Troopers run fiber optic at JSS Ur

By Sgt. Jon Soles, MND-B PAOJune 30, 2009

BAGHDAD - Spc. Nick Anderson, a radio operator assigned to C Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, pulls a line of fiber optic cable from a spool at Joint Security Station Ur, here, June 19. Anderson is on a team of Camp Liberty-based Soldiers who install cable to upgrade and expand communication capabilities at Joint Security Station Ur. "The setup was a lot different than at Camp Liberty," said Anderson, a native of Hanover, Minn. "There were a lot more T-walls so we had to go over the tops of walls. But everything went smooth and according to plan."
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Spc. Nick Anderson, a radio operator assigned to C Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, pulls a line of fiber optic cable from a spool at Joint Security Station Ur, here, June 19. Anderson is on a team of Camp Liberty-based Soldiers who install cable to upgrade and expand communication capabilities at Joint Security Station Ur. "The setup was a lot different than at Camp Liberty," said Anderson, a native of Hanover, Minn. "There were a lot more T-walls so we had to go over the tops of walls. But everything went smooth and according to plan." (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jon Soles, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Jose Gallego, from Bogota, Colombia, drills holes in a wall to install a fiber termination box at Joint Security Station Ur, here, June 19. Gallego, a computer systems repairer assigned to C Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, helps install fiber optic cables at JSS Ur to upgrade communications capabilities. Gallego said the Soldiers completed a site survey and then examined diagrams of JSS Ur before installing the cables. "We found a route that was better for the fiber optic cable that will minimize troubleshooting," Gallego said.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Jose Gallego, from Bogota, Colombia, drills holes in a wall to install a fiber termination box at Joint Security Station Ur, here, June 19. Gallego, a computer systems repairer assigned to C Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, helps install fiber optic cables at JSS Ur to upgrade communications capabilities. Gallego said the Soldiers completed a site survey and then examined diagrams of JSS Ur before installing the cables. "We found a route that was better for the fiber optic cable that will minimize troubleshooting," Gallego said. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jon Soles, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Spc. Nick Anderson, of Hanover, Minn., a radio operator assigned to C Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, prepares a fiber optic cable for installation in a building at Joint Security Station Ur, here, June 19. Chief Warrant Officer Scott Broten, a signal systems support technician from Harker Heights, Texas, said the cables allow signals to travel for several kilometers as opposed to 100 meters for Ethernet cables. "What we are doing is part of the process of units moving out of the city," Anderson said. "We are running fiber optic cables between areas that are too far apart for regular cables."
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Spc. Nick Anderson, of Hanover, Minn., a radio operator assigned to C Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, prepares a fiber optic cable for installation in a building at Joint Security Station Ur, here, June 19. Chief Warrant Officer Scott Broten, a signal systems support technician from Harker Heights, Texas, said the cables allow signals to travel for several kilometers as opposed to 100 meters for Ethernet cables. "What we are doing is part of the process of units moving out of the city," Anderson said. "We are running fiber optic cables between areas that are too far apart for regular cables." (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jon Soles, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Jose Gallego, of Bogota, Colombia, a computer systems repairer assigned to C Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, prepares to splice a fiber optic cable at Joint Security Station Ur, here, June 19. "When we come out and do this, we can actually see progress," said Sgt. 1st Class Johnnie Pippin, of Liberty Center, Ohio, a communications chief. "It feels good to provide something and actually see it work." According to Pippen, fiber optic cables use light signals to carry more information much faster than Ethernet cables.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Jose Gallego, of Bogota, Colombia, a computer systems repairer assigned to C Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, prepares to splice a fiber optic cable at Joint Security Station Ur, here, June 19. "When we come out and do this, we can actually see progress," said Sgt. 1st Class Johnnie Pippin, of Liberty Center, Ohio, a communications chief. "It feels good to provide something and actually see it work." According to Pippen, fiber optic cables use light signals to carry more information much faster than Ethernet cables. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jon Soles, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL