Archive for January, 2015
Now commanders have online access to the best practices for conducting training exercises that combine live and virtual training. Commanders from platoons to brigades will find many training resources about the Integrated Training Environment (ITE) on the ITE Portal. It is located on the Army’s Milgaming Network: https://ite.army.mil. The site requires a Common Access Card.
The Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment is gearing up for Spiral J, the ninth annual edition of the live component of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s live, virtual and constructive experimentation strategy. AEWE is run by the Maneuver Battle Lab here, but another organization plays a major role in the execution of AEWE spirals as well.
It’s a university campus, but this past Friday night, Chicago State University sounded more like a basic training base. Military chants filled the January night air as Army drill sergeants and other Soldiers led groups of Chicago youths into cadence.
A Soldier moves across the battlefield, relying on his radio and a satellite connection to gather mission critical information from higher headquarters. Suddenly, the satellite connection is lost. What does he do? With a new “smart” radio that does not rely on the satellite network and finds the best route between a sender and receiver, communication can continue.
A new course at Fort Rucker, Alabama, will pair up Air Cavalry leaders with the operators of unmanned aerial systems. The Aviation Reconnaissance Course, scheduled to launch this spring, was discussed at the Association of the U.S. Army’s “Hot Topics” conference on aviation in Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 29. The course was mentioned during a panel discussion titled, “The Human Dimension: Developing Agile Aviation Leaders that Thrive in Uncertainty.”