U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division Hosts Augmented Reality Demonstration

FORT STEWART, Ga.– The U.S Army’s 3rd Infantry Division and stakeholders held an augmented reality demonstration to showcase its technological applications for training and equipment maintenance troubleshooting and diagnostics on Fort Stewart, March 04, 2022. The team sought collaboration from commercial and government agencies on a collective path forward for leveraging the capability within the greater Army enterprise.

Called the Augmented Reality for Maintenance Training Executive Demo and Information Day, the event drew participants to Club Stewart to discuss ideas and solicit constructive feedback from Soldiers on the implementation of augmented reality for a variety of military functions. Taqtile, Microsoft, and Georgia Institute of Technology were the civilian enterprises that attended.

Government agencies that attended included Army Applications Laboratory, Sustainment Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Program Executive Office Combat Support and Combat Service Support, and Combined Arms Support Command.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Michael Hefti, the chief of plans for 3rd ID, opened the event with a brief about where augmented reality technology is now and where the technology could take the Army years from now. Read the article.

“It’s pretty shocking at first, but it was actually very easy to operate,” said U.S. Army Capt. Benjamin Mcfarlin, a deputy innovations officer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd ID. “I think that augmented reality technology can have a pretty profound, positive impact on the military.”

Benjamin Mcfarlin, U.S. Army Capt.,Deputy Innovations Officer

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