Team JSTARS Trainer Still Going Strong After a Decade |
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The Team Joint STARS Mission Maintenance Trainer not only trains air crew members in a simulated and technically-sophisticated environment, but also keeps them safe as they are tested and evaluated before deploying worldwide.
"It's a great tool for us to practice wartime techniques without putting our people in harm's way," said Col. Mark Weber, 116th Operations Group commander.
The Joint STARS trainer has made its home at Robins for more than 10 years.
"What is significant today is we have trained in it for over 40,000 hours," explained Weber. "In the last two years alone, we have had absolutely no failure - a 100 percent mission-capable rate to send people in there without fear of it failing."