Training functions provide management and Soldier training support for all units and National Guard and Reserve units
training at Fort Carson.
Range Control Branch
Sustainable Range program:The Sustainable Range Program (SRP) is the Army's overall approach
for improving the way in which it designs, manages, and uses its ranges to ensure long-term sustainability.
SRP is defined by its two core programs, the Range and Training Land Program (RTLP) and the Integrated
Training Area Management (ITAM) Program, which focus on the doctrinal capability of the Army's ranges
and training land.
Integrated Training Area Management program:The Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) program
is a core program of the Sustainable Range Program and is responsible for maintaining the land to help
the Army to meet its training requirements. This requires understanding and balancing Army Training requirements
and land management practices.
The ITAM Program relies on its four components and an integrated management from HQDA, ACOM/ASCC/DRU, and
installations to accomplish its mission. The four components are Training Requirements Integration (TRI);
Range and Training Land Assessment (RTLA); Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM); and Sustainable
Range Awareness (SRA). These components combine to provide the means to understand how the Army's training
requirements impact land management practices, what the impact of training is on the land, how to mitigate
and repair the impact, and communicate the ITAM message to soldiers and the public. Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) is a foundational support element that provides location information that assists land
managers in making their decisions.
Pinyon Canyon site:Fort Carson's PCMS is located just 150 miles southeast of Fort Carson. The
maneuver site's 235,000 acres offers 6 small arms ranges (up to .50 caliber). Contact Fort Carson's Range
Control scheduling office for availability of training land and ranges.
This range is only for POWs. There are 10 benches for rest firing positions up to a maximum range of 300 yards.
Targets positions are at 10, 25, 50, 100, 200 and 300 yards.
The range is available seven days a week during daylight hours with inspector support.
Equipment for this range will be signed for from Range Operation Fire Desk operators.
Weapons accommodated: Fort Carson Provost registered privately owned weapons only (30.06/308 and below authorized; no automatic weapons). Shotguns authorized (12 gauge or smaller; no skeet or trap shooting allowed).
Ammunition authorized: Commercial handgun and rifle (no tracer) or shotgun 00 buckshot or slug ammo allowed; no armor-piercing ammo.
Targets/simulators/devices: Target positions are at 10, 25, 50, 100, 200 and 300 yards on the range. E-type targets available in target shed. AR500 Steel animal figurine targets located at distances out to 300 yards.
Personnel requirements: Personnel signing for the POW range must be E-6 or above active-duty military, retired military, Reserve, National Guard or GS-7 Department of the Army civilian and must have a Range Safety Card issued by Fort Carson Range Operations.
A second person must accompany the individual signing for the range and must be active-duty military, retired military, DA civilian, dependent (10 years of age or older with ID card), or Reserve or National Guard. No other personnel or children younger than 10 years of age are authorized on this range.
Notes: Range 1 is open seven days a week during daylight hours as long as an inspector is on duty. Training ranges may close Range 1; call RTO office 719-526-5698 to confirm availability.
Privately owned vehicles are allowed on the range as long as the vehicle has a POV pass from Range Operations.
Training Support Center
Individual Military Training Branch
Mission:The Individual Training Branch provides Soldier's Professional Military Education, Off
Post Schools, and Sustainment Training services for all Fort Carson Soldiers, National Guard, and Army
Reserve. Individual Military Training Branch (IMTB) provides world class installation and brigade level
support for training of Military Occupational Skills, Soldier and Civilian Professional Development,
and Mission critical functional skills. IMTB plans, coordinates, schedules, and oversees Installation
and Service Schools programs and the Distributed Learning Systems. We are listed in ATRRS as School Code
414. Our vision is to provide the best administration of training services, and classroom resources for
all Soldiers' individual training to be conducted at a single location.
Battle Command Training Branch
Mission:Serve as the Garrison Commander's subject matter expert in all issues relating to the
integration of Live, Virtual, Constructive, and Gaming simulations training to enhance individual Soldier
–Unit collective Warfightingreadiness of the 4thInfantry Division; 7 MSU's; their subordinate units located
on Fort Carson; and Reserve Component units in New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Nebraska
Environments: Plans, coordinates, and integrates constructive simulations training ISO PLT-Div level C4I
rehearsals-battlestaffand tactical/command readiness.
Bottom Line—Simulations training is a viable enhancer to unit warfightingreadiness; unit CDRs routinely incorporate
the use of simulations into their training plans.
The Fort Carson BCTB is the central point for digital, simulations and gaming training of soldiers, staff,
and leaders. Home of the following Training Enablers:
- Digital Training Campus (DTC)
- Digital Operator Sustainment
- Staff Digital TOC Operations
- Intel Training (DCSG-A, TIGR/CIDNE, BATS, OSRVT, HIIDE)
- VBS2 Convoy Skills Trainer (WST)
- Virtual Convoy Operations
- Battle Simulations Center (BSC)
- Constructive Simulations (JDLM, JCATS, AFATDS, AMDWS)
- Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS) Training
- Virtual Battle Space 2 (VBS2)
- BiLAT Negotiations Trainer
- Language and Culture Trainer (TILT)
- Fixed Tactical Internet (FTI)
- Fort Carson & PinonCanyon Maneuver Area Coverage
- Virtual Route Clearance Trainer (VRCT)
- Huskeys, Buffalo, RG-31 (with AAR/IOS)
- Reconfigurable Vehicle System (RVS)
- MRAP Driver Trainer (MDT)
- RG-31, MATV, CAIMEN, MAXPRO, and RG-33L
- Precision Gunnery Trainer (PGT)
- Mounted Combat Ops –Virtual Gunnery Skills
- Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT)
- M1A2 SEP (FBCB2), M2A3, BFIST Configurations
- RVS Modules: HMMWV, HEMMTs and FMTVs