Hogan's Alley - FBI Urban Training Facility

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By kjfitz @ 2007-02-26 18:13:35
Hogan's Alley is a tactical training facility of more than 10 acres (40,000 m²) operated by the FBI Training Academy. Hogan's Alley was opened in 1987, and was designed to provide a realistic urban setting for training agents of the FBI, DEA, and other local, state, federal and international law enforcement agents. The term "Hogan's Alley" is also used generically to refer to any shooting range devoted to tactical training.

Hogan's Alley consists of a street with a bank, a post office, a hotel ("The Dogwood Inn"), a laundromat, a barber shop, a pool hall, homes, shops, and more, many of which are named after events in the FBI's past. The town is populated by actors who role play parts appropriate to the training that is in progress; most play innocent bystanders, but some play terrorists, bank robbers, drug dealers, or other criminal roles. One of the buildings really houses a classroom for training agents on site, another houses a working FBI office used in some simulated scenarios.

Hogan's Alley is used to teach agents investigative techniques, firearms skills, and defensive tactics. Scenarios involve investigations of terrorist activities, planning and making arrests, processing evidence at crime scenes, conducting interviews and searches, using ballistic shields as protection, and clearing areas and buildings so they're safe to enter. Simulated munitions, which are essentially realistic paintball guns, are used in simulated gun fights with the criminal role players.
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@ 2007-03-27 19:55:42
I don't believe that this is Hogan's Alley but just the Academy itself. A little north on the base appears to be what is Hogan's Alley with a high speed pursuit drive along with it. This looks more like it:

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&t=k&q=United+States&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=38.575498,-77.529176&spn=0.003833,0.01075&om=1

There is also a DEA training area further up as well almost in Fauquier.
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@ 2007-03-27 21:02:17
Did you look at the More Info link? There is a GIF that rotates through multiple images. They are very clearly the buildings in the thumbnail. For instance one of the buildings has a "burger king" like sloped roof with a central raised portion. That is clearly the brown roof with the with square. In the same image you can see an awning in the foreground that is visible on the street facing building to the SW.
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@ 2007-03-27 21:05:04
I think your link above points to the Quantico MOUT site.
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@ 2007-03-31 11:52:27
There is a map of the Quantico MOUT site in this paper that exactly matches the site in your link.

http://www-static.cc.gatech.edu/~mpowers/powersbalch2003.pdf