Source: U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs,

August 17, 2021 - August 19, 2021

Host:  Joint Combat Assessment Team (JCAT)

Sponsor:  Joint Aircraft Survivability Program Office

JCAT will host the 2021 Threat Weapons & Effects Training at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, on 17 – 19 August 2021 (not Hurlburt, as done in previous years).  This annual training event is a collaborative effort between the Joint Combat Assessment Team, U.S. Army Aviation Research Laboratory, Naval Air Systems Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Missile and Space Intelligence Center, National Ground Intelligence Center, and other agencies.  The training draws information from threat exploitation, live fire testing, and combat experience to provide a complete picture on threat lethality.  Hands-on experience is provided, with threat munitions/missiles, test articles, and damaged aircraft hardware. Experienced professionals provide current, relevant information on threat system upgrades, proliferation, and lethality.

Who Should Attend
  • Aviation operations personnel
  • Intelligence professionals
  • Weaponeering staff
  • Individuals dealing with battle damage repair
  • U.S. government and industry executives
  • Survivability engineers
  • Research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) professionals
  • Individuals with an interest in threat weapons, intelligence, and aviation survivability
Program Features
  • Current combat assessment reports from the area of responsibility (AOR)
  • Presentations on current threat lethality and proliferation
  • Discussions on current survivability design effectiveness
  • Live fire demonstration of a wide variety of munitions
  • Post shot evaluation of damaged hardware


You MUST be logged in to DSIAC to register for the Threat Weapons Effects Training. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one prior to registration. Register here. 

Registration is open to U.S. citizens only.


Seating is limited for TWE, i.e., the Eglin Enlisted Hall.  We can guarantee two seats per unit, with additional seats filled on a first-come-first-served basis. If your plans change after registration, please notify the DSIAC or JCAT ASAP so your reserved seat can be made available to another interested party.

Monday, August 16:  Check-In and Security In-Processing:

Pre-registration will be from 5 pm – 8 pm on Monday, August 16 at the Holiday Inn Resort, Fort Walton Beach, FL. Registrants will receive a badge and final program at this time.

Late check-in and security in-processing will be available one hour prior to the conference start time at the Eglin Enlisted Hall.

Landing Fee:

$25.00 for all attending – there are multiple ways to pay:

Daily morning and afternoon beverages, as well as associated food items, will be made available by the TWE support team. The one-time payment for this service will be collected, but no receipt will be provided. Based on the Joint Travel Regulation, this payment must be paid out of the traveler’s per diem and cannot be reimbursed as an additional expense.


A more in-depth schedule will be published closer to the event.  Due to COVID-19, TDY travel is being stressed.  For this reason, JCAT will publish a more thorough schedule at a later date.

TWE schedule 2021


Eglin Enlisted Hall (NOT King Auditorium on Hurlburt)

1760 Memorial Trail

Eglin AFB, FL 32542

Local Lodging:

Holiday Inn Resort

1299 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


Lodging per diem rate:  $156

Hilton Garden Inn

1297 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


Lodging per diem rate:  $156


Transportation between the airport, host hotel, and Eglin Enlisted Hall WILL NOT be provided. Attendees will be responsible for their own transportation. Carpooling is encouraged. Please note the location of visitor parking at the Eglin Enlisted Hall on the next page.  Bus transportation will be provided from Eglin AFB to the Eglin AFB test ranges to accommodate the live fire demonstrations.

Contractor attendees should expect an extended delay when driving through the entrance to Eglin AFB. Please consider carpooling in a DoD, member-driven vehicle or allow an additional 19 minutes travel time.

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Parking at Eglin Enlisted Hall:

The Eglin Enlisted Hall is located at the northwest corner of the BX complex.  Below is a picture of the parking area for the Enlisted Hall.

Eglin Enlisted Hall

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Holiday Inn Resort, Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Reservation information for Holiday Inn

Hilton Garden Inn, Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Reservation information for Hilton Garden Inn


Security Deadline:  23 July 2021

The security classification of the training is SECRET/NOFORN. No foreign nationals are permitted at the training. To be admitted to the training sessions, submit a security certification form or JPAS visit request (PREFERRED) in advance and provide a government-issued photo identification on-site. You may download the certification form from the conference website.  Please note that the form requires a need-to-know certification for all Government contractors.

Send the form to CW4 Mark Chamberlin at or Ms. Emily Coker at To confirm the arrival of the security clearance form, contact CW4 Mark Chamberlin at 334-255-3428 or Ms. Emily Coker at 334-255-2441.

If your security department has JPAS access, send a visit request to:

SMO Code:  W0U9AA6N

Visit purpose:  TWE 2021

Dates:  17 – 19 August 21


Briefcases, large purses, cell phones, pagers, and other electronics are NOT allowed inside the auditorium and must be left outside the auditorium doors. Ziplock bags and a designated table will be provided for own-risk placement of devices.


Additional Information

Message Center:

Messages will be posted on the TWE message board in the auditorium. A message center phone number will be provided at registration.


Appropriate dress for this training is duty uniform for military or business casual for civilians. Range demonstrations currently scheduled for Tuesday will be conducted in field conditions. Weather conditions at the ranges can vary from sunny and dry to rain and mud. Please plan accordingly.

Tuesday Evening Event:

There will be a casual, no-host social Tuesday evening at The Gulf.

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