GPX Tour of the Ft. Irwin Nat'l Training Center
PCA - Grand Prix Region
Registration closed December 10, 2015 11:59 PM on December 10, 2015 11:59 PM PST Registration ends December 10, 2015 11:59 PM on December 10, 2015 11:59 PM PST Registration opens October 21, 2015 12:00 AM on October 21, 2015 12:00 AM PDT Registration runs from October 21, 2015 12:00 AM to December 10, 2015 11:59 PM
Porsche Club of America
Grand Prix Region
Tour of the National Training Center, Ft. Irwin, California
Saturday January 16, 2016
America’s war fighters have been defending our freedoms in Iraq and Afghanistan for more than a decade. Did you know that Afghanistan is just a short 20 minute drive from Fort Irwin?
Fort Irwin, located 37 miles northeast of Barstow, CA, is home to the National Training Center (NTC). The NTC is renowned by Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines worldwide for its tough, realistic training, unforgiving terrain, and uncluttered space to hone their warrior skills.
You will experience firsthand how America’s warriors prepare for deployment. That preparation is done by simulating Afghan villages and culture, the austere environment, terrorists, insurgents, local populace, tribal/government officials, and the most technologically advanced and elaborate training facilities in the world.
The National Training Center’s mission is to provide tough, realistic joint and combined arms training for units prior to their deployment overseas. Every month an Army unit, along with support from the Marines, Air Force, and the Navy, come together at the NTC and conduct their final preparation exercise prior to deployment. During their two week intensive training at Fort Irwin, units prepare for their “worst day ever” in combat. NTC's focus is for units to prepare to save lives while deployed. During their training at the NTC, units must interact with Afghan speaking role players, terrorist cells, insurgents, criminal networks, civilian authorities and military forces.
We will meet at 9:00 AM at Painted Rocks which will include an overview by the senior leadership of the installation, question and answer opportunity, a short film, installation tour, lunch in one of the NTC Dining Facilities, and a trip to the training area, better known as the “Box.” You will also have a chance to visit the museum and gift shop.
If you’re interested in experiencing how America’s war fighters train before they deploy, register for the tour today and bring your camera!
This is a “Rain or Shine” event.