Summer 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
Building a Virtual Osprey
The V-22 Osprey is the world’s first production tiltrotor aircraft. It’s a complex machine, challenging to maintain. How do technicians master the nuances of a craft with the takeoff of a helicopter, speed and range of an airplane, storage of a transport, massive rotors that fold, and wings that rotate? Immersive simulation. Virtual Heroes teamed with Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, to give the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command a virtual Osprey maintenance-training system.

Podcast: VR/AR Bytes
Host John Cunningham welcomed Virtual Heroes' Division Manager Randy Brown to the June 29 episode of the VR/AR Bytes podcast. This podcast is known for featuring the movers and shakers in augmented and virtual reality from Central Florida. Listen now to hear about the exciting things that are happening in immersive technologies.

Conference: Serious Play
In June Virtual Heroes hosted the Serious Play Conference session Achieving Immersion in Military Maintenance Training. Panelists discussed innovations in immersive simulation for military maintenance trainers and the latest hardware solutions. The Serious Play Conference is a great place to keep current on the evolution of serious games and we're thrilled to continue to contribute!
Award Win: Technology Innovator
We've been selected by Corporate Vision to receive a 2021 Technology Innovator Award for Best AR/VR Simulated 3D Environments Development Company – USA. The awards “place emphasis on applauding innovation and seek to reward those who have proven themselves to be tech pioneers capable of providing solutions to meet a vast array of demands." We're proud to be recognized for our innovation in developing AR/VR simulated 3D environments. 
Staff Spotlight
Marcia Clover
Marcia Clover joined Virtual Heroes in 2012 as a Senior Producer and Program Manager. With over 20 years in the interactive and e-learning industry, Marcia is passionate about leveraging technology and user experience design to deliver effective and impactful learning experiences. Throughout her career, Marcia has designed, developed, and managed many projects, including those in the pharmaceutical, retail, advertising, and real estate industries. Thanks Marcia!
Jordan McCord
Jordan McCord began working with Virtual Heroes in May as a summer digital-marketing intern. Jordan is a rising senior at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where he studies Business and Marketing. He has experience developing marketing campaigns, managing website operations, evaluating analytics, and creating content for social media platforms. Thanks Jordan!
Open Positions:
Technical Artist (Raleigh, NC)
Senior Full-stack Developer (Springfield, VA)
Staff Full-stack Developer (Springfield, VA)