New feedback capability to improve training

| July 31, 2014 | 1 Comment
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, assault a mock village for the culmination of a two-week exercise unlike anything prior on the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability (JPMRC), here, and surrounding training areas on Oahu, recently. The JPMRC is a Department of the Army initiative that is an exportable training capability package with personnel and equipment to support brigade combat teams based in the Pacific with a realistic instrumented systems environment that affords real time constructive feedback with videos, voice, sound, real-time tracking capabilities and observer controller assets. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Ryan, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, assault a mock village for the culmination of a two-week exercise unlike anything prior on the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability (JPMRC), here, and surrounding training areas on Oahu, recently. The JPMRC is a Department of the Army initiative that is an exportable training capability package with personnel and equipment to support brigade combat teams based in the Pacific with a realistic instrumented systems environment that affords real time constructive feedback with videos, voice, sound, real-time tracking capabilities and observer controller assets. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Ryan, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Staff Sgt. Matthew G. Ryan, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The stars were still out, providing the only light Soldiers had to maneuver into position.

Everything was silent, except for the opposing forces patrolling the mock village.

Suddenly, a shot rang out and a continuous high-pitched sound indicated the target was hit. Soldiers then began to assault the objective.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, assault a mock village for the culmination of a two-week exercise unlike anything prior on the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability (JPMRC), here, and surrounding training areas on Oahu, recently. The JPMRC is a Department of the Army initiative that is an exportable training capability package with personnel and equipment to support brigade combat teams based in the Pacific with a realistic instrumented systems environment that affords real time constructive feedback with videos, voice, sound, real-time tracking capabilities and observer controller assets. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Ryan, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, assault a mock village for the culmination of a two-week exercise unlike anything prior on the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability (JPMRC), here, and surrounding training areas on Oahu, recently. The JPMRC is a Department of the Army initiative that is an exportable training capability package with personnel and equipment to support brigade combat teams based in the Pacific with a realistic instrumented systems environment that affords real time constructive feedback with videos, voice, sound, real-time tracking capabilities and observer controller assets. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Ryan, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Recently, Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Bronco Brigade,” 25th Infantry Division, here, were recently selected to conduct a first unit assessment for the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability (JPMRC), a system that provides real-time constructive feedback to improve training.

“The 25th Infantry Division was the ideal unit to help demonstrate and test this capability. Not only are we collocated with the instrumentation system, but we also have highly trained units that could execute at the collective levels of proficiency needed to test the JPMRC capability,” said Brig. Gen. Todd McCaffrey, deputy commanding general-operations, 25th ID.

“Our commanding general recognized the importance of participating in this assessment because it provided both a world-class training event for one of our battalions and allowed us to support a priority initiative for the U.S. Army-Pacific,” McCaffrey added.

The JPMRC is a Department of the Army initiative and an exportable training capability package. It has personnel and equipment to support brigade combat teams based in the Pacific, to train and improve the readiness of Soldiers, and to offset deployment rotation to the National Training Center, or other Combat Training Centers. But, it still provides the same capabilities because of ongoing budget reductions.

“The purpose is to provide real training with real-time tracking and feedback with sound, video, photo and other types of equipment to the units training to ensure the readiness of Soldiers is to the highest possible capability,” said Lt. Col. Angel Bermudez, deputy commander, 196th Infantry Brigade.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, assault a mock village for the culmination of a two-week exercise unlike anything prior on the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability (JPMRC), here, and surrounding training areas on Oahu, recently. The JPMRC is a Department of the Army initiative that is an exportable training capability package with personnel and equipment to support brigade combat teams based in the Pacific with a realistic instrumented systems environment that affords real time constructive feedback with videos, voice, sound, real-time tracking capabilities and observer controller assets. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Ryan, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, assault a mock village for the culmination of a two-week exercise unlike anything prior on the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability (JPMRC), here, and surrounding training areas on Oahu, recently. The JPMRC is a Department of the Army initiative that is an exportable training capability package with personnel and equipment to support brigade combat teams based in the Pacific with a realistic instrumented systems environment that affords real time constructive feedback with videos, voice, sound, real-time tracking capabilities and observer controller assets. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Ryan, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

The 196th Inf. Bde., which is a Training Support Brigade, normally provides support to the Reserve Component Forces and USARPAC exercises throughout the Pacific area. It was recently tasked with planning, setting up, managing and developing the JPMRC system.

The system is designed to be a deployable package with more than 200 sets of personal Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System, expandable shelters, remote base stations to provide FM, instrumentation and video transmissions, medium and large shelters, and one expeditionary base station with antennas, and the trained personnel to operate the equipment and observer-controllers.

The JMPRC exercise was operated in a two parts. The first part was to test the operability to validate the capability for further deployments within the USARPAC command. The second was to facilitate a world-class, free-play exercise for training units based on commander’s intent and mission objectives with real-time feedback.

“The JPMRC first unit assessment demonstrated the potential training value units can achieve through the merging of a world-class instrumentation system and a well-trained cadre of observer-controller trainers. It also demonstrates the potential value we could realize as we look toward the future and enhancing partner nation exercises and training events throughout the Pacific with this sort of capability,” said McCaffrey.

During this two-week exercise, Soldiers assigned to the Bronco Brigade conducted an air assault, a deliberate attack, indirect fire and personnel recovery against an opposing force: from Soldiers with 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, “Warrior Brigade,” 25th ID.

One of the goals for the JPMRC is to employ the system joint partner nation exercises to provide timely feedback to help foster stronger military working bonds.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, assault a mock village for the culmination of a two-week exercise unlike anything prior on the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability (JPMRC), here, and surrounding training areas on Oahu, recently. The JPMRC is a Department of the Army initiative that is an exportable training capability package with personnel and equipment to support brigade combat teams based in the Pacific with a realistic instrumented systems environment that affords real time constructive feedback with videos, voice, sound, real-time tracking capabilities and observer controller assets. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Ryan, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, assault a mock village for the culmination of a two-week exercise unlike anything prior on the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability (JPMRC), here, and surrounding training areas on Oahu, recently. The JPMRC is a Department of the Army initiative that is an exportable training capability package with personnel and equipment to support brigade combat teams based in the Pacific with a realistic instrumented systems environment that affords real time constructive feedback with videos, voice, sound, real-time tracking capabilities and observer controller assets. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Ryan, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

“The 25th Inf. Div. is fortunate that we’ve been able to play a part in demonstrating this capability’s potential for both home station training and (to) gain insights into its potential for off-island deployed operations, either with other U.S. Army units or in cooperation with our partner nations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region,” said McCaffrey.

“We’re excited about the potential of this capability and look forward to seeing it achieve initial operating capability with our upcoming 3rd Bde. field training exercise in January,” he added.

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  1. Anthony Pallotta says:

    Once a Wolfhound ,always a Wolfhound. Served in 1957 till 1958
    Member of the Cossacks Wolfhound drill team.

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