EM Logo5The Marine Corps is training its new officers to fly unmanned aerial vehicles in basic training.
The trainees will use a Raven UAV at the basic school, which is one of the most common drones in the world.
“By teaching and training this at the first school new Marine officers attend, they will take this knowledge and develop new tactics, techniques and procedures earlier on in their careers, helping the Group 1 UAS program grow within the Marine Corps,” said Major Justin Betz, TBS air officer.
Instructors at The Basic School took a two week course on how to teach students about UAS systems and will begin teaching their own students soon.
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At the Air Force, Maj. Gen. William Bender has been appointed information dominance chief and chief information officer.
He most recently served as deputy chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq and also was commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.
He was also a commander for the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base and Kaiserslautern Military Community in Germany from December 2007 to July 2009.
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