The shooting base is in a remote part of Northumberland National Park - the MoD own part of the park and use it as a military training area.
Otterburn Training Area was first established in 1911 as an artillery range, and training takes place seven days a week and for most of the year.
- There are two main live firing range areas, at Otterburn and Redesdale, for artillery, demolitions, all infantry weapons and restricted armoured vehicle firing.
- Fighter aircraft and attack helicopters also practise ground attack firing, and there are parachute dropping zones.
- Live firing ranges provide facilities for weapons from 5.56mm calibre small arms to artillery and 30mm guns on armoured reconnaissance vehicles.
On Monday night police received a report that a soldier had been shot on the military ranges in Otterburn during a live firing exercise.Read the full story ›
The families of soldiers from the region killed in Iraq say they don't expect Sir John Chilcot's inquiry to answer their questions.Read the full story ›
Military Medics from the world-famous military field hospital in Afghanistan will parade through York today, 22nd November 2014 for a homecoming and medals parade.
Over 200 medics from 65 units in all three Armed Forces will attend a Thanksgiving Service in York Minster.
Following the service, the military medics will parade on Duncombe Place where 80 Operational Service medals will be presented by Director General of the Army Medical Services, Major General Jeremy Rowan OBE QHS and the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Ian Gillies.
Led by the Band of the Royal Armoured Corps, the parade will march down Parliament Street and return via Coney Street where the salute will be taken by Major General Rowan accompanied by the Lord Mayor of York on the steps of the Mansion House.
The 39 Regiment, based at Albemarle Barracks in Northumberland, is due to disband early next year as part of an Army shake-up.Read the full story ›
Families across the North East are raising awareness about how difficult Christmas can be when a loved one is serving in the armed forces. Hundreds of the region's troops are currently serving in Afghanistan.
Claire Brownlee, the partner of Staff Sergeant Jon Travers, said: "It's hard to be able to do it all on your own."
Soldiers in North Yorkshire have taken on an ambitious task this Christmas: cooking dinner for almost 100 people.
Luckily, they had some professional chefs on hand to show them how to get that turkey just right. Frances Read reports.
15 soldiers based at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire have been jailed for staging a sit-in protest while on a training exercise in Kenya.
A court martial heard that the men took the action to demonstrate against being led by commanders they described as "muppets".
The men were serving with the 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment and sat on the floor when ordered to stand to attention.
All the soldiers pleaded guilty to disobeying a lawful command and were given sentences of between 40 and 60 days.
Soldiers from a North east regiment have been celebrating with their families after returning from their last tour of Afghanistan.
Seventy gunners from "Battle Axe" Company received their operational service medals at Albermarle Barracks near Newcastle.
Soldiers based at Europe's biggest Army base, Catterick Garrison, will find out today if any of them are to lose their jobs.
The Ministry of Defence wants to lay off 5300 soldiers as part of budget cuts.