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MTC Training Areas

The Marseilles Training Center (MTC) is complied of the following training areas:  Rappelling (40’ Rappel Tower & 50’ Cliff Face), NBC, Land Nav, Confidence Course, MOUT (Hornickle Training Area & Gate 40 House), Counter IED, Convoy Training, FOB, and STX Lanes

     

40’ Rappel Tower

50’ Cliff Face

  • OIC must be E-7 or higher and have Rappel Master school graduation certificate on file at Range Operations
  • Military users require a trained medic equipped with dedicated vehicle, aid bag, litter, backboard, and neck collar
  • Non-military users require a paramedic equipped with dedicated vehicle, aid bag, litter, backboard, and neck collar
  • Will not be used during inclement weather
  • Users provide rappelling equipment

Rappelling SOP

  • Located in TA103 vic 595736
  • Anchor point is a tree. User provides protective covering between tree and rope.
  • OIC must be E-7 or higher and have Rappel Master school graduation certificate on file at Range Operations
  • Military users require a trained medic equipped with dedicated vehicle, aid bag, litter, backboard, and neck collar
  • Non-military users require a paramedic equipped with dedicated vehicle, aid bag, litter, backboard, and neck collar
  • Will not be used during inclement weather
  • Users provide rappelling equipment
 

NBC

Land Nav

  • Consists of 1 brick building located in TA200, east of E Range
  • Smoke and riot controls agents are authorized with Range Operations approval
Proceed to Land Nav page for more information
     

Counter IED

MOUT

One of MTC’s most valuable training assets is the Asymmetric Threat Training Support Program. This team runs the following training opportunities:

  • Mounted/Dismounted IED Visual Indirect Lane:
    • Located east of E Range
    • Provides multiple stations to practice spotting IED indicators
  • AAR Building:
    • Hands-on IED displays
    • 3D Television counter-IED lane
  • Hornickle House HME lab
 
  • Hornickle Training Area:
    • Mock village constructed out of shipping containers
    • Located grid 584730, within walking distance of the FOB
    • Sand table located in AAR building
    • OIC must be at least E-5, or at least E-6 if using pyro, paintballs, or CCMCK
    • Medic must be present if using pyro, paintballs, CCMCK, or blanks

Hornickle tactical training SOP

  • Gate 40 House:
    • Located in TA103W vic 59347382 (look for the green roof)
    • OIC must be at least E-5, or at least E-6 if using pyro, paintballs, or CCMCK
    • Medic must be present if using pyro, paintballs, CCMCK, or blanks
     

Convoy Training

 

Confidence Course

  • MTC has 2 convoy training loops
  • Their use is limited to when live fire ranges are not being used
  • Units may request the placement of IED simulators
  • Two sections, one 900M and the other 350M in length, can be used for live fire training using SRTA up to 50 caliber

North & South CLFX Lanes SOP

 
  • 12 Obstacles
  • Military users require a trained medic equipped with dedicated vehicle, aid bag, litter, backboard, and neck collar
  • Non-military users require a paramedic equipped with dedicated vehicle, aid bag, litter, backboard, and neck collar
  • Will not be used during inclement weather
  • Crash pads are stored near “The Tough One”
  • OIC must be at least E-7
  • “The Tough One” and “Confidence Climb” require at least an E-6 assistant instructor
  • FM 21-20 must be present
     

FOB

 

STX Lanes

  • The MTC FOB consists of 44 B-Huts, 2 DFAC tents, bunkers, generators, an entry control point, and showers
  • Each B-Hut contains 18 cots
  • No running water. Units must request delivery if using showers
 
  • MTC has a large amount of land available for units to train