Camp Minden Training Site (CMTS) is the Louisiana National Guard’s (LANG) newest military training site. In 1941, the Federal Government acquired 15,868 acres of farms, farmland and private lands for construction of The Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant (LAAP). In January 2005 the entire area that formally belonged to the U.S. Government as LAAP totaling 14,995 acres was deeded over to the State of Louisiana under the control of the Louisiana Military Department.
To effectively manage the existing resources (infrastructure, facilities, land and personnel) and maximize opportunities for both Commercial Operations and Military Training. Camp Minden also serves as the Reception, Staging and Onward Integration (RSOI) for EMAC units during emergency response events.
Camp Minden Training Center is located approximately 18 miles east of Shreveport, La off of I-20. Take exit 38 to Hwy 80 then left for ½ mile.
Camp Minden Training Site
100 LOUISIANA BLVD
MINDEN, Louisiana 71055
Operations and Training
Regional Training Institute
Louisiana National Guard has a long history of training excellence. The 199th Leadership Regiment is responsible for conducting the RTI’s training courses. The RTI conducts leadership training, military occupational and skill qualification courses including:
- Senior Leaders Course
- Army Basic Instructor Course
- Advanced Leaders Course
- Carpentry and Masonry Specialist
- Officer Candidate School
- Heavy Equipment Operator
- Military Policeman
- Motor Transport Operator
- Warrior Leader Course
Convoy Training Routes:
- 60 Miles of Improved Routes
- 47 Miles of Un-Improved Routes
- CMTS has 13 Maneuver TNG Areas consisting of 11,419 Acres
Units Stationed at CMTS:
- 1083rd Transportation Company
- 39th Military Police
- 199th Leadership Regiment
- 122nd Air Support Operations Squadron
- Company A Recruitment Sustainment Program
- Det – 1 / 139th SIG Co
- Det – 1 / 489th MAINT
MORALE, WELFARE, AND RECREATION
Located in Bldg117 open 6 days a week 1730 – 2300hrs. Assorted beverages, snack food, music, large screen HDTV, darts and pool table.
Lodging (pending availability):
The billeting fees for single occupancy with full size bed and private bath on Official duties are $30.00 and unofficial $37.63. IDT rate for a room with full size bed and private bath is $20.00. To register call 318.382.4159 (Scheduled to be open in Sept 11) Post Exchange: 0730-1700 Tuesday – Friday (light snacks, food, soft drinks and beer). Currently located on the south side of Bldg A120 but in the future AAFES is expected to open a new facility on Post.
Hunting is open to LANG members and State Military Department Employees, including retirees, with valid military SMD Identification card. Primary hunters are authorized to bring one guest per hunting period. Guests must be accompanied by sponsor. Hunting days are set in accordance with provisions set by Louisiana Dept of Wildlife 2011-2012 Louisiana Hunting Regulations. Primary Hunters pay $50.00 per season or $15.00 per day. Guest Hunters pay $100.00 per season or $25.00 per day. ATV registration is $10.00 per season.
Four trailers are available which can be utilized during Hunting Season or on weekends. The cost of the rental is $10.00 per night. Bunk House: During hunting season, on a first come first serve basis,there are open bay bunks available in a heated bldg with showers for $5.00 per night.