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News: Call of duty? Childs’ play compared to 181st IW digital exercise

Story by Senior Airman Kodie Egenolf and Lt. Col. Frank Howard

HULMAN FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ind. – If you are a fan of live player vs. player video games then you will love Exercise Emerald Warrior.

The 181st Intelligence Wing’s 113th Air Support Operation Squadron will participate in Exercise Emerald Warrior April 29 through May 1, 2014, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

“Emerald Warrior is a Joint Digital Exercise, where we can work with multiple assets on a live connected network to call in airstrikes,” stated Staff Sgt. Matthew Mook a 113th ASOS Joint Terminal Air Controller.

Real-time, live, digital exercise environments allow greater “PVP” by more organizations from across the country that normally would not train together, for a fraction of the cost.

“Simulator experience is becoming more and more prominent and anytime (we) actually get involved with real aircraft and aircrew, we will be more prepared,” stated Mook.

New members will learn new skills and observe how more experienced members go above and beyond the basic training requirements.

“We are looking forward to getting back to Atterbury, getting some more experience and working with all the live aircrews participating from their simulators via the digital networks,” stated Mook.

Camp Atterbury is the premiere digital/cyber training facility in the country and allows the Racers to better support Indiana for fraction of the cost.


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Date Taken:04.29.2014

Date Posted:07.18.2014 10:32

Location:TERRE HAUTE , IN, USGlobe


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