• This new base defense operations center gate control building and camera system at McGregor Range, N.M., give service members going through entry control point training with 362nd Armored Regiment, Task Force Stallion, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, a 360- degree field of view. (Photo by Capt. Benjamin Goss, 3rd Battalion, 362nd Armored Regiment, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West)

    Task Force Stallion upgrades entry control point training

    This new base defense operations center gate control building and camera system at McGregor Range, N.M., give service members going through entry control point training with 362nd Armored Regiment, Task Force Stallion, 5th Armored Brigade, Division...

  • This blast-protected building, part of the entry control point used for training by 362nd Armored Regiment, Task Force Stallion, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, is one of several upgrades to Contingency Operating Location Westbrook  at McGregor Range, N.M. Task Force Stallion trains deploying Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen to conduct base defense operations. (Photo by Capt. Benjamin Goss, 3rd Battalion, 362nd Armored Regiment, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West)

    Task Force Stallion upgrades entry control point training

    This blast-protected building, part of the entry control point used for training by 362nd Armored Regiment, Task Force Stallion, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, is one of several upgrades to Contingency Operating Location Westbrook at McGregor...

  • A new remote-controlled camera and public address system at the entry control point training facility at Contingency Operating Location Westbrook at McGregor Range, N.M., enable service members being trained by 3rd Battalion, 362nd Armored Regiment, Task Force Stallion, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, to control rioters or provide instruction and warning. (Photo by Capt. Benjamin Goss, 3rd Battalion, 362nd Armored Regiment, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West)

    Task Force Stallion upgrades entry control point training

    A new remote-controlled camera and public address system at the entry control point training facility at Contingency Operating Location Westbrook at McGregor Range, N.M., enable service members being trained by 3rd Battalion, 362nd Armored Regiment...

McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Upgrades to the entry control point at Contingency Operating Location Westbrook have enhanced base defense training for Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers going through post-mobilization training with 3rd Battalion, 362nd Armored Regiment, Task Force Stallion, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West.

New structures replicate systems currently used in theater base defense operations.

Included in the upgrades are armored buildings which will withstand small arms attacks and minor blast damage, as well as a camera system with both fixed and remote control options; the added automation makes the ECP upgrade radical in its scope.

In the past, deploying troops were forced to use manual controls on the barriers, but the upgrade located the controls in a central base defense operations center and gate control building. Now, operators can raise and drop all three barriers up to 60 times per hour. Since the system control is now centralized, there is also a lockdown option which enables service members to immediately lock down all of the barriers in event of "attack" from the opposition forces.

Additional upgrades to the entry control point include adding automation to previously static locations, including the installation of a walk-through metal detector monitored by cameras; remote locking and unlocking of walkthrough turnstiles; and automation of a gate control swing arm.

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