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CASCOM Hosts Israeli Soldiers

FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 16, 2013) — The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Maj. Gen. Jacob Barak, Israeli Defense Force Technology and Logistics Branch head, and members of the Israeli Defense Force, or IDF, for a tour of its schools, Jan. 14.

The visit provided insight into the curriculum, technology and techniques used to train logistics Soldiers.

Finishing up the tour, the group stopped at the U.S. Army Quartermaster School’s Aerial Delivery & Field Services Department. Subject matter experts shared knowledge about how the department trains parachute riggers and shower, laundry and clothing repair specialists. Barak and Lt. Col. Shiri Lavi-Amichay, IDF Division logistics officer, were given the opportunity to try the department’s new parachute simulator.

The device combines 3D virtual reality with parachute dynamics and realistic control to allow jumpers to hone their skills in a controlled training environment before boarding a real airplane.

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