|Location: Ohio Guards Ravenna Training and Logistics Site (RTLS) |
The Ohio Guard's Ravenna Training and Logistics Site (RTLS) provides training areas and facilities for combat, combat support and combat service support units of the Ohio Army National Guard and all other reserve components. Prior to the transfer of property accountability from RVAAP to RTLS, RTLS was a tenant unit of RVAAP. As of 16 May 1999, it was comprised of 16,164 acres divided into lettered training areas A through H and J, as well as 13,000 acres of land currently under development for additional training areas. As a result of the 16 January 2002 transfer, RTLS' acreage was increased to 19,938.
The M1 Abrams main battle tank is the principal combat tank of the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps, with three main versions being deployed starting in 1980: the M1, M1A1, and M1A2. The latest versions of the M1A2 have a new armor and electronics package. It is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and commander of the Army's 37th Armored Regiment.
The M1 Abrams replaced the M60 Patton in US service, as well as the M48A5. It would, however, serve alongside the M60A3, which had entered service just two years before (1978) the M1, for over a decade.