Right in front of our eyes, we have witnessed the barren 76,000-acre Army Post, Fort A.P. Hill, turn into the mass-populated, 8th largest, city in all of Virginia. With around 1,900 Department of Defense employees, comprised of active duty, reserve, guard and civilians; 37,000 scouts; 8,000 scout leaders and staff; and an expected 275,000 visitors, we are constantly surrounded by innumerable friendly faces and beaming smiles.
No one is more appreciative and excited about our presence than the Boy Scouts of America.
Joint Task Force-National Scout Jamboree team is made up of Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine and Coast Guard members. Service members have come from far and wide across the United States, in an array of commands and career fields.
Our mission here is to provide professional military support and help provide scouts and visitors with a safe and secure environment during the event.
JTF-NSJ consists of seven unique task forces: programs, emergency services, aviation, medical, support, consequence management and joint reception, staging and onward movement.
The 2010 NSJ is the 7th and final Jamboree scheduled to be hosted here and it is also commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The 2013 Jamboree, as of now, is slated to be moved to West Virginia.
Please tune in to follow the 2010 National Scout Jamboree on Twitter at “USArmyOnTheGo,” where we’ll provide updates on how our troops our supporting the Boy Scouts of America July 28-31!
Were you a prior boy scout who now serves in the Armed Forces? Were you able to attend a Boy Scout Jamboree or Boy Scout Summer Camp? What badge was your favorite to earn? Tell us a little about your experience.
Post by: Airman 1stClass Rachelle Elsea