Welcome to the official website of the United States Army Alaska's Northern Warfare Training Center. Currently, NWTC is based at Ft. Wainwright with training conducted at the Black Rapids Training Site approximately 30 miles south of Delta Junction, next to the Delta River. The Center is organized as three sections, Operations, Training Branch, and Standards Branch.
We Battle Cold and Conquer Mountains
Arctic, subarctic, and mountain environments are brutally unforgiving
to the unprepared. Units that have successfully fought in these environments
have historically been those with special individual skills, are physically
and mentally tough, and have extensive experience and expertise operating
in harsh conditions.
Our mission is to provide relevant training to the leaders of USARAK units so that they can fight and win in demanding cold weather and mountain environments. A Soldier trained in winter is also a good summer fighter; trained only in summer he is helpless in the winter!
All soldiers attending the CWLC are required to bring their assigned weapon (M4 or M16 Only) and three 30 rd magazines for the course's biathlon event. (Read More)