Los Angeles Air Force Base: A shadowy silhouette is seen through dust clouds, brush and trees. There’s neither enough sun nor moonlight to distinguish the surroundings.
The atmosphere is unfamiliar, uncomfortable, dangerous and unpredictable. You know your enemy is watching your every move.
Relief is found in a locked and loaded M-16 you’re tightly gripping and the knowledge that tactical weapons training will advance troop safety and security. Any sensation of fear is overcome with emboldened spirit.
This scenario could describe a servicemember’s warfare reality or could be the constructed training environment of the 61st Security Forces Squadron’s firearms training system.
The dimly lit room in a building here houses the new system and the main scenario — a traditional ground war environment and an urban setting. The urban setting simulates a situation where police are called to a home or building with an armed intruder. The system lets the intruder react to the security forces trainee commands and it either escalates to a shoot-out or he comes out with his hands up.
The training system has three different scenario categories — computer graphics imagery, digital video and simulated training lanes, said Capt. Jessica DeVries, an officer with the squadron.
“The computer graphic imagery for military personnel allows us to create our own scenarios,