Thursday, April 10, 2014

Trainers to set up at Camp Shelby

2-20th Special Forces Group, National Guard.
U.S. Army photo, 01/24/13
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- A Maryland counterterrorism security training company has signed an agreement to conduct specialized training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, officials said Wednesday. Annapolis-based ViaGlobal Group made the decision after several visits to the Mississippi National Guard base south of Hattiesburg. Camp Shelby's facilities include a state-of-the-art urban terrain site and live fire shoot house. ViaGlobal Group's executive board includes former commanders in Marine, Navy and Army Special Operations organizations. (Source: Camp Shelby Public Affairs, 04/10/14) The base is 135,000 acres with ranges for Abrams M1 tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, MRAPs and more. There's also an air-to-ground bombing range and a combat training runway designed for C-17 short-field landing operations.