Camp Mabry Texas Military Joint Forces
Texas Joint Military Forces, 49th Troop Command, Texas National Guard Academy
2200 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703
Camp Mabry is a military installation in Austin, Texas that houses the headquarters of the Texas Military Forces and the Texas Military Forces Museum. Established in 1892, Camp Mabry is the third-oldest active military installation in Texas, behind Fort Sam Houston and Fort Bliss. It was named for Brigadier General Woodford H. Mabry, the Adjutant General of Texas when the camp was founded. The camp was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
Camp Mabry is home to the Joint Force Headquarters of the Texas Military Forces, housing the office of the state adjutant general and the headquarters of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, and the Texas State Guard. The site currently hosts other branches of the Reserve components of the United States Armed Forces from the United States Army Reserve, the United States Navy Reserve Navy Operations Support Center (NOSC Austin) and the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Camp Mabry also houses the 136th Regional Training Institute, located in the Texas National Guard Academy facility. This facility also provides the Officer Candidate School, the Non-Commissioned Officer Courses and other specialty educational facilities for the military. The United States Property and Fiscal Office is also located at Camp Mabry, and it is one of two state combined support maintenance shops.
On site you’ll also find a medical clinic, storage facilities, supply warehouses, and the armory of the 36th Infantry Division headquarters. The Adjutant General’s Office, headquarters for the Texas Joint Military Forces and 49th Troop Command are located in building 8 of the camp. Beside it, you’ll find the Lieutenant General Thomas S. Bishop All Faiths Chapel. This chapel is significant as it was build solely by Texas Military Forces.
Arriving at Camp Mabry
The closest airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport located 17 miles from base.
Directions from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
- Take Hotel Dr to TX-71 W
- Continue on TX-71 W to TX-360 Loop N. Take the Texas Loop 360/Capital of Tx Hwy exit from US-290 W
- Get on TX-1 Loop N/Loop 1 N
- Follow TX-1 Loop N to W 35th St. Take the 35th St exit from TX-1 Loop N
- Continue on W 35th St. Take Maintenance Dr to Fairview Dr/General Mabry Dr
Average training population in a given week is about 1,000 – 1,500. The average training throughput at Camp Mabry is around 70,000 per year.