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Training events can be managed using the T-Week calendar framework. This is a planning technique that identifies actions and activities to accomplish prior to each training event. T-Week is the week of training execution; T-6 represents activities six weeks prior to execution. Units develop and tailor their own T-week actions and timelines based on local command and installation requirements.
Weeks to Training Activities…

Week T-16

Identify major training facilities

Week T-12

Conduct training event planning

Week T-11

Refine event requirements

Week T-10

Begin pre-execution checks

Week T-9

Confirm resource requests

Week T-8

Execute reconnaissance and confirm resources

Week T-7

Publish the training event orders

Week T-6*

Review and complete deliberate risk assessments

Week T-5

Complete tactical plan and supporting products

Week T-4

Conduct certifications and complete prerequisite training

Week T-3

Conduct rehearsals

Week T-2

Finalize support and conduct OPFOR rehearsal

Week T-1

Draw equipment or supplies and execute subordinate rehearsals and checks

T Week
Execute training

Week T+1
Recover, and conduct final after action reviews
* Note. RC units should aggregate activities based on their monthly schedule.

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