Does the Army have anything against Florida? The Army does have a footprint in the state, but when it comes to Army bases in Florida, there’s just one Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, located in Starke, Florida.

What Is the Difference Between Forts and Camps?

Forts and are permanent bases with barracks, facilities, chow halls, with tenant units assigned to them. On the other hand, camps are generally temporary, even though they may have been used for decades. A camp normally is a place where units will visit and stay for training and when training is complete, they will return to their normal duty station.

However, the Marine Corps calls their permanent bases “Camps,” which could lead to some confusion among civilians. 

During the WWII buildup of full Marine Divisions, the Corps required large divisional training and maneuver areas, so Marine Corps Camps were established on both coasts. After the war, Marine Divisions were made a permanent force structure. So the wartime Marine Corps Camps were still needed and became permanent installations. Yet, the Corps decided to retain the “Camp” designation.