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U.S. Army soldiers from the 316th Cavalry Brigade training on the first delivered Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) II. As an official system of record for the Army, EST II delivers best value through 3D marksmanship, automatic coaching, a tablet interface, enhanced graphics and compatibility with existing Army simulated weapons. Meggitt Training Systems was originally awarded the $99 million, five-year...

Recently, Charles Nengite, a colonel in the Nigerian Army, bagged six awards and emerged second best speaker for 2016 Strategic Officers' Course at the United States War College. He shares his experience during the program with PREMIUM TIMES' Aminu Adamu, in this interview. PT: In a class of 308 Americans and 79 foreign students that participated in the strategic officers'...

The Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (USCG), Aviation Training Center (ATC) located in Mobile, Alabama currently utilizes operational flight trainers, cockpit procedure trainers, desktop part-task trainers, and an interoperable weapons trainer in order to qualify over 700 student aviators and aircrew annually through transition, qualification, re-qualification, and proficiency courses. These training devices, most of which employ...

The Naval War College and Naval Postgraduate School partnered with Task Force 73 to host a maritime operations training symposium in Singapore from August 15-21.The symposium brought liaison officers from partner navies across Southeast Asia together for a week of information sharing and collaboration. It preceded the multilateral exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) that began Aug. 22...

On August 23, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Transport Josephine Teo reviewed the 28th Specialist Cadet Graduation Parade at Pasir Laba Camp. A total of 1,173 Specialist Cadets (SCTs) comprising 1,037 from the Singapore Army, 51 from the Republic of Singapore Navy and 85 from the Republic of Singapore...

Recruit Training Command (RTC) said farewell to one commanding officer and welcomed another, during a change of command ceremony held Aug. 23 at Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall.More than 300 special guests, Sailors, family, and friends were in attendance as Capt. Michael Garrick relieved Capt. Douglas Pfeifle as commanding officer.Pfeifle, a 35-year Navy veteran, served as the commanding officer of...

U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command Joint Base Lewis McChord has issued a combined synopsis/solicitation for portable marksmanship targets.The contact requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following:LI 001: BRAND NAME OR EQUAL TO: Advanced Training Systems. // Portable sniper targets for military marksmanship training. Sniper target silhouette shall be 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick,...

The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah- Arthur expressed confidence in the newly appointed Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), Rear Admiral Seth Amoama.In brief remarks he acknowledged the hard work of the new Commandant over the years and therefore had no doubt at all in his leadership skills....

About 20 U.S. and international junior enlisted members participated in the first U.S.-led Pacific Rim Junior Enlisted Leadership Forum here Aug. 8-12.During the five-day conference, Airmen and a Soldier from the U.S., and junior enlisted airmen from Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Maldives, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines and Singapore participated in discussions that allowed participants to share their experiences...

In 2010, the Army began modifying its training priorities and goals to support a broader range of military operations and is currently implementing five initiatives intended to further define training requirements and resources. The Government Accountability Office in a recent report identified nine Army training priorities, such as training in an environment that replicates the complex battlefield that its...