LOCATIONS

Whetstone

From punishing desert to comfortable, skill-focused training.

Conquer the Heat

The home of Metris’ military freefall training facility, Whetstone features 15 drop zones, 3 airfields, a live-fire range, a ghost town, a large training facility, and a desert racetrack. Whetstone offers lodging accommodation from comfortable to the worst the desert has to offer.

 

Operations Supported

A few examples of operations supported in this location include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Scenario development
  • Pre-mission trainup
  • Recce/Recon
  • Opposition force (international) staffing, resembling indigenous forces
  • Mobility and UTV
  • Full mission profile

Technical Data & Statistics

NAME
Whetstone
LOCATION
Parker, AZ
FOREIGN CLIMATE ANALOG
Middle East, North Africa, CENTCOM
ELEVATION RANGE
550-2300 ft
AVERAGE TEMP
Winter – High 70s F, Low 40s F
Summer – High 100s F, Low 70s F
MGRSS
12RMU3602442481
LAT.
30 degrees, 12’43.76” N
LONG.
99 degrees 39’53.04 W
SIZE
32,000 acres

 

Address

16803 E Hunt Highway
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Phone

+1 480 685 3900

Email

info@metrisglobal.com