Meeting the Navy and Oregon National Guard Missions

The Navy's mission, derived from Title 10 of the U.S. Code, is to "maintain, train and equip combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas." To accomplish this mission, the Navy establishes and executes at-sea and on-land training and testing programs and ensures forces and commands have access to military ranges, operating areas and airspace for training and testing.

The primary mission of the Oregon National Guard is to “provide the citizens of the State of Oregon and the United States with a ready force of citizen soldiers and airmen, equipped and trained to respond to any contingency.”

The Navy, Oregon National Guard and other U.S. military services require frequent, realistic training to ensure preparation for conflicts around the globe, as well as homeland defense and homeland security activities. Military training areas like NWSTF Boardman must be capable of providing the environment necessary to support comprehensive training of the U.S. military.

Realistic Training
Realistic training allows U.S. Navy and Oregon National Guard personnel to maintain the highest level of military readiness and capability. Diverse training opportunities ensure military service men and women are able to react swiftly and decisively in a wide range of potential situations, from combat to civilian evacuations and disaster relief.

NWSTF Boardman provides a realistic training environment for U.S. military forces to ensure they have the capabilities to maintain a high state of readiness required to meet their assigned missions.