L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) has commenced operations at a new C-17 Training System (TS) site located at Martinsburg Air National Guard Base (ANGB), in West Virginia. As prime contractor for the US Air Force’s C-17 TS program, L-3 Link will conduct over 750 simulator missions each year in support of the 167th Airlift Wing’s C-17 pilot, loadmaster and maintenance engine run technician training requirements.

"This new C-17 schoolhouse establishes the 15th training center operated by L-3 Link under the C-17 Training System program and is the fourth new site we've activated since beginning the program in June 2011," said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link. "Our team at Martinsburg is highly experienced, skilled and fully dedicated to providing training that comprehensively supports the 167th Airlift Wing's global air mobility mission."

Pilots, loadmasters and maintenance engine run technicians from Martinsburg ANGB will receive refresher, upgrade and currency training provided by L-3 Link instructors using classroom and hands-on operations training in a realistic C-17 Weapon Systems Trainer and C-17 Loadmaster Station Trainer. In addition, L-3 Link and C-17 TS team member TRU Simulation + Training will provide contractor logistics support and maintenance of the site's training devices.