group of seated soldiers attending ribbon cutting ceremony for VR learning laboratory

344th Training Squadron’s VR Learning Laboratory Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Mass Virtual/ITP team finished 2020 on another high note with the 344th Training Squadron’s ribbon cutting ceremony for its Virtual Reality Learning Laboratory at Joint Base San-Antonio-Lackland Texas. The learning lab is home to the Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence tasked with training 2,700 students each year. Their lab includes 33 virtual reality stations that offer a multitude of highly interactive VR learning modules.  

The ceremony, hosted by Major Jordan B. Clark, Commander of the 344th, signified the official launch of the ITP Virtual Hangar™ into the COE training pipeline. Major Clark spoke of the journey this initiative has taken, from the Vision, to the Muscle, to the Architects and the Champions. Now under the Integrated Technology Platform (ITP) training is being distributed to units around the globe. He affectionately referred to the effort as “the Rudy Ruettiger of training Initiatives…no longer a concept, not an idea, but … an actual (working) part of the Air Force.”

COE recognized the ITP leadership Col. Raymond Platt, Masoud Rasti and Richard Robledo of ITP for their vision and support in achieving this milestone together.

A special thanks to the 344th and ITP for changing the way we teach our Warriors. The Mass Virtual team is proud to be a part of this advancement to deliver next generation VR training technologies that will empower the United States military to be mission-ready now and into the future.

Please click the following link to watch the ceremony.