Field Artillery

Yakima Training Center

About

Originally 160,000 acres was leased by the Army from 1942-1946 for use primarily as an anti-aircraft artillery range, in 1951 the Army purchases 261,000 acres for a permanent training area capable of support large-scale training operations. In 1987 the training area was enlarged to its current size of about 327,000 acres, and is used for training exercises large and small by all branches of the military.

Mission Statement: 
Yakima Training Center supports tough, realistic, combined arms, joint, and coalition forces training for U.S. and allied military units in order to enhance unit readiness by maintaining maneuver areas and range complexes capable of meeting all of today’ s and all future training requirements. Supports mobilization and post mobilization training for Reserve Component forces.
Nearest City: 
Yakima
State: 
WA
Country: 
US

Fort Sill

About

Fort Sill is a major U.S. Army installation located in southwest Oklahoma. It was originally founded to protect settlers in Texas from raids by the plains Indian tribes. Soldiers from famous units like the 7th Cavalry (led by Col. George A. Custer) and the 10th Cavalry (known as the Buffalo Soldiers) used Fort Sill during the Indian Wars. Geronimo, Kiowa Chief Satanta, and Comanche Chief Quanah Parker are among the famous Native American leaders buried there.

Mission Statement: 
The Fires Center of Excellence trains, educates and develops Soldiers and leaders; creates and develops capabilities; engages, collaborates and partners with stakeholders; sustains and provides a fires force to support the joint warfighting commander across the spectrum of operations in the joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational environments.
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Primary Units: 
31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade
75th Fires Brigade and the 214th Fires Brigade
Schools: 
Basic Combat Training (BCT)
United States Army Field Artillery School
United States Army Air Defense Artillery School
International Student Division, Field Artillery School
Basic Officer Leaders Course
Fort Sill NCO Academy
Offices: 
Fires Center of Excellence
Nearest City: 
Lawton
State: 
OK
Country: 
US

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