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Page Layout Disruptive technologies: Comm troops seek immediate solutions
Terrorist organizations have an ability to rapidly procure and field technology without having to jump through research and development issues and bureaucratic hurdles. This causes what's known as disruptive technologies, which are technologies that force a paradigm shift in business practices. This shift is forcing our military to find or develop
0 7/02
2007
Page Layout Alabama ANG shows how they're a Total Force Team
Thirteen members of the Alabama Air National Guard's 280th Combat Communications Squadron recently got a chance to experience AFSOC's version of the Air Force's Total Force Integration initiative. The opportunity came as they deployed to Afghanistan in support of a Joint Task Force operation as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The initial team
0 7/02
2007
Page Layout No comm, no bomb - but no power, no comm period
I'm an Electrical Power Production Airman assigned to the 353rd Operations Support Squadron's communications flight. My main mission is supporting two tactical deployable communications packages, the Initial Communications Element package and the Integrated Communications Access Package. I've had the experience of supporting these two packages in
0 7/02
2007
Page Layout 353rd OSS supports joint mission
The Southern Philippines are a known breeding ground for terrorists, and that's why the U.S. Joint Special Operation Task Force has a presence there. They advise and educate the Philippine military in overcoming this tough enemy. "Deny sanctuary, deny movement, deny resources, and separate the population from the insurgents -- straight from the
0 7/02
2007
Page Layout - July 07 SHARK: Special Operations Forces High-speed Agile Reachback Kit
What is it?  The Special Operations Forces High-speed Agile Reachback Kit, known as SHARK, is an "everything over IP" system small enough to be carried onto a commercial airliner, yet robust enough to provide unclassified, secret and top-secret voice/video/data using any available IP-based network. The SHARK is intended to be a "first boots on the
0 7/02
2007
Page Layout - July 07 Air Resupply and Communications Service serves as prelude to AFSOC mission support
There are four truths people in Air Force Special Operations Command have realized and developed during its history. This history includes the air commandos in the China-Burma-India theater of operations, as well as Maj. Gen. William J. Donovan and his Office of Strategic Services agents in the WWII European theater.These Special Operations Forces
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2007
Page Layout - July 07 What I will remember
I still remember when Karen and I had our first (and really only) meeting with Col. David Kovach, then commander of the Air Force Communications Agency, about the magazine. We both arrived on the job in early 2003 (within weeks of each other) and the time was ripe for change. The colonel had envisioned something slick, something fun, but he wasn't
0 6/22
2007
Page Layout - July 07 So long, old friend
No more intercom? Say it isn't so! It's the end of the world as we know it. That last statement is more accurate than you'd think. The Army Airways Communications System's "World" newspaper was serving communicators until 1961. When the "World" ended, the intercom was born to coincide with the establishment of Air Force Communications Service as a
0 6/22
2007
Page layout - June 07 Passing the efficiency test with flexible, deployable comm
I'm proud to highlight the work of our Pacific Air Forces Airmen in this month's intercom magazine. This vast region -- spanning 16 time zones and home to 60 percent of the world's population who speak more than 1,000 languages -- has played a central role for America both past and present. To that end, our communication capability has been and
0 6/01
2007
Page layout - June 07 Warriors of the Pacific deliver information superiority
Warriors of the Pacific understand we are a nation at war and face a ruthless enemy who seeks to rob us of our freedom and the destruction of our way of life. Today, less than 1 percent of all Americans will serve to defend the freedoms the other 99 percent enjoy. All of our military, civilians and contractors are proud to serve as part of that 1
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2007
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