19 August 2009

Bohemia VBS Plays Role in First Army Battle Command Training Center's Press Release

A video press release from DoD announced the opening of the Ft. Riley Battle Command Training Center. The clip featured a brief scene from Bohemia's VBS serious game platform running in the background.

According to one reporter with the Ft. Scott Tribune, "the new Battle Command Training Center will allow units to coordinate training through computer-based systems anywhere in the world. Similar facilities are under construction or will be built at all U.S. Army posts with a division or corps headquarters in the coming years, including Fort Bliss in Texas and Fort Campbell in Kentucky."

This facility represents a DoD investment of $29M and is housed in a 160,000 square foot facility. More importantly, the game-based resource can connect with trainees elsewhere, thus creating value beyond Kansas. The facility's training director Bill Raymann said "the center can link brigade commanders with units doing training elsewhere at Fort Riley or other Army posts to improve command and control. . . It will be of particular use to National Guard units that otherwise couldn't do this level of training on their own."

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