The National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin is one of the leading combined-arms training centers for the U.S. Army. For many 24th ID Desert Storm vets, desert training at the NTC helped prepare them for the real world battles of the Gulf War (1991).
Located near Barstow in the Mojave desert of Southern California, the NTC offers about 1,000 square miles for combat training that enables the complexity of maneuver warfare across the full range of conflict for both ground and aviation forces. Each year, the U.S. Army rotates brigade size units and their enablers through NTC for training.
NTC PHOTO GALLERY
IN THE BOX: A Tour Through the Simulated Battlefields of the NTC
In the Box Tour: Battles in Fake Iraq
Rock-steady symbol unveiled at Painted Rocks
Being the Enemy – OPFOR at the NTC