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Handbook 10-02
October 2009

Army Training Centers

Where are the five major Army Training Centers?

Fort Jackson Website

The largest and most active IET Center in the U.S. Army. Located within the city of Columbia, S.C., Fort Jackson encompasses 52,000 acres and 53 ranges and field training sites to train and prepare Soldiers to take their place in the Army of a nation at war. Fort Jackson also supports a number of other training missions to include the United States Army Soldier Support Institute, Drill Sergeant School, the United States Army Chaplain Center and School, the Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment, and two AIT schools.

Fort Benning Website

More than 108,000 Soldiers train annually in one of the 61 courses conducted seven days a week, 50 weeks out of the year on Fort Benning. Every American who joins the Army as an elite Infantryman does initial training on Fort Benning. Last year alone more than 25,000 new Infantrymen trained here in skills and competencies required to succeed in combat. As they enter our gates as civilians, they graduate as some of the Nation's most lethal, new warriors.

Fort Sill Website

The United States Army Field Artillery Center and Fort Sill will train Soldiers, Marines, and develop Field Artillery leaders; design and develop fire support for the force; support unit training and readiness; mobilize and deploy operating forces; and maintain installation infrastructure and services.

Fort Knox Website

The Armor Center and School is the largest organization on Fort Knox and performs the mission of training all armor Soldiers and Marines. The Army Recruiting Command headquarters conducts the mission of bringing men and women into the U.S. Army.

Fort Leonard Wood Website

Home of the Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN) which includes the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear, Engineer, and Military Police schools, a gender-integrated Basic Training Brigade, and one of the five reception stations in the Army for newly accessed Soldiers.

Here is a helpful tool for new IET Soldier's Families established by the Directorate of Basic Combat Training, Fort Jackson. This website provides insight on what new IET Soldiers and Families experience.


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