Idaho hosts a couple training sites. One at Gowen Field in Boise and one at the Orchard Combat Training Center, located approximately 18 miles south of Boise.
The 204th Regional Training Institute is the National Guard’s premier school for ground maneuver warfare, maintenance education across all Army platforms, and leadership development – designed to instruct and certify students (from all three components of the US Army) in basic job requirements, as well as leadership and technical expertise and critical career turning points.
The 204th RTI conducts reclassification training for Soldiers in the cavalry scout (19D) and M1 armor crewman (19K) military occupational specialties as well as the Advance Leader Course for both MOSs and the commander certification courses for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the M1A1/2 Abrams main battle tank.
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 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.