Maintainers try their hand at new SF simulator

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  • By Terry Higgins
  • 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs

Recently, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron personnel were able to participate in the Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives simulator. They were given the experience to provide an external perspective on the value of the training.

“I have a much deeper perspective for what the cops actually do after attending this training,” said Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Clemens, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron survivable systems NCO in charge. “I now see what defenders could face on a daily basis.”

The MILO trainer allows the instructors to depict believable scenarios. The individual leaves the training with a sense that they were in a real-life situation which can relate to actual dangers that they may encounter while on duty.

“MILO provides a much more realistic situation for our missile field Airmen,” said Senior Airman William Pendleton, 90th Security Forces Support Squadron training instructor. “They can hone their critical thinking and reactionary skills in an environment where they may need to employ these skills.”

There are a lot of things that can be offered by this simulator that were not previously available.

“Generally, in the past, shoot no-shoot scenarios often revolved around law enforcement scenarios,” Pendleton said. “Using the MILO software gives us the ability to create our own scenarios that are tailored to our specific situations, such as in the nuclear mission.”

The system offers thousands of different types of response situations which depict realistic scenarios to the user.

“This training was much more than what I had imagined,” said 1st Lt.  Matthew Overbey, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron flight commander. “Interacting with the scenario and shouting commands makes it seem more credible.”

A characteristic of the MILO training is that the instructors are able to upload self-produced videos that may capture mission sets that are unique to that local area.

“I have used law enforcement simulators before,” Clemens said. “I have never seen one that allowed you to add local types of scenarios such as the ones that are depicted at launch facilities.”

The 90th Security Forces Group recently received the MILO simulator, but there are big plans for the future.

“We hope to get out and capture different scenarios in the missile field,” said Tech. Sgt. George Dacumos, 90th Security Forces Support Squadron NCO in charge of training. “We are just beginning to see the potential that this simulator has to offer for our defenders.”