National Training Center
Definition/Scope: (AR 350-50) The National Training Center (NTC), at Fort Irwin, CA, provides realistic joint and combined arms training focused on developing soldiers, leaders, and units of America's Army for success on the 21st-century battlefield. The NTC trains up to a task-organized brigade and selected division maneuver assets to conduct and rehearse combined arms operations across the spectrum of conflict from high intensity combat to stability operations. It also provides DTLOMS feedback to improve the Army. NTC trains the transformed Army by conducting force-on-force and live-fire training for ground and aviation brigades in a joint scenario across the spectrum of conflict, using a live-virtual-constructive training model, as portrayed by a highly lethal and capable Opposing Force and controlled by an expert and experienced Operations Group. The brigade and its joint partners use the full complement of its combat, combat support and combat service support systems in an expanded NTC maneuver area that has multiple urban operations sites and portrays the complexity and human dimension of the modern battlefield. RC units train in rotations, CS/CSS training in support of rotations, and in AT/IDT training using equipment from the MATES site. Rotational training is supported by modernized and fully capable joint organizations, facilities and equipment. NTC has a post-mobilization mission as a center capable of accepting, training, and deploying divisions or separate brigades.
Broader Terms:Combat Training Center
Narrower Terms:Army Modernization Training
Related Terms:11th ACR