29 Jun '15, 7pm

@Missouri_NG engineers train in virtual environment to prepare for real missions:

@Missouri_NG engineers train in virtual environment to prepare for real missions:

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Engineer Brigade, participated in virtual foot patrol training using the Dismounted Soldier Training System recently at Fort Leonard Wood. The DSTS is a virtual reality training system that uses the Soldiers' movements. Soldiers use specialized gear including a motion-tracking system and realistic weapons, said Spc. Russ Fitzenrider, a combat engineer assigned to the 35th Engineer Brigade. "It puts Soldiers in a virtual world,” said Fitzenrider. “If they take a knee, their character takes a knee inside the simulation." Other Soldiers monitor the simulation on desktop workstations where Soldiers appear as virtual avatars, said Fitzenrider. Platoon leaders watch the simulation while Soldiers practice breaching tactics, foot patrols and other skills. “It was cool to put the goggles down ...

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Brainstorming @NationalGuardNY #Soldiers solve communication problem:

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nationalguard.mil 29 Jun '15, 5pm

FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division Signal Company had a problem. ...