BCTC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
New Battle Command Training Campus
On 18 August 2009 MG Brooks, DCSM Champaign, COL Brown, GCSM Mann, DGC Mrs. Linda Hoeffner, DPTMS Director Timothy Livsey, DPTMS Staff and community members were present for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Battle Command Training Center (BCTC). BCTC is a war fighting simulations center that provides a holistic approach to combat training. The BCTC allows combat leaders to experience real time effects of coordinating combat maneuvers, and linking the required land and air supporting elements critical for successful combat missions. On 23 August 2009, CNN news anchor John King on the "State of the Union with John King" will be providing a descriptive introduction of the BCTC. CBS Affiliate, WIBW Channel 13 with Eric Ives from Topeka; ABC affiliate, KTKA channel 49 with Lyndsey Elliot; and The Associated Press, with John Milborne provided extensive media coverage of the ribbon cutting ceremony of the BCTC.