Jungle Warfare Training Center
Definition/Scope: Camp Gonsalves is a United States Marine Corps training base on the northern end of Okinawa It is located in 20,000 acres (80 km²) of single and double canopy rain forest. The Jungle Warfare Training Center (JWTC) provides expert instruction, and training in jungle warfare in order to prepare personnel and units to operate in jungle environments. Additionally, JWTC controls the usage of expeditionary campsites and diversified training areas, in order to allow Marine and Joint forces to conduct independent operations and combat exercises, from the squad to battalion/regiment size, within a dense jungle environment. The JWTC was formally known as the Northern Training Area, NTA. It has been used to train Marines since 1958. The base was not officially completed until Nov 1986 when it was designated as Camp Gonsalves.
Used For:Jungle Operations Training Center
Broader Terms:III Marine Expeditionary Force
Narrower Terms:Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape
Related Terms:Fort Sherman