CWIC - Cold Weather Indoctrination Course (CWIC)
Arctic skills’ training is designed to prepaSre USARAK Soldiers, mentally and physically, to operate safely and effectively in an inherently dangerous arctic environment. Cold Weather Indoctrination (CWI) is the training program which was formerly referred to as Arctic Light Individual Training (ALIT) within USARAK. MSCs and tenant units are responsible for developing Soldier CWIC training programs within their organizations.
The purpose of CWIC is to train USARAK Soldiers in the critical skills
required to conduct safe operations and training in an arctic environment.
After completing CWIC, a Soldier will be ready to conduct training in
an arctic environment. All new arrivals, both enlisted and officer,
will complete CWI I before participating in any field exercise, and
CWI I and II before participating in a field exercise during the winter
months (01 October through 01 May). Host units must ensure units attached
for training but not stationed in Alaska receive CWIC instruction before
- Cold Weather Training FAQ's