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Grafenwoehr Training Area
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The 7th ATC's Grafenwoehr Training Area provides the highest quality ranges, maneuver areas, other training facilities, training assistance and support to U.S., Joint and Multinational commands enabling them to safely achieve and sustain live-fire qualification gunnery standards and to hone their skills to win in any operating environment.

Co-located with 7th ATC's other directorates and resources, GTA falls under the Training Support Activity Europe and seamlessly integrates live, virtual and constructive training, providing a “blended” training event which can fully integrate all elements within the training unit. 

Who We Are
The Grafenwoehr Training Area is the U.S. Army’s largest and most sophisticated permanent training area in Europe. GTA’s live-fire and maneuver ranges supports U.S., NATO and partner nation live fire qualifications from small arms to tanks, artillery, aerial gunnery and close air support. GTA is composed of 4 branches: the maneuver branch, scheduling branch, safety branch and range support branch.

 

Our Capabilities
The Grafenwoehr Training Area is the U.S. Army’s largest and most sophisticated permanent training area in Europe. GTA’s live-fire and maneuver ranges supports U.S., NATO and partner nation live fire qualifications from small arms to tanks, artillery, aerial gunnery and close air support. GTA is composed of 4 branches: the maneuver branch, scheduling branch, safety branch and range support branch.

 

GTA encompasses 233 km
2 with over 113km of tank trails and over 241km of secondary roads. The training area boasts 44 digitally connected computerized ranges—the most in the U.S Army. We have 43 artillery position areas, 24 mortar firing points, 2 airfields, 3 surveyed drop zones, 3 demolition areas and 2 dig sites for engineer training, plus 2 main impacts areas and 3 impact areas associated with specific ranges.
Contact
Official Mailing Address:
7th Army Training Command
GTA Range Operations
Unit 28130
APO, AE 09114-8130

 

Bundespost:
7th ATC GTA Range Operations
US-Lager, Geb. 3015
92655, Grafenwoehr

GTA SHAREPOINT (CAC Required)

Call
  • Commercial in Germany: 09641-83-XXXX
  • From the US: 011-49-9641-83-XXXX
  • DSN from the US: (314) 475-xxxx
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    Firing Desk: x6332
    Range Safety: x6332
    Range Scheduler: x8387
    Maneuver Branch: x6918
    Air Operations: x6108

    Training Advisories

    Des Weiteren übt die Bundeswehr vom 23. September bis 10. Oktober mit Artillerie, sowie Kampf- und Schützenpanzern.

     

    Während der militärischen Übungen kann es zu vermehrter Geräuschentwicklung auf und rund um den US-Truppenübungsplatz Grafenwöhr kommen. Zeitraum und Übungsort auf dem Truppenübungsplatzgelände können sich je nach Wetterlage und den daraus resultierenden Anweisungen der Schiessbahnkoordinierungsabteilung ändern.

    Das Ausbildungskommando der US-Armee in Grafenwöhr (7th Army Training Command) bittet die Bürger der Truppenübungsplatz-Randgemeinden um Verständnis. Diese Pressemitteilung beinhaltet nicht alle Übungsmaßnahmen, sondern dient ausschließlich als Information für die Bevölkerung der Randgemeinden des Truppenübungsplatzes in Bezug auf eventuelle, erhöhte Geräuschentwicklung. Gemäß dem NATO-Truppenabkommen ist die offizielle Schiesszeit auf dem Truppenübungsplatz Grafenwöhr für den Monat August von 08:00 bis 01:30 Uhr für die Nutzung von Munition 20 mm und höher festgelegt. Munition unter 20 mm kann täglich, rund um die Uhr verschossen werden.

    Das 7th Army Training Command ist sich der Auswirkungen der militärischen Übungen auf die Bevölkerung bewusst und stets bestrebt die Anwohner über die Übungstätigkeiten zu informieren. Wann immer möglich, werden militärische Übungen tagsüber und an Wochentagen durchgeführt. Auf dem Truppenübungsplatz werden Soldaten des US-Militärs, der Bundeswehr, der NATO und anderer Partner ausgebildet.

    Training Impacts, Noise & Advisories

    Grafenwoehr Training Area serves a wide variety of customers, including militaries from Allied and Partner nations. 7th ATC is conscious of the impact that training activities may have on the local populace and strives to be a good member of the community. When possible, we schedule the majority of our training events during weekdays and normal work day hours.

    What type of aircraft flies in GTA?
    U.S. Fighter Jets, Rotary Wing and Fixed Wing; German Aircraft; NATO Forces Fighter Jets

    Grafenwoehr training area is a restricted military area and the airspace above the training area is also closed to civilian air traffic. Violations will be reported and prosecuted by the responsible German authorities.

    Truppenuebungsplatz Grafenwoehr um militaerisches Sperrgebiet handelt und auch der Luftraum ueber dem Uebungsplatz fuer den zivilien Flugverkehr gesperrt ist. Zuwiderhandlungen werden gemeldet und durch die zustaendigen deutschen Behoerden geahndet.

    What type of Weapons are used in GTA?
    Artillery, Small Arms, Tanks, Aerial Gunnery, Close-air Support

    Why is the training noise loud?
    Terrain, Caliber of Weapons, Weather

    Weather conditions, like wind speed and direction, temperature and humidity, and overcast or low-hanging clouds, may affect both the amplification of noise and distance in which sound is heard.

    What determines training schedules?
    Grafenwoehr Training Area operates range operations according to the Status of Forces Agreement (Deutsch).

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