JIEDDO Battle Course

MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, CA

Project Type:  Design-Build
Owner:  NAVFAC Southwest
Architect:  GMH Architects
Value:  $9,929,368
Award:  24 September 2008
Completion:  19 February 2010
  • Military Training Facility
  • New Construction
  • 3 Training Sites, Totaling 86 Buildings
  • AAR Range Support Facility,Totaling 2,691 Square Feet
  • Completed Ahead of Schedule
  • Overall Cost Savings to the Owner
  • Zero Reportable Injuries/Lost Workdays
  • LEED Sustainable Design Features Included
  • Met the Requirements for California Energy Performance Standard Title 24
  • Self-Performed 20% of Scope
  • “Outstanding” Owner Evaluation
  • NAVFAC STAR Safety Award

11The JIEDDO battle course project is designed to train Marines to identify and defeat Improvised Explosive Devices. The project consisted of three training sites; extensive roadway improvements, a Range Support Facility; as well as Communication Lines and Fiber Optic Cable connection to Camp Wilson.

he three sites were developed to simulate foreign villages with a two-lane roadway into each site. A total of 86 building sites were graded and the CMU courtyard walls were built to support combat exercises and bodily impacts during training exercises. Additional features included a mock traffic signal, 60 Photovoltaic street lights, a generator, tunnels, and a mock pedestrian overpass.

The 2,691 SF After Action Reporting (AAR) Range Support Facility consists of a large classroom that offered the flexibility and capability to divide into three smaller classrooms for review of filmed training and debriefing; an instructors production room; a communications room; material storage space; an electronic equipment systems control room and LAN room. A concrete patio space creates an outdoor classroom; complete with portable heating and cooling, as well as bleachers protected by an expansive sunshade.