Clarke Lethin, explains to Dr. Walter F. Jones, left, and George Solhan how a virtual puppeteer interacts with Marines.

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2010) Clarke Lethin, technical manager for the Office of Naval Research (ONR), explains to Dr. Walter F. Jones, left, executive director of ONR, and George Solhan, director of the Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare & Combating Terrorism department, how a virtual puppeteer, right, linked to a 3D avatar located within the Afghan environment Infantry Immersion Trainer (IIT) at Camp Pendleton, Calif., interacts with Marines. Part of the facility-based, mixed reality training system, virtual projections of characters, live role players, animatronics, and simulated battlefield effects all work together to provide a real-life experience for Marines. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

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 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2010) Clarke Lethin, technical manager for the Office of Naval Research (ONR), explains to Dr. Walter F. Jones, left, executive director of ONR, and George Solhan, director of the Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare & Combating Terrorism department, how a virtual puppeteer, right, linked to a 3D avatar located within the Afghan environment Infantry Immersion Trainer (IIT) at Camp Pendleton, Calif., interacts with Marines. Part of the facility-based, mixed reality training system, virtual projections of characters, live role players, animatronics, and simulated battlefield effects all work together to provide a real-life experience for Marines. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)