The Joint Base Cape Cod, is a joint base created by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States War Department in 1935. Governor James Curley signed the state bill to allocate and purchase land for a military facility, and establishing a formal commission to manage this new state military property and personnel. After 200,000 acres (810 km2) of land was secured in Cape Cod, the Massachusetts National Guard began erecting tents and a basic training program in the following year. Formerly the Massachusetts Military Reservation, it was renamed in 2013 to Joint Base Cape Cod.
The Collaborative provides special education for students in 18 member districts on Cape Cod including the medically challenged and those needing occupational, speech and physical therapy. Its Transportation Division, Alternative Education Program, and Center for Executive Search are headquartered at JBCC in school facilities formerly administered and operated by the Town of Bourne.
Elder Services of Cape Cod & The Islands
Senior Environment Corps (Assists other base tenants on various environmental projects at JBCC, including air & water quality, energy & resource conservation, wildlife monitoring and mosquito control.)
Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center
Monitors military and other activities in the Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve in the northern 15,000 acres of JBCC. The purpose of the commission is to ensure the permanent protection of the drinking water supply and wildlife habitat on the reserve.
Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety & Security
A portion of Camp Edwards is designated by MEMA as a Massachusetts Disaster Preparedness Shelter. Under emergency declarations affecting the Cape Cod & Islands region, buildings and barracks will be staffed by personnel from the American Red Cross, the Medical Response Team (MRC), the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and the State Animal Response Team (SMART).
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Southeast Region
Boat Donation Program (Academy cadets, students and faculty refurbish donated vessels for annual sale, with proceeds benefiting the academy's various camp, educational, scholarship and training programs. Vessels under repair are stored at Camp Edwards)
Through an easement, NSTAR maintains a transmission substation at the northern end of the base, which receives power lines from across the Cape Cod Canal and serves as a hub for all other power lines servicing the Cape and Islands.
Receives municipal waste shipments via truck from the towns of Falmouth, Mashpee & Sandwich and consolidates them as railroad freight for transfer to the SEMASSwaste-to-energy facility in Rochester, Massachusetts.
Supplies drinking water to the towns of Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee & Sandwich.
Contractors with on-base facilities and staff
Dynamic Science Inc., subsidiary of Exodyne, Inc.
Provides air traffic control and weather augmentation services to Otis Air National Guard Base and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod since 1999; maintains staffed facilities at JBCC.
Environmental Chemical Corporation
Conducts soil sampling, monitoring and analysis as a contractor to the US Environmental Protection Agency and multiple base entities; maintains a staffed on-site facility at JBCC.
Nobis Engineering Inc.
Providing Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) support and related construction management to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during ongoing environmental investigation, remediation, and restoration projects at JBCC.
^Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management, "Feasibility Study and Report, Chief Medical Examiner, Southeast Region (CME 03-01 ST1)", Page 131 (map showing site location between Simpkins Road and Falmouth-Sandwich Road on state-owned land in the Town of Sandwich within JBCC boundary), 13 January 2005 (retrieved 9 October 2010)
^FAA.gov, Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP), 12 March 2009
^American Meteorological Society; 11th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace; "The Otis Weather Test Facility at Otis ANGB, Falmouth, MA: An aviation weather resource"
^American Meteorological Society; 11th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace; "The Otis Weather Test Facility at Otis ANGB, Falmouth, MA: An aviation weather resource" (expanded abstract in PDF format)