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Camp Atterbury - "We are Ready"

Camp Atterbury (CAIN) provides full logistical and training support for up to two brigade-sized elements simultaneously on more than 34,000 acres. The federally owned facility, licensed to and operated by the Indiana National Guard, offers a variety of training ranges, live-fire venues, managed airspace with air-to-ground firing capabilities and an LVC simulation and exercise center. CAIN has secure facilities, simulations, ranges, configurable classrooms and conference spaces to provide users with experiences that are versatile and mission-specific. The facility combines a walking campus, new barracks complex and multiple life support features to units conducting large-scale training and pre-operational testing.

The Atterbury Rail Deployment Facility (ARDF) or “railhead” at CAIN has the ability to load/unload a brigade combat team in 72 hours, and can handle 120 rail cars per day. It includes a 20,000 square foot vehicle deployment processing facility, weigh-in-motion scale house, rail operations building and loading, marshalling and staging areas.

Amenities available on-site include free or low-cost billeting, including 5,334 bed spaces at Camp Atterbury, sustainment, laundry services, food services, gym, PX and more.

A variety of wellness and fitness programs and services are available on post, including Morale, Welfare and Recreation; the Indiana Resilience Campus, and the Army Wellness Center.

Capabilities

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Atterbury-Muscatatuck Training Center serves as a major training site for individual, collective, and joint operations providing realistic venues for live, virtual and constructive training and testing events in order to increase training readiness, attract commercial defense industry participation and build strategic partnerships. On order, activate as a Mobilization Force Generation Installation in support of FORSCOM and Combatant Commander requirements.

Atterbury-Muscatatuck has three primary mission areas:

  1. Provide traditional training and testing support to ARNG, Active, Reserve and Joint Forces as a proposed Regional Collective Training Capability (RCTC) installation;
  2. Provide users with state-of-the-art multi-domain training opportunities;
  3. On order, serve as a Primary Mobilization Force Generation Installation (pMFGI) as identified by FORSCOM.

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Training Environments

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Atterbury-Muscatatuck Regional Collective Training Center (RCTC) provides a focused and immersive training environment for domestic and foreign active and reserve military components, as well as law enforcement and homeland defense agencies.

We strive to meet the needs of special operations forces, military units, civilian expeditionary workforce volunteers and those attending the Regional Training Institute (RTI) on our campus. Our subject matter experts (SMEs) will work with you to design an optimal training experience for your unit or group, and our world-class facilities are sure to meet your needs.

 

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Ranges

soldiers on firing range

Camp Atterbury’s Ranges are available to all branches of service, to government agencies at all levels and to first responders, industry and other entities, who can schedule training throughout the year. These ranges include:

  • Air-to-Ground Ranges
  • Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
  • Direct Fire Individual
  • Direct Fire Machine Gun
  • Maneuver Live Fire
  • Urban Assault / Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT)
  • Mounted Gunnery Ranges (up to Gunnery Table VII and VIII)
  • Multiple Drop Zones

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Atterbury Rail Deployment Facility

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The Atterbury Rail Deployment Facility (ARDF) or “railhead” at CAIN has the ability to load/unload a brigade combat team in 72 hours, and can handle 120 rail cars per day. It includes a 20,000 square foot vehicle deployment processing facility, weigh-in-motion scale house, rail operations building and loading, marshalling and staging areas.
 

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Leadership

Camp Atterbury Commander

Col. Michael Grundman

Colonel Michael Grundman - head shot

Colonel Michael Grundman is Commander, Camp Atterbury, Indiana. A native of Vincennes, Ind., Col. Grundman was commissioned in 1995 with a basic branch of infantry through the Indiana University Reserve Officer Training Corps. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, and is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Army War College, earning a Masters of Strategic Studies degree in 2020. Col. Grundman’s operational experience includes three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with assignments as an infantry battalion operations officer where he participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom's invasion and counterinsurgency campaign, a battlefield surveillance brigade operations officer during Operation New Dawn, and Senior Advisor to the Afghan 215th Corps during Operation Resolute Support. COL Grundman previously commanded 2nd Battalion -151st Infantry and the 138th Regiment (Combat Arms). His awards include the Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

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Camp Atterbury Garrison Command Sergeant Major

CSM David Routson

CSM David Routson

CSM David Routson is Garrison Command Sergeant Mayor of Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck. CSM Routson’s Army career spans 32 years and all three Army components. CSM Routson enlisted as an infantryman on August 9,1989 into Company B, 2nd Battalion, 70th Training Support Brigade, U.S. Army Reserves. He simultaneously completed three semesters with Purdue Army ROTC from 1988 to 1990. In 1991, he mobilized and deployed with the 70th TSB to Fort Benning, Georgia in support of Operation Desert Storm.

Upon completion of his initial four year enlistment in the USAR, CSM Routson served three years on active duty with the 3-187th Infantry, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; E Co 5/20th and E Co 2nd-9th Infantry “Manchu” at Camp Casey, South Korea; and L Troop, 3rd/2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Upon ETS in September, 1996, CSM Routson enlisted into the Indiana Army National Guard with A Co, 1-151st Infantry, 76th Separate Infantry Brigade (SIB).

CSM Routson has served in all levels of leadership within the INARNG including: Team Leader, C Co, 1-151st Infantry; Squad Leader, D Co, 1-151st Infantry; Platoon Sergeant, D Co, 2-152d Infantry; First Sergeant, 1-293rd Infantry; Operations Sergeant Major with the 1-293rd, DPTM-S-CAIN, C2CRE, and 38th Infantry Division; and Command Sergeant Major, 1-293rd Infantry. CSM Routson has served in multiple key assignments while deployed to Bosnia; Balad, Iraq; and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; and broadening tours stateside at Camp Atterbury, Indianapolis and Arlington, Virginia.

His numerous decorations and awards include the Meritorious Unit Commendation (2); Meritorious Service Medal (5); Army Commendation Medal (7); Army Achievement Medal (3); Army Good Conduct Medal (3); Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (4); National Defense Service Medal (2); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals; Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/hourglass, M device, numeral 2); Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (3); NATO Medal; Indiana Distinguished Service Medal; Indiana Commendation Medal; Indiana Homeland Defense Service Ribbon; the Indiana Overseas Service Ribbon (2); and the Order of Saint Maurice.