Eighth Army deploys for exercise Autumn Breeze
Maj. Gen. Robert Williamson, deputy commanding general of Eighth Army, visits the mobile command post at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex during Autumn Breeze 2010.

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.

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