Northern Warfare Training Center | Fort Wainwright,
Alaska | 1.907.353.1178
The Army's only Cold Region Training Proponent |
Battle Cold and Conquer Mountains
CWOC - Cold Weather Orientation course
CWOC 13-01 (5-8 Nov12)
CWOC 13-02 (13-16 Nov12)
CWOC 13-03 (10-12 Dec 12) - This class is for the USARAK CG Green Tab Leaders (USARAK BDE Level)
CWOC 13-04 (11-14 Mar 13)
Click here for the CWOC Packing List (updated 01.23.13)
Click here for the Packing List Picture Book (updated 01.02.13)
Courses material and scope
Cold Weather Orientation Course (Download the Student Handout)
a. Scope. This four day course
familiarizes commanders and staff officers with the knowledge/skills
required in successfully planning and conducting operations in a
cold, snow-covered environment. Emphasis is placed on the effects
of cold on personnel and material, effects of the winter environment
on operations, and planning considerations unique to the winter
battlefield and cold regions. Cold weather risk management procedures
are stressed throughout the course of instruction.
(1) Enlisted personnel. E8 and above.
(2) Officer personnel. Warrant/commissioned officer, CW3/O3 and
(3) No P-2 or temporary profile(s) under
the P, U, or L columns of the physical profile serial code (numerical)
All students must meet minimum physical training
and height and weight standards and have no temporary or permanent
profile restricting exposure to cold temperatures.
No security clearance
(6) Soldiers not meeting
the prerequisites listed above will get approval from the Commander,
USANWTC, prior to the start of the course.
c. Reporting instructions. The Cold Weather Orientation Course (CWOC)
begins at 0800 on the published start date and ends at 1130 on the
end date. The CWOC will be conducted at the Black Rapids Training
Site. The Northern Warfare Training Center is responsible for transportation
from FWA to the Black Rapids Training Site and return. DPTSM will
arrange bus transportation if there will be at least 10 people attending
from FRA. The unit is responsible for travel to/from Black Rapids if there
will be fewer than 10 people traveling from a given post. Soldiers
arriving without the prescribed clothing and equipment items may
be denied admission to the course. Post exchange facilities will
not be available during training; attendees must bring adequate
personal hygiene items/sundries to last the duration of the course.
Special note: Classes report to Building 3479, at 0800, on report
Students MUST have
a Field Meal Card issued by their unit.
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