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    HHC, 449th CAB trains on the Command Post Computing Environment

    HHC, 449th CAB trains on the Command Post Computing Environment

    Photo By Capt. Briana McFarland | The Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 449th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted...... read more read more



    Story by Capt. Briana McFarland 

    449th Combat Aviation Brigade

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Soldiers in the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 449th Combat Aviation Brigade are hoping to say goodbye to the Command Post of the Future (CPOF) and hello to the new Command Post Computing Environment (CPCE) to converge warfighting capabilities and to build new future capabilities.

    The unit recently conducted a multi-day, staff exercise (STAFFEX), at the Mission Training Center (MTC) at Fort Bragg, where Soldiers used an integrated, interoperable computing infrastructure framework to simulate a deployed environment — the CPCE.

    The single, mission command suite of software provided a real-world experience and a clear common operating picture, which expanded the warfighting capabilities of the unit. The geospatial maps and briefing capabilities were imperative for the staff sections to conduct the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) from receipt of orders to orders production. According to the mission Battle Captain, Capt. Carpenter Moreland, the software was far superior to the legacy CPOF system and more user-friendly.

    “The first word I think of when I hear CPCE is synergy,” Carpenter said, as he focused on the simulated Grey Eagle video feed on the computer. “This system allows us to be more collaborative and blend control efforts.”

    The Mission Command System Integrated Trainers at the MTC were on standby to assist Soldiers with any tactical and technical questions, as needed. The STAFFEX was beneficial to all Soldiers, especially the junior enlisted, who experienced this for the first time.

    “The instructors were very helpful,” said Moreland. “We could tell they were enthusiastic about us learning and cared about our user-experience.”

    The exercise was a part of the units annual training, June 4-18 2021, and was comprised of many training events. Prior to the STAFFEX, Soldiers executed on individual Soldier tasks to include a diagnostic Army Combat Fitness Test, land navigation and M320 Grenade Launcher familiarization.

    The HHC, 449th CAB is located in Morrisville, North Carolina and part of the North Carolina Army National Guard.



    Date Taken: 06.16.2021
    Date Posted: 06.20.2021 19:04
    Story ID: 399118
    Location: FORT BRAGG, NC, US 
    Hometown: MORRISVILLE, NC, US
    Hometown: RALEIGH, NC, US

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