Marines to invade L.A., but don’t panic

“Urban training scenarios are not found on military bases, Block said.”

Let’s take a look and see what we can find on various bases-

Looks like the training & facilities are routine on several bases across the US:

Marines unveil city-size urban warfare training at Twentynine Palms

“The $170 million Combined Arms Military Operations on Urban Terrain, or CAMOUT as the Marines call it, has 1,560 buildings on 274 acres within view of Highway 62 on the south side of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.”

“This facility was specifically designed to meet our current and future needs to operate … in the most difficult environment, urban terrain,” base commander Brig. Gen. Herman Clardy III told about 100 reporters and dignitaries at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.

$170 million urban training center was unveiled Tuesday at the Twentynine Palms military base, 170 miles northeast of San Diego.”


Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

14.1M to Enhance Camp Lejeune’s MOUT Training Facilities

“Virtexco Corporation in Norfolk, VA won $14.1 million for firm-fixed-price task order #0004 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, multiple award construction contract (N40085-06-D-4010). They will improve the Military Operations Urban Terrain (MOUT) training at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, adding an urban combat training area of approximately 75 buildings and training structures.”


Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Marines prepare for fight with base’s wealth of facilities

“The number of Military Operations in Urban Terrain facilities has gone from three to 14 in just a few years.”


Ft. Knox Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) Training Range


Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Camp Atterbury, IN


Urban combat training center at Fort Lewis will be Army’s largest

“Military officials say a new urban combat training center planned at Fort Lewis will be the largest of its kind in the Army. Leschi Town, as it’s to be named, will be laid out like a city, complete with a police station, city hall, a simulated power station and enough room for 600 troops – part of a six-year, $400 million plan to improve the Army’s urban fighting capabilities.”


Fort Pickett, VA

Military Ops in Urbanized Terrain (MOUT)
16 building complex with single and multiple story buildings.



Photo- USMC Okinawa 1980