Air University and MGMWERX share AR/VR tech with local community

Air University and MGMWERX hosted the AR/VR iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. This event allowed AU and MGMWERX staff to meet with local civic leaders and community members to display how AR/VR technology enhances educational and training capabilities, resulting in students and employees who are better equipped to handle various situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)

Air University and MGMWERX hosted the AR/VR iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. This event allowed AU and MGMWERX staff to meet with local civic leaders and community members to display how AR/VR technology enhances educational and training capabilities, resulting in students and employees who are better equipped to handle various situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)

Chaplain (Maj.) Robert Greene, instructor at Air Force Chaplain Corps College at Air University prepares a virtual reality experience at the AR/VR iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. At the expo, local civic leaders and community members experienced how Air University and MGMWERX use cutting-edge technology to enhance training and education by providing a glimpse into realistic situations people may have to face during their careers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)

Chaplain (Maj.) Robert Greene, instructor at Air Force Chaplain Corps College at Air University prepares a virtual reality experience at the AR/VR iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. At the expo, local civic leaders and community members experienced how Air University and MGMWERX use cutting-edge technology to enhance training and education by providing a glimpse into realistic situations people may have to face during their careers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)

Douglas McCarty, an instructional systems developer from the Air University Teaching and Learning Center, helps an event attendee try out a virtual reality headset during the MGMWERX AR/VR iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. MGMWERX works alongside Air University to promote innovation and collaboration in unique ways through experimentation with emerging tools, processes, and methods to get innovation to the warfighter faster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)

Douglas McCarty, an instructional systems developer from the Air University Teaching and Learning Center, helps an event attendee try out a virtual reality headset during the MGMWERX AR/VR iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. MGMWERX works alongside Air University to promote innovation and collaboration in unique ways through experimentation with emerging tools, processes, and methods to get innovation to the warfighter faster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)

Retired Brig. Gen. Trent Edwards, director of MGMWERX, provides an interview for local media during the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. MGMWERX enhances Air University programs to support high-quality, innovative research and ideas that span various Air Force issues, including doctrine, strategies, capability needs, operational concepts, training, education, and science and technology. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)

Retired Brig. Gen. Trent Edwards, director of MGMWERX, provides an interview for local media during the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. MGMWERX enhances Air University programs to support high-quality, innovative research and ideas that span various Air Force issues, including doctrine, strategies, capability needs, operational concepts, training, education, and science and technology. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)

Chaplain (Capt.) John Richardson, instructor at Air Force Chaplain Corps College  at Air University guides a community member though a virtual next-of-kin notification during the MGMWERX AR/VR iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. This scenario, and many others, are used regularly by Richardson to help prepare students for difficult situations they may face in the future while serving as chaplains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)

Chaplain (Capt.) John Richardson, instructor at Air Force Chaplain Corps College at Air University guides a community member though a virtual next-of-kin notification during the MGMWERX AR/VR iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. This scenario, and many others, are used regularly by Richardson to help prepare students for difficult situations they may face in the future while serving as chaplains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)

Chaplain (Capt.) John Richardson, instructor at Air Force Chaplain Corps College at Air University experiences flying virtually at the MGMWERX AR/VR iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. Through MGMWERX, Air University students and faculty are exposed to a broad cross-section of technology, industry, academia, as well as non-traditional commercial partners, to be better prepared for the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)

Chaplain (Capt.) John Richardson, instructor at Air Force Chaplain Corps College at Air University experiences flying virtually at the MGMWERX AR/VR iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. Through MGMWERX, Air University students and faculty are exposed to a broad cross-section of technology, industry, academia, as well as non-traditional commercial partners, to be better prepared for the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)

Dr. Andy Clayton, assistant professor of leadership and augmented reality/virtual reality research task force director at Air University, discusses the benefits of introducing AR/VR to education and training programs with two local firefighters during the MGMWERX AR/VR iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. Clayton explained that this type of immersive learning can help people retain information from their VR experience and allows them to interact with educational content. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)

Dr. Andy Clayton, assistant professor of leadership and augmented reality/virtual reality research task force director at Air University, discusses the benefits of introducing AR/VR to education and training programs with two local firefighters during the MGMWERX AR/VR iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. Clayton explained that this type of immersive learning can help people retain information from their VR experience and allows them to interact with educational content. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- Air University and MGMWERX hosted the AR/VR iExpo in Montgomery, Alabama, Nov. 9, 2021. This event allowed AU and MGMWERX staff to meet with local civic leaders and community members to display how AR/VR technology enhances educational and training capabilities, resulting in students and employees who are better equipped to handle various situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Silverthorne)