The IIT provides a training facility for “hands on” practical application of tactical skills and decision making in an immersive, scenario-based training environment. Units can conduct dismounted, and limited mounted operations throughout the training complex. Operations may be conducted during both day and night. The IIT supports Training and Readiness (T&R) individual and collective tasks, from the individual through company level, as well as rapidly evolving tasks that are theater directed and service approved, but not yet codified in the T&R manual. The IIT creates a realistic training environment that presents complex scenario-based situations (tactical and human dimension) and reinforces decision making skills. The IIT provides culturally realistic, reactive, dynamic, synthetic entities that allow realistic interaction with the COE (to include squad members, higher headquarters, adjacent units, supporting arms, civilians, and opposing forces).
Scheduling and Training Information:
John "Matt" Fennell
Robert "Bert" Thielen
IIT Site Manager
Functions (Landlord Responsibilities):
• Responsible for the functions of the Combat Towns.
• Communication with units prior to using Range 131/132 and Kilo-2 Combat Town.
• Briefing OIC and RSO prior to using Combat Town.
• Responsible for maintaining the quality of the buildings.
• Ensure Landlords training and training jackets are up-to-date.
• Identify and conduct face to face with RSO and OIC if unit is already present on range.
• Give RSO and OIC the Landlord brief on range regulations, range facilities, and range considerations Landlord may have.
• Fill out Range Inspection Sheet with RSO and conduct range walk through to identify new discrepancies or follow up on old discrepancies previously identified.
• Landlord will constantly monitor the net via Motorola radio for all traffic concerning his range, adjacent ranges that may affect their range, traffic between RSO/OIC and Longrifle, and traffic directed towards Landlord specifically.
• Conduct periodic range walkthroughs to ensure no new discrepancies are discovered and occupying unit is not abusing range facilities.
The Camp Pendleton Infantry Immersion Trainer (IIT) is a Non-Live Fire MOUT training complex consisting of an indoor training complex (the original prototype IIT known as Phase I) and an outdoor complex (known as Phase II) that was subsequently added to provide a greater capability and throughput capacity. The environment is configured to allow up to platoon size units to conduct foot, mobile, and limited motorized patrols up to and through the training complex.
(Phase I) Range IITA
In addition to its training mission, the Phase I indoor site also retains an experimental role to help develop immersive technologies and determine future human performance training requirements and capabilities. It consists of a 27,515 square foot mock village consisting of a 143 foot building facade with 33 rooms and 12 market stalls. In addition to the After Action Review facility, the site includes eight (8) localized smell generators, six (6) sound zones, eight (8) rooms that are AVATAR capable. The Phase I complex is also configured with experimental systems in support of both training and experimentation. This training lane is capable of providing an instrumented AAR within a few minutes of a scenario's ending, to review audio and video of the latest scenario run and apply the lessons learned on the execution of the next scenario.
(Phase II) Range IITB
The phase II outdoor site consists of a 120,000 square foot mock village consisting of 76 structures with 239 rooms and 3,020 feet of roads and paths. In addition to the After Action Review facility, the site includes 25 localized smell generators, six (6) sound zones, 230 video cameras, and 29 rooms that are AVATAR capable. All training lanes are capable of providing an instrumented AAR within 20 minutes or less of a scenario's ending, to review audio and video of the latest scenario run and apply the lessons learned on the execution of the next scenario.