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Camp Dawson Garrison Training Center

Located in Kingwood, WVa., the Camp Dawson Garrison Training Center supported training for more than 128,917 military and civilian personnel during Fiscal Year 2023. As a Level IV Garrison Training Center, Camp Dawson provides a vast array of capabilities:

  • transient training infrastructure
  • full suite of classrooms
  • barracks
  • computer labs
  • live fire ranges up to 7.62mm
  • more than 3,000 acres of light maneuver area

Camp Dawson also hosts tenant organizations including the Camp Dawson Event Center that supports housing for more than 500 personnel and a classroom environment capable of training more than 1,000 personnel.

Additionally, the Training Center supports tenant organizations including the 197th Regional Training Institute (RTI), 753rd Explosive Ordinance Disposal, C Company 2/19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1201st Forward Support Company, Special Operations Detachment – Europe, the Mountaineer Challenge Academy – North, the Army Interagency Training and Education Center, a robust Environmental Section and a major venue for training for the Governor’s Jobs and Hope Program. Camp Dawson also recently gained the 1257th Engineer Detachment, which are Firefighters for the Garrison.

Camp Dawson Event Center

The Camp Dawson state-of-the-art event and conference center may host all branches of the military as well as government entities and approved non-profit organizations that are utilizing the space for official conferences or events.