Military training systems commands collaborate to develop ‘cutting-edge’ solutions

The leaders of each of the Orlando-based military modeling and simulation commands formally reaffirmed their commitment to working together by signing an updated Team Orlando charter during the annual Training and Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS) on June 14.

July 18th, 2017|Collaboration Successes|

NAWC & FLETC collaborate, win award for SPECS

Pictured left to right representing the winning team are Dr. Mark Reeves, Oak Ridge National Lab, FLC Vice-Chair; Dr. William Norris, FLETC; Dr. Nelson Lerma, NAWCTSD; and Dottie Vincent, Tech Transfer Program Manager, NAWCTSD 5. Paul Zielinski, NIST, FLC Chair.

Personnel from the […]

May 31st, 2017|Collaboration Successes|

Believe the unbelievable: Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 17 enhances interoperability with LVC training

By Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty, 354 Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published May 04, 2017, DVIDS reprint

Live, Virtual, and Constructive training is revolutionizing the way the military conducts training operations. More importantly, it’s changing the way the Department of Defense jointly develops, prepares and engages enemy forces during real-world contingencies in the […]

May 31st, 2017|Collaboration Successes, Education and Training|

NAWC & FLETC collaborate, win interagency partnership award

Personnel from the AIR Rapid Design, Development and Fabrication Laboratory and the Department of Homeland Security Florida Law Enforcement Training Center were recently recognized with a 2017 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer’s Interagency Partnership Award for their work together on highly immersive, mixed reality training technologies including the NAWCTSD Scenario Planning and […]

Michael Merritt: NAWCTSD’s new deputy technical director

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

NAWCTSD Deputy Technical Director Mike Merritt

Listening to Michael Merritt talk about his experiences, it seems his new assignment as deputy technical director for Naval Air Center Warfare Training Systems Division is the perfect fit for him. His life roadmap, so far, has […]

April 18th, 2017|Spotlights|

NAWCTSD’s XO Hill: We cannot do anything by ourselves

June will mark one year since Captain Timothy Hill assumed the duties as executive officer of Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) and Naval Support Activity (NSA) Orlando.


Captain Hill - NAWCTSDHill grew up in the small town of Owensboro, Kentucky — a city he joked […]

March 14th, 2017|Spotlights|

CO Etz: Continued growth expected for NAWCTSD

In January, NAWCTSD and NSA Orlando Commanding Officer, Captain Erik “Rock” Etz, briefed a packed house as part of the annual Combined Professional Associations Group Defense Forum Breakfast. He opened up right away by thanking the group for their work.

Captain Erik Etz NAWCTSD NAWCTSD Commanding Officer Captain […]

March 14th, 2017|Events|

NAWC supports STEM; Organizes robotics workshop

Special submission by NAWCTSD

Article8-NAWC-STEMNaval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) continued its support of STEM; organizing and sponsoring a summer robotics workshop for teachers, June 27-29 at Milwee Middle School, entitled “Making Robotics Fun for Middle Schoolers.”

NAWCTSD Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) organizers collaborated with […]

August 11th, 2016|STEM|

The Corridor announces Etz as DoD liaison

Captain Erik Etz named new DoD liaison for The Florida High Tech Corridor CouncilThe Florida High Tech Corridor Council announced its newest Department of Defense liaison, Captain Erik Etz, USN, commanding officer of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) and Naval Support […]

July 14th, 2016|Awards and Recognition|

Etz assumes command of NSA Orlando/NAWCTSD

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

Naval Air Support (NSA) Orlando/Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) new Commanding Officer Captain Erik “Rock” Etz, following his command pinning, wrapped up his remarks with, “Admirals – the NAWCTSD and NSA Orlando teams are ready to rock!” initiating giggles and cheers from the crowd in attendance.


May 9th, 2016|General News|