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Jungle Warfare Training Center

3d Marine Division

Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan
Jungle Warfare Training Center Slide Show
Every Clime and Place: Jungle Warfare Training Center prepares Marines for operations in Asia-Pacific
A three-strand obstacle sprawls over an open valley at the Jungle Warfare Training Center Sept. 20, 2016 at Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan. This obstacle is one of the 31 obstacles Marines must navigate during the culminating event of any JWTC course. JWTC is utilized for its harsh terrain and conditions to prepare Marines for operations in the Asia-Pacific Region and stretches over more than 17,000 acres. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon)
Every Clime and Place: Jungle Warfare Training Center prepares Marines for operations in Asia-Pacific
U.S. Marines hasty rappel down a steep hill Sept. 20, 2016 at Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan. Hasty rappelling is one of the many skills Marines must develop while training at JWTC. The training area stretches across more than 17,000 acres and is home to several rigorous courses through which Marines must navigate harsh terrain and climate-specific training in preparation for operations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Every Clime and Place: Jungle Warfare Training Center prepares Marines for operations in Asia-Pacific
Instructors demonstrate how to set up a pulley system to retain equipment in the jungle Sept. 20, 2016, at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan. The Jungle Warfare Training Center has provided terrain and climate-specific training to units serving across the Asia-Pacific region since 1958 and stretches over more than 17,000 acres. Training aboard the installation reinforces service members’ ability to carry out tactical operations in a jungle environment.
Every Clime and Place: Jungle Warfare Training Center prepares Marines for operations in Asia-Pacific
A two and three-strand obstacle sprawls over an open valley at the Jungle Warfare Training Center Sept. 20, 2016, in Okinawa, Japan. Marines must navigate a total of 31 obstacles during the endurance course, culminating event of any JWTC course. JWTC is utilized for its harsh terrain and conditions to prepare Marines for operations in the Asia-Pacific Region and stretches over more than 17,000 acres.
Every Clime and Place: Jungle Warfare Training Center prepares Marines for operations in Asia-Pacific
A cliff used for rappelling overlooks the Jungle Warfare Training Center Sept. 20, 2016 in Okinawa, Japan. Since 1958, the Jungle Warfare Training Center has provided terrain and climate-specific training to units serving across the Asia-Pacific region. The training area stretches over more than 17,000 acres and the courses offered reinforce service members’ ability to carry out tactical operations in the jungle. This training area made up more than 17,000 acres of mountains and jungle, is the only one of its kin din the entire Department of Defense.
Every Clime and Place: Jungle Warfare Training Center prepares Marines for operations in Asia-Pacific
A Marine stands at the top of a cliff used for rappelling Sept. 20, 2016 at Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan. The cliff is one of the many areas where Marines must demonstrate proficiency in tactical operations in the jungle environment. JWTC stretches across more than 17,000 acres and is home to several rigorous courses through which Marines must navigate harsh terrain and climate-specific training in preparation for operations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Jungle Warfare Training Center prepares Marines for operations in Asia-Pacific
A cliff used for rappelling overlooks the Jungle Warfare Training Center Sept. 20 on Okinawa, Japan. Since 1958, the Jungle Warfare Training Center has provided terrain and climate-specific training to units serving across the Asia-Pacific region. The training area stretches over more than 17,000 acres and the courses offered reinforce service members’ ability to carry out tactical operations in the jungle. This training area made up more than 17,000 acres of mountains and jungle, is the only one of its kin din the entire Department of Defense.
Jungle Warfare Training Center prepares Marines for operations in Asia-Pacific
An instructor demonstrates proper hasty rappelling procedures Sept. 20 aboard the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Okinawa, Japan. Hasty rappelling is one of the many skills Marines must develop while training at JWTC. The training area stretches across more than 17,000 acres and is home to several rigorous courses through which Marines must navigate harsh terrain and climate-specific training in preparation for operations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Testing new lightweight, quick-drying boots, cammies in jungle
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Preston Davidson poses for a photo Aug. 3 at the Jungle Warfare Training Center. He is one of the instructors at JWTC who is testing the new Marine Corps combat utility uniforms, which are supposed to be faster to dry and lighter.
Testing new lightweight, quick-drying boots, cammies in jungle
Pictured is one of the boots being tested by the U.S. Marine Corps. Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment flew from Hawaii to Okinawa, Japan to test the new boots and Marine Corps combat utility uniforms at the Jungle Warfare Training Center. The new boots and uniforms are able to dry faster and weigh less than the current uniforms.
Jungle Warfare Training Center Leaders

Major Jasen L. Hoffman
Commanding Officer
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Mission
The Jungle Warfare Training Center provides expert instruction to prepare Marine and Joint Forces for the rigors of combat in a dense jungle environment. Building upon small unit leadership, a tactical mindset and unit cohesion our instructors instill confidence, bolster leadership, and challenge all individuals who train aboard JWTC.
Unit Address
Jungle Warfare Training Center
Camp Gonsalves
UNIT 3591
FPO AP 96389-5951