• Spc. Kevin Arnold, patriot switch operator, Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment), teaches how to set frequencies on the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) during the 10th Regional Support Group Joint Communications Training at Torii's Training Support Center.  Soldiers from the 10th RSG and Airmen from 18th Communications Squadron, Kadena Air Base, gathered to learn how to effectively work together as a joint communications team.

    Joint training brings Okinawa communications teams together

    Spc. Kevin Arnold, patriot switch operator, Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment), teaches how to set frequencies on the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) during the 10th Regional Support...

  • Master Sgt. James A. Young, signal non-commissioned officer in charge, 10th Regional Support Group, welcomes Soldiers and Airmen to the joint communications training at Torii Station's Training Support Center. Soldiers and Airmen attended the training to enhance their skill sets with signal communications equipment to effectively work in a joint environment.

    Joint training brings Okinawa communications teams together

    Master Sgt. James A. Young, signal non-commissioned officer in charge, 10th Regional Support Group, welcomes Soldiers and Airmen to the joint communications training at Torii Station's Training Support Center. Soldiers and Airmen attended the training...

  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Frederick Rosario, radio frequency transmission system technician, 18th Communications Squadron, shows how to use a line of sight radio to Pfc. Raymond Crumrine, radio operator maintainer, 10th Regional Support Group, during the 10th RSG's joint communications training day at Torii Station's Training Support Center. The joint training day help integrate Soldiers and Airmen on how to use each service's communications equipment to effectively work as a joint team.

    Joint training brings Okinawa communications teams together

    Air Force Staff Sgt. Frederick Rosario, radio frequency transmission system technician, 18th Communications Squadron, shows how to use a line of sight radio to Pfc. Raymond Crumrine, radio operator maintainer, 10th Regional Support Group, during the...

  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Kenith Israel, radio frequency transmission system technician, 19th Communications Squadron, Kadena Air Base, prepares a line of sight radio for training during 10th Regional Support Group's joint communications training. Soldiers and Airmen gathered to learn how to effectively work together as a joint team. Airmen introduced Soldiers to the PSC- 5D line of sight radio while Soldiers integrated Kadena's Airmen to   the Single Channel Ground Airborne Radio System or SINCGARS.

    Joint training brings Okinawa communications teams together

    Air Force Staff Sgt. Kenith Israel, radio frequency transmission system technician, 19th Communications Squadron, Kadena Air Base, prepares a line of sight radio for training during 10th Regional Support Group's joint communications training. Soldiers...

"Let me tell you this about our joint partners on Okinawa. We're glad the U.S. Air Force, chose to participate today. When we need assistance everyone pulls together to help out. For example, the Marines will bring a public announcement system or audio and visual equipment and set it up. The Air Force provides equipment and remains on site to ensure the system is operational," said Young.

More than 40 Soldiers and Airmen were on hand for the 10th RSG's joint signal communications training Nov. 15th at Torii Station's Training Support Center. The training allowed signal experts throughout the island a chance to see share experiences thereby gaining knowledge and learning more about each sister services capabilities.

The overall objective of the training is to produce highly skilled Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors who can effectively collaborate in a joint communications and operational environment.
"It's critical to mission success for all signal troops who operate and maintain communications equipment to be able to work alongside other services within our joint environment," said Young.

He also explained because Okinawa is a joint service environment the island provides an opportunity for everyone best practices about how each service performs and resolves issues.

10th RSG Soldiers organized the joint training but did not instruct every training module. For example Airmen from Kadena's 18th Wing Communications Squadron trained Soldiers on how to interface an Air Force line of sight satellite radio with the Army's Single Ground and Airborne Radio System or SINCGARS.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Frederick Rosario, radio frequency transmission system specialist, 18th Comm. Squadron, says it was great to come together to enhance professional relationships on island.

"I enjoy this type of training. It's valuable in the sense we gain firsthand knowledge and experience relating to equipment or differences in each service's core values. This makes us much better leaders,"explained Rosario.

All day Young worked with representatives from other services and issued a challenge to see who could set up an antenna faster. He said the humor was all about breaking down walls and stereotypes to enhance relations between sister services.

"This is very important to the growth and development of our Soldiers as well as our counterparts. The next phase of our training is set for early next year and we plan to extend the invitation to the Marines and Sailors," stated Young.

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