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.
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:
- Common Faculty Development Instructor Course – (CFD-IC)
- Carpentry and Masonry Specialist
- Officer Candidate School
- Heavy Equipment Operator
- Motor Transport Operator
- Basic 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 Regiment, (RTI)
- 122nd Air Support Operations Squadron
- Company A Recruitment Sustainment Program
- Det – 1 / 139th SIG Co
- Det – 1 / 489th MAINT