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APM CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS SUPPORT (COS)

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MISSION:

Warfighter Focus (WFF) Contingency Operations Support provides live, virtual and constructive training support to U.S. Armed Forces, host nation and multinational coalition forces deployed in Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kyrgyzstan.


DESCRIPTION:

WFF provides contractor training and training support services for 18 separate efforts valued at $320M in the following regions:


Afghanistan

COS strategic mobility  Apache Longbow Crew TrainerNATO Training Mission Afghanistan/Combined Security Training Command Afghanistan efforts focus on the training and development of capable and self-sustaining Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and Coalition Forces to include institutional instruction to develop capabilities in Counter Improvised Explosive Device/Explosive Ordnance Disposal (CIED/EOD), Personal Security Detachment, Logistics from Corps to Battalion, Commando, Special Infantry Training, Afghan Education Program, NATO Air Training Command, Route Clearance Company, Special Vehicle Training and other branch-specific training and leadership development for a force that will exceed 250,000 personnel.

Pilot training for the Afghan National Air Force is being conducted at the Horizon Flight Academy in the United Arab Emirates until such time as the Afghan National Army (ANA) facilities are built and curriculum developed enabling the Afghan Air Force (AAF) to assume responsibility for future pilot selection and training.

WFF provides training to the United States Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) in support of their Title-10 training responsibilities for all U.S. forces deployed to and operating in Afghanistan to ensure units and personnel are appropriately trained to conduct effective operations in support of Cdr, USFOR-A priorities.


Afghan Air Force Flight and Maintenance Training

APM CTC trains Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) pilots. It trains or will train 297 flight crews. It has developed an interim and long-term training strategy to execute this training. All basic flight training includes some form of minimum, standard English language proficiency training. Follow-on, specialized flight training will take place in Eastern Europe and within Afghanistan. APM COS is conducting concurrent aircraft maintenance technician training. The long-term strategy is planned to include all pilot and maintenance training in Afghanistan by the year 2017.


Iraq

APM COS supports Iraqi Army training in Iraq through the Office of Security Cooperation Iraq (OSC-I). The Iraqi Army is shifting the focus of its operations from establishing the Iraqi Army training base and developing Iraqi Army internal defense capability to developing sustainment, external defense capability, fielding of modernized equipment, combined arms and collective training, and the integration of Kurdistan Regional Guard Brigades (RGBs). The OSC-I Army effort focuses on advising, assisting and training the Iraqi Army with the development of a sustainment capability to adequately maintain combat systems and develop an overall logistics system for the Iraqi Army. Developing this sustainment capability revolves around a core effort of Logistics advisors at Medium Workshops and Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Training (MAIT) Teams at key Iraqi Army locations designed to train Iraq Army soldiers and units on Level 2 equipment maintenance. Training Iraqi Army leaders in managing workflow and maintenance supply system procedures is another key training effort of the MAIT teams.


Kuwait

For U.S. Army Central Command (ARCENT), WFF contractors provide critical realistic Theater Specific Readiness Training (TSRT). This includes training to safely exit disabled vehicles using the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) and HMMWV Egress Training (HEAT), casualty treatment training (Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC)), situational weapons engagement training using the Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 (EST 2000), and the Call for Fire Trainer (CFFT).

Pilot training for the Afghan National Air Force is being conducted at the Horizon International Flight Academy in the United Arab Emirates until such time as the Afghan National Army (ANA) facilities are built and curriculum developed enabling the ANAAF to assume responsibility for future pilot selection and training.

The Kuwait-Based Training Team effort trains individual, collective, leader and staff training at the Kuwait Armed Forces Training Center (KAFTC). It provides a staff of 90 personnel consisting of Observer Controllers and Mobile Training Teams as well as subject matter experts and staff augmentation in support of ARCENT G7 training requirements.

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