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    67th Electronic Maintenance Team Keeps Satellite Communication Equipment Working in Complex Environment

    Restoring STT

    Courtesy Photo | SFC Reginald Cox of 67th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 35th Theater Tactical Signal...... read more read more



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    35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical)

    The 67th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade is a key component in providing communications services deployed in support of U.S. Central Command's operations Spartan Shield, Inherent Resolve and Resolute Support.
    Upon arrival to Camp Buehring, the Soldiers of the 67th Electronic Maintenance Team identified a damaged AN/TSC-185 Satellite Transportable Terminal (STT), which occurred while in transit from, the unit’s home station , Fort Gordon, Georgia. The 67th EMT quickly developed an out-of-the-box strategy to repair the system.

    The 67th EMT engaged with the Theater Aviation Maintenance Group (TAMG) at Camp Arifjan to fabricate a new feed tray to bring the system back online. Although out of their mission scope, the TAMG produced the new tray in less than two weeks.
    “The repair would not have been possible, if it wasn’t for the assistance provided by the 1106TH [Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group]. We feel extremely fortunate to have befriended a team with the skillset to fabricate a one-off piece, which is not available through the Army Supply System. It is evident that talent abounds in the Army. This experience is truly an example of teamwork at its finest," said Sgt. 1st Class Reginald Cox.

    Utilizing resources from the Battalion Ground Maintenance Team and the Field Maintenance Support Section on Camp Buehring, the ingenuity and technical competence of the 67th EMT procured the additional materials to repair the STT’s antenna boom; well beyond the scope of battalion level repair, the EMT labored to replace each rivet to ensure full functionality of the system. After several days of trial and error, the team was able to repair all components. The operational team validated the system and deemed it mission capable.

    Despite a seemingly insurmountable challenge, the 67th ESB, EMT repaired a critical system. The team leveraged the sustainment infrastructure within Kuwait to create the conditions necessary to meet the operational demand challenges while in theater.

    Their efforts saved the U.S. government over $72k in repair costs and materials returning the system to the inventory in less than four weeks. The EMT of the 67th ESB truly embraces expeditionary readiness.
    The 35th TTSB is one team of proud and trusted professionals delivering responsive, reliable, and operationally relevant network capabilities to our fellow warfighters “on time and on target”, regardless of location or mission.



    Date Taken: 06.05.2017
    Date Posted: 06.06.2017 11:14
    Story ID: 236509
    Location: CAMP ARIFJAN, KW 

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