News: Trainers export instrumentation for Immediate Response ‘12
Story by Spc. Manda Walters
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Immediate Response ‘12 hosts forces from nine nations including Croatia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, Slovakia and the U.S. totaling approximately 700 multinational soldiers. It is one of five scheduled training exercises supported by Europe’s Training Support Activity Europe, or TSAE, this summer.
Immediate Response ’12 is hosted in Croatia, beginning May 22. The TSAE regularly exports training aids and devices around the world.
“We bring everything they need for training to the deployed environment,” said Paul Lewis, plans and operations specialist for TSAE’s Regional Training Support Division Expeditionary, or RTSD-E. “The package can be thought of as training support center in a box.”
A ten-person team from RTSD-E, deploys with seventeen 40-foot trucks hauling equipment and personnel necessary for an eight-building Military Operations in Urban Terrain setup and a fully operational deployed training support center.
Included in the package is DISE, or Deployable Instrumentation Systems Europe, an instrumented training enabler which provides instant, digital three-dimensional feedback of training during the after action review as U.S. Army units and multinational partners train during Immediate Response ‘12.
Leading up to the exercise, TSAE participates in the Joint Event Life Cycle planning process, calls on current doctrine, lessons learned from previous exercises, and conducts an extensive analysis in an effort to provide training aids, devices and simulators that enhances training to world-class standards.
Training Support Activity Europe identifies, acquires and sustains training resources to support all echelons of training throughout Europe. TSAE is geographically dispersed throughout Europe at Regional and Training Support Centers in 18 cities and six countries. For more information or to learn more about Europe’s unique multinational training mission, please visit the JMTC web site: http://www.hqjmtc.army.mil