Command and Control Systems 

PTRC command and control systems provide a unique and comprehensive instrumentation system that facilitates research, testing and training.

TOC Tactical Operations Center

World-Class Data Network and Audio/Visual Presentation Systems

Variable bandwidth Internet connectivity from 2-100 MBPS

Gigabit network throughout offices and training center

Six foot by eighteen foot wall display of video/sound

Two 55" TVs mounted on side walls

Range video surveillance

Perimeter cameras

Instrumented houses

Modeling and Mapping Systems

LIDAR data accurate to 6" and imagery accurate to 10cm

Developed by the Army Corps of Engineers and allows full 3-D exploration and informational query of PTRC and surrounding area

Camera System

PTRC has an extensive camera system in range houses, all venues, and on streets.

Dining Services

PTRC offers support food services for all training:

Catered meals in the Community Center lunchroom

"To go" lunches for field travel

Daily BuffetSalad bar

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Free drink refills

Food choices at the Playas Store

Banquet room meals for meetings and conferences

Community Center

The Community Center is a multi-use facility for meetings, functions, and meals. It can accommodate 88 people at one time for hot meals. The buffet contains a salad bar and hot food counter and a "fill your own" beverage counter. There is a large projector/screen and sound system for presentations or recreation (television).

Copper Pins Grill

The bowling alley grill is the main kitchen at PTRC. It is busy most of the day serving residents, employees, visitors, and customers. The conference room conveniently located here has easy access to refreshments and meals.

Copper Pins Grill
1 Nugget Place
PO Box 9021
Phone: 575.436.0468
Fax: 575.436.2416

Housing Accommodations

Playas can accommodate large or small housing needs. We provide 33 residential homes for staff. For guests, we have:

VIP/Staff/3 bed, 2 bath accommodations come with all appliances, linens, dishes, and washer and dryer. Maid service is scheduled to fit the need of the customer, normally not more than once a week.

Bunkhouses (8 person) come with appliances (except stove), linens, washer and dryer, and same maid service arrangement.

What do People DO Out Here?

Playas residents and visitors do enjoy some amenities.

The Copper Pins, a six-lane bowling alley, is available during operating hours and only full Tuesday nights for bowling leagues.

The Copper Pins Grill serves up a variety of choices...breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Playas Store is in the same building and carries convenience items and PTRC merchandise. It also has a free "lending library" of books and audiobooks.

At the town park, there are horseshoe pits, playground equipment, and a covered area for karaoke during town celebrations.

Basketball and tennis facilities are available for use, with equipment located at the Playas Store. 

A workout center available any time contains stationary bikes, as well as weight equipment.

There are plans to build a new recreation center with pool, games, and weight room.