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Combine Arms Maneuver Live Fire ExerciseSoldiers receive classroom instruction at the 204th RTI’s state of the art facility on Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho before moving their training out to the Orchard Combat Training Center (OCTC). The OCTC is a 143,000 acre facility dedicated to field training; encompassing the real world challenges of the modern combat environment.

Field training curriculums at the OCTC can vary from M1A2 Abrams tank operations to urban combat operations at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF) to small arms weaponry at any of the many firing ranges. In addition to the many capabilities at the OCTC, the garrison area of the 204th RTI on Gowen Field offers a Leadership Reaction Course, simulators, and a top of the line collegiate level running track adjacent to the fully equipped fitness center.

Orchard Combat Training Center (OCTC):

  • Idaho is the first National Guard range to open a Digital Air Ground Integrated Range siteCombined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF)
  • OCTC Billeting
  • Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT)
  • Land Navigation Ranges\Small-Arms Ranges
  • Crew-Served Weapon Ranges
  • Large-Caliber Direct-Fire Ranges
  • Artillery and Mortar Firing Ranges
  • Demolition Ranges
  • Impact Area

The Idaho Army National Guard and Gowen Field is home to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team and the 1-183rd Aviation Regiment. This allows for numerous additional training resources that may be utilized by all components of the US and Allied Forces.

  • Simulators
  • High-Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV)
  • Egress-Assistance Trainer (HEAT)
  • Engagement Skills Trainer (EST)
  • Shaping our newest leaders: Students graduate Advanced Leadership Course in IdahoAviation Pilot and Crew Operations
  • Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Convoy Trainer (RVTT)
  • Bradley Simulator
  • M1A2 Abrams Simulator
  • Aviation Assets
  • UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter
  • LUH Lakota Helicopter
  • Regional Emergency Fire, Flood, Rescue Response
  • Family Programs
  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
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