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

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 is named after 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 adjacent to Fort Hunter Liggett.

Camp Roberts is host to annual training to almost every California Army National Guard unit and it is also used by the British Army.

Camp Roberts is undergoing major renovations, including demolition of World War II-era barracks, which have been plagued with mice, asbestos insulation, and lead paint. Demolition of nearly all the World War II-era structures facing US Route 101 began in 2012.[2] To contain the hazardous materials from the demolished barracks, a large hazardous waste landfill has been created. It has been lined with several layers of soil and plastic to prevent contamination of the ground water and the Salinas River. It is also planned to accept demolished barracks from Fort Ord as well.

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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 (2012-01-14). "Tour of duty ends for Camp Roberts' aging barracks". The Tribune. 

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