Signal Company recovers combat communications | Paper
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii – Soldiers from the 23rd Infantry Division, 73rd Signal Company, 25th Infantry Division, Maintenance Unit and 25th Infantry Division from Joint Network Node Platoon will be in field communication throughout the 25th DSB after a three-year outage. Has recovered. This restoration is part of a recent instrument and training check held for the 73rd Sig. April 22 Co., located at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
According to Sgt. Daniel Redburn, operator and maintainer of satellite communications systems and part of the 25th DSB communications store, suffered a fatal overheating problem in 2018 and went offline forever.
The following year, the JNN equipment was sent to an external source for repair and reset, eventually reverting to the 73rd sig. Co. in Spring 2021. Returning to the Lightning Support communicator, restoring field communications to virgin devices has been a priority. A collaborative effort comprising the JNN Platoon, the 25th DSB Communication Store and the 25th Inf. Div. Communication shop and external sources. The equipment was put into service within a few weeks.
“This is [the brigade] I’m always ready, ”said Sgt. Ramiro Carlos 1st Class, JNN Platoon Platoon Sergeant and NCO in charge of the verification event.
This training is normal for some people, but normal for Pvt. Demiya Staples, a cable systems installer and recent graduate of the US Army Communications Corps in Fort Gordon, Ga., Has a better real-world training opportunity at her first mission station.
“This training gives us the opportunity to practice. [experience]Staples said. “We can experience this as if we were in the field or on a mission. Now is the perfect time to learn. “
For SPC. Javon Courtney, 73rd Sig Node Network System Operator-Maintainer. Co., this is a testing opportunity after years of rebuilding the Brigade’s Common Network Node. It is also an opportunity to train soldiers like Staples with JNN equipment.
“It’s good for other soldiers to go through this type of training because they can be trained effectively,” Courtney said. “One of our operators [has a Permanent Change of Station] And no one else knows. This small training will help soldiers participate. “
With the equipment fully restored by 2020 and the JNN Platoon Verification Event completed in 2021, voice, data and satellite communications will be more effective and efficient for the area maintenance brigade.