Live Fire Shoot House:
This facility is a fully enclosed structure with a zero degree surface danger zone that allows for live fire, room-to-room, and maneuver. Cameras are positioned to record the action as teams/individuals traverse the facility. This allows for very specific AARs in a separate facility. Units must have specially certified trainers in order to use this facility. Range Operations will conduct periodic training in order to certify these individuals. Units need to contact Range Operations in order to determine when the training is scheduled. Ammo up to 5.56mm (NO AB57 or AB77 (EPR)) ball can be used. Additional special requirements are contained in the Live Fire Shoot House SOP. Copies may be obtained by contacting Range Operations.
Seven established bivouac sites. Bivouac sites B, E, and SIM Center have six tent pads, and F has eight tent pads; bivouac sites C, D, and H do not have tent pads. There are no power hook-ups at any of the bivouac sites.
Suitable for phase 1 training.
Contingency Operating Location (COL):
Consists of fixed structures, modulated containers, tent pads, pavilion, and covered maintenance bay. Building are hardwired for electricity fed from a 30k generator.
Individual Movement Techniques – Hand Grenade Qualification:
Used to train and test individual Soldiers on the skills necessary to employ hand grenades (practice grenade body using M228 practice fuse) against stationary target emplacements. This facility consists of 7 individual stations, no automation is required and all targets/facades are fixed at required distances.
The maximum charge used on Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center will be 20lbs to include the detonation device. OIC must be an E7 or higher, RSO must be an E6 or higher, and must have 68W or EMT. Basic safety procedures prescribed in AR 385-63, DA PAM 385-63, FM 3-34.214 Chapter 7 TM 9-1300-206, TM 9-l375-213-12, AR 385-64 and this regulation will be adhered to at all times. Specific publications which reference safe handling, operational procedures, and precautions specific to the ordnance being used must also be on the range/training facility and available for use by the OIC/RSO.
One Rope Bridge:
Used to train the skills necessary for a Soldier to safely construct a single rope bridge to cross bodies of water or other natural obstacles.
The Rappel Tower consists of a 25 foot and 50 foot rappel wall, a fast roping platform. The tower is used to train and test soldiers on the skills necessary to conduct rappelling operations from static locations. Using unit must have two (2) certified Rappel Master and must provide a copy of current valid certification to Range Operations to act as the OIC. Rappel Safety Officer (RSO) must have graduated from either the Rappel Mater Course, Air-Assault Course, Range Course, or Basic Military Mountaineering Course. The Belay Safety must have graduated from either the Air-Assault Course or Ranger Course. Valid certifications for OIC, RSO, and Belay Safety must be provided to Range Operations.
WHFRTC has two MOUT site with structures, Gwynn and Wooden. Gwynn City consist of buildings which are reconfigurable, modular containers designed for non-live fire urban training, with breachable doors and windows. Wooden consist of four wooden structures designed for non-live fire urban training, with breachable doors and windows.