Since 1986, URS has trained over 20,000 student pilots at the U.S. Army Aviation Center for Excellence at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Our program serves aviation students—most of whom have little to no flight experience—from the Army, Air Force, NATO and over 30 United States allies. Through months of aviation theory and simulator instruction to actual flight training, our students graduate with the tools and experience necessary for a successful career. URS also provides the training for active and reserve U.S. Army aviators to become Examiner Pilots. Additionally, URS oversees the Basic Combat Skills Training Course and Helicopter Overwater Survival Training course—both of which provide essential operational and survival skills for U.S. Army aviators.
Beyond training students to operate in traditional aviation for the Army, URS also is a leader in creating curricula for a new aviation community–Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operators. URS established training programs where there was none through the use of experienced flight instructors who understood the specific needs of a new technology. Our proven techniques have yielded positive results for these emerging needs.
Since 1990, we have worked with the U.S. Navy to develop flexible education programs for every level of officer operating VIRGINIA class submarines. We helped write course content and developed interactive courseware to support future training. Our instructors combine naval experience and extensive education to provide both classroom and field instruction. Individually tailored, interactive Web- and computer-based training tools supplement classroom instruction to maximize the impact and effect of training.
As part of the Contract Field Teams Vehicle Maintenance Program, URS has provided maintenance and operations training to more than 1,000 military personnel—focusing on installation of HMMWV (Humvee) add-on armor and safety enhancements.
Regardless of classroom location—underwater, in the air or in the desert—URS tailors its training solutions to meet the military’s needs, making sure our trainees are prepared for everything they could meet while on duty.