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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • From surf to sand: The deployment experience

    So, you've been selected to deploy to Southwest Asia to be the maintenance superintendent of the local comm squadron. You're not getting much information about the actual mission yet, but you run through the routine checklists on lodging, uniform requirements, dining facilities, etc. Yet between the

  • Total Force Network/Falconer/Tactical Comm/Stepping up to the plate

    TOTAL FORCE NETWORK: Communicators here are working to build a network that will increase mission effectiveness between the Hawaii Air National Guard and host active-duty comm squadrons. Up until recently, the members of the 15th Communications Squadron (active-duty) and the 154th Communications

  • Base modernizes to support new ISR/strike missions

    Last year, the squadron's plans flight here, a.k.a. "commander's hired guns," presented a case to PACAF's A6 leadership depicting the base's military growth and continuous bomber/tanker rotational presence in the hopes of receiving some manning relief. Once approved, a tasked superintendent called

  • Wireless networks Alaskan style

    At 570,380 square miles, Alaska is more than twice the size of Texas. That enormous area coupled with extreme environmental factors make defending this flank of North America a huge challenge. Tackling this challenge, though, are men and women who manage the Link-16 Alaska, or LAK, network.

  • Comm transforms Red Flag-Alaska

    When the Air Force requested the merger of Cope Thunder and Red Flag exercies into one called Red Flag-Alaska, members of the 354th Communications Squadron were there to support the change. The Pacific Alaska Range Complex makes Eielson AFB a perfect location to support such an exercise. The range

  • Arctic Raptor: Providing the nation's top cover

    In the crook of Alaska's Cook Inlet, Airmen with the 3rd Communications Squadron and 3rd Wing's Integration Office are ambitiously working to provide communications capabilities for the F-22A weapon system, which is arriving two years ahead of schedule. Eventually 40 aircraft will canvas the arctic

  • Information Operations Working Group provides integrated insight

    The complex use of information warfare is a key means of exploiting an adversary's weaknesses. This is done by using strategies and tools to integrate aspects of communications, the global media, and economics in ways that are as devastating to a country as historical brute force methods of attack