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USAF and Mass Virtual Form VR Maintenance Training Suite Dev’t Partnership

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The U.S. Air Force has partnered with Mass Virtual to develop a virtual reality tool that will accommodate maintenance training for the C-130 aircraft, DVIDS reported Tuesday.

The planned VR system will employ a virtual hangar that will require trainees to accomplish various tasks such as tire and brake replacement activities. USAF eyes to integrate the unit at the 19th Maintenance Group's training section and expects around 230 airmen to secure maintenance training through the platform.

“We could potentially see this in the work centers, providing Airmen who are feeling a bit rusty with an opportunity to run through the program a couple times before going out to perform the job,” said  Master Sgt. Nicholas Massingili, 19th Maintenance Group development and instructor section chief.

Massingili noted the service branch anticipates the system to be completed in the summer.