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Weapons and Field Training Battalions (WFTBN)

Weapons and Field Training Battalions (WFTBN)

Weapons and Field Training Battalion (WFTBN), located at Edson Range in the 31 Area, is a major subordinate command under the commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego.

It is a self-contained complex containing rifle and pistol ranges, field training areas, classrooms, mess hall, PX, billeting, medical and administration facilities. WFTBN provides Phase II Marine Recruit Training (boot camp) instruction to approximately 20,000 recruits a year in marksmanship, individual combat skills and the Crucible. It also conducts primary marksmanship instructor and range coach’s school. Edson Range was named after Major Gen. Merritt A. “Red Mike” Edson, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and a distinguished small arms marksman proponent.

 

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