Adm. John C. Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Vice Adm. Richard A. Brown, Commander, Naval Surface Forces, visited the Littoral Combat Ship Training Facility onboard Naval Base San Diego, Sep 04. While there, they observed virtual training scenarios. The facility, which opened on Sep. 22, 2016, uses in-class and simulator instruction to train individual Sailors and crews for some of the most challenging missions they may face at sea. These surface warriors benefit from being able to train operations and maintenance of their ships in an "off-haul" environment.
The LCS training facility is part of the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) command, whose mission is to develop and deliver surface ship combat systems training in order to achieve surface warfare superiority. CSCS has 14 learning sites and educates more than 40,000 Sailors by providing nearly 70,000 hours of curriculum through 700 courses each year. With more LCS Sailors having access to the training facility, each crew is becoming better equipped to face challenges and unique situations at sea. The training facility directly supports the Navy's initiative to, "apply the best concepts, techniques and technologies to accelerate learning as individuals, teams and organizations.