Fort Indiantown Gap has made significant investments to develop realistic and contemporary training sites for a variety of unit training requirements. The installation is constantly improving and investing in the training facilities. Units may schedule ranges by calling one of the training professionals at FTIG Range Operations (717) 861-2152/2153 or through RFMSS https://rfmss.belvoir.army.mil
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Fort Indiantown Gap is capable of supporting airborne operations with four designated drop zones. Two drop zones are suitable for equipment, while the other two are authorized for personnel.
Fort Indiantown Gap supports air mobility and air assault operations by providing numerous Landing Zones throughout the installation and training corridor. Along with these designated locations, helicopter landings are allowed in nearly any open areas deemed safe by the flight crew and FTIG Range Operations. This flexibility allows units to create realistic and targeted training scenarios.
FTIG offers three, 16-point challenging dismounted courses. Each course has a variety of different scenarios created. Mounted land navigation may be done in the training corridor with prior coordination with FTIG Range Operations.
Develop and evaluate leadership with the 16-station facility.
The mine detection site is designed to train Soldiers on proper mine detection and neutralization, as well as providing an opportunity to calibrate systems and equipment.
Capable of supporting both fixed wing and rotary aircraft training, Fort Indiantown Gap’s Muir Army Airfield is the second busiest Army heliport in the nation and the 6th busiest airport in Pennsylvania. The unique location of Muir Army Airfield–with its close proximity to prime tactical training areas, local area instrument training environment and restricted airspace – is the base of operations for a wide variety of rotary wing, fixed wing, and unmanned aerial systems. Aviation units safely execute more than 100,000 movements each year from Muir.
Fort Indiantown Gap has five chambers suitable for training units on their protective equipment.
Used to build esprit de corps, unit cohesion and physical stamina, Fort Indiantown Gap offers an 9 station obstacle course.
Build teamwork by constructing a rope bridge over Shuey Lake. Boats are available from MWR for this training.
Our Shadow UAS facility, located just east of Muir Army Airfield, consists of a building and a runway able to support launch and recovery operations. Aircraft are able to transition from national airspace to restricted special use airspace to conduct flight operations. The installation has ample restricted airspace to support flight operations as well as manned-unmanned teaming. Due to runway orientation, the facility can only support landing in one direction at the current time.
Virtual training on the Shadow is available on the Shadow Crew Trainer (SCT) please see the section on virtual training for more information.
Units may set-up ROWPU equipment next to Shuey Lake and conduct water purification training on-site.
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Diagrams of Fort Indiantown Gap Ranges
Fort Indiantown Gap Training Areas
Miscellaneous Training Facilities at Fort Indiantown Gap