To support the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson and the AR 5-9 Support Area Soldiers, train, mobilize, deploy, sustain and regenerate combat ready formations. Perform Management of Training Aids, Devices, Simulations and Simulators (TADSS). Develop and maintain a customer-oriented culture, set expectations of quality, provide a motivating climate, help solve problems, remove obstacles, and deliver high-quality performance.

Please Note: The Training Support Center does not provide graphics support. I/E, document enlargement, poster-board production, document reproduction, nor does it provide photography support

Fort Carson users can access the TSC calendar and certification rosters at: https://army.deps.mil/army/cmds/imcom_usag9/carson/DPTMS/Training/Lists/EST21/calendar.aspx

Hours Of Operation
7:30 a.m. - noon,
12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

TSC email: usarmy.carson.imcom-central.list.dptms-training-support-center@mail.mil
Simulations Scheduling Email: usarmy.carson.imcom-central.list.tsc-simulations@mail.mil

Training Support Center
6710 Specker Ave Bldg 2010
Fort Carson, CO 80913-4236

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Training Aids, Devices, Simulations and Simulators (TADSS)

Training Simulations

Certification Training

This section provides an overview of Training Simulator Certification Classes offered within the TSC, along with guidance for enrolling and attending the training. Certification Cards will be issued immediately upon completion. Personnel must have their card when getting resources. All unit certification rosters are posted on the TSC portal for viewing.


  1. Commanders and leaders at all levels are responsible for ensuring maximum use of these courses to maintain the highest level of individual/crew level proficiency and enhance combat readiness.
  2. Commanders and leaders must ensure that all students selected to attend the courses outlined in this chapter are qualified by the prerequisites and report on time.
  3. Due to resource availability, units may be required to prioritize enrollment of personnel.

Prerequisites: Commanders and leaders are to ensure Soldiers meet these requirements. Soldiers not meeting them may be released from the course.

  1. Class specific requirements are outlined in the tabbed menu below for each class offered by the TSC.
  2. No appointments (medical, dental, military, personal, etc.) during the duration of the course. Students are required to attend the entire class for certification.
  3. No transfer or other military orders pending within the next 90 days from the date of the class.
  4. No unfavorable personnel actions, court martial proceedings, or civil court action pending or in progress.

Simulator/Certification Training Reservations:

To reserve a simulator/classroom or certification training, download a request form from the "TSC Download Center" tab. Prior to submitting the request form, users MUST first call 526-0820 or visit the Training Simulations Facility office in room 100 of bldg 2010, to make final coordination. Once final coordination is made, the form may be taken to bldg 2010 or faxed to 526-1650. Sender is required to submit an email address; upon approval of the request, an email will be sent to the sender.

Class Offerings
EST 2000

The EST2000 is a laser-based unit/institutional, indoor, multipurpose arms trainer for 11 individual and crew served weapons including pistols, rifles, shotguns, machine guns, antitank weaponry and grenade launchers. The system displays targets, terrain and weapons effects in a real time presentation on a screen 26 feet from the firer. The firing soldier experiences an approximation to the actual weapon’s sound, weight and recoil. It provides training for marksmanship, static unit collective training and “shoot/don’t shoot” judgments, and provides extensive after-action review (AAR) support.

Certification classes are held in Bldg 1698, the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 0900. Classes will cover the proper way to conduct a training session on the EST, startup and shutdown procedures, tracking unit and personnel in the EST and TSC EST Policies & Procedures. For more information units can contact the facility at 719-526-9423.

There are currently four 10-lane classrooms at Bldg #1698, and two 10-lane classroom at Bldg #2010. IAW DA Pam 350-38, individuals WILL use the EST2000 to conduct Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction (PMI), Night Qualification and NBC Qualification. It WILL NOT be used to conduct Record Fire.

Certification Requirements:

  1. Class sizes are limited to 10 personnel each so units must submit a request for certification class.
  2. Personnel must be in the pay grade of E-5 or above.
  3. Personnel training in the EST will wear the Army Combat Uniform.
  4. Units are required to have at least one certified Instructor/Operator (I/O) for each classroom requested.
  5. Units must submit a by-name list of individuals for the class.

EST Safety of Use Message:

  1. Corrective action. the intent of this gpa, informational, is to increase and reinforce safety awareness in the user community and ensure soldiers are knowledgable about the safe operation of the est 2000. careful review of the est 2000 safety procedures are recommended. no material equipment changes are required. the hazards can be mitigated to acceptable risk levels by reinforcing the safety procedures listed in the est 2000 m16/m4/m203 operator's manual, page 3-11.
  2. User actions: the instructor/operator is instructed to provide the following pre-training steps:
    • Established warnings, cautions, and procedures found in technical manual, est m16/m4/m203 operator's manual, td-est-m16/m4-ops-1, page 3-11, paragraph 3.3.1. weapon safety, must be read, understood, and memorized by instructor/operator personnel prior to the operation of the est 2000 trainer.
    • Prior to the use of the est 2000 system, all soldiers will receive a safety briefing on the proper operation of the trainer and all associated malfunction procedures.
    • After the safety briefing, the soldier will visually inspect the est 2000 simulated weapons for damaged and/or loose parts. if the soldier identifies any loose parts, or damaged outer surfaces, they will not use the weapon and will report their findings to the est 2000 instructor/operator.
    • Soldiers will not connect to the system, or attempt to operate any weapon, that has loose or missing parts. do not attempt to repair or dissassemble any weapons. report discrepancies to the est 2000 instructor/operator and ensure the weapon is correctly segregated for further inspection and repair.
    • Perform weapon specific remedial action for misfire events that occur during the conduct of a training exercise.
    • Treat the simulated weapon in the same manner as a real weapon when a misfire cannot be cleared by remedial action. proceed to remove the power and air connectors of the malfunctioning weapon from the weapon box.
    • Identify the malfunctioning weapon to est 2000 instructor/operator or support maintenance personnel for troubleshooting and repair. soldiers will not dissassemble any est 2000 training weapon at any time, or for any reason. only a recognized contractor who is licensed to conduct maintenance on the est 2000 are allowed to perform these operations.
  3. Operator instructions: the following subparagraphs provide instructions on the operation of the m16, m4, m203 simulated weapons
    • Weapon safety: each m16, m4, and m203 simulated weapon has the same appearance as a fully functioning tactical weapon, with the exception of the trainer peculiar umbilical cable and an est 2000 sat module laser on the m16 and m4 simulated weapons. under certain circumstances, especially in the subdued light of a the potential for personal injury or damage to property. to avoid confusion, neither live nor blank ammunition, nor any live weapons, should be allowed in the training room.
    • Simulated weapons will not accept live or blank ammunition. any attempt, accidental or otherwise, to chamber a live or blank round may damage the simulated weapon and create an unsafe situation.
    • The following general safety precautions should be adhered to:
      • Fire m16 or m4 and m203 simulated weapons only if they are pointed downrange
      • Post warning signs for eye and ear safety at all entry doors
      • Do not allow personnel to stand downrange from the firing line
      • Instruct weapons handlers never to look directly into a barrel
      • Take the weapon off-line for testing and service at the first indication of malfunction and refer to troubleshooting procedures.

HUMMWV Egress Assistance Trainer (HEAT)

The HEAT is a crew trainer developed to train individuals in the process of safely evacuating a rolled over HMMVW, or a HMMVW rolled onto its side. Five individuals can train at the same time, TC, driver, two rear passengers and a gunner. Fort Carson currently has four HEAT trainers.

Individuals must wear ACU, ACH and IBAS at a minimum. Eye protection, elbow pads and kneepads are encouraged. No real weapons are allowed inside the trainer. There are rubber weapons, and foam items such as water bottles and ammo cans available for more realism.

Certification Classes:
HEAT Certification Classes are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 0900 in bldg #2010 and last all day. Training will cover safety procedures; identify components of the HEAT, startup and shutdown procedures, establishing a foundation for unit SOP’s, understanding rollover measures and TSC HEAT Policies and Procedures. All personnel deploying to OIF and OEF MUST complete HEAT training prior to deployment according to CENTCOM guidelines.

Certification Requirements:

  1. Units must submit training requests to the HEAT Facility for certification.
  2. Personnel must be in the pay grade of E5 or above to be certified on the HEAT.
  3. Units must have two I/O’s and a CLS (with aide bag) to conduct training on the HEAT. At a minimum, IBAS and ACH is required for all personnel training in the HEAT. Knee and elbow pads are encouraged.

Call For Fire Trainer (CFFT)

The Call for Fire Trainer provides a lightweight, rapidly deployable observed fire training system that will fulfill the need for an observed fire training device that supports all fire support missions; capable of depicting all current and future munitions and able to train all personnel in calling basic and advanced fire missions. The system is also able to recertify JFOs. It replaces the older Guardfist.

This system allows training in the calling of all types of indirect fire, to include naval gunfire. This system also allows calling for both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. The operator of the system builds his scenarios based on missions his unit is likely to encounter.

Certification Classes:
Certification classes on the CFFT system will take place in Bldg 1698, the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 0900. The system is a one instructor to thirty soldiers per classroom. We currently have two 1:30 classrooms available. One is located in building #1698 and another in building #2010. More details can be coordinated with TSC personnel at 719-526-9423. Training covers startup/shutdown procedures, initialization system, creating scenarios, running missions and TSC Policies & Procedures. Certification Class for the CFFT is an all day class.

Certification Requirements

  1. Personnel must be in the pay grade of E-5 and above, MOS 13F, for this training.
  2. Each system requires a certified Instructor/Operator.

For further information on the CFFT go to: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/grouppage/126219

MRAP Egress Trainer (MET)

The MRAP MET is a training system designed to support egress training and provide vehicle crewmembers the confidence needed to safely egress that vehicle in the event of a rollover. All MRAP MET system vehicle variants will consist of a simulated vehicle cab, Instructor/ Operator Station (IOS), visual monitoring system, and speaker system so that voice commands can be provided to and heard from the vehicle crewmembers.

The MRAP MET is a state of-the-art full or partial motion simulator designed for use in all phases of roll over scenarios requiring crew egress. This type of design places the students in the most realistic environment possible while providing a comprehensive learning environment with maximum retention and application of lessons learned back to the real world. This realistic trainer will provide safe and effective egress training to MRAP vehicle crewmembers.

Certification Classes
Certification classes are conducted on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 0930 in Bldg 2010 and they last all day. Training will cover safety procedures; startup and shutdown procedures, establishing a foundation for unit SOP’s, understanding rollover measures and TSC MET Policies and Procedures. All personnel deploying to OIF and OEF MUST complete MET training prior to deployment according to CENTCOM guidelines.

Certification Requirements

  1. Units must submit training requests to the HEAT/MET Facility for certification.
  2. Two certified I/Os are required to operate each trainer.
  3. Units must have three I/O’s and a CLS (with aide bag) to conduct training on the MET.
  4. Operators need to turn in a completed Composite Risk Management Worksheet, with a Moderate rating.
  5. Personnel must be in the pay grade of E5 or above to be certified on the MET.

Flight Simulations

The Fort Carson Flight Simulation Facility provides realistic flight and academic training for active duty, and reserve component Aviators utilizing the UH-60A/L Flight simulator, the AH-64D Long Bow Crew Trainer (LCT), and the Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT).

UH-60A/L Flight Simulator


  1. FORSCOM designated regional flight training facility
  2. Support area designated by latest FORSCOM 350-1 Current area includes, CO, NM, UT, WY, MT
  3. Mandated annual use by Army regulation
  4. Current UH-60A/L cost to operate approximately $2,700 per hour vs $275 for simulator
  5. Full motion 3 axis
  6. 100% fidelity trainer
  7. Concurrency upgraded
  8. Full spectrum trainer (day ,night, night vision goggle(NVG), Instrument)
AH-64D Longbow Crew Trainer (LCT)


  1. The high-fidelity LCT can be used at home base or deployed
  2. The AH-64D Longbow attack helicopter currently costs approximately $4,100 per hour vs $200 for the LCT
  3. Enables weapon systems training. Tables 2-5 mandatory in LCT
  4. Mandated annual use by Army regulation
  5. Linkable to other LCT’s for collective training
  6. Full spectrum trainer to include day, night, night vision system (NVS), and night vision goggles (NVG)training
Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT)


  1. Provides pilots multi-ship combined arms training at low cost.
  2. Allows staff integration to training with remote tactical operations center (R-TOC)
  3. Linkable to other AVCATTS as well as CCTT, and others for full spectrum combined arms collective training
  4. Trainable with a little as one pilot and up to six crew man modules
  5. Fully reconfigurable man modules in one hour
  6. Army regulation allows Commanders to authorize up to 6 hours semi-annually to be credited toward the rotary wing aviator's aircraft flying hour minimums.
  7. Concurrency upgraded to the Army fleet
  8. Fully transportable
  9. Home based at Fort Carson but IAW FORSCOM 350-1 serves a regional area to include, CO, KS, NE, SD, ND, WY

For further information on the AVCATT system go to: For further information on the AVCATT system go to: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/619053

Non Rated Crew Member Manned Module (NCM3)


  1. Supports AC local training requirements as well as the RC region of, CO, WY, NE, KA, ND, and SD.
  2. Capable of providing door gunnery training for the UH-60 and CH-47 platforms.
  3. Provides external load (sling load) training for UH-60 and CH-47 to include Bambi bucket.
  4. Supports rescue hoist training for Med Evac and search and rescue aircraft.
  5. Networkable for interoperability training with the AVCATT and other LVC-IA core systems.
CH-47F Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulator (TFPS)


  1. Mandatory minimum use simulator by type rated Army pilots.
  2. High fidelity trainer for home station use or while deployed.
  3. Full spectrum training capability to include day, night, NVG’s, and FLIR.
  4. State of the art 180 degree X 60 degree display with cutting edge graphics display.

Medical Simulations


Training Video

  • EST 2000 Training
  • HEAT/MET Training
  • Common Driver Training
  • Combat Lifesaver Course
  • UH-60 Flight Simulator
  • AH-64 LCT
  • Call For Fire Training
  • Virtual Clearance Training Suite

TADSS Loan & Issue

Property Accountability

Hand Receipts / Loan & Issue

The Fort Carson Training Support Center (TSC), IAW Army Regulation 350-38, Training Devices Polices and Management, will retain positive control and execute property accountability for all Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS), fabrication services and Graphic Training Aids (GTAs) to support Army wide requirements. IAW AR 5-9, Area Support Responsibilities, the TSC provides area support for the Active Component (AC) and Reserve Component (RC) units, (U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard) College ROTC and JROTC units in the state of Colorado

To establish a tsc hand receipt account

In order to take advantage of all the TADSS, GTAs and Loan and Issue services provided by Fort Carson, Common Level of Support (CLS) and Inter-Service Support Agreements must establish a TSC Hand Receipt Account.

Units must submit a DA FORM 1687, Notice of Delegation of Authority-Receipt of Supplies, to the Training Support Center. It is recommended that signatures cards are hand carried to the TSC building, 2010. All Military personal must submit an Assumption of Command or Appointment Orders as a Hand Receipt Holder. Civilian personnel are required to submit a memorandum to appoint them as the primary hand receipt holder for their office or section. Loan and Issue of training aids may be loaned for a period of 30 days on a temporary basis. When a change of responsible officer for the unit or organization hand receipt occurs, the responsible officer or individual must contact the Training Support Center to obtain relief from property accountability.

POC for hand receipts, turn-ins or other related subjects is the TSC Supply Clerk.

TSC Download Center

Standard Operating Procedures

Other Documents

  1. Assumption of Command (SAMPLE)
  2. CCMCK-UTM Safety Statement
  3. CFFT request form
  4. Common Drivers Trainer request form
  5. Damage Statement form (SAMPLE)
  6. EST II request form
  7. GTA request form
  8. Fire Danger request form (SAMPLE)
  9. FLIPL form (SAMPLE)
  10. FLIPL Support form (SAMPLE)
  11. HEAT / MET request form
  12. HEAT/MET Risk Assessment form
  13. HITS worksheet
  14. IWS II-MILES Request Form
  15. McMahon FREEPAC Reservation Request form
  16. MILES Certification request form
  17. Small Arms Marksmanship Trainer request form
  18. Simulator Certification request form
  19. SRTA Safety Statement
  20. TADSS Inventory form (SAMPLE)
  21. TADSS request form
  22. TADSS to task matrix
  23. TADSS Work Order
  24. Unit Information form
  25. UTM Sub-Cal Request Form
  26. Virtual Clearance Training Suite request form
  27. V-ITS/PIMS Request Form
  28. FSCATT Request Form
  29. Virtual Route Trainer Request Form
  30. Gunnery Trainer Movement Request