MCTFT FACILITY INFORMATION

Located on Camp Blanding Joint Training Center (CBJTC), our 125-acre facility is a short drive from the Jacksonville International Airport, and the intersection of Interstates 10, 95 and 295. Our campus hosts seven state-of-the-art classrooms, a tactical training lab, obstacle course (currently being updated/repaired), barracks for up to 60 students, and more.  A five minute drive will take you to the CBJTC convenience store, or Post Exchange, which can meet most equipment needs, provide refreshments and other comfort items.

MCTFT has access to all of the training areas that Camp Blanding has to offer. Training areas include urban training facilities, live fire ranges, obstacle courses, rappel towers, maritime training area, an airfield, and 72,000 acres of rural land.

TACTICAL LAB

A complex and powerful training solution boasting 2,500 square feet of training space equipped with a 100% modular wall system, lots of movable furniture to help replicate your place of work or other setting, low-light/no light settings provide for NVG/IR/WL training, two sets of stairs (each different), including two second-story rooms.  A catwalk allows for observation or instruction of the entire first floor area.

RANGES

A premier National Guard training site, MCTFT Camp Blanding has many different ranges for use.

Multiple 25 meter ranges that can accommodate pistol and rifle platforms, as well as known distance ranges out to 600 meters, and multi-use machine gun ranges that reach out to 1,500 meters and beyond.

A 45-day lead time is generally preferred for scheduling purposes.

MOUT Site

Camp Blanding has a MOUT site (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) that is a brief 20 minute ride from our MCTFT main campus.

This facility consists of 16 buildings with multiple and different floor plans including office-type buildings, school, garage, hospital, bank, and apartment styled buildings. While MOUT training is prohibited for civilian law enforcement, this facility is excellent for large scenarios and offers unique opportunities for training in urban environments.

The MOUT site also offers surrounding woodlands, roads, terrain, rooftops, a bell tower, a bridge and a landing zone for rotary-winged aircraft.

RAPPEL TOWERS

Camp Blanding is host to the U.S. Army’s Air Assault (helicopter assault) Course and is equipped with a 90-foot rappel tower.  This tower boasts a FRIES or Fast Rope Insertion Extraction System!  The facility is open for use by MCTFT and serves as a great confidence builder as well as a way to work on your rappelling and or fast rope fundamentals.

The MCTFT campus has its own 40-foot rappel tower that will *soon support FRIES capabilities. MCTFT staff includes Rappel Masters and maintains enough equipment to support your training needs.

*October 2017 is when all our tower repairs and upgrades will be completed; 2018 is the projected year of completion of the FRIES capability at the MCTFT.

URBAN DEFENSE BUILDING

The UDB is a large, complex, three story building that presents challenging tactical problems with its non-traditional floor plan.

Force-on-force training is authorized here. It is surrounded by woodland supporting a dismounted approach, a paved road supporting perimeter creation and dynamic exterior-vehicle-mounted approaches and also a large open area featuring ruble piles and a tunnel for sewer- and sub-terrain type scenarios.

CLASSROOMS and MEETING SPACE

MCTFT has four, 40+ seat classrooms.

All classrooms: are wired for sound, have a projector, dry erase board, air conditioning, tables and chairs.  And some classrooms: are dividable and have kitchenettes.

Whether you are receiving instruction from our staff or conducting your own training or meeting, our classrooms will meet your needs with a minimum amount of set up.  Our staff will support you along the way.

OBSTACLE COURSE

Our 16-event course is designed to test strength and endurance.  Equipped with bleachers it can also be used as an outdoor classroom.

*Currently not available.  We are making our course even better for you by updating the materials, making repairs and adding new challenges.  We expect to be complete by October 2017.

RURAL TRAINING SITE

Our 100-acre training area is located immediately adjacent to our campus.  The site is a moderate to densely forested area where we conduct land navigation, patrolling, and tracking exercises.

LEADERSHIP REACTION COURSE

The LRC is a multi-station site with varied, isolated problem solving events designed to test the creativity and teamwork of a small group or team.

By clicking the yellow banner you can request this for your office or team!

BARRACKS

Our accommodations consist of three, 20-bunk, open-bay barracks just yards away from MCTFT’s other facilities.   These other facilities include laundry and kitchenettes.  Each bed has its own wall locker and there is a day room with TV, DVD, microwave and large refrigerator.

CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL GYMS

Beyond the many paved and dirt roads, to accommodate your running and biking needs, MCTFT offers a serviceable conventional gym with machines and free weights as well as a newly built (July 2017) unconventional gym.

The unconventional gym provides infinite fitness solutions and opportunities for your team to become stronger during your stay with us.  Featuring a timer/clock, enough equipment for an entire team to workout simultaneously, chalk, speakers that connect to your smart phone for music, sandbags, ropes, weighted vests and much more.

Gyms are available for use 24/7.  Finally, there is a lake for swimming if you prefer that. Kingsley Lake is about a 2 minute drive from MCTFT.

MWR (Recreation)

Camp Blanding boasts a wide-range of outdoor activities from camping and fishing to boating and swimming.  Recreational lodging options are available such as cottage rentals, campground lot rentals, and public lodging.

Please call MWR at 904-682-3104 for more information about this type of lodging as it is not controlled by MCTFT.