October 1943

School for Combat: the Camp Elliot Training Center

Volume 27, Issue 6

ON a flat, barren mesa of sage and rock near San Diego lies Camp Elliott, home of the Fleet Marine Force Training Center. For miles around stretch combat ranges-machine gun, antitank, combat firing, mortar, grenade-where thousands of Marines train weekly. Nearby are auxiliary camps-Camp Gillespie, where parachutists learn their trade; Jacques' Farm, which houses the Marine Corps' principal tank school; and Green Farm, where instructors in advanced infantry work, scouting and sniping, and individual combat take over the teaching of the men who come to the Training Center.

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