Combat Readiness Training Center

RCTA on the MS Gulf Coast

The Regional Counterdrug Training Academy (RCTA) conducts several of our courses at the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in Gulfport, MS.  The CRTC is operated by the MS Air National Guard and is conveniently located next to Gulfport International Airport (Just South of Interstate 10). 

Currently, the RCTA does pay for lodging for attending law enforcement officers in our courses being conducted at the CRTC.  Meals are not provided for RCTA courses at the CRTC.  Classes are conducted in Building 151.

Facilities of Interest:
Lodging Front Desk:

  • Bldg 160
  • Phone: 228.214.6165
  • Open Until 4pm daily
  • Lodging Room Keys are available at the Base Entry Guard Shack after 4pm
  • Lodging Buildings: Bldg 99, 109 & 119
  • Classroom: Bldg 151              
  • Fitness/Gym: Bldg 5
  • Gulfport Field BX: Located just East of Bldg 160

Click Here for a overhead view of the CRTC

Click Here for a general brochure of the CRTC Facility

Directions from Interstate 10:
-Drive South on Highway 49 for .8 miles to Airport Road
-Turn Left onto Airport Road and drive 1.9 miles to Washington Ave
-Turn Right on Washington Ave, drive .6 miles and veer right onto Hewes Ave
-Continue on Hewes Ave for .3 miles and the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) Entry Gate will be on your Right.