BRIEF: Annual symposium to focus on communication
Jan 25, 2013 (St. Joseph News-Press - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Air crews, tacticians and industry partners will descend on St. Joseph for the annual tactics symposium, which begins next week. The annual event is hosted by the Advance Airlift Tactics Training Center and the 139th Airlift Wing of the Missouri Air National Guard.
"The symposium will be pushing the envelope for the Air Mobility Command to enhance effective communications in hostile environments," said Col. Ed Black, commander of the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center.
The school has developed a new data-link management course and already sent instructors this fall to work on improved communications in several areas including forward operating base drop zones, Mr. Black said.
The symposium will focus on data-link and real time in cockpit communications as well as exploiting established methods, he said.
The keynote speaker will be retired Maj. Gen. Chuck Ickes, the former deputy director of the Air National Guard, on Wednesday night.
Some 250 military personnel from throughout the world are expected to be in St. Joseph for the symposium at Rosecrans Memorial Airport.
Marshall White can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @SJNPWhite.
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