The current military budget restrictions create a need to explore alternative ways of training aircrew members. The purpose of this paper is to examine the benefits of simulator integration in Air Mobility Command (AMC) as an alternative training method. The initial discussion is the mandate by the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Techlogy to convert all DoD simulators to High Level Architecture (HLA). Converting simulators to HLA enables them to interact seamlessly, providing crews the benefit of Distributive Mission Training (DMT). After presenting the current AMC flying hour and simulator program, an explanation and analysis is provided. Next, a tional flying time savings is proposed followed by the obstacles and advantages to substituting simulator time for actual flying time. Finally, the research concludes that t funding HLA/DMT in the FY00 POM was a mistake. There are a few techlogical obstacles that need to be solved before DMT will be fully functional. However, was consideration given to budget lead times of 5 to 7 years? This must be weighed against Moore's Law which states that micro techlogy will double every 18 months at the same price. When the obstacles are solved, DMT promises to provide better, more efficient training at a significant cost reduction. Because DMT can provide better prepared crews for combat, the progress of DMT must be followed closely to determine if and when it becomes a viable training method.