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Air Force SF Academy Gets VR Tech to Boost Training

Jeff Brody

The U.S. Air Force’s innovation hub has helped its Security Forces Academy utilize commercial technology to enhance training for airmen, DVIDShub reported Monday. The academy used the AFWERX program to partner with New York-based tech vendor Street Smarts VR to integrate virtual reality into the training in its 343rd Training Squadron schoolhouse at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Street Smarts provided the 343rd schoolhouse with six Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives simulators. The systems allow instructors to get immediate feedback on the performance of students during training. 

“Using this immersive training technology to train on law enforcement specific scenarios is definitely helping us produce more lethal and ready Defenders,” said Master Sgt. Justin Consley, non-commissioned officer in charge of the SF apprentice course.

Capt. Zachary Watkins, officer in charge of the SF officer technical training course, said AFWERX helped the academy address gaps in acquiring new technologies to support training. SF Academy also provides feedback to Street Smarts on their MILO systems to help the company enhance the technology. 

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