Marines, Air Force Use Northrop Simulators for Close Air Support Training

Members of the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force recently underwent virtual training at Northrop Grumman's Distributed Training Center.

Four Marines from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and eight F-15 aircrews from Mountain Home Air Force Base practiced two close air support scenarios simulated using equipment at the DTC located at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia, Northrop said Tuesday.

Northrop engineers developed the training simulations and provided support during the event.

While the Air Force has been using the DTC for nearly a decade, the recent DTC training session was a first for the Marine Corps.

Last year, the Army Rangers used the DTC for training for the first time as well.

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