by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders
39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
12/17/2015 - INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- The
demand for communications capabilities is on the rise with the addition
of aircraft and service members in support of Operation Inherent
Resolve missions, here.
The 39th Communications Squadron is hard at work meeting those demands,
keeping the lines of communication open and demonstrating dedication to
the 39th Air Base Wing and OIR. Whether those lines of communication are
non-secure or secure internet networks, telecommunications or mobile
radios; it's the communications squadron Airmen who ensures everyone on
Team Incirlik stays connected despite the increase in operations.
"Currently the operations tempo is extremely high here," said Chief
Master Sgt. Dax Marvel, 39th CS superintendent. "At most other
installations, there isn't the ops tempo like we have here. For most
bases, it is mostly steady state... just maintaining what is already
established. Here, we are maintaining our established wing buildings as
well as building and installing communication support in buildings that
have not been used for more than five years."
The infrastructure installed into the older facilities is an essential
working conduit, which critical communication information travels, and
powers the wings missions. If the AF is a living body then CS acts as
its central nervous center transferring signals from point to point.
"Every sector of the CS works to ensure communication needs are met to
support everyone on base and their missions," said Airman 1st Class
Trevor Hermosillo, 39th CS cable and antenna technician. "Large or
small, every mission requires communications aspects to succeed. You
look at everybody going about their business and you see the buildings
you helped put 'comm' into. Although they don't know, it gives us a
sense of pride we are contributing to the mission."