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Page layout - June 07 Combat comm transforms its operations, management
During an exercise in 2006, Airmen here convoyed their Theater Deployable Communications equipment with dozens of tactical vehicles that towed heavy AN/TSC-100A satellite comm terminals, 20-foot antennas, water tankers, and fuel trailers. They paraded this heavy metal through the crowded streets of Korea to an 18-acre combat communications
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Page layout - June 07 Wolf Comm uses collaboration tools for mission success
The 8th Communications Squadron, commonly known as Wolf Comm, provides vital support for command, control, communications, and computer systems at the 8th Fighter Wing. The squadron uses several programs to enable the wing to accomplish its mission. COMMUNITY OF INTEREST NETWORK One program area Wolf Comm has integrated into its mission is a
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Default Air Force Logo Commentary: Final 'intercom' published in August
It's with regret that I must advise you that intercom magazine will cease publication as of August. As we all know, the Air Force is currently under great pressure to downsize and economize, and this is one result of that effort. With the mandated redistribution of our public affairs positions to other Air Force organizations, it's not feasible for
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Page layout - June 07 The Virtual Air Force
What is virtualization technology? According to one of the leading virtualization vendors, "Virtualization is an abstraction layer that decouples the physical hardware from the operating system. Virtualization allows multiple virtual machines, with different operating systems, to run side-by-side on the same physical machine. Each virtual machine
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Page layout - June 07 Pioneers bridge Alaska to D.C. comm gap
Military communications in Alaska has historically come with numerous challenges. At the turn of the 20th Century, official messages between Washington, D.C., and Alaska took between two and six months to be delivered. Gen. Alphonus Greely, chief of the Army Signal Corps, began making plans to connect Alaska to the rest of the world by telegraph.
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From the Top Operating in a new world
Our first priority with Warfighting Integration is to win the Global War on Terror as an interdependent member of the joint team. The communications and information community is poised to bring fresh capability to our forces as they prosecute this fight. Our second priority is to care for our Airmen. This includes developing our workforce to
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AFCA mission AFCA brings security, standards, efficiency to AF networks
In 1934, President Roosevelt directed the Army Air Corps to deliver the airmail during a postal strike that crippled national commerce. Later called the "Airmail Disaster of 1934," 12 Airmen and 66 aircraft were lost during the ensuing months, signaling the need to standardize the development and acquisition of air traffic control and landing
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Leadership Leadership: A mental model to face challenges
The combination of evolving world threats, the number of contingencies, and the rapid evolution and accessibility of technology creates a dynamic and challenging battlefield environment for military operations. This increasingly fast-paced and competitive environment demands a continuous, realistic level of integration, synchronization, and
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Spectrum Management Spectrum access, connectivity enables warfighters
The war in Iraq and Afghanistan has taught the Air Force some valuable lessons in the use of the electromagnetic spectrum. The most common definition of the electromagnetic spectrum states it's the range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation from zero to infinity.Electromagnetic spectrum requirements relate directly to operational deployment
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Warfighting Integration Plan Warfighting Integration Plan delivers road map to future
With the ongoing war on terror, resources are constrained, and we simply must find better, more efficient ways to operate and modernize the enterprise. The need for an overarching, shaping document has never been clearer than today. That's why officials continue to strengthen the Warfighting Integration Plan, a document that captures key program
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