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The Orchard Combat Training Center is a premier joint combined arms training site located 18 miles south of Boise, Idaho. The 143,000 acre training center is located within the boundaries of the t Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area and has been used by the Idaho National Guard and Army Reserve since 1953. Vast terrain, world class ranges and four-season climate contribute to this being an ideal location to prepare Brigade Combat Teams and other units for combat in a tough and realistic training environment.
The OCTC is dedicated to providing world-class training facilities for the war fighter through efficient, flexible and professional customer service. The Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area is public use Bureau of Land Management land used for recreational activities.
MISSION: Provide year-round customer service through administrative, engineering, logistical, training and operational support to assigned, attached and transient or tenant units and joint forces.
RANGES: The fire control specialist integrates and processes tactical battlefield information from multiple users and sensors through a network of Army and JOINT automated battle command systems.
The wheeled vehicle mechanic is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and recovery operations on wheeled vehicles and associated items, as well as heavy-wheeled vehicles and select armored vehicles.
CACTF: Cannon Crew members work the howitzer cannons that support infantry and tank units during combat and play crucial roles in the Army’s success on the battlefield.
• Wire and radio communications
• Identify target locations
• Operate self-propelled howitzers, ammunition trucks and other vehicles
• Participate in reconnaissance operations
MANEUVER AREA: Combat Engineers primarily supervise, serve or assist as a member of a team when they are tackling rough terrain in combat situations. They provide their expertise in areas such as mobility, counter mobility, survivability and general engineering.
RAILHEAD: Petroleum supply specialists are primarily responsible for supervising and managing the reception, storage and shipping of bulk or packaged petroleum based products.
CENTRAL VEHICLE WASH AREA: Tracked and wheeled vehicle birdbaths, Hose island, office and latrine. Weapons cleaning Facility There are cleaning tables with air hoses and ultra sonic cleaning vats. Weapons cleaning Facility There are cleaning tables with air hoses and ultra sonic cleaning vats. Weapons cleaning Facility There are cleaning tables with air hoses and ultra sonic cleaning vats. Weapons cleaning Facility There are cleaning tables with air hoses and ultra sonic cleaning vats.
BATTALION HEADQUARTERS BUILDINGS: The Battalion Building has open office area, offices rooms, conference room and classrooms Battalion Maintenance Buildings They have office, two drive through bays, supply/ tool room, storage warehouse and cages. Company Maintenance Sheds Drive through bays, lockable rooms, tools, parts, and three issue compounds.
DINING FACILITY: Can seat up to 330 Pax and has two serving lines full kitchen with large walk-in refrigerator and freezer, dry storage and a loading dock.
Company Admin Buildings The company ares have five offices, a conference room, weapons vault with IDS, Supply cages, and latrine.