Camp Atterbury opening gates for Community Day

Camp Atterbury will be celebrating its anniversary with a Community Day later this month.

The base was formed out of parts of Bartholomew, Brown and Johnson counties in 1942, just after the start of World War II.

According to the Indiana National Guard, the celebration will be Saturday, June 24th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the afternoon. It will include tours, live-fire exercises, demonstrations of weapons and rapelling, along with food vendors, displays and children’s activities.

The Camp Atterbury Museum will be open all day for visitors. It is at the Welcome Center just before you get to the Main Gate

There will also be a 5K Run/Walk/Ruck starting at 8 a.m. You can sign up for the 5k through the base’s Facebook page.

You can enter the base for the Community Day through the Schoolhouse Road Gate on Old Hospital Road.