7th Army Training Command
U.S. Army Europe's Training Command
Grafenwoehr Training Area
The 7th ATC's Grafenwoehr Training Area provides the highest quality ranges, maneuver areas, other training facilities, training assistance and support to U.S., Joint and Multinational commands enabling them to safely achieve and sustain live-fire qualification gunnery standards and to hone their skills to win in any operating environment.
Co-located with 7th ATC's other directorates and resources, GTA seamlessly integrates live, virtual and constructive training, providing a “blended” training event which can fully integrate all elements within the training unit.
Who We Are
The Grafenwoehr Training Area is the U.S. Army’s largest and most sophisticated permanent training area in Europe. GTA’s live-fire and maneuver ranges supports U.S., NATO and partner nation live fire qualifications from small arms to tanks, artillery, aerial gunnery and close air support. GTA is composed of 4 branches: the maneuver branch, scheduling branch, safety branch and range support branch.
As part of a unified training command under one commanding general, GTA’s land and range resources can be custom-tailored and blended to exponentially increase the value of training—all synchronized with the Joint Multinational Simulation Center, the Joint Multinational Readiness Center and Training Support Activity Europe.
GTA encompasses 233 km2 with over 113km of tank trails and over 241km of secondary roads. The training area boasts 44 digitally connected computerized ranges—the most in the U.S Army. We have 43 artillery position areas, 24 mortar firing points, 2 airfields, 3 surveyed drop zones, 3 demolition areas and 2 dig sites for engineer training, plus 2 main impacts areas and 3 impact areas associated with specific ranges.