Learning more about Operation Blended Warrior with Gary Fraas

Team-Orlando---Operation-Blended-Warrior--Gary-Fraas-WThe call for participation in Operation Blended Warrior (OBW) 2016 is out, and the targeted date for submitting an intent-to-participate form is right around the corner on February 26. For more information and the participation form, visit

Just before the 2015 Interservice/Industry Training, […]

February 10th, 2016|Collaboration Successes, LVC|

Operation Blended Warrior a success; plans underway for 2016

With the wildly successful first year of Operation Blended Warrior completed, plans are already underway for the 2016 OBW at Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Kent Gritton, Joint Training and Integration Evaluation Center director and co-deputy for OBW2016, provided some quick insight into OBW’s accomplishments in 2015 and the outlook for 2016. Gritton […]

January 24th, 2016|Events, LVC|

Live/synthetic blended training: Home station to battlespace execution

By Lynne Garrow

DiGiovanni-speaking-w Frank DiGiovanni, Director, Force Readiness and Training, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Readiness), said during a panel that that our warfighters require and expect a realistic and blended environment to meet the current challenges of the complex 21st century combat operations.

Frank […]

December 13th, 2015|Immersive Training, LVC|

Operation Blended Warrior: Lessons from the I/ITSEC floor

Team Orlando-JTIEC-OBW-Playbook_update_1110-1One of the premier events at I/ITSEC 2015 is the Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) special event on the floor, “Operation Blended Warrior,” which focuses on developing a virtual environment for live virtual constructive simulations for training, but from the perspective of what it takes to put it […]

November 23rd, 2015|Collaboration Successes, Events, LVC|

Army Research Laboratory and UCF sign Cooperative Agreement

By Michelle Milliner, ARL Public Affairs

Team-Orlando-ARL-UCF-SigningThe U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL) Human Research and Engineering Directorate and the University of Central Florida (UCF) held a signing ceremony on Aug. 20 for a new cooperative agreement for the development of a Soldier Perception […]

September 13th, 2015|Collaboration Successes, LVC|

AFAMS hosts Royal Air Force Air Warfare Centre representatives

Courtesy of AFAMS Communications

Senior leaders from the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS) hosted representatives from the Royal Air Force (RAF) Air Warfare Centre (AWC) at its Orlando headquarters on June 8, 2015. The visit allowed them to network with AFAMS leadership and subject matter experts from the other Services based at […]

I/ITSEC Special Event: The road to a consistent, persistent LVC

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

Team-Orlando-2015-I:ITSEC-logoI/ITSEC 2015 is featuring a Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) special event on the floor, which JTIEC Director and co-organizer Kent Gritton is calling, “The Road to a Consistent, Persistent LVC.”

NTSA announced the establishment of an LVC network on the show floor for the […]

March 27th, 2015|Collaboration Successes, Cyber Security, Events, LVC|

AFAMS’ Degnan briefs CPAG attendees on Air Force priorities

Second article in the CPAG series featuring AFAMS
By Dolly Rairigh Glass


Stepping in for Col. Bradley Crites, commander of the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS), Dr. Edward J. Degnan began his brief talking about the USAF’s perspective on the Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) environment. Degnan is AFAMS’ LVC Foundations division […]

February 23rd, 2015|Events, LVC|

Service Principals Plan LVC I/ITSEC Event

LVC-Training-Event-wThis year’s conference theme, “Trained and Mission Ready: Deter, Defend, Defeat” focuses on the need for readiness for any situation. The I/ITSEC Service Principals are pleased to sponsor the event, “Enabling Combat Readiness: Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) Training,” which will showcase senior training leaders across the […]

November 26th, 2014|Events, LVC|

AFAMS: Moving toward affordable ‘Readiness thru LVC’

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 […]

November 26th, 2014|Events, LVC|