2nd BCT Tests High-Tech Army Training System

Tank commander, Staff Sgt. Louis Parnell, left, and loader, Spc. Timothy Davenport, both of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, train inside a M-1 tank virtual training simulator on Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012 at Fort Hood's Warrior Skills Training Center.

A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act report issued recently by the Texas Workforce Commission stated that 77 employees of General Dynamics — a global aerospace and defense company — were to be laid off from their positions at Fort Hood by the end of October.

That has since changed, according to General Dynamics spokesman Mark Meudt. General Dynamics lost the contract to continue supplying the 77 employees for Fort Hood’s Warfighter FOCUS training simulators, but the new contractor will not pick up the contract until a later date that has yet to be determined.

There is no word yet whether the new contractor, believed to be Lockheed Martin, will hire the current General Dynamics employees to continue providing the Warfighter FOCUS services.

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