Exportable Training Concept Viable Option for Troops
SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
"I wish to recognize all women who serve our country, those who provide support and strength to their military spouses, and civilian and military women ... working towards a more stable and secure Africa and a better America.
- Gen. William Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command
Ward sends: U.S. Africa Command celebrates Women's History Month
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Year of the Noncommissioned Officer
"Noncommissioned officers put integrity into everything they do."
- Command Sgt. Maj. Tracey Anbiya, Installation Management Command-Europe's senior noncommissioned officer
Diversity of NCO Corps stretches beyond Army Green
INFORMATION YOU CAN USE
- Early Bird News Site
- Information Papers with "2008 Army Posture Statement"
- Stories of Valor
- Army Public Affairs Portal
- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace
- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates
A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT
2009: Year of the NCO
2009: Year of the Military Family
2009: 100th Anniversary of the Chaplain Assistant
- National Women's History Month: Army Heritage and History Web site
- Brain Injury Awareness Month: U.S. Army Medical Department Web site
- Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
- Month of the Military Child
WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS
- The harder part of 'Af-Pak' (USA)
- What price victory for an Afghan ETT? (AS)
- Life imitates art (BOB)
- “Patriotism is dead” (BH)
- Soldiers blinded, hospitalized by laser 'friendly Fire' (DR)
- Veterans treated at problem VAs test positive for infectious diseases (SM)
Exportable Training Concept Viable Option for Troops
What is it?
This month, the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), a subordinate command of the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, packed up its Exportable Instrumentation System (EIS) to test the Army's Exportable Training Center (ETC) concept, while training Soldiers at Fort Bragg from the 82nd Airborne Division's, 2nd Brigade.
The JMRC plans, coordinates and executes mission-rehearsal exercises to prepare units for major combat operations, irregular warfare, and security and stability operations in the European command and central command areas of operation.
Normally, the JMRC trains forces from the United States, stationed in Europe, and units from allied nations bound for peacekeeping missions or combat in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo. When training in Europe, the staff only brings enough equipment to train up to a battalion.
Testing the ETC meant moving JMRC capabilities, more than 600 personnel - a professional staff civilian role-players, analysts, technicians and equipment to Fort Bragg, N.C., from the Hohenfels training area in Germany.
What has the Army done?
With an increase in the number of brigade combat teams (BCTs) and high operational tempos, combat training centers (CTC) are hard pressed to provide all BCTs with a CTC rotation prior to deploying for combat or other missions.
The ETC concept is designed to make up that difference by deploying the pillars of the CTC, observer controllers, instrumented after-action review, and opposing forces, to an installation and training the unit at their home station.
Planning for the rotation began in early 2006, when the Army G3 directed an exportable capability. By the end of 2006, the HQDA G3 directed U.S. Forces Command (FORSCOM) and U.S. Army Europe Command to initiate coordination to conduct CONUS Training using the EIS. After two postponements, in June 2008, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., was identified as the unit to be trained in March 2009.
The Army's first ETC based in the contiguous United States (CONUS) will be located at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.
Why is this important to the Army?
The ETC was a unique training experience for 82nd Soldiers. The Soldiers experienced an external assessment for the BCT at home station, which included instrumented after-action reviews. During the "Proof of Principle Exercise," the JMRC proved the ETC concept could be used for training Soldiers in the future.
Joint Multinational Readiness Center Web site
7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command Web site
ABOUT THE ARMY
- Six states send troops to flood duty in North Dakota (ARMY.MIL)
- Army fielding Enhanced Night Vision Goggles (ARMY.MIL)
- Traumatic brain injury center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness (ARMY.MIL)
- Military, civilian partnerships needed for stability (ARMY.MIL)
- Military child takes the lead to protect children (ARMY.MIL)
WAR ON TERROR
- Clinton: 'War on Terror' phrase won't be used (NPR)
- Clinton calls years of Afghan aid 'heartbreaking' in their futility (WP)
- Iran has interest in a stable Afghanistan, Clinton says (LAT)
- Rampage in Pakistan shows reach of militants (NYT)
- Iraqis fear U.S. invasion was only a warm-up act for sectarian strife (MH)
- Afghanistan's poppies pose dilemma (USA)
- In counterinsurgency, Army makes 'civil control' a priority (WP)
- Gates securing a role under yet another president (NYT)
- Robots may get free hand (CT)
- U.S. military vows to track 800 satellites by October 1 (Reut)
- Army Sergeant pleads guilty to murder in Iraqi prisoner deaths (WP)
- Army staff director joins 5,300 in Bataan Memorial Death March (ARMY.MIL)
- Iraqi army soldiers prepare to field M1A1 main battle tank (ARMY.MIL)
- U.S. moves warships into position for North Korean missile (GRD)
- Clinton urges Afghanistan unity (BBC)
- U.S. troops 'tricked into killing Afghan drug clan's rival' (LDT)
- Mastermind' of Lahore massacre captured alive (IND)
- 'Worse than the Taliban' - new law rolls back rights for Afghan women (GRD)
- World agenda: The end of Britain's mission in Iraq (TO)
- Israel drops Gaza war crimes probe (AJ)
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