Training Center Headquarters
The FTIG Garrison Headquarters is responsible for all operations on the installation. The office administers and manages the training, engineering, administrative and logistical operations for assigned, attached, transient or tenant units, as well as joint forces activities.
Recruiting and Retention Battalion
Headquartered at FTIG, the Pennsylvania Army National Guard (PAARNG) Recruiting and Retention Battalion is tasked with maintaining the PAARNG missioned end strength as a force of quality, deployable Soldiers capable of supporting state and federal operations. This task is accomplished by the recruiting and accessing of new Soldiers into the National Guard, preparing them for and shipping them to Basic Combat Training, and assisting units in retaining qualified Soldiers.
With more than 230 Soldiers across the state on active-duty orders, the Recruiting and Retention Battalion has the greatest number of full-time Soldiers of any unit in the PAARNG. The battalion has Soldiers in every armory as well as some storefronts and government offices, so there is a National Guard presence in every community. The battalion also maintains 15 training sites across the state, including two at FTIG, to train and prepare new enlistees for Basic Combat Training and their occupational specialty qualifying schools.
In addition to their recruiting mission, the Soldiers of the Recruiting and Retention Battalion support community and school events to provide mentorship and serve as positive role models for Pennsylvania youths. The battalion also hosts an annual statewide high school preseason wrestling tournament at Fort Indiantown Gap, involving more than 100 of the top Pennsylvania high school wrestlers.
28th Combat Aviation Brigade
The 28th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) is a heavy aviation unit of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. It is one of five brigades of the 28th Infantry Division. The 28th CAB provides aviation assets for both federal and state active-duty missions. The aviators of the 28th CAB fly UH-60 Black Hawk, AH-64D Apaches and CH-47F Chinook helicopters. The 28th CAB mission is to find, fix and destroy enemy forces using maneuver to concentrate and sustain combat power at the critical time and place, as an integrated member of the combined arms team. The CAB destroys enemy forces using fire, maneuver and shock effect. The 28th CAB is capable of conducting all aviation missions, including close combat attack, mobile strike, reconnaissance, security, air assault, air movement, command and control, air traffic services, casualty evacuation, aerial MEDEVAC, personnel recovery, downed aircraft recovery, aerial mine delivery and FARP operations.
All Army Sports
Fort Indiantown Gap is proud to host the All Army Sports Camps in women’s basketball, taekwondo and women’s softball. All Army Sports is the Army’s branch of the Armed Forces Sports Program. The Armed Forces Sports Program strives to promote goodwill among the armed services and a positive image of the armed services, encourage physical fitness by promoting a highly competitive sports program, and provide the avenue for military athletes to participate in national and international competitions. The Armed Forces Sports Programs include 18 armed forces championships, seven national championships and 20 international championships within Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM). CISM hosts the Military World Games, a multisport, multinational event organized every four years, one year before the year the Olympic Games are organized.
U.S. Army Research Laboratory Robotics Research Facility
The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) uses the Robotics Research Facility and nearby training areas to evaluate technologies that result from basic and applied research efforts in autonomous systems. This resource advances machine perception, intelligence, human-robot interaction and unique mobility. Since 2001, ARL has conducted numerous technology assessments at FTIG involving autonomous, unmanned ground vehicles and unmanned air vehicles, which have been a tremendous asset to the Army’s robotics program.
United States Property and Fiscal Office
The mission of the United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO) for Pennsylvania, Fort Indiantown Gap, is to receive and account for all funds and property of the United States government in the possession of the Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard and to ensure that federal funds are obligated and expended in conformance with applicable statutes and regulations. Divisions within USPFO include resource management, supply and services, analysis and internal review, data processing, purchasing and contracting, and administration. The USPFO manages the federal logistics support system for the state and, upon mobilization of a unit, provides the support necessary for the transition of the mobilized entity into active-duty status.
Intramural Sports and Camps
Several leagues run throughout the year, including softball and golf. All Army Sports hosts camps and championships in taekwondo, basketball and softball. Enroll today; call 717-861-2711.