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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.

Mission and Capabilities

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. It includes the Indiana Air Range Complex and Muscatatuck Training Center. On order, Atterbury-Muscatatuck activates 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 the Army National Guard, 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.

35,000 acres of maneuver space, brigade/regimental individual and collective training live and virtual environment, JTEN/JIOR capable, Certified JNTC, Title 32 MTC.

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Training Environments at Camp Atterbury

Training Environments

Camp Atterbury’s Bowden Drop Zone is one of the longest personnel drop zones east of the Mississippi River. Our ranges provide a comprehensive training platform for all command levels, and offer a very diverse, challenging and immersive training environment when incorporated with available maneuver areas.

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Indiana Range Complex


Division individual and collective training in a LVC environment, JTEN/JIOR capable, certified JNTC, Title 32 MTC. ATTSP provides a no-cost training solution for units and saves training time with mission-focused training scenarios.

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The Joint Simulation Training and Exercise Center (JSTEC) provides space capable of supporting large-scale exercises, major simulations, mobilizations, homeland security training and other large training events.

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Joint Simulation Training Exercise Center

Joint Simulation Training Exercise Center

Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) prepares service members in the application of medical interventions that may be necessary in combat, using state-of-the-art trauma and medical simulation capabilities.

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Medical Simulation Training Center

Regional Training Institute (RTI)

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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Camp Atterbury Railhead

Atterbury Rail Deployment Facility

Staying With Us

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Conference Facilities

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Hunting and Fishing Program

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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COL James Babbitt

COL James Babbitt

Commander, Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center

Colonel James Babbitt is a graduate of Davenport University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He was a graduate of the Michigan Military Academy and commissioned as an Infantry Second Lieutenant in 1996.

His first assignment was with 1st Battalion 126th Infantry Regiment of the Michigan Army National Guard where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader. Following his assignment, Col. Babbitt served in 1st Battalion 126th Armor as a Platoon Leader and Scout Platoon Leader. Col. Babbitt’s following assignment was Commander C Company, 2nd Battalion 151st Infantry Regiment of the Indiana Army National Guard. During this assignment he participated in the 76th Infantry Brigade deployment to Afghanistan as an Embedded Trainer.

Following deployment in 2005, he was assigned as an Assistant S3 in 1st Battalion 293rd Infantry out of Fort Wayne, Ind. In 2008, he deployed with 1st Battalion 293rd Infantry during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) to Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Promoted to Major during the deployment, he assumed duties as the Battalion Operations Officer. In 2010, Major Babbitt was assigned as the Assistant S3 for 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. In 2012 Major Babbitt was assigned to 38th Infantry Division, where he served as Future Operations Officer and Liaison Officer participating in multiple Division War Fighter exercises and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2014.

In 2015, Col. Babbitt was assigned as the Officer In Charge of a Division Headquarters element deployed to Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, where he served as the Deputy Operations Officer. Upon return from deployment, Col. Babbitt assumed the position of Division Liaison Officer and deployed with the 38th Infantry Division element to Texas in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Upon his return, Col. Babbitt was selected as Commander, 2nd Battalion 151st Infantry Regiment in 2018. During this assignment, Col. Babbitt was activated by the Indiana Army National Guard to serve as the District 2 Commander in support of Indiana COVID relief efforts.

In 2020, Col. Babbitt was selected to serve as the Professor of Military Science at Ball State University. As the Professor of Military Science, he was responsible for the planning and execution of the Army ROTC program.

Col. Babbitt’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Air Assault Badge and Pathfinder Badge.

Command Sgt. Maj. David Routson

Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center

CSM David Routson is Garrison Command Sergeant Major of Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck. CSM Routson’s Army career now 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.

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