Military Training

a Multi-Service Training Site

Pohakuloa Training Area

About

Located on the island of Hawai'i this area was used as a live-fire training area during World War II, although it was not established as an official military installation until 1955.

Pohakuloa Training Area is about 133,000 acres, and its training areas have been used by all branches of the military for everything from small-arms training to artillery and mortar firings.

Mission Statement: 
Pohakuloa Training Area provides a quality joint/combined arms facility that provides logistics, public works, airfield support, and environmental and cultural stewardship in support of the USARPAC training strategy while maintaining an enduring partnership with the local Hawaiian community.
Nearest City: 
Hilo
State: 
HI
Country: 
US

Camp Guernsey Maneuver Area

About

Camp Guernsey JTC is a 77,000 acre facility used by both the Wyoming Army National Guard and the US Air Force.

Camp Guernsey has facilities for all manner of equipment, from pistol and rifle ranges to bomb targets that can handle up to a 500 lb bomb.

Home to
Primary Units: 
Wyoming Army National Guard
Offices: 
Joint Training and Experimentation Center
Nearest City: 
Guernsey
State: 
WY
Country: 
US

Fort McCoy

About

Established in 1909, Fort McCoy has been in almost constant use ever since. In 1938 the camp expanded from 14,000 to almost 50,000 acres and was used as a large-scale training and maneuver area for soldiers entering World War II. It performed the same mission during the war in Korea, and afterward was used mainly to train National Guard and Reserve units from around the country.

Today Fort McCoy is used as a Total Force Training Center, training over 100,000 military personnel every year.

Mission Statement: 
The Mission of Fort McCoy is to Underpin Readiness of the Force by Serving as a Training Center and a Support Site for Power Projection Missions.
Home to
Primary Units: 
1/338th, 2nd Bde, 85th Div (TS)
10/84th BN (OD)
14th Bn/84th Regiment
2/84TH MI BN
2nd Bn, 411 LSB, 2nd Bde, 85th Div
Nearest City: 
La Crosse
State: 
WI
Country: 
US

Camp Dawson

About

Camp Dawson was established in 1909, and trained troops up until the the outbreak of WWI. After WWI, it was unused until 1928, when it was used by the West Virginia Militia.

During WWII, it was used as a hold camp for POWs, and since then has been used to assist in training West Virginia National Guard and Reserve soldiers. The camp consists of over 4,000 acres and has rifle, small arms, and demolitions ranges, combat simulator equipment, several MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) sites for urban combat training, and classrooms for instruction and training.

Home to
Primary Units: 
West Virginia Army National Guard
Nearest City: 
Kingwood
State: 
WV
Country: 
US

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 Lewis

About

Officially known as Joint Base Lewis-McChord (combining the Army's Fort Lewis and the Air Force's McChord AFB) the original Army installation was founded in 1917. Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) tenant units for the US Army include the US Army I Corps, including numerous infantry, medical, engineer, and support personnel. JBLM contains more than 86,000 acres with more than 25,000 soliders and civilians working on base.

Home to
Primary Units: 
I CORPS
1ST BDE, 25TH INF DIV
3RD BDE, 2D INF DIV
1ST SPECIAL FORCES GROUP (AIRBORNE)
2D BN (RANGER) 75TH INF
Nearest City: 
Tacoma
State: 
WA
Country: 
US

Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation

About

Camp Pendleton was founded in 1912, and has been in near-constant use since that time. Originally founded as a state rifle range, it was used by the Navy in WWI, and by the Army in WWII. It now servers primarily to train personnel of the Virginia National Guard, although soldiers from other units and other federal authorities will also use the base from time to time.

Home to
Primary Units: 
Virginia Army National Guard
Nearest City: 
Virginia Beach
State: 
VA
Country: 
US

Fort Story

About

Established in 1914, Fort Story; previously a sub-installation of Fort Eustis, is now a sub-installation of US Navy Little Creek Amphibious Base. Because of its location at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay, Fort Story contains a mixture of both soft and hard sand beaches, grassy dunes and cyprus swamps. Because of these natural features it is commonly used by Army for training in amphibious and Joint Logistics-Over-the-Shore (LOTS) training.

Mission Statement: 
Fort Story is the Army's only training base for Logistics-Over-The-Shore (LOTS) operations to train troops on amphibious equipment and to practice the transfer of military cargo from ship to shore. The garrison supports the Transportation Corps to provide the full range of Army transportation services and support essential for CONUS-based and forward-deployment power projection forces across the operational spectrum in support of the National Military Strategy. Fort Story is part of the U.S. Army Garrison, 7th Group.
Home to
Primary Units: 
11th Transportation Battalion
7th Sustainment Brigade
Nearest City: 
Virginia Beach
State: 
VA
Country: 
US

Fort Pickett

About

Established in 1941, shortly before America entered World War II, Fort Pickett was primarily used for infantry training - it's size and location meant it could train large numbers of soldiers in both mountainous and coastal environments.

After World War II, Fort Pickett became the home of the Virginia National Guard Training Center, and was used for training both Reserve, National Guard, and active-duty soldiers. Today it still trains soldiers from around the country, as well as federal agents and Canadian soldiers, and is entirely run by the Virginia National Guard.

Home to
Primary Units: 
Virginia Army National Guard
Nearest City: 
Blackstone
State: 
VA
Country: 
US

Fort Monroe (closed)

About

Established in 1819, Fort Monroe has played an important role in many American conflicts, from the Civil War until the installation was decommissioned in 2011 by the BRAC 2005.

Fort Monroe's major tenant unit was the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), which was moved to nearby Fort Eustis.

Nearest City: 
Hampton
State: 
VA
Country: 
US
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