Camp Roberts, California

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Coordinates: 35°46′48″N 120°47′12″W / 35.78000°N 120.78667°W / 35.78000; -120.78667

MEDEVAC at Camp Roberts by a UH-60 of the 140th Aviation Regiment in 2015

Camp Roberts is a California National Guard post in central California, located on both sides of the Salinas River in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties,[1] now run by the California Army National Guard. It was opened in 1941 and is named after Corporal Harold W. Roberts, a World War I Medal of Honor recipient.[1] Nearby communities include San Miguel, Heritage Ranch (Lake Nacimiento), Oak Shores (Lake Nacimiento), and Bradley, all unincorporated. The nearest incorporated city is Paso Robles. Camp Roberts is roughly 25 miles southeast of Fort Hunter Liggett.

Camp Roberts is host to annual training for California Army National Guard units and the British Army[citation needed].

As of 2014, Camp Roberts is undergoing major renovations, including demolition of World War II-era barracks. Demolition of the World War II-era structures facing US Route 101 began in 2012. To contain the hazardous materials from the demolished barracks, a large hazardous waste landfill was created.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 877. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. ^ Strickland, Tonya (January 14, 2012). "Tour of duty ends for Camp Roberts' aging barracks". The San Luis Obispo Tribune. Retrieved July 13, 2017.

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