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CRW Airmen train on ATAK app

Staff Sgt. Brandon Trinidad, 621st Contingency Response Squadron security forces, attends Android Tactical Assault Kit app training Oct. 8 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Airmen from across the CRW participated in the training sponsored by the 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

Staff Sgt. Brandon Trinidad, 621st Contingency Response Squadron security forces, attends Android Tactical Assault Kit app training Oct. 8 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Airmen from across the CRW participated in the training sponsored by the 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

Tim Brock, Tough Stump Technologies instructor, trains Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing on the Android Tactical Assault Kit app Oct. 8 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The training will streamline its application and provide Devil Raiders with an edge in field operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

Tim Brock, Tough Stump Technologies instructor, trains Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing on the Android Tactical Assault Kit app Oct. 8 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The training will streamline its application and provide Devil Raiders with an edge in field operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

Airmen from across the 621st Contingency Response Wing practice using the Android Tactical Assault Kit app Oct. 8 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The training will streamline its application and provide Devil Raiders with a tactical advantage in field operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

Airmen from across the 621st Contingency Response Wing practice using the Android Tactical Assault Kit app Oct. 8 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The training will streamline its application and provide Devil Raiders with a tactical operations advantage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. --

The 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron received training on the Android Tactical Assault Kit app they recently purchased for all of their Air Mobility Liaison Officers here Oct. 8-9.

The app will provide Devil Raiders with the capability to rapidly problem solve and perform in the field more efficiently.

“This training is to prepare AMLOs to conduct landing and drop zone operations quicker and more efficiently, and getting folks excited about leading-edge technology being leveraged by our joint partners, special operations and Air Combat Command,” said Lt. Col. Curt Haase, 621st MSOS commander. “The Expeditionary Center and Air Mobility Command are trying to find innovative solutions right now to organize, train and equip our squadron.”

ATAK is a smartphone geospatial infrastructure and military situational awareness app created in 2010 by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. The app provides users with multiple capabilities such as creating Drop Zone and Landing Zone surveys and parking plans. 

The app utilizes updated satellite imagery and distance measurement tools and provides the user with the ability to create and send products in real time.

The training was provided by Tough Stump Technologies, a disabled veteran owned and operated company.

“All of the guys come from special mission units, and have more than 20 years of service,” said Nathan Donham, Tough Stump Technologies instructor. “It’s good we are able to share our knowledge and operational experiences to help make these guys better war fighters.”