Military


Camp Curtis Guild
Reading, MA

Camp Curtis Guild opened in 1916 at Wakefield, MA. Army ROTC Battalion Field Training Exercises (FTX) take place each semester, usually in October and April. They take place at Devens RFTA (Ayer, MA), Camp Edwards (Cape Cod), or Camp Curtis Guild (Reading, MA). An FTX runs from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. The North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT competitions are located in Dover NH and at the Camp Curtis Guild.

The outdoor firing range at Camp Curtis Guild closed in 1998 after a stray bullet nearly struck a Lynnfield woman and her toddler. A total of 19 stray bullets have been found in the abutting neighborhood between 1967 and 1998. Prior to the closing, police departments from the surrounding communities used the outdoor range for training.

At Camp Curtis Guild, the U.S. Army has conducted at least one Lyme Disease Risk Assessment - 1992. This assessment found the Lyme disease tick at the facility and noted that there had been human Lyme disease cases in the surrounding area.

 



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