Spring 2021 | E-Newsletter
At the Virtual Heroes Division of ARA we create immersive, 3D interactive learning solutions and high-fidelity synthetic virtual environments. Our goal is to create realistic, detailed training, simulation, and educational solutions to improve your safety, security, and way of life. Visit our website.
Latest News
Mobile Burn Injury Training
Virtual Heroes is helping the Army transform burn injury care. Our BurnCARE 3D training application is designed to run on mobile devices. This means that medics, even ones who don’t usually treat burn patients, can experience immersive training anywhere, including on the road during deployment.

Virtual Tactical Assault Kit
The Virtual Tactical Assault Kit (VTAK) is the latest addition to the Tactical Assault Kit (TAK) ecosystem. VTAK enables warfighters to collaborate and perform mission planning and rehearsal in full 3D space. Virtual Heroes is expanding TAK’s capabilities by reimagining its delivery mechanism: Rather than interacting with 2D interfaces, the operator dons a VR headset and experiences a full 3D synthetic terrain environment.

Conference: Serious Play
Virtual Heroes will be at the Serious Play Conference, to be held online June 23 - 25, 2021. ARA Vice President and Virtual Heroes Division Manager Randy Brown will be leading the panel Achieving Immersion in Military Maintenance Training. Senior Producer Marcia Clover will be presenting and demonstrating our BurnCARE 3D burn-injury training application. We hope to (virtually) see you there!
Podcasts: Everything VR & AR
Listen now to ARA VP and Virtual Heroes Division Manager Randy Brown speak to the VR/AR Association's Tyler Gates and Sophia Moshasha about the history of virtual reality, in these two one-hour interviews! Part I | Part II
Staff Spotlight
Murray Taylor Joins Virtual Heroes
Murray is Virtual Heroes' newest Senior Producer, in charge of Art and Design. Murray has over 30 years’ experience in the software development industry. Prior to joining Virtual Heroes, Murray was president and co-founder of Digital Steamworks, where he developed custom training software for the NFL, General Electric, DARPA, Cleveland Clinic, and other international companies. He is named as an inventor on several U.S. patents. Before forming Digital Steamworks, Murray developed commercial computer games for Atari, Hasbro Interactive, and MicroProse Software.
Welcome New Hires!
First row, L to R: Amanda Dean, Hector Robles, Murray Taylor, Jennifer Wai, Elias Sells
Second row, L to R: Gal Afik, Erin McAnany, Vera Cheung, Billy Graban, Greg Smith