Posted on Jul 20, 2014
CPT Jacob Swartout
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What did you like or dislike about your experience(s) there?

I was stationed at Ft Irwin for 2 yrs as the OPFOR and been to JRTC twice in my career.
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SFC Senior Culinary Manager Minnesota  Rsp
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I prefer Hohenfels because Gasthaus Zum Hirschen is my favorite restaurant and it is found in Parsberg. 10 minute cab ride.
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CPT Infantry Officer
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NTC was not so bad. I loved the food trucks. I did not like JRTC. It was Humid and the town there was pretty small. I have family and the New Orleans area and still don't like LA. I would take NTC any day. Plus Vegas is near buy.
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SFC Joe S. Davis Jr., MSM, DSL
SFC Joe S. Davis Jr., MSM, DSL
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Did all three and they all are a unique blend to the Soldierlization of the warfighter experience, Favoriite JRTC.
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SSG Christopher Alderman
SSG Christopher Alderman
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I can go either way as I have so many NTC rotations it is not even funny. I have also been an OC/T at NTC a few times. My home station is FT. Polk as an instructor and OC/T. Both have advantages and disadvantages depending on type of training you are doing and who you are on rotation with.
NTC has the open terrain to be able to maneuver more with distance between training villages and stuff. JRTC has the advantage that a lot of the training villages in the box are pretty close together. I would look at NTC as the best place to train for deployments to the Middle East. I would take JRTC as the best place to fight anywhere suck as Europe like they were designed for.
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CPT Jacob Swartout
CPT Jacob Swartout
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I enjoyed how close NTC was to Las Vegas. While in the box at night, you could see a distant glow on the far side of the training area and it was Las Vegas lighting up the night skies
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Maj Kim P.
Maj Kim P.
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Good to see you. Pass the butter, please. You might find it in dairy
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SPC Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
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I went to JRTC I hated it
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