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Camp Clark
Nevada, MO

Camp Clark is a Missouri Army National Guard Training Site. Limited public access is allowed. Hunting is allowed during quail season and deer bow hunting season. Hunters must sign in upon arrival and sign out at post headquarters prior to departing post. The post is closed to all public access at any time units are in training.

Camp Clark, near Nevada, is the site of a National Guard-sponsored program for high school dropouts from over the state. The program consists of two five-month, 100-student courses a year. Under the 1998 federal defense budget, Missouri was allocated $2.1 million, to be matched with $700,000 in state money. The military-style training is intended to develop self-discipline, self-esteem and good workplace habits. It is for "at-risk" youths, 16 to 18, who are dropouts, unemployed, not in trouble with the law and who test drug-free.

Between December 1942 and May 1946, Missouri was home to more than 10,000 German and Italian prisoners of war who lived in 32 camps scattered throughout the state, including at Camp Clark.

The 110th Fighter Squadron (FS) boasts of spanning the aviation era "from Jennys to Jets." The unit's aviation legacy began when the 35th Division, Aviation Section, Missouri National Guard was organized on June 23, 1923. Major Bill Robertson was the first unit commander. The first flying equipment was a Curtiss OX JN-4 "Jenny", which was purchased by the officers of the squadron. In 1924 and 1925 the first summer encampments were held at Camp Clark in Nevada, Missouri. Perhaps the most famous member of the 110th was Capt. Charles A. Lindbergh, famed for his Trans-Atlantic flight to Paris in 1927.

 



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