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Air Force SF Academy Gets VR Tech to Boost Training

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.

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Navy Plans to Open Virtual Training Facility in 2019

The U.S. Navy plans to inaugurate a new virtual training facility that would be open to industry, the government and the academe, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The facility, consisting of 14 workstations, would begin operations in January 2019 at the Orlando-based Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division.

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Study Explores Use of Virtual Reality Tech in Pilot Training

Students from Air University’s Air Command and Staff College have performed an adaptive flight training study on virtual reality technology as part of efforts to help advance U.S. Air Force pilot training and education methods. The service branch said Friday the study occurred at Columbus Air Force Base from Jan. 9 to Jan. …

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NIST Unveils First Responder Virtual Reality Tech Competition

The National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Public Safety Communications Innovation Accelerator has announced it will administer a prize competition on virtual reality and software coding. The First Responder Virtual Reality Heads-up-Display Navigation Challenge entails its participants to formulate HUD concepts that to support public safety in either areas of firefighting or …

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Education Dept Kicks Off Simulation Concept Challenge

The Education Department has unveiled a $680,000 competition that calls upon participants from the virtual reality, video game developer and educational technology communities to design new types of simulations to help boost career and technical skills. The Department said Wednesday that participants of the EdSim Challenge will be asked to …

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