CTI and Running Pony Productions team up to train Airmen

The article below is from the Memphis Business Quarterly.

According to Running Pony’s website, they “make ideas move.” For their new collaboration with Germantown-based Crew Training International (CTI), those ideas may be moving at the speed of sound.

CTI was recently awarded the contract to instruct and facilitate the U. S. Air Force capstone week program for 50 weeks per year. The capstone program is the final training week of the USAF’s Basic Military Training and occurs just prior to graduation. CTI has partnered with the prime contractor B3H Corporation from Shalimar, Florida, and Integration Innovation, Inc., from Huntsville, Alabama. All training will take place at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, and will see approximately 30,000 to 40,000 students per year. The BMT Capstone contract has a start date of 23 March 2015 with a contract end date of November 2017. 

CTI and teaming partners will be responsible for all instructors, facilitators, courseware developers, and is expected to develop and deliver approximately 31 hours of instruction/facilitation per week. They will develop scenario-based video modules addressing decision making as it relates to the character and mission related expectations for Air Force Airmen. In addition, they will create a supplementary program to train-the-trainer in all courseware and presentation methods. 

To assist with the training, CTI has teamed with Running Pony. The production company will assist CTI in developing all videos for this contract and they will closely coordinate with CTI’s courseware production team. They will also support the scenario development work on the video series with actors, filming, and editing. 

“We are excited to work with such well-respected subject matter experts to bring the course material to life,” Jonathan Epstein, Running Pony’s Managing Partner, said. “The use of video will make this critical information much easier for prospective Airmen to understand and integrate into everyday behavior.”

Founded in 1994, Running Pony is the largest full-service production and post-production company in Memphis. The team has won more than 200 national and international awards including 10 regional Emmy Awards presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the National level Clarion Award given by the Association for Women in Communications 16 times, 85 Telly Awards, two Cine Golden Eagle and five Bronze Anvil awards, given by the Public Relations Society of America. 

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