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Fixed Training Sites

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.  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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Bridge Training Site

Ideal for engineer training, the site has prepared abutments for either 30- or 60-foot dry spans.

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Drop Zones

Fort Indiantown Gap is capable of supporting airborne operations with three designated drop zones.  Two drop zones are suitable for equipment and the other is authorized for personnel.

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Helicopter Landing Zones/Pickup Zones (PZ)

Fort Indiantown Gap supports air insertion and air assault operations.  Along with designated locations throughout the post, 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.

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Land Navigation

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.

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Leadership Reaction Course

Develop and evaluate leadership with the 16-station facility.

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Mine Detection

The mine detection site is designed to train Soldiers on proper mine detection and neutralization.

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Muir Army Airfield

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.

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Nuclear Biological and Chemical (NBC) Chambers

Fort Indiantown Gap has five chambers suitable for training units on their protective equipment.

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Obstacle Course

Used to build esprit de corps, unit cohesion and physical stamina, Fort Indiantown Gap offers an 11 station obstacle course.

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Rope Bridge

Build teamwork by constructing a rope bridge over Shuey Lake.  Boats are available from MWR for this training.

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Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Facility

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.

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Water Purification

Units may set-up ROWPU equipment next to Shuey Lake and conduct water purification training on-site.

 

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