About Camp Shelby, MS
Located near Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Camp Shelby is the largest training site of its kind in the United States. The post is home to National Guard and Reserves Annual Training for units from Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. The M1 Abrams Tank, Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles and 177th Armored Brigade use Camp Shelby as a training ground.
Camp Shelby was established in 1917 to mobilize troops for World War I. Camp Shelby was once home to the historic Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Battalion and the Women's Army Corp. It once housed a rehabilitative hospital and prisoner-of-war camp for Germans in World War II.
Serving over 100,000 personnel every year, the base trains reserve and active duty military personnel. The post's mission is to mobilize forces in wartime. The post is home to 350 active duty, 525 family members, 800 guard, 20 reserve and 300 civilians.