Friday, January 30, 2015

14 honored for development of virtual training for sub sailors

Dolphin News, Jan 29

NEWPORT, R.I. - Fourteen employees at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division in Newport, R.I., were honored Jan. 20 by Capt. David A. Roberts, commanding officer of the Submarine Learning Center (SLC) in Groton, Conn., for their work in developing a virtual schoolhouse for the training of U.S. Navy submariners.
Roberts emphasized NUWC Newport’s critical collaborative role in developing and testing the use of virtual technologies to train fleet Sailors in submarine skill areas.  He stressed the need for employing innovative concepts, software and hardware to increase training efficiency while reducing costs.
“Virtual world [learning] is very important to the future of the Navy,” said Roberts. “This is a critical piece to bring in that technology.”

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