U.S. Army Europe training area information now available as mobile apps
August 5, 2013
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany (Aug. 5, 2013) -- Training area information and resources for U.S. Army training locations throughout Europe are now available as applications for Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.
Developed by the U.S. Army Europe Sustainable Range Program, the three apps are designed to make training area information easily available and accessible to Soldiers in garrison and out in the field.
All three mobile apps are available as free downloads through the Apple Apps Store and Google Play.
The Army Range Mapper Mobile app is a route-planning/navigation app similar to Google Maps that allows users to plot directions between 80 U.S. Army training locations throughout Europe. Users can use the app to find GPS coordinates for gate access points to U.S. Army Europe training areas and garrisons, as well as turn-by-turn directions. It also includes an option to display Army-authorized Esso fuel points along the route, as well as contact information for all U.S. Army Training Support Centers in Europe.
While the Army Range Mapper Mobile app is designed to get Soldiers to and from training locations, the Soldier Field Card mobile app provides important information and procedures specific to over 20 of the most used Army training areas in Europe. For example, clicking on the Grafenwoehr Training Area brings up training area maps, local points of contact and training area guidelines, including safety precautions and unit movement procedures.
The Soldier Field Card mobile app also has training area information available in the host nation language for specific training areas in Germany, Romania and Bulgaria.
The U.S. Army Europe Environmental Officer's mobile app is a reference guide for recognizing potential environmental hazards -- such as chemical spills, fire, and the handling and storage of hazardous materials -- and the procedures for management, spill and fire prevention and response. The Environmental Officer's app is designed primarily for Unit Environmental Officers, but can be used by all Soldiers, DOD civilians, contractors and family members who may encounter hazardous materials either inside a training area, or within garrison.
The U.S. Army Europe Sustainable Range Program is headquartered with Training Support Activity Europe as part of the 7th U.S. Army Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr. Its mission is to maximize the capability, availability and accessibility of ranges and training lands in the U.S. Army Europe theatre of operations to support doctrinal training, mobilization and deployments.
To learn more about the U.S. Army Europe SRP, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/usareur.srp