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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 and training through RFMSS https://rfmss.belvoir.army.mil. Personnel requiring access to RFMSS should contact the RFMSS Functional Administrator at 717-861-9353.
Fort Indiantown Gap is capable of supporting airborne operations with two designated drop zones, DZ Wyatt and DZ West Field. Water obstacles exist within 1,000 meters of both surveyed DZs. Units conducting airborne operations will do so IAW the current FTIG Regulation 350-2, appropriate installation DZ SOP, and all applicable publications. Contact Range Operations Airspace Manger at (717) 861-2099 for coordination and planning.
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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. Contact Range Operations Airspace Manger at (717) 861-2099 for coordination and planning.
Fort Indiantown Gap offers three dismounted land navigation sites (TAs B-08, C-01, and D-04). These training areas encompass various terrain and are used to train and test Soldiers on the skills necessary to navigate day and night. Primary features include two different courses, the “Green Course” (self-correcting) and the “Orange Course” (non self-correcting). Each course contains 16 points, 36 different courses, and a 100-meter pace count lane.
The Leadership Reaction course is a training facility that is divided into 16 tasks designed to show soldiers their individual and collective leadership potential.
This training site is used to train and develop soldiers' mine detection capabilities. This training site contains 10 training lanes, two tactical lanes, and four footprint pits. Training lanes will be used to train new operators and validate current operators.
Our wet and dry mire pits provide vehicle extraction training. The wet mire pit allows for controlled environment vehicle extraction training from deep mud and water, and the dry mire pit replicates a sandy environment where units can train on extracting vehicles in a controlled environment.
Capable of supporting both fixed wing and rotary aircraft training, Fort Indiantown Gap’s Muir Army Heliport is the second busiest Army heliport in the nation and the sixth busiest airport in Pennsylvania. The unique location of Muir Army Heliport – 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 four chambers (A, B, C and D). These facilities provide a training location in which units may conduct individual and unit skills training needed to survive and defeat an enemy in a Nuclear, Chemical, or Biological Environment. The FTIG NBC Training Facility’s support training of squad to company-sized units.
The Obstacle Course consists of nine obstacles, strategically placed to mirror the obstacle course found at the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center Air Assault Course. Training on this course familiarizes individuals with the kind of tactical movement they will use in combat, as well as for physical training and evaluating problem solving skills. Participants must climb over, crawl under, balance, hang, jump, etc. over each obstacle. Puddles of water, ropes/nets, and "no touch" restrictions are often used to make the course more difficult.
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.
Helicopter Landing Zones/Pickup Zones
Leadership Reaction Course
Muir Army Heliport
Nuclear Biological Chemical (NBC) Chambers
Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Facility
Maps and SOPs for Ranges and Training Areas: RFMSS Web Interface (army.mil) (RFMSS Library)
For access to RFMSS contact the RFMSS Manager: 717-861-9353