The newest military training site, Camp Minden, is less than 20 miles from Shreveport, Louisiana. The Louisiana National Guard acquired Camp Minden from the U.S. Army in January 2005, and it consists of 14,995 acres formerly known as the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant. In an effort toward becoming more self-sustainable, Camp Minden now has its own water system and wastewater treatment plant.
An integral part of the Louisiana National Guard’s training mission, Camp Minden is home to the 199th Leadership Regiment and Regional Training Institute (RTI). The RTI prepares members in leadership training as well as military occupational and skill qualification courses. There are also more than 100 miles of convoy training routes and 11,000 acres of training areas for maneuvers. Camp Minden also serves as the Reception, Staging, and Onward Integration (RSOI) for EMAC units during emergency response events. A Youth Challenge Program occurs at Camp Minden, as well as a post exchange and billeting.
Billeting is offered to military personnel. In addition to occupancies with a full-size bed and private bath, camper slips and a bunkhouse are offered. Hunting and fishing are also available on the property.
Camp Minden’s Billeting Office is located at 1401 Bugle Blvd. Minden, LA 71055. For reservations, contact the Billeting Manager at (318) 382-4141 or [email protected]