CAC-T News Archives
2010 - CAC-T celebrates Australian officer‚Äôs contributions to simulations effort
15 Dec 2010 ‚Äď The Combined Arms Center-Training‚Äôs National Simulation Center bids farewell to one Australian Exchange Officer and welcomes another.
BCTP‚Äôs McCarty honored for community service
16Dec 2010 ‚Äď Master Sgt. Marty McCarty with the Battle Command Training Program was inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, a community-service oriented club for elite noncommissioned officers.
New software comes to Army gaming site
13 Dec 2010 ‚Äď An Army Times story discusses great new military gaming resources on the updated MilGaming Portal website, which is hosted by the Combined Arms Center-Training and PEO STRI.
Acquisition Corps professional recognized
8 Dec 2010 ‚Äď Hats off to Lt. Col. (P) Tonie D. Jackson with the Combined Arms Center-Training‚Äôs Battle Command Training Program. He was runner-up for a prestigious Secretary of the Army award.
Looking for a new game: U.S. Army takes aim at next Soldier simulator
6Dec 2010 - In Defense News, a Combined Arms Center-Training representative talks about potential gaming updates to help the U.S. Army keep pace with changing technology and Soldier/unit needs.
New MilGaming Portal to deliver best Games for Training to military
1Dec 2010 ‚Äď The Army Combined Arms Center-Training and PEO STRI have expanded the MilGaming Portal, connecting military leaders and units from all services with gaming software, updates, scenarios and other game content.
Circle the Virtual Wagons; U.S. Army debuts 360-degree convoy trainer
29 Nov 2010 ‚Äď A Defense News story about convoy trainers highlights the role of Combined Arms Center-Training simulators like Close Combat Tactical Trainers.
A new game: U.S. Army develops strategy for making gaming technologies mainstream
24Nov 2010 ‚Äď In Training & Simulation Journal, a Combined Arms Center-Training representativediscusses U.S. Army efforts to adapt its use of gaming technology to fit changingneeds and possibilities. Read More.
Adoptable pets join runners for BCTP-sponsored Turkey Trot
24Nov 2010 ‚Äď Hats off to the more than 200 adults, children and pets who joined in the 20Nov Turkey Trot sponsored by the Battle Command Training Program. Brigadier General Paul E. Funk II helped start the runners on their way.
Battle Command Training Program helps Texas Division prepare for historic role in Iraq; exercise is longest in BCTP history
23Nov 2010 ‚Äď The Combined Arms Center-Training‚Äôs Battle Command Training Program trained the Texas National Guard 36th Infantry Division for upcoming operations in southern Iraq.
Funk shares heroes‚Äô stories at Veterans Day event
18Nov 2010 ‚Äď In his keynote address at a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 in Kansas City, Mo., Brig. Gen. Paul E. Funk II talked about the critical role that past and present military have played in America‚Äôs history.
Patton students visit virtual battlefield at simulation center
BCTP prepared unit for logistics support of 'New Dawn' mission
12Nov 2010 ‚Äď The Battle Command Training Program's Operations Group Sierra ‚Äď part of the U.S. Army‚Äôs Combined Arms Center-Training ‚Äď recently headquarters training at Fort Bragg, N.C. for the 4th Sustainment Brigade.
BCTP to sponsor 5K Turkey Trot on Nov. 20
9Nov 2010 ‚Äď The Combined Arms Center-Training‚Äôs Battle Command Training Program will sponsor the second annual 5K Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 20, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Harney Sports Complex on Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Convoy evolution: New vehicle trainer delivers 360 degrees of reality
BCTP addresses resiliency with trainers
28Oct 2010 ‚Äď The Combined Arms Center-Training‚Äôs Battle Command Training Program is getting an early start on adopting Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness.Read More.
Award-winning ‚ÄúMy Training Tab‚ÄĚ offers one-stop training resource
28Oct 2010 ‚Äď Learn about the award-winning ‚ÄúMy Training Tab‚ÄĚ (MT2), which pulls together all web-based U.S. Army web-based training resources on a single, customizable page.
Funk tells Rotary about Soldier training, resiliency
22 Oct 2010 ‚Äď In remarks to the Leavenworth (Kan.) Rotary Club, Brig. Gen. Paul E Funk II talked about how the U.S. Army is changing its training approach to take training directly to the Soldier.
ATSC conducts Change of Command
21Oct 2010 ‚Äď During a recent ceremony at Fort Eustis, Va., Brig. Gen. Paul E. FunkII transitioned command of the Combined Arms Center-Training‚Äôs Army Training Support Center to Col. Sharon Baker.
Counter-IED training focuses on attacking network
14Oct 2010 ‚Äď The Counter-IED Branch of the Combined Arms Center-Training‚Äôs Collective Training Directorate is taking battle staff ‚Äúattack the network‚ÄĚ training to units preparing to deploy.
BCTP celebrates unit anniversary of world-wide mission
8Oct 2010 ‚Äď During October, the Combined Arms Center-Training‚Äôs Battle Command Training Program is celebrating the 24th anniversary of its establishment as the U.S. Army's only worldwide deployable Combat Training Center.
Battle Command Training Program trains Army forces for ‚ÄėNew Dawn‚Äô
30Sept 2010 ‚Äď The Combined Arms Center-Training‚Äôs BCTP has been working to prepare 25th Infantry Division commanders and staffs for their upcoming role in Iraq.
Army Training Network heating up as favorite Army training resource
Fort Leavenworth hosts Jordan Armed Forces leaders
22 Sept 2010 ‚Äď During a recent Fort Leavenworth visit, Brig. Gen. Paul E. Funk II shared details about the new U.S. Army‚Äôs new Army Training Network 2GO (ATN2GO) mobile stand-alone application with Jordan Armed Forces leaders. .
Operations Group Foxtrot welcomes new Chief
17Sept 2010 ‚Äď Col. Roderick Cox stepped quickly into his role as Chief for the Battle Command Training Program‚Äôs Operations Group Foxtrot.
BCTP takes COIN training to 170th IBCT in Germany
3 1 Aug 2010 ‚Äď In mid-August, the Battle Command Training Program‚Äôs Operations Group Bravo helped 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team leaders prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.
BCTP‚Äôs Alpha and Foxtrot work with Joint Task Force Civil Support exercise
My Training Tab wins knowledge management award
19 Aug 2010 ‚Äď A Fort Leavenworth LAMP story discusses the Army‚Äôs award-winning ‚ÄúMy Training Tab,‚ÄĚ which brings together all web-based training resources on a single, customizable page.
Combined Arms Center-Training leader Paul E. Funk II promoted to Brigadier General
Army Aviation magazine features CAC-T authors
Representatives discuss expanding Army Gaming efforts
CAC-Training welcomes new directors
16Jul 2010 ‚Äď The Combined Arms Center-Training at Fort Leavenworth welcomes new directors for its TCM Virtual and Collective Training Directorate operations and bids farewell to retiring leaders.
Battle Command Training Program receives top Army unit award
Anderson receives Saint Christopher Award for transportation work
16June 2010 ‚Äď Maj. Severt Anderson with the Army's Combined Arms Center-Training was inducted into the Military Order of Saint Christopher.
More than just a game
15 June 2010 ‚Äď An NCO Journal article outlines how leaders can train Soldiers using simulators and Virtual Battlespace 2. These Virtual and Gaming options offer convenient, realistic home station training that ‚Äúreally pulls you in.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúStand-To!‚ÄĚ articles cover distributed learning, Army Training Concept
ITE Summit participants outline future requirements, challenges
8June 2010 ‚Äď More than 170 U.S. Army training leaders and staff members met 24-25 May for the Integrated Training Environment Summit to discuss groundwork to make the new environment available starting in 2012.
Post celebrates Asian, Pacific heritage
27 May 2010 - A Fort Leavenworth LAMP story highlights the local Asian-Pacific Heritage Month observance, which was sponsored by the Army‚Äôs Combined Arms Center-Training.
Chicago school leaders learn lessons from U.S. Army training
11 May 2010 ‚Äď As part of work to help prepare teachers and administrators in thecity‚Äôs toughest schools, Chicago Public School District representatives met with CAC-T team members to learn first-hand about the Army‚Äôs effective virtual training tools.
CAC-T to host first Army Integrated Training Environment Summit
5 May 2010 ‚Äď Training leaders from across the Army will attend the Combined ArmsCenter-Training‚Äôs Integrated Training Environment (ITE) Summit 24-25 May at FortLeavenworth, Kan.
Army, Air Force, Marine Corps combat training leaders share insights, ideas
28 Apr 2010 ‚Äď Nearly 100 leaders from U.S. and international training groups participated in the recent Combat Training Center (CTC) Conference, which was hosted by the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center-Training‚Äôs Combat Training Center Directorate.
Colonel, Mrs. Millar honored for contributions to U.S. Army
22 Apr 2010 - Colonel John Paul ‚ÄúJack‚ÄĚ Millar and his wife, Michele, share a love for the U.S. Army ‚Äď and earlier this month both received top national awards to recognize their help and support for the military. Read more
Army Training Support Enterprise: A new paradigm for training support
14 Apr 2010 ‚Äď In the Engineer Professional Journal, the Combined Arms Center-Training‚Äôs Deborah O. Billups explains the complicated Training Support Enterprise process and how it helps achieve the Army's critical outcome of trained and ready Soldiers. Read more
Update on revisions to the Army‚Äôs FM 7-0
13 Apr 2010 ‚Äď Learn more about upcoming revisions to FM 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations. A summary in Stand-To! outlines next steps for the Army‚Äôs key doctrine on Army training.
NCO Journal story celebrates Army Training Network successes
An NCO Journal story discusses the history of the Combined Arms Center-Training's Army Training Network (ATN) and the effectiveness of this web tool that delivers training products, solutions and resources for the training community.
CAC-T analyst to discuss simulations at international conference
25 Mar 10 ‚Äď A Fort Leavenworth Lamp story talks about the Combined Arms Center-Training‚Äôs Mike O‚ÄôBea, who will be a speaker at the International Training Equipment Conference 2010 in London.
New Army Training Support Center under construction
17 Mar10 ‚Äď A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers story shares details about groundbreaking ceremonies for a new $13.6 million Army Training Support Center headquarters in Virginia.
BCTP exercise prepares 4th Brigade Combat Team for Afghanistan deployment
11 Mar 10 - A Fort Campbell Courier story discusses Warfighter training conducted by the Battle Command Training Program (BCTP), the only deployable Collective Training Center. BCTP continues its mission of preparing units to deploy to Operation Enduring Freedom by providing relevant and capable exercises.
The Marshall Approach: The BCTP and 21st-century Leader Development
5 Mar 10 - In the March/April issue of Military Review, current and former Army's Battle Command Training Program (BCTP) team members discuss where to find the opportunity in today‚Äôs high tempo environment to build on existing education and develop an appreciation for the complexities of leadership at the next level of command and beyond.
AJST Plays Role in Supporting Unified Endeavor
22 Feb 10 - The Army Joint Support Team partnered with the 505th Command and Control Wing to help prepare Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan.
COL(P) Funk addresses Knowledge Management graduates
18 Feb 10 ‚Äď COL(P) Paul E. Funk II, Combined Arms Center-Training Deputy Commanding General, challenged recent Army Knowledge Management Qualification Course graduates to regularly share information and feedback.
BCTP preps 101st Airborne Division staff for deployment
11Feb 10 - Operations Group Alpha observer/trainers, together with Battle Command Training Program representatives, conducted a mission rehearsal exercise Jan. 25-30 at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Top Army "gamers" to share best practices, ideas at February conference
5 Feb 10 - To help enhance its computer-based games for training efforts, the U.S. Army will bring together its best Virtual Battlespace 2, or VBS2, players and developers from around the country from Feb. 23-25. Read more.
Network Enterprise Center Employees honored for Efforts
22 Jan 10 ‚Äď Hats off to two Network Enterprise Center employees who helped minimize moving hassles for Collective Training Directorate employees and contractors. More Information.
2009 - COL(P) Funk addresses unique Blended Learning Campus class
29 Dec 09 - In recent remarks to Blended Learning Campus graduates, Combined Arms Center - Training Deputy Commander COL(P) Paul E. Funk talked about why the group was so different from previous classes. More Information.
CAC-T NCO carries on family tradition of military service
11Dec09 - For recently promoted Command Sergeant Major Richard Johnson, serving in the military, specifically as a Noncommissioned Officer, is a family tradition. Read more.
Retired Major French honored for Infantry contributions
30Nov09 - David W. French, a defense contractor and retired Army Major, was inducted Nov. 23 into the Order of Saint Maurice. A joint venture between the National Infantry Association and U.S. Army Infantry Center, the award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the Infantry and demonstrated the highest standards of integrity, moral character, professional competence and dedication to duty.
French was honored for nearly 33 years of outstanding support to the United States Army Infantry - 26 years as a Military Intelligence officer and seven years following his U.S. Army retirement as a defense contractor. The award citation indicates his most notable achievement in support of the Infantry was directing the development and distribution of the Engagement Skills Trainer 2000, an individual- and crew-served weapons simulation used by Army, National Guard, Army Reserve, Marines and some law enforcement personnel around the world. The EST 2000 uses exactly replicated weapons - from small arms to grenade launchers - connected to a pneumatic and laser system that simulates weapon recoil and records shooting accuracy.
In presenting the award, TCM-Virtual's Col. Henry St-Pierre recognized French's leadership role in providing soldiers "an incredibly useful tool." "You have been key in making that happen," he said of French's role with the EST2000. St-Pierre also presented French with a commemorative coin from the EST2000 manager at Fort Drum in New York - a token of appreciation from one of the thousands who benefit from the weapons simulation system.
French expressed his appreciation to family, friends and coworkers who helped with the EST2000's success. "I certainly didn't do it by myself," he said, adding that he was honored just to be nominated for the Order of Saint Maurice. "To actually receive this award is one of the highlights of my life.
Part of the Combined Arms Center-Training, TRADOC Capability Manager for the Virtual Training Environment (TCM-Virtual) is the Army's centralized planner, manager and integrator for virtual training.
2nd ID debuts Warfighters' Simulation during exercise
25Nov09 - The 2nd Infantry Division recently became the first U.S. Army division to use the Warfighters' Simulation system - combat-developed by CAC-T's National Simulation Center - during a command post exercise. Read all about the South Korean exercise on the Eighth U.S. Army and United States Forces Korea websites.
Battle Staff Integrators Course pilot complete
10Sep09 - The Battle Command Training Division of the Collective Training Directorate and Combined Arms Center-Training completed the three-week pilot for the Battle Staff Integrators Course.
BCTP Ops Group B trains Rakkasans
10Sep09 - Brigades deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq face unique challenges in today's counterinsurgency environments.
BCTP opens Battle Seminar Facility
Simulation Training Center featured in "Army Sustainment" magazine
CAC-T's Lt. Col. Mary Hall writes about the Fort Lee, VA facility's operations and contributions. Details
Col. Millar joins prestigious Order of the Spur
In a surprise Oct. 30th ceremony at Fort Leavenworth, Combined Arms Center-Training representatives inducted Col. Jack Millar into the Order of the Spur.
The Order of the Spur is an Army tradition reserved for Cavalry members who serve during combat or complete a "Spur Ride."
Millar, Director of the Army's National Simulation Center at Fort Leavenworth, actually earned the spurs in 1991 while serving with the Seventh U.S. Corps during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. As the Squadron Fire Support Officer, he trained the Cavalry squadron's First and Colt Teams prior to combat and then provided exceptional fire support at the tank battle at 73 Easting. With redeployments and personnel changes following the war, Millar was never awarded his spurs.
In presenting the spurs, Col.(P) Paul Funk II told Millar that he was proud to fix the oversight from the 1990s. The CAC-T deputy commander added that Millar had earned this very special Cavalry honor for his distinguished service in the desert sands of Iraq and before that in Bamberg, Germany.
Major Smith promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
During a late October ceremony honoring his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, Major Stuart "Sean" Smith talked about the support his wife, Jen (center in photo), provided while he was deployed to Iraq. He also honored his mother, Harriet (right in photo), who led the family while his father worked in counter intelligence during the Vietnam War and later in Europe. The promotion ceremony was at the Buffalo Soldier Monument at Fort Leavenworth.
COL Paul E. Funk to Assume Command of CAC-T
Researchers Say Signs of Autism May Appear Early
8th Theater Sustainment Command
The 8th Theater Sustainment Command continued its path toward validation as a fully operational capable command, deploying its forward command post here for a command post exercise, which began, March 9. Download the article.
Virtual Gaming systems enhance training
The Army is looking at incorporating more virtual and gaming systems into training programs, but those systems won't replace live training and act more as an enhancement so soldiers can better replicate tasks when they reach a live training environment or a real-life battlefield. Full Story.
U.S. Army adds gaming to training manual February 26th, 2009
The U.S. Army has produced a new training field manual that for the first time adds gaming as a tool to the live, virtual and constructive training environments. Full Story.
Last Reviewed:April 10, 2013