TRAINING AT FT SHERMAN

 

The Jungle Operations Training Center (JOTC) consists of 23,000 acres of single and double canopy jungle. JOTC provides the United States Army the only jungle environment to train infantry units in the art of jungle warfare. Fort Sherman is surrounded on the North and North-West by the Caribbean Sea, on the South and South-West by the Rio Chagres and the East by Limon Bay and the Gatun Lake.

The cross-compartmentalized terrain on the JOTC consists of rolling hills, numerous tributaries, mangrove swamps and coastline. This training area is a unique and challenging training environment.

The USAJOTB operations section (S3) was responsible for coordinating all training on Fort Sherman. The 11 Infantry, 11 OPFOR companies, 4 engineer companies, and 4 aircrew survival courses made the administration of this premier training center intense. Additional, non-rotational units, use the JOTC regularly and ensure year round usage.

While Army units comprised the lion share of users, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Reserve and National Guard units all received jungle warfare training at the JOTC. Aside from rotational units.

JUNGLE OPERATIONS TRAINING BATTALION, FY98 TRAINING FREQUENCY GOALS

 

SEP 97

OCT 97

NOV 97

DEC 97

JAN 98

FEB 98

MAR 98

APR 98

MAY 98

JUN 98

JUL 98

AUG 98

SEP 98

JUNGLE WARFARE COURSE 20-----------

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10 98-11

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98-12

ENGINEER ROTATION   26----

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AIRCREW

SURVIVAL COURSE

  15----24

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JWC CYCLE #

DATES

UNIT

JWC LNO VISIT DATE

OPFOR UNIT

OPFOR LNO VISIT DATE

JWC 98-1 20 SEP 97 - 11 OCT 97 OPEN      
JWC 98-2 01 NOV 97 - 22 NOV 97 2-75 RGR (SOCOM) 23 JULY 97 MARFORSOUTH  
JWC 98-3 22 NOV 97 - 13 DEC 97 OPEN      
JWC 98-4 10 JAN 98 - 31 JAN 98 OPEN (1-17 IN CANCELLATION)

29 OCT 97

   
JWC 98-5 03 MAR 98 - 28 MAR 98 2-14 IN (10TH MTN DIV) (FORSCOM) 30 SEP - 02 OCT 97 MARFORSOUTH  
JWC 98-6 07 FEB 98 - 07 MAR 98 2-22 IN (10TH MTN DIV) (FORSCOM) 19 SEP 97 MARFORSOUTH  
JWC 98-7 28 MAR 98 - 18 APR 98 3-75 RGR (SOCOM)

22-23 NOV 97

5-87 IN  
JWC 98-8 02 MAY 98 - 23 MAY 98 OPEN (1-75 RGR CANCELLATION)

11-16 JAN 98

   
JWC 98-9 30 MAY 98 - 13 JUN 98 23D MAR REGT (4 MAR DIV) (2 week rotation-reserves) (USMC) IPC 09 DEC 97

MPC 24-27 MAR 98

MARFORSOUTH  
JWC 98-10 11 JUL 98 - 25 JUL 98 1-178 IN (ILARNG) (NGB)

01-02 DEC

1-178 IN (D CO)  
JWC 98-11 01 AUG 98 - 22 AUG 98 3-327 IN (101ST ABN DIV) (FORSCOM)

09-10 DEC 97

3-327 IN (AT CO)  
JWC 98-12 08 SEP 98 - 26 SEP 98 5-87 IN (USARSO) (SOUTHCOM)      

EJWC CYCLE #

DATES

UNIT

EJWC LNO VISIT DATE

EJWC 98-1 26 OCT 97 - 22 NOV 97 C CO, 37TH EN BN (FORSCOM) 07 OCT 97
EJWC 98-2 04 JAN 98 - 31 JAN 98 A CO, 14TH EN BN (FORSCOM) 23 SEP 97
EJWC 98-3 26 APR 98 - 23 MAY 98 B CO, 27TH EN BN (FORSCOM) 09-12 DEC 97
EJWC 98-4 08 SEP 98 - 26 SEP 98 518TH EN CO (USARSO) (SOUTHCOM)  

 

AIRCREW SURVIVAL CRS 98-1

AIRCREW SURVIVAL CRS 98-2

AIRCREW SURVIVAL CRS 98-3

AIRCREW SURVIVAL CRS 98-4/98-05

15 OCT 97 - 24 OCT 97

 

25 FEB 98 - 06 MAR 98

22 APR 98 - 01 MAY 98

17 JUN 98 - 26 JUN 98

26 AUG 98 - 04 SEP 98

FAMILIARIZATION VISIT (FAM)

GUEST INSTRUCTOR PROGRAM (GIP)

SMALL UNIT EXCHANGE (SUE)

USARSO DVP PROGRAM

VENEZUELA 8-20 FEB 98 (cancelled)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 8-20 FEB 98 (cancelled)

URUGUAY 31 MAY - 11 JUN (cancelled)

BOLIVIA 30 MAY - 11 JUN (JWC 98-09)

CHILE 11-23 JUL 98 (JWC 98-10)

SURINAME 01-13 AUG 98 (JWC 98-11)

ARGENTINA 01-13 AUG 98 (cancelled)

PERU 01-13 AUG 98 (JWC 98-11)

EL SALVADOR (cancelled)

BRAZIL 12 JUL - 20 AUG 98 (cancelled)

ARGENTINA 12 JUL-20AUG 98 (cancelled)

BOLIVIA 12 JUL - 20 AUG 98 (JWC 98-10/11)

PERU 12 JUL - 20 AUG 98 (cancelled)

DOMINICAN REP 12 JUL-20 AUG (JWC 98-10/11)

CHILE (5-87 IN) 08-15 SEP 97

COLOMBIA (5-87 IN) 11 NOV 97

VENEZUELA (LEA) 06-09 APR 98

EL SALVADOR (518th EN CO) MAY 98 (Cancelled)

BRAZIL (5-87 IN) MAY 98 (Cancelled)

ARGENTINA (5-87 IN) 07-13 JUN 98

CHILE (5-87 IN) 19 - 25 JUL 98

BELIZE (5-87 IN) 02-08 AUG 98

PERU (06 NOV 97)

CARIBBEAN (did not come to JOTB)

VENEZUELA (30 JAN 98)

BOLIVIA (13 MAR 98)

BELIZE (26 MAR 98)

PARAGUAY (25-28 MAY 98)

CHILE (13 AUG)

DOMINICAN REP (29 JUN - 02 JUL)

COLOMBIA (14-17 JUL 98)

 

AS OF: 17 Feb 99