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U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett
The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., provides world class training for combat support and combat service support units of the Army Reserve, and offers excellent training opportunities to all U.S. military components and those of allied nations. It is exceptionally well suited to large-scale joint exercises. Fort Hunter Liggett is funded by the U.S. Army Reserve, under the command and control of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, based at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Fort Hunter Liggett is the largest installation in the Army Reserve, with more than 165,000 acres of unencroached mountains, valleys, rivers, plains, and forests, providing ideal maneuver areas to meet today's training requirements. Fort Hunter Liggett's ranges, training areas and facilities support year-round joint, multi-component, and interagency training.
Available resources include Tactical Training Bases, MOUT sites, a five-mile Convoy Live Fire Course with 360-degree live-fire capability, weapons qualifications ranges, a live-fire shoot house, and an urban assault course. For units with airborne training needs, Fort Hunter Liggett hosts one of only four C-17 capable dirt assault strips in the U.S., dozens of parachute drop zones, a heliport with refueling capability, and restricted airspace up to 24,000 feet. Training technology includes the Dismounted Soldier Training System, H.E.A.T. Training, Engagement Skills Trainers, a 10-station IED Defeat Lanes trainer.
Fort Hunter Liggett's Hacienda Milpitas, designed by Julia Morgan for William Randolph Hearst when he owned much of the property, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The third of the California missions to be established by Father Junipero Serra, and also on the National Register, Mission San Antonio de Padua, is within the installation's property.
Fort Hunter Liggett also hosts tenant organizations:
- The 91st Training Division coordinates and supports large-scale exercises.
- The TASS (The Army School System) Training Center (TTC), 80th TTC administers Military Occupational Skills qualification courses for the Army Reserve.
- The 3rd Brigade 356th Logistics Support Battalion
- The 63rd Regional Support Command's Equipment Concentration Site 170
- The U.S. Navy's 31st Seabee Readiness Group conducts large-scale naval construction and leader validation training.