seal_of_the_us_air_force-svgThe Air Force brings a collection of initiatives and Operational Training Capabilities which focus on creating an LVC Training Environment in support of the Air Force’s evolution from traditional live-fly to integrated Readiness Training.

  • AFSOC and the Joint Systems Integration Lab (JSIL) will provide full motion video feeds to Operation Blended Warrior.
  • The Air Force Research Laboratory will feature game-based pilot stations and a Performance Evaluation and Tracking System (PETS) and LVC Network Control Suite (LNCS) visualization and after action review tools.
  • The 772nd Test Squadron (TS) Electronic Warfare Operations Squadron (EWOS) features an F-16 simulator to by providing Hardware-In-The-Loop, Weapons, Generate Test Targets, and Target Tracking Radars.
  • Air Force senior leaders will engage directly with audiences regarding current and planned Air Force activities related to Live-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) Operational Training. Participating this year are senior leaders (General Officers or Senior Executive Service members) representing the Operations Directorates (A3) of Headquarters Air Force (HAF), and several Air Force Major Commands (MAJCOMs) presenting perspectives on LVC as it applies to their respective organizational missions. This discussion provides the opportunity for USAF A3 leaders to interact with the Simulation and Training community at large, provide updates on progress made to date, and share plans for future LVC activities.

Air Force service Keynote speaker:

Maj Gen Robert D. McMurry, Jr. is the Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is responsible for managing a $2.1 billion Air Force science and technology program and an additional $2.3 billion in externally funded research and development. He is also responsible for leading a government workforce of approximately 6,000 people in the laboratory’s nine component technology directorates and 711th Human Performance Wing.

General McMurry entered the Air Force in 1984 through the University of Texas ROTC program. He has served in a variety of engineering, program management, staff and command positions within Air Combat Command, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Space Command and the Missile Defense Agency. He commanded the 508th Aircraft Sustainment Group, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and the Airborne Laser Systems Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. He was the Director, Iraq Security Assistance Mission in Baghdad, Iraq. He also served as Space Programs Director for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington D.C. His most recent assignment was Deputy Program Executive Officer for Space and Vice Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, California.

It has been recently announced that the President has nominated MGen McMurray (currently the Air Force Research Lab Commander) for his third star with a follow-on assignment as Commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.

The participants in the Air Force LVC Panel to be held on Tuesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. will be as follows:

Major General Thomas Deale, USAF – Director of Operations, Air Combat Command (ACC/A3)
Brigadier General Ferdinand “Fred” Stoss, USAF – Director of Operations, Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC/A3)
Brigadier General Stephen Whiting, USAF – Director of Operations, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC/A3)
Brigadier General John Shapland, USAF – Director of Operations, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC/A3)
Brigadier General Brian Robinson, USAF – Director of Operations, Air Mobility Command (AMC/A3)
Brigadier General William Holt, USAF – Director of Operations, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC/A3)
Moderator: Ms. Lynda Rutledge, Program Executive Officer for Agile Combat Support