Eighth Army deploys for exercise Autumn Breeze
November 17, 2010
- Eighth Army deployed to Rodriguez Live Fire Complex Nov. 15 for exercise Autumn Breeze 2010.
- To support Eighth Army's transition to a field army, mobility and connectivity are the main goals of the exercise.
- Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division, Special Troops Battalion, Alpha Company are supporting the exercise.
RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea - Eighth Army deployed Nov. 15 to this training range near the Korean Demilitarized Zone for exercise Autumn Breeze 2010.
To support Eighth Army's transition to a field army, mobility and network connectivity are the main goals of the exercise.
"Eighth Army will not be a stationary command," said Sgt. Maj. Jed Hawkland. "We will be a command headquarters that can be deployed."
Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division, Special Troops Battalion, Alpha Company are supporting the exercise by installing a satellite communication system for the mobile command post.
Alpha Company Soldiers set up the Satellite Transportable Terminal and Unit Hub Satellite Communication Truck to the enable network access.
STT is a mobile trailer-based satellite dish that provides high-bandwidth connectivity as far down as the battalion-level at forward-operating military bases.
Braving the November weather in a deployed environment, Eighth Army is working hard to achieve the goals of Autumn Breeze 2010.