Air Force

Joint Base Cape Cod

Air Force, 6th Space Warning Squadron, U.S. Coast Guard Base Cape Cod, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, Cape Cod, Camp Edwards Army National Guard, 102nd Intelligence Wing, Air National, Massachusetts National Guard Regional Training Institute, Massachusetts National Guard
Connery Ave, Buzzards Bay, MA 02542


Joint Base Cape Cod is a United States military installation located on what is known as the “Upper Cape,” the area closest to the Cape Cod Canal. Parts of the installation are in the towns of Bourne, Mashpee, and Sandwich, and the installation is adjacent to the town of Falmouth. JBCC is a full scale, joint-use base home to five military commands training for missions at home and overseas, conducting airborne search and rescue missions, and intelligence command and control.  JBCC spans across 22,000 acres, of which 15,000 acres comprise the northern training area, the major training area for Army National Guard soldiers in the Northeast, where soldiers practice maneuvering exercises and bivouacking, or camping, and use the small arms ranges. the southern part of the base are training support facilities such as training simulators, hangars and support facilities for Massachusetts Army National Guard aviation units and the Massachusetts Air National Guard 102nd Intelligence Wing, 253rd Combat Communications Group and U.S. Coast Guard facilities, including Coast Guard family housing, with almost 2,000 residents.


The JBCC is home to five military commands, including the Massachusetts Army National Guard at Camp Edwards, the Massachusetts Air National Guard at Otis Air National Guard Base, the 253rd Combat Communications Group at Otis Air National Guard Base, the 6th Space Warning Squadron phased array radar site at Cape Cod Air Force Station, and the U.S. Coast Guard at Air Station Cape Cod. These military commands work to protect the land, sea, and air of the northeastern United States. In addition, many military units and service members who work and train at the JBCC are participating in missions around the world.


There are three programs dedicated to protecting the environmental resources on and under the JBCC. The Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment’s Installation Restoration Program is responsible for the investigation and cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination from past military practices. The The Army National Guard’s Impact Area Groundwater Study Program manages the investigation and cleanup of groundwater contamination and its sources on and emanating from the northern 15,000 acres. The Massachusetts National Guard Environmental & Readiness Center is dedicated to conducting all training at the JBCC in a manner that is protective of the environment now and in the future. The Environmental & Readiness Center also serves as the community’s link for information on the JBCC.

Arriving at Joint Base Cape Cod
Cape Cod is accessible from virtually anywhere in the world, whether you’re traveling by air, bus, train, ferry or car. The Cape is just 75 miles from Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts and T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island.

Base Population
There are over 50,000 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Joint Base Cape Cod.