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Utah National Guard opens new Special Operations Live-Fire Shoot House | DVIDS

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This Article was first published by DVIDS on 7/13/22 and can be found here.

The Utah National Guard will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Special Operations Forces Live-Fire Shoot House (SOF LFSH) at Camp Williams, Utah, July 11, 2022.

As part of the ceremony, Soldiers from the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) will perform a demonstration of advanced urban combat.

The SOF LFSH will primarily support U.S. Army Special Operations Forces in initial and advanced training related to close-quarter battle and urban combat scenarios. It will also support Utah Army National Guard Soldiers, as well as law enforcement agencies, in training on advanced urban combat skills to include advanced marksmanship techniques, close-quarter battle, and urban movement techniques. This live-fire shoot house facility will give Soldiers a premier facility to improve and hone combat techniques which will allow them to fight and win in any environment they are deployed.

“This live-fire shoot house facility represents years of hard work from many people and organizations and will be a game changer in the quality and type of training that Soldiers receive,” said Capt. Kami Muramoto, range operations officer.

Planning for this $11.4 million-dollar facility started in 2015, and construction began in 2018. This state-of-the-art facility is only found on four Army bases in the U.S., with this facility being the only one on a National Guard base.

The facility was constructed with specific materials to withstand live-ammunition firing within the rooms. The facility is also multi-story and includes the ability for units and organizations to perform advanced marksmanship training within the training areas immediately surrounding the shoot house facility. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was intimately involved in every stage of planning and construction.

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