Staff Sgt. Tyler Acevedo, 445th Security Forces Squadron fire team leader, engages targets during virtual marksmanship training at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Jan. 6,
2024. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ethan Spickler)



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C-17 simulator ribbon cutting

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Base and local community leaders participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony July 16 celebrating the official opening of a new C-17 Simulator Training Facility here. The facility includes a new and fully networked C-17 weapon system trainer, a training management system, computer-based training devices, a core integrated processor task trainer and portable flight-planning devices. It also has the ability to be networked with other U.S. Air Force WST devices around the world for cross-team mission training. Cutting the ribbon are (from left to right); Lenny Genna, L-3 Link Simulation and Training president, Col. Cassie Barlow, 88th Air Base Wing commander, Congressman Michael Turner, U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 10th District, Col. Stephen Goeman, 445th Airlift Wing commander, and Tracy Mead, Program Manager, C-17 Aircrew Training System, the Boeing Company. Having the C-17 simulator here will save the wing approximately $1 million a year because the 120 pilots and loadmasters assigned to the wing can do their annual and refresher training here instead of traveling to other bases. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Charlie Miller)

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