Members of 22 Wing / CFB North Bay were recently helping combatants prepare for combat situations.
An international simulation exercise took place from October 24 to November 5.
Exercise Coalition Virtual Flag 22-1 was led by the US Air Force and included forces from Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
This was the fourth time the exercise had been conducted from 22 Wing.
Those involved in the virtual training had the opportunity to experience air, land, sea, space and cyber defense operations using simulations and virtual technology.
“Using simulations and virtual technology, aerospace controllers and aerospace control operators can exercise their wartime combat management skills with coalition partners on a scale that would not be practical otherwise,” explains the Colonel Mark Lachapelle, 22 Wing and Commander of the Canadian Air Defense Sector.
“22 Wing provided personnel with the opportunity to practice in a state-of-the-art command and control training center, working alongside other members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, from the Canadian Army, the United States Air Force and the United States. Marine Corps who made
the Control and Reporting Center, ”said Major Shaun Hyland, Exercise and Event Management Coordinator, Royal Canadian Air Force Aerospace Warfare Center.
Officials say Exercise Coalition Virtual Flag is the largest and most complex virtual exercise in which the RCAF participates, providing extensive training opportunities on various simulation systems for training purposes.
The training vignettes focus on the unit’s tactical objectives and the operational level.