life in 1968 at the age of 25 to save the lives of those fighting with him in the Vietnam War. He was one of four Puerto Ricans to be given the Congressional Medal of Honor, and he was the second soldier to have an installation camp named after him in recognition of his patriotism. Camp Santiago was apart of Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield and continues to serve as the location of the Puerto Rico National Guard.

Housing: Military housing is not available at Camp Santiago.

Location: The Camp Santiago Joint Maneuver Training Center (CSJMTC) is located south 51 miles of San Juan, which is the capital of Puerto Rico. You can find the main gate to the camp right off Puerto Rico Highway 52, but the camp’s entrances are accessible to any direction in Puerto Rico. While there aren’t any permanent residents at Camp Santiago, it houses thousands of troops on a temporary schedule.

Base Location

Puerto Rico 154
Salinas, PR 00751