THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC) DEVELOPMENT TOOL
Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs), are centrally location facilities set
up during natural or man-made disasters or emergencies from which local
governments can provide interagency coordination and executive decision
making in support of incident response and recovery operations. EOCs are set
up at the National. state and local level to facilitate and coordinate rapid
detection and response to public health and safety emergencies.
Communication is key. The Army Distributed Learning Program (TADLP), was
selected to collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s International Emergency Preparedness Team in the U.S.
Department of State’s Biosecurity Engagement Program, the U.S. Army
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School, as well as the Iraqi
Ministry of Health to create an adaptable EOC training tool designed for
ease of use, operates on multiple digital platforms and includes a language
ARMY AUDIOBOOKS GIVE ACCESS TO DOCTRINE AND OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS ANYWHERE
TADLP Mobile Publications Division develops hardcopy books into smart, professionally edited and read audiobooks that Soldiers can take anywhere, available on their personal smartphones and tablets.
Historically, doctrine has been published in books and softcover manuals. By adopting the new audiobook medium, it’s yet another way Army learning is modernizing. In the last decade, mainstream publishers and studios have found a figurative gold mine in audio fiction. In 2019 The Audio Publishers Association released figures showing that more people are listening to audiobooks regardless of demographic. Retailers like Audible have been developing their own original content to take advantage of the trend. The US Army audiobooks also provide the primary thing that made the audiobook marketplace explode: convenience.
MOBILE PUBLICATIONS DIV. DELIVERS ‘NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND’
U.S. Army leaders say the next war will be fought in mega-cities, and in
response to such a prospect the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) based at Fort
Meade, Maryland, have revised and updated their training materials to help
Soldiers fight and win specifically subterranean environments. In 2018 the
Army launched an accelerated effort, allocating more than $572 million into
equipping and training 26 of its 31 active combat brigades to fight in
large-scale subterranean facilities that exist beneath dense urban areas
around the world. For this new type of warfare, infantry units will need to
know how to effectively navigate, communicate, breach heavy obstacles and
attack an enemy in underground mazes ranging from confined corridors to
tunnels as wide as residential streets. Soldiers are being trained to cope
with and operate in conditions such as complete darkness, bad air and lack
of cover from enemy fire in areas that challenge standard Army
communications equipment. The TADLP Mobile Publishing Division has worked
with subject matter experts at the AWG to create a reference guide that is
succinct, well written, filled with visual aids and illustrations that give
Soldiers clear and easy access to information to prepare them for operations
in a subterranean environment with all it‘s complexities.
The Army's 3D Visualizer is a multi-platform program that allows Soldiers to interact with 3D models to learn how to perform a variety of tasks (e.g., weapon assembly, disassembly, and function check). The program also has a free-play capability that provides an interactive 360-degree view of the 3D model, including pan, tilt, zoom, and x-ray functionality. The 3D Visualizer was developed in the Unity game engine, enabling a single code base to be published in multiple formats without the need for any plug-ins. The application supports 3D models for a variety of equipment and allows for customization of the menus to train additional procedures.