Courtesy of AFAMS



afams-c-wFor almost 40 years, the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, has served as a platform where all U.S. Military Services demonstrate their support to warfighter training through the use of modeling and simulation techniques.

This year, I/ITSEC’s Air Force Booth #1533 will highlight Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) as one of the most affordable and promising paths to sustain and achieve global readiness. The themes to be discussed validate that infusing affordability and warfighter ‘Readiness thru LVC’ can change how the Air Force trains in the future.

A fiscally-discipline, long-term LVC approach to meet those operational training objectives, or ‘Affordable LVC,’ is the Air Force’s key theme at this conference. LVC is the capability — meaning people, processes and platforms — to integrate LVC mission systems, and tailor robust and cost-efficient methods of operational training and testing.

The Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS), as the lead agent for centralized management of Air Force cross-functional and shared Live, Virtual and Constructive Operational Training (LVC-OT) foundational capabilities and resources, has invited Subject Matter Experts from all areas of the LVC domain. Participants will be able to interact with those experts and learn about the Air Force Enterprise current initiatives such as, the Readiness Training Centers (RTCs), the newly created Air Force LVC-OT Technical Standards Profile, the Air Force LVC-OT Enterprise Authoritative Data Sources and Management initiative, and up-to-date developments on the Air, Space, Cyber, Constructive Environment (ASCCE), and Cybersecurity.

The 309th Software Maintenance Group’s experts will also be available at the booth, demonstrating the Air Force-developed tactical environment generator called the ‘eXpert Common Immersive Theater Environment’ (XCITE). XCITE supports multiple Combat Air Forces and Mobility Air Forces Distributed Mission Operations training systems in several Major Commands, providing a high fidelity, multi-level security threat environment.

Through its presence at I/ITSEC 2014, the Air Force confirms its commitment to achieving warfighter ‘Readiness thru LVC,’ and its support to every program that sustains and enhances readiness by enabling effective, relevant, realistic, and efficient training and test in a secure, persistent, and ultimately global LVC domain.