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Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific (NSTCP) detachment (det) Guam held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the brand new Mobile Trainer (MT) 1000 submarine firefighting trainer on Polaris Point, Guam, August 26.The MT-1000 is the hottest firefighting trainer in the U.S. Navy and can run until temperatures reach 700 degrees Fahrenheit at five feet above the deck. It is designed...

Twenty-four noncommissioned officers from the Quartermaster School received Army Instructor Badges at an Aug. 11 ceremony in the Petroleum and Water Department’s Guest Auditorium.Staff Sgt. Michael Johnson – a faculty member of the Logistics Training Department until his Aug. 1 departure for a permanent change of station move to Fort Drum, N.Y. – joined an elite group of 12...

The Balkans region of Europe might not seem to have much in common with Interior Alaska, but for 1st Lt. Vedat Shaqiri and Cpl. Besim Emini from the Republic of Kosovo’s Security Force, Alaska offered a familiar – yet different – training experience this summer at the Northern Warfare Training Center’s Black Rapids Training Site near Fort Greely.“(Kosovo has)...

The 366th Fighter Wing welcomed Singaporean Maj. Gen. Mervyn Tan, chief of Republic of Singapore Air Force, and Brig. Gen. Tommy Tan Ah Han, Republic of Singapore Air Force Air Combat Command commander, Aug. 17-20, to recognize the first graduates of the Singaporean Fighter Weapons Instructor Course at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.The Republic of Singapore Air Force...

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., is being awarded $21.9 million for modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to exercise an option one for contractor-owned and operated business jet training services in support of contracted air services’ basic training, large national exercises, and small, single unit training exercises.  Missions include maritime air patrol, low/slow terrorist aircraft, air...

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...