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Posted 3/3/2010 Printable Fact Sheet

The 705th Combat Training Squadron (CTS) at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., executes VIRTUAL FLAG (VF). VF is a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-sponsored, large force exercise designed to increase combat capability across the Theater Air Control System (TACS) and its elements. The 705th CTS hosts VF at U.S. Air Force's Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC) at Kirtland AFB.

Virtual Flag Purpose
VF is a real-time tactical-to-operational level event using air, land, space, cyber and maritime distributed scenarios to integrate Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) simulations and train warfighters in robust combat scenarios. Joint and coalition combat platforms are integrated from DMOC-based and worldwide-distributed operational sites.

High Points
· VF, initiated by Commander Air Combat Command EXPLAN 88, is a quarterly joint DMO exercise integrating more than 600 joint warfighters.

· The705th CTS battlespace is home to Air Force/Joint Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) and weapons systems simulators including AWACS, JSTARS, CRC, Cobra Ball, Predator/Global Hawk/U2 ISR platforms, PATRIOT, IFACT, Airborne Laser, F-15C/E, space simulators, EADSIM, EADTB, Army Cell (JCATS, ACE-IOS, FireSim, AFATDS, JSWS), F-16C Block 30 Unit Training Devices, Adversary/Aggressor FSU MiG-23/Mig-29/Su-27 training systems, NGTS, DICE/DIADS, STAGE, and a 40+ position white force cell (Joint Exercise Control Group).

· The 705th CTS is leading the charge to integrate partner coalition warfighters into the DMO arena. Coalition Virtual Flag 09-4 executes in September 2009 with participants from Canada, Great Britain and Australia joining U.S. forces.

Point of Contact
505th Command and Control Wing Public Affairs; 138 Hartson St., Hurlburt Field FL 32544-5231, DSN: 579-6512, COM: (850) 884-6512. E-mail: 505ccw.pa@hurlburt.af.mil

(Current as of July 2009)

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