• Terry Johnston and Andrew Davis install a component on one of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade's new communications terminals. Called SNAP for SIPR/NIPR Access Point, the terminal can be assembled by two people in less than 30 minutes. Johnston is part of an Army Sustainment Command G6 training team sent to Camp Henry, Korea, in February to familiarize Davis and his 403rd comrades with the new gear. (U.S. Army photo by Tim Unger, 403rd AFSB)

    Aim High!

    Terry Johnston and Andrew Davis install a component on one of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade's new communications terminals. Called SNAP for SIPR/NIPR Access Point, the terminal can be assembled by two people in less than 30 minutes. Johnston is...

  • Capt. James Mick (center, left), Army Sustainment Command G6 trainer, guides Capt. David Haas, Army Field Support Battalion " Northeast Asia, while assembling a SNAP terminal antenna at Camp Henry, Korea. Dave Boshans (left, background), 403rd Army Field Support Brigade S6, and Staff Sgt. Benjamen Azah (403rd AFSB S3) wait their turn during an early February training event. (U.S. Army photo by Tim Unger, 403rd AFSB)

    Tab A into Slot B...

    Capt. James Mick (center, left), Army Sustainment Command G6 trainer, guides Capt. David Haas, Army Field Support Battalion " Northeast Asia, while assembling a SNAP terminal antenna at Camp Henry, Korea. Dave Boshans (left, background), 403rd Army...

  • Mario Duran and Capt. David Haas, of Army Field Support Battalion Northeast Asia at Camp Carroll, Korea, upgrade a SIPR/NIPR Access Point Terminal by replacing a component. The change reduces operating costs by enabling the SNAP to use DOD-owned satellite networks. (U.S. Army photo by Tim Unger, 403rd AFSB)

    It's a SNAP!

    Mario Duran and Capt. David Haas, of Army Field Support Battalion Northeast Asia at Camp Carroll, Korea, upgrade a SIPR/NIPR Access Point Terminal by replacing a component. The change reduces operating costs by enabling the SNAP to use DOD-owned...

  • Discussing new communications capabilities at the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, Camp Henry, Korea, are (clockwise from bottom left) Staff Sgt. Benjamen Azah (404th AFSB S3), Mario Duran (Army Field Support Battalion " Northeast Asia), Capt. James Mick (Army Sustainment Command G6), Capt. David Haas (AFSBn-NEA), Terry Johnston (ASC G6) and Dick Metcalf (AFSBn-Korea). Mick and Johnston travelled to Korea in early February to introduce SNAP terminals, which improves the 403rd's organic communications capability to support contingency missions.  (U.S. Army photo by Tim Unger, 403rd AFSB)

    Group effort

    Discussing new communications capabilities at the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, Camp Henry, Korea, are (clockwise from bottom left) Staff Sgt. Benjamen Azah (404th AFSB S3), Mario Duran (Army Field Support Battalion " Northeast Asia), Capt. James...

CAMP HENRY, Korea - A two-man team from the U.S. Army Sustainment Command G6 Current Operations Division, arrived in Daegu, Korea, Feb. 1 to train members of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade in the use of its new SIPR-NIPR Access Point terminals, known as SNAP. Brigade personnel came from various locations throughout Korea to Daegu to attend this training. The training included familiarization, storage, deployment, and operation of the medium and micro SNAP terminals, a component of the brigade's new mobile communications capability.

As a first step, the brand-new terminals required operability validation, as well as a check for compliance with current approved modification work orders. Instructors and students worked together to complete required equipment modifications and upgrades. Students reported this method worked well as it allowed assigned personnel to gain a better understanding in the operation of the terminals under normal operations as well as previewing what to expect in contingency operations.

Initial configurations were built and subsequently uploaded into the equipment. Once safety procedures were reviewed, the ASC G6 team then instructed personnel in the proper procedures to stage, set-up and operate the SNAP terminals. The 403rd AFSB will use the SNAP terminals for many daily and exercise operations as well as in support of contingency operations.

The new terminals enable e-mail transmission and connectivity, while also creating capability for video teleconferencing during field operations.

Successful fielding of the SNAP terminals is another step on the road to enabling Army Field Support Brigades to achieve communications connectivity in a tactical environment. An early entry communications kit developed by ASC's G6, includes computers, printers, phones, antennas, power supplies, a generator, and a trailer-mounted shelter from which AFSBs can conduct tactical operations.

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