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Getting – and creating – the picture on image generation. By Hank Hogan, MTI Correspondent     The goal is to fight like you train and train like you fight. So, what do you do when you have to prepare for operations all over the world against an ever-growing range of possible adversaries? One solution widely adopted by militaries globally is to train using...

Captain Erik “Rock” Etz Commander Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division     Captain Erik “Rock” Etz was commissioned through the Naval ROTC program in 1990 upon earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He was designated a naval aviator in 1993 and joined the Marauders of VFA-82 in August 1994, flying the F/A-18C Hornet. During this tour, he...

Coupling legacy techniques with current technology to make Joint Terminal Attack Controllers faster, more lethal and more situationally aware on the battlefield. By Technical Sergeant Jimmy Eggleston and Staff Sergeant David Brown   Since before the inception of the Air Force in 1947, close air support—lethal effects from airborne assets in close proximity to friendly ground forces—has been controlled by forward air...

Readiness Provider Working to Provide Peace and Security in the Southern AOR Brig. Gen. Kurt L. Sonntag Commander Special Operations Command South   Brigadier General Kurt L. Sonntag assumed command of Special Operations Command South on September 16, 2014. As commander, he is responsible to the commander of U.S. Southern Command for the planning, employment and command of special operations in Central and South America. Sonntag...

Defense Chairman Meeting the Challenges of a Dangerous World Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) Chairman Senate Armed Services Committee   John McCain entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1954. He served in the Navy until 1981, achieving the rank of captain. A naval aviator, he was shot down on a bombing mission over North Vietnam in 1967, and was held as a prisoner of war until...

Land Forces Interoperability in SADC Joint and Combined Operations It is unrealistic in today’s complex and integrated security environment, for most countries to ignore what can be gained by partnering.   By General Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda Chief of General Staff Angolan Armed Forces   As I see them, today’s world features the coexistence of old and new threats: terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, nationalism, which generate...

Realism Innovator Shepherding Innovative Training and Simulation Solutions Major General Jonathan A. Maddux is the Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI).   A native of Michigan, Maddux entered the Army as an enlisted soldier in 1976. After a three-year enlisted tour with the 82nd Airborne Division, he earned a Bachelor of Science in English Language and Literature and a...

Mobility for SOF comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. By Marc Selinger, SOTECH Correspondent   Special operations forces carry out their missions with an assortment of trucks and other ground vehicles. Much of the U.S. fleet is undergoing a refresh. The Department of Defense’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request for SOCOM calls for spending $73.5 million on tactical vehicle procurement, almost...

Effective maritime training must incorporate advanced learning features to ensure that critical thinking skills are addressed. By Karen E. Thuermer, MT2 Correspondent   Having the right experience is no guarantee that a maritime pilot will be ready for a job that requires him or her to board unfamiliar vessels while they’re in motion, quickly take stock of the situation and start making decisions...